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Old 12-12-2010, 07:16 AM
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Has anyone ever gained and MPG with there programmer? I do not need more HP I am looking for MPG. This summer I am going to pull my 5th wheel from Pa. to Alaska. Anything would be a help. I do not want to do anything that will reduce it.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:08 AM
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My mileage went up some but it depends on the driving situation. You will have more power sooner so you won't need to get into the throttle as much to have the same power.

The problem is keeping your foot out of it when you have that extra power.

I bought my edge for the guages more than anything.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:15 AM
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I agree with QMartinez but will add a little more to his point.

Your best bet to increase your MPG is to buy the hottest tune you can. For example, for someone that doesn't run alot of heavy loads or tow, a tune like an Xtreme Race would be your best bet for getting the highest MPG out of your rig. That's because the fuel delivery is more precise, the torque converter locks up sooner, and you overall have more power at less pedal and RPM.

Now if you're going to be towing a 5th wheel I would suggest getting ahold of someone like Eric at Innovative Diesel and telling him that you need a tow tune. Let him know what kind of driving you will be doing (what terrain, elevation, etc), how heavy your load is, what mods are done to your truck, etc. He will be able to write you a tune that will give you around an extra 50-60 hp as well as increased transmission performance.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:26 AM
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does anyone make a programmer withount power tunes but has egr delite and trans updates ?
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does anyone make a programmer withount power tunes but has egr delite and trans updates ?
The only thing programmers can do as far as I know concerning the EGR system is "turn off" the valve. Or are you talking about using the programmer to have a tune so you don't get the CEL after installing a delete kit?

As far as I know, you can get a company to write you any kind of tune you want them too. If you're only after an updated trans file they will be able to do that.
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:21 PM
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Hey guys I as well am new to this site and was wondering if the Edge or bullydog pcm is ok to use? I have an 05 f350 dually crewcab with the arp stud bolts the heads were cleaned and miced new gaskets, EGR deletion, and new Injectors, glow plugs, and 4 inch strait exhaust no muffler or cat, I have an Edge Juice performance programmer on it I do like it but I am a little scared after reading all that yall are saying about it. I do concessions and tow a rather heavy trailer (12,000lbs) and was wondering if I should change before this next season Thanks guys appreciate any help you can give!!
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only thing i would ever put on a 6.0L is a custom tuned SCT... and yes we can get a tune made that just shuts off the EGR and has no tuning available but you will prob see the bes in crease in MPG with one of the hotter tunes...

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I have towed my 5th wheel with the E-con on both 57 and 80 Hp setting for the last 3 years and so far never saw any alarming temperatures.

The different setting act differently for sure but they help my truck stay on overdrive in the hills while towing. and when the truck shifts to drive the fuel rate goes down by at least 5 MPusG.

The biggest fuel savings I did have is with 80HP setting at higher speeds above 60MPH.

The best investment for fuel savings has been my ScangaugeII that is programable for different fuel rate setting required due to programer fuel flow indication.

Its my fuel coach, engine condition indicator that I use when I am towing.

The last 2K miles trip with the trailer in the signiture, I was able to keep it at better then 14 MPusG on fairly flat ground and if going over 60 MPH it dropped quickly to 12 MPusG.

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