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Old 01-12-2018, 02:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Econoline. If 4X4 is important, find a Quigley. They should be plentiful up there.
I am set on an excursion. Do not want a van. I know how to fix damn near everything on the super duty platform and I am familiar with them. Hope I can find a 7.3.
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7.3L = 20 plus MPG
6.8L = 10 or less MPG
My service manager when I worked in Mew Mexico used to pull down a honest 25 MPG out of his 7.3L, let me know if you want me to run a vin through Ford for you.


2wd 7.3 manual. Best i got was 18 cruising at 55 on flat state highway for 150 miles. Just...no.

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Single cab 7.3 manual with 373 gears. Cruise control set at 55 for all most 1000 miles and I got 18. Always average 16- 17. It w ouldnt get over 20 if it was falling off a cliff. I could see a 2wd excursion 7.3 maybe getting 15 bit probably 12-14. Anyone claiming 20 is full of shit
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:49 AM   #29 (permalink)
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My 7.3 Excursion will knock down 20mpg on the freeway. Stock tune, ATS housing, 4" exhaust and 6637 filter. Love it, people always oogle over a 7.3 Ex. Good luck finding one though.
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Yes South Dakota. I don't think my boys would appreciate me getting a van, they are already gear heads and like cool shit. I am still trying to convince the oldest that an excursion is cool, hahaha.
I drove one of the factory AWD Savannas for a couple years for work. I thought it was cool. :kicksdirt:

Seriously though, it was the most useful people and material mover ever. I would rather have it than the suburban I have now. The example pictures here was my van: https://www.buckstopinc.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?

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I am looking for an excursion for the wife to drive the kids to activities. I would like this for family road trips and for her to take the kids to sports/school. Wrestling practice for the boys is 50 miles one way. I am very familiar with the super duty platform and have two 7.3 super duty's. However the 7.3 in an excursion is hard to find. I did find one 7.3 with 262K miles and leather, in decent shape for $6500. A comparable v10 with 180K is asking $4900 cloth interior. There is a really clean v10 limited with 140K and leather for $7900. I will rarely be towing with this. Is there that big of a difference between the v10 and 7.3's? These were all 2000 models. What would you guys pick for what I will be doing with the Ex?
you looking for a 4wd ex? what is acceptable for rust in the dakotas? I dont keep track which northern states fare well as its not worth it to me.

7.3 no wreck IL/WI vehicle https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=474101898

v10 no wreck but been in michigan its whole life Used 2000 Ford Excursion Limited 2WD for Sale in Wyandotte MI 48192 Vizachero Motors

v10 4x4 no wrecks utah/tx/az truckhttps://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=475060984

What are the miles-> price youre looking for? If it was an auction slut, i can *sometimes* see what the stealership paid for it as well.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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A good friend of mine lent me his 4wd V10 Excursion to take the family to the airport for a Disney vacation last year and I was impressed with the power and comfort of the truck.

I was floored when he told me he had to try hard to get $5k for it less than 6 months later. It had a rebuilt transmission too. Mileage was up around 150k, but it still had plenty of power, fairly new BFG's, leather/heated seats and all the bells and whistles.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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For what you are doing, Iíd think about a 5.4.

Otherwise get low mileage v10.
Fuck this. Seriously, fuck that noise. Ever driven a 5.4 super duty or excursion? They still only get 10mpg.

In a vehicle that heavy the fuel mileage directly correlates to the weight it's dragging around. It's not a 5k lb f150 that can squeeze out 16, it's a 7500+ lb tank that drinks a full throttle blast of everything the 5.4 has to get moving.


I'll take 10mpg in a v10 any day of the week over screaming a 5.4 to redline at every slight incline.

Here's a 5.4 5spd auto f-350 towing a 4k lb cargo trailer....
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you looking for a 4wd ex? what is acceptable for rust in the dakotas? I dont keep track which northern states fare well as its not worth it to me.

7.3 no wreck IL/WI vehicle https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=474101898

v10 no wreck but been in michigan its whole life Used 2000 Ford Excursion Limited 2WD for Sale in Wyandotte MI 48192 Vizachero Motors

v10 4x4 no wrecks utah/tx/az truckhttps://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=475060984

What are the miles-> price youre looking for? If it was an auction slut, i can *sometimes* see what the stealership paid for it as well.
Eastern SD and Minnesota gets salt on the roads so they usually have rust. Wyoming, Nebraska, and western SD rigs are usually ok. I am not afraid of 200k to 300k miles on a 7.3 if the rest of the ex is in decent shape. Would like to find a V10 around 140K miles but would consider higher for the right price. Would like to not spend more than 8K. I would also prefer leather seats, easier to clean kid messes.
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Do the 05 excursions have the newer v10? That's what I'd want
I donít think the excursion ever got the 3v v10.


