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Old 12-09-2010, 05:21 PM
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96 7.3 4x4 This is my first diesel and I have been learnig alot as I go. I was getting 19mpg this summer and I live in maine. I notice about a month ago my fuel mileage dropped to barely 16mpg. The only thing diff. I did was add ak&n filter which according to a local performance shop should no question boost my fuel mileage. It has gotten alot colder and I believe the stations swithched over to a winter blend and of course there is more warm up time now. Is this normal to see the fuel mileage drop this much?
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yea with the winter blend fuel, your gonna loose mpg... I dropped from 15 to 12
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:12 PM
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thanks for the info. I just installed the k&n filter at about the same time my fuel mileage dropped off, I was surprised considering the shop where I purchased the filter said i would see a mile or two per gallon increase in mpg. Just a litle disapointing
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thanks for the info. I just installed the k&n filter at about the same time my fuel mileage dropped off, I was surprised considering the shop where I purchased the filter said i would see a mile or two per gallon increase in mpg. Just a litle disapointing
Confirming the shop that sold you the product said it'd make your truck run better. As far as I know, intake / air filter alone, will not improve your mileage enough to notice on these trucks. Of course I'm not selling you anything.

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Take into consideration your warmup time while the truck is just idling not racking up miles
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