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Old 09-18-2001, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys anyone got some insight on a 1997 F250 crew cab with a 460 in it? good bad? gas milage close to 10? like the truck hate it? I'm thinking of buying a 4X4 one in the old body style
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Old 09-19-2001, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cant speak for a 460 model, but i put 140,000 miles on a powerstroke version and loved almost every minute of it. typical dislikes are fords poor brakes ie they get hot easy and warp the rotors. i put 4 sets of pads on the front 1 rear set of shoes. the truck drove nice hauled what needed to be hauled and was dependable for what it went thru
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Old 09-19-2001, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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<STRONG>hey guys anyone got some insight on a 1997 F250 crew cab with a 460 in it? good bad? gas milage close to 10? like the truck hate it? I'm thinking of buying a 4X4 one in the old body style
Donald</STRONG>
Great trucks, if the truck has an A.T., make sure it shifts good and doesn't slip. If there was a 'weak link' in these trucks, I'd say it's the AT's.

P.S. as for the fuel mileage.....you'll be passing everything but the gas station <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

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Old 09-20-2001, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 95, 250 4X4 ext cab with 460. Gets about 9-10 around town, 12.5 highway and 7.5 towing 8700 lbs, which it does fairly easily except for the real high passes in colorado (was only there once).

Problems I have had are cruise module, real main seal, whole bunch of interior rattles, front brake calipers, and front steering links.

I would say E4OD is pretty tough. I accidentally put mine in reverse doing 30 mph forward and all that happened is the rear locked up until I dumped it back in nuetral :-). No problems with it even 10K miles later. I do agree to check it over pretty good as they cost close to 1800$ to have rebuilt.

460 has decent balls until it gets hot out (air temp wise) and it seems like the computer cuts about 100 HP out of the motor. On a real hot day, it won't even spin one rear tire (open diff), even with a completely cold motor. On a colder day (like 40 degrees) it will spin em up to about 30 mph, Weird!!!
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