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Re: [DMCForum] No salt. No pepper. No facts, either, apparently.

Torque-wise, that's bang on the money with my Diesel. However 2700lbs is
only 1.2 metric tonnes. That's less than the weight of a DeLorean before
you've added a trailer.

My Xantia has a clever hydrulic suspension and braking system which
allows for a larger trailer weight, but I was still pushing it and the
engine was working bloody hard on the hills in eastern France. It's also
a 5-speed. My engine has an auxiliary oil cooler, temp guages for the
oil and coolant and is designed to handle towing. I was glad of the
drizzle as the oil temp was alarmingly high at the top of some of those

Interesting to note that your 3 litre V6 petrol barely puts out more
than my 2 litre diesel - 150hp vs my 110hp, and mine red lines at 4500
rpm :-) - very useful.


Farrar Hudkins wrote:

>The engine is a 3.0L V6. According to Ford, the Gross Combined Weight
>Rating is 6,000 lbs. ... and the maximum trailer weight is 2,700 pounds
>... so subtracting the maximum trailer weight from the GCWR leaves me
>with 3,300 pounds for the weight of the truck ... well, I knew it was a
>light truck, but I didn't know it was THAT light! LOL
>My engine, according to Ford, at 182 cubic inches displacement, has 150
>horsepower @ 5000 RPM and 185 lbs. ft. of torque @ 3250 RPM. I don't
>know how to convert it into metric. In fact, I barely know what it means.
>If torque is good for towing, then I wish I had the 4.0L V6 (which has
>225 lbs. ft. of torque @ 2750 RPM) in my truck. :(



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