6.0vs6.6, 6.2vs7.3, 6.4 Hemi

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In my original post I was refering to the Ford 6.2, I will not own one, not a fan of their Triton engines. I would take an F250 7.3 Godzilla in a heartbeat.

In a truck application, I will never own a GM 6.2, no need nor use for a truck engine that requires premium fuel, especially at $5.96 a gallon.
Actually the owners manual states 93 oct.fuel preferred NOT required in the 2020 Yukon with the 6.2 motor.$5.96 for imperial gal.I assume? It's $3.85 per gal where I live.
 
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Actually the owners manual states 93 oct.fuel preferred NOT required in the 2020 Yukon with the 6.2 motor.$5.96 for imperial gal.I assume? It's $3.85 per gal where I live.
No, $1.583/L which is $7.20/Imperial gallon, $5.95/US gallon.

Even so, I have no need/use for the 6.2. I'm looking at a gas HD/SD truck next.
 
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In my original post I was refering to the Ford 6.2, I will not own one, not a fan of their Triton engines In a HD application. I would take an F250 7.3 Godzilla in a heartbeat.

I get not liking Triton engines, but what does that have to do with the Ford 6.2L? The last Tritons in an F-250/F-350 were the 5.4L V8 or 6.8L V10. The 6.8L V10 was used in the F-450 and up, as the heavy duty gas option, until MY 2020, but in 2011, the new 6.2L became the F-250/F-350 gas engine.

The 6.2L is a vast improvement over any Triton. One of the Ford forums hosted an engineer from the build team. I don’t recall all the particulars, but other than being SOHC and in a V, they share very little.

One of the big differences is the 6.2L is over square versus the Tritons, which were undersquare. The bore centers of the 6.2L are 115mm, versus the 110mm of the Tritons.
Another big difference is the Tritons use one spark plug, per cylinder. The 6.2L uses two spark plugs, per cylinder.

Per the forum reports, the Ford 6.2L competes with the Ford 6.8L, a lot of people preferred the 6.2L over the other. Ford putting the 5.4L in the “HD pickups” was stupid. That engine never could compete, if someone actually wanted to get work done. Also, the narrow oil channels that cause major issues for the Tritons was addressed with the new engine design.

There are several Ford 6.2L commercial vehicles with over 300k miles on routine maintenance. “Flatbed Ed” got around 417k miles on his first 2012 F-350 6.2L engine. He reported over 300k, on his second engine, earlier this year. When he posted that, he had nearly 750k miles, on the chassis and original transmission. He is a hotshotter, from one of the Ford forums.

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I posted all that to ask for clarification on why, specifically, you don’t like the Ford 6.2L engine. Mine has been great, but it is low mileage. Mine is also the first generation, with lower torque at a higher RPM. If there is something I don’t know about, but should, I’d like to know what it is.
 
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Actually the owners manual states 93 oct.fuel preferred NOT required in the 2020 Yukon with the 6.2 motor.$5.96 for imperial gal.I assume? It's $3.85 per gal where I live.

It also says using less than 93 octane will lead to reduced acceleration and fuel economy. Yes, you can use 87 octane and the engine will retard timing, so it will run. However, it was not designed for optimal performance, at that octane and ignition timing, so it’s costing you, somewhere. In extreme cases, it can even cost you an engine.

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It also says using less than 93 octane will lead to reduced acceleration and fuel economy. Yes, you can use 87 octane and the engine will retard timing, so it will run. However, it was not designed for optimal performance, at that octane and ignition timing, so it’s costing you, somewhere. In extreme cases, it can even cost you an engine.

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I run 93 octane in my Yukon and my Dodge challenger because I am NOT cheapskate but thanks for that great advice.;)
 
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I get not liking Triton engines, but what does that have to do with the Ford 6.2L? The last Tritons in an F-250/F-350 were the 5.4L V8 or 6.8L V10. The 6.8L V10 was used in the F-450 and up, as the heavy duty gas option, until MY 2020, but in 2011, the new 6.2L became the F-250/F-350 gas engine.

