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Old 06-05-2011, 01:11 AM
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Fuel milage. How can I get it better

I have a 06, 6.0 powerstroke. What can I do to get better mileage with out causing problems to the motor. I did order Rev x.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:46 AM
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EGR delete, free flowing exhaust and a less restrictive air cleaner set up.
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Howdy, and welcome to the ORG.

Biggest factor in the mileage of these trucks is how you drive them. Keeping RPMs under 2k, and boost under 10 psi helps a bit. What have you done to the truck so far?

An air filter will never pay for itself in the mileage department, and depending on where you are located the EGR Cooler delete ain't an option. The stock filter will support a build up to 500 RWHP, so unless you go big leave it on there.

I'd recommend exactly whats been working for me.
-Upgrade the EGR cooler to the unit from BPD once you are in need of one.
-Get a quality 4" turbo-back exhaust, Diamond Eye and MBRP are most popular.
-Get an Edge Insight style monitor with at least the EGT probe to keep an eye on everything on the motor. (Most importantly is EGT, ECT/EOT delta for oil cooler rebuild and prevention of the head gaskets from being blown)
-Get an SCT flash programmer, with custom tunes for your truck. This made the biggest difference for me. Any of the tuners mentioned on this site do a great job, I run tunes from Eric and IDP.

Truck in Sig:
Stock: 13.3 MPG comp / 15.0 MPG interstate
Street Tune: 14.6 MPG comp / 15.5 interstate
Race Tune: 15.3 comp / 16.5 interstate (driven for mileage)
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:13 PM
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Thanks gents. I was planning on starting with the exhaust and a K&N large air filter set up. How will that help for starters. I am in Houston TX. Hot and humid is a understatement. what should be next in this heat.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:15 PM
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And my truck is a 06 250 4x4
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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I advise if you're looking to upgrade that intake, do not purchase the K&N. It will not filter to spec, and you can dust the turbo with it. If you want an intake, pop for the S&B that's what working for those not running the stocker.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:34 PM
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what does Not running the stocker mean. i am new to this site and the truck. I still have my old 02 350 with a 7.5 I never needed a site like this one. The 6.0 I just got into Has had some work done to it and is running good. I am just trying to stay ahead of the game.
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It means the K&N will let more dust through than the stock filter. Which will "dust", or ruin your turbo ect.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:59 PM
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Got it, so S&B is the way to go. And the tuner is the next thing. What brand and tipe should I go with, with my set up. (S&B set up, 4" turbo back exhaust) Thanks
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It means the K&N will let more dust through than the stock filter. Which will "dust", or ruin your turbo ect.
I agree that the stock air filter does the best at cleaning the air by far. That's why I run two in parallel instead of an aftermarket air filter but then I have a big a s s bumper to hide them in.
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