I can only speak to my personal experience, but here's the deal with me, I've had two E150s. If you want to load down your vehicle with a lot, build it with heavier materials etc, or have a lot of towing capacity the E250 is better, but imo it's an unnecessary luxury for basic van dwelling. Almost everyone on here will tell you that a diesel will be your best bet for towing, and that the E250 provides more towing capacity which is absolutely true, but you need to decide what your weight perimeters will be with towing, and where your budget diesels are more expensive to buy, more expensive to maintain is to find a happy medium. Secondly, fluxofapathy is correct when it comes to hills and having extra power on tap. The first was a 4. This will allow people to search for topics related to their interest and will make the sub more useful for everyone. Mountains are really where that power starts to matter.
Some sites even list them as having the same. First off I believe gas mileage has much to do with how it is driven, go easy on the gas pedal and brakes. The whole thing… I have the 2000 6cyl 4. Now, I drove the 4. Front curb weight 2,728 lbs. Join us and learn or give help to others who do the same.
The book says it could be on the fender wall if its a external regulator. I could see a maxed out v6 being an issue, but again, only if I manage to load the van that much. My understanding is that this change also came with beefier brakes and transmission but for some reason this information is very difficult to determine. Need tips or help on making it work as you travel or just stay in one spot? I do pack light so to speak, so my vehicle isn't weighed down a whole lot with a ton of heavy shit, but you know a lot of conversions will do this and that's the reason most higher end and heavier class b's are built on E250 frames. E150 cargo vans are almost identical to the E250s.
But again, I have to keep way more of an eye on my weight than someone with an E250 or even E350. I drive a lot for work and gas mileage is a big consideration for me. That's just the nature of it. I didn't even have it loaded down at the time apart from what came with the factory conversion. If you look at the parts on autozone's website. . If you're squatting from the build on an E150, you won't even be able to think twice about towing.
Horsepower 191-hp 4,800 rpm Fuel tank capacity 35. It helps you identify what u r looking for. I was using 2001 models to compare models just to be constant in my research. A lot less you do it yourself --- cause the fuel pump's in the fuel tank. Frame yield strength 36,000 psi Front hiproom 65. I'm no mechanic but that's what I know. Single stainless steel exhaust S Transmission oil cooler S 4 speed automatic transmission S Battery amp hours 72Ah Overdrive S Transmission lock-up torque converter S Axle ratio 3.
With that said, I have not personally driven a 4. Even though gas is really cheap right now, it will not last long. As for me I am absolutely happy with my E150 + 5. Ignition type spark Aluminum cylinder head S Fuel economy city 15 mpg of valves 12 Torque 244 lbs. Some of these sensors are under recall.
I havent calculated weight or anything so any insight on me being fine or underestimating is appreciated. Somewhere along the line you will see two small metal pipes connecting from the feedtube to the special rubber lines leading to the sensor. Seriously I wouldn't be afraid to buy one with over 200000 on one of those motors. With that said I have a tow package and I can tow and have before, even with my build. It will still get relatively decent gas mileage, but it has more than enough torque to tow and is nearly bullet proof in stark contrast to the V6 that replaced it. It was absolutely gutless coming up inclines.
Rear spring rating 2,950 lbs. Typical mileage for full size vans with a small V-8 is around 12-13 city, and 14-17 highway, depending on load, engine size, etc. I was sure the e150 v6 was perfect, but here are 4 main items I'm trying to rationally consider here. Alex Hannold a professional rock climber, spends a lot of times in mountains uses a 2002 E150 with the 6 actually, so it's still doable if you're ever on a trip, just have to stick in the slow lanes with the semi trucks more often which is not too ideal, but definitely doable. An E150 will get most everyone by just fine.