The 6.2L is a vast improvement over any Triton. One of the Ford forums hosted an engineer from the build team. I don’t recall all the particulars, but other than being SOHC and in a V, they share very little.

One of the big differences is the 6.2L is over square versus the Tritons, which were undersquare. The bore centers of the 6.2L are 115mm, versus the 110mm of the Tritons.
Another big difference is the Tritons use one spark plug, per cylinder. The 6.2L uses two spark plugs, per cylinder.

Per the forum reports, the Ford 6.2L competes with the Ford 6.8L, a lot of people preferred the 6.2L over the other. Ford putting the 5.4L in the “HD pickups” was stupid. That engine never could compete, if someone actually wanted to get work done. Also, the narrow oil channels that cause major issues for the Tritons was addressed with the new engine design.

There are several Ford 6.2L commercial vehicles with over 300k miles on routine maintenance. “Flatbed Ed” got around 417k miles on his first 2012 F-350 6.2L engine. He reported over 300k, on his second engine, earlier this year. When he posted that, he had nearly 750k miles, on the chassis and original transmission. He is a hotshotter, from one of the Ford forums.

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I posted all that to ask for clarification on why, specifically, you don’t like the Ford 6.2L engine. Mine has been great, but it is low mileage. Mine is also the first generation, with lower torque at a higher RPM. If there is something I don’t know about, but should, I’d like to know what it is.
Was not a big fan of the ford with 6.2 my 2012 was a turd for pulling power compared to my 2016 ram with the 6.4 hemi.Both had 3.73 gears.

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I run 93 octane in my Yukon and my Dodge challenger because I am NOT cheapskate but thanks for that great advice.;)
I ran a few tanks of 87 in my 17 Ram hemi, I started running 89 and it made a huge difference. They recommended 89 for the Hemi.
 
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I get not liking Triton engines, but what does that have to do with the Ford 6.2L? The last Tritons in an F-250/F-350 were the 5.4L V8 or 6.8L V10. The 6.8L V10 was used in the F-450 and up, as the heavy duty gas option, until MY 2020, but in 2011, the new 6.2L became the F-250/F-350 gas engine.

The 6.2L is a vast improvement over any Triton. One of the Ford forums hosted an engineer from the build team. I don’t recall all the particulars, but other than being SOHC and in a V, they share very little.

One of the big differences is the 6.2L is over square versus the Tritons, which were undersquare. The bore centers of the 6.2L are 115mm, versus the 110mm of the Tritons.
Another big difference is the Tritons use one spark plug, per cylinder. The 6.2L uses two spark plugs, per cylinder.

Per the forum reports, the Ford 6.2L competes with the Ford 6.8L, a lot of people preferred the 6.2L over the other. Ford putting the 5.4L in the “HD pickups” was stupid. That engine never could compete, if someone actually wanted to get work done. Also, the narrow oil channels that cause major issues for the Tritons was addressed with the new engine design.

There are several Ford 6.2L commercial vehicles with over 300k miles on routine maintenance. “Flatbed Ed” got around 417k miles on his first 2012 F-350 6.2L engine. He reported over 300k, on his second engine, earlier this year. When he posted that, he had nearly 750k miles, on the chassis and original transmission. He is a hotshotter, from one of the Ford forums.

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I posted all that to ask for clarification on why, specifically, you don’t like the Ford 6.2L engine. Mine has been great, but it is low mileage. Mine is also the first generation, with lower torque at a higher RPM. If there is something I don’t know about, but should, I’d like to know what it is.
Thanks for the info on the Ford 6.2, glad it takes after the V10, that is a solid engine.

I wonder if anyone has done an mpg comparison between the 6.2 and 7.3?
 
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Was not a big fan of the ford with 6.2 my 2012 was a turd for pulling power compared to my 2016 ram with the 6.4 hemi.Both had 3.73 gears.

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Do you still have the Ram 6.4? Any issues with it?
 
 
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