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Old 07-27-2007, 09:54 AM
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Question fuel mileage

im thinking about a ford diesel purchase. what kind of mileage should i expect from the non power stroke 7.3 ?
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:36 PM
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The one thing that did amaze me with this truck is the fact that I get between 16-18 mpg. It's a 94 F-350 7.3l non-turbo DRW Dump Truck with 56,000 miles. With 2-3 tons in the back, it gets about 10-12mpg which is still impressive.
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:57 PM
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thanks for the info. any one else out there with fuel mileage numbers ?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:51 PM
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milegae

I've got an '89 F-250 manual, the motor blew a few weeks ago, but i used to consistently get 13-14 MPG around town. On a trip from NY to Iowa last spring I got 22 MPG empty on the way out, and 20 MPG with a little over a ton of parts in the back on the way back.

After the motor was well on its way out I managed 9.4 MPG on a trip to Ohio pulling a 24 ft gooseneck. dropped to 8.9 MPG on the way back with a 2 ton farm implement on the back. I wasn't babying it either, I had my foot in the floor the whole time. The truck had become pretty gutless and I had low compression from bad rings.
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:12 AM
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ive had my 94 f250 IDI turbo 7.3l
and i normally see an average of 17 mpg

which always makes me happy
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:17 AM
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in town 17-18 on freeway 20-22
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I have an 03 F-350 dually which I get a consistent 18mpg. While towing a 6k lbs trailer that drops to 14mpg. On a straight highway run with no trailering I get 21mpg.
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Old 08-09-2007, 03:28 AM
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I have an 03 F-350 dually which I get a consistent 18mpg. While towing a 6k lbs trailer that drops to 14mpg. On a straight highway run with no trailering I get 21mpg.
dang thats awesome i have a buddie who has an f550 and gets crappy mpg but he has stock truck i told him he needed to mod it then he will get better gas millage.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:30 AM
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My secret is that I keep my right foot in check. Seriously, you know the biggest single thing I did was to switch to a good street tire instead of an AT or a mud tire.

One surprising thing is that when I run B5 (5% biodiesel and 95% petro diesel) in the tank I loose about 2-3mpg. That I wasn't expecting. I'm going to try B20 and B100 and see what happens to my mpg.
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I got a 96 F350 Crew Dually 7.3 IDI. I average 15 MPG. No mods done to it. I plan on if I don't sell it to get 4" exhaust and hope to find a ATS or similar Turbo to put on it. ANYONE CAN YOU HELP ON THE TURBO>
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