I have a 08 f350 with the 3v v10 and it does great. It gets 8.5ish mpg loaded all the time.
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Hmm good to know, guess I just figured they got the same treatment as the SD.
Nope all leaf sprung Dana 50's decent rigs no really bad issues that I can think of on a gasser or 7.3L model. Don't really give a shit on the mileage doubters I actually saw the fuel receipts as proof, it was west Texas flat lands though. I used to get 17 MPG out of my personal 2001 V10 F250 4x4 with 4.30 gears, folks called me a lair over that also
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I get about 16-18 mpg in my 7.3 single cab long bed truck. No modifications, no cat from the factory. FYI, I doubt anyone claiming 20mpg+ (for regularly attainable mileage)

My truck has 250k miles though, and 4x4. Manual trans, 6 speed.
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Buddy just called me tonight, he has been looking for a burb/excu found a 2000 v10 that he wants to look at tomorrow. Guy is asking $8500, looks clean with 135k on it.

Told him I would take a ride with him to check it out.
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cloth seats is all you need to know, that's the truck you want. "Leather" sucks ass. No clue how anyone can work it out to pay extra for that shit. Cold in the winter, hot in the summer and always fuckin' sweaty.

Engine doesn't really matter, both have problems being that they're obd2 fords.

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Buddy just called me tonight, he has been looking for a burb/excu found a 2000 v10 that he wants to look at tomorrow. Guy is asking $8500, looks clean with 135k on it.

Told him I would take a ride with him to check it out.
Cool let me know what you think and what he pays if he buys it. Thanks.
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cloth seats is all you need to know, that's the truck you want. "Leather" sucks ass. No clue how anyone can work it out to pay extra for that shit. Cold in the winter, hot in the summer and always fuckin' sweaty.

Engine doesn't really matter, both have problems being that they're obd2 fords.
Do you have kids? I have a super duty lariat 7.3 with leather, and another basic trim super duty 7.3 with cloth seats. I prefer the lariat.
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Do you have kids? I have a super duty lariat 7.3 with leather, and another basic trim super duty 7.3 with cloth seats. I prefer the lariat.
After having leather, I would never go back to cloth. Dirty, stain laden, and just uncomfortable.
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A stock V10 and a stock 7.3 are both turds.


The V10 will have an exhaust leak. It’s actually a few broken studs.
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7.3L = 20 plus MPG
6.8L = 10 or less MPG
My service manager when I worked in Mew Mexico used to pull down a honest 25 MPG out of his 7.3L, let me know if you want me to run a vin through Ford for you.
I own a 99 7.3 and a 2006 V10. My 7.3 never smelled 20 mpg empty and my V10 gets 12-13 mpg unless I am towing over 4K.
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Yes they do, would like to have the updated suspension. Price is significantly higher though.
I donít think the excursion got the 3V V10
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I own a 99 7.3 and a 2006 V10. My 7.3 never smelled 20 mpg empty and my V10 gets 12-13 mpg unless I am towing over 4K.
I got 19mpg for 1 random tank. 99 7.3.
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After having leather, I would never go back to cloth. Dirty, stain laden, and just uncomfortable.
I guess if you're the sort that can't keep their food in their mouth you'd want something that can be hosed out. Oh wait, leather dries up and cracks if you get it wet. At least then your ass can get some traction rather than sliding all around.
Cold/hot, sweaty and cracked. Such comfort.
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I guess if you're the sort that can't keep their food in their mouth you'd want something that can be hosed out. Oh wait, leather dries up and cracks if you get it wet. At least then your ass can get some traction rather than sliding all around.
Cold/hot, sweaty and cracked. Such comfort.
I don't eat in my cars, but I do work on a farm. Mud, dirt, pen ink, coffee, etc are all realities in my world. All things that wipe right off leather. All things that soak into and stain cloth.

My car is black with black learher. It's pushing 20 years old now and the leathers in great shape. The seat heaters are pretty damn amazing, too and makes cold seats a thing of the past. Hot seats, meh. Nothing unbearable. As far as being sweaty and all that, never had that problem. I'm not obese and am not prone to sweating, so ymmv.

But yes, extremely comfortable. Will be converting my truck to leather seats, too.
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I don't eat in my cars, but I do work on a farm. Mud, dirt, pen ink, coffee, etc are all realities in my world. All things that wipe right off leather. All things that soak into and stain cloth.
You got me there.

My truck's got torn ass vinyl. It catches everything just the same. Maybe it's the cold up here but every seat I see past 10 years is a cracked up mess that catches on pants and tears. Cloth at least stays in one piece until it eventually tears along a seam.
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I have a 2000 5.4 excursion 4x4. I wouldn't buy a 5.4 if I was going to tow with it much. I would buy one because they are free compared to the 7.3's, and about half the price of the 10s. In my area on CL anyway. I haul 2 bicycles with it and get 10, on the highway.
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