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Old 03-06-2011, 07:32 AM
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96 350 what should fuel mileage be?

Hey I am new to this forum, and have been looking around quite a bit and finding that it looks like others are getting WAY better fuel mileage than I am.

Heres the truck
96 F-350 crew cab dually
7.3 w e40D tranny
banks turbo kit with intercooler w gauges
3" exhaust

I am only getting about 13.5 highway
anything anybody know I can do to help that out???
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:47 AM
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i have a 96er also, an F250 w/ an auto 4x4. i am getting 17 - 17.5 mpg on the highway myself. my first guess is that since you have a dually, that part isn't helping. do you have an aftermarket programing? or is it just the banks turbo/intercooler combo?
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:53 AM
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no programming just the turbo kit.
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intake and larger exhaust would help but programming will make a big difference as well
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:49 AM
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how much of a difference do you think it would make? 1 mpg?? or like 5?
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well, I had an edge evolution on mine and was gettin mid 17s highway, this fall I put a DP Tuner and MBRP 4" exhaust on and was mid 18s in december doin 70+ mph...but I have a intake done as well...as for now my mpg is way down as i have been doin all town driving with a mix of 4 wheel drive due to snow...
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Figure out what is wrong with the truck in stock form before you throw performance parts at it. You should be getting better than 13 highway.
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With the truck in my signature I am only getting 16.7 highway. I think I should be getting better than that also.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:37 AM
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just replaced the fuel filter, it was really dirty. I will see if that helps, what else do you all suggest i try?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:42 AM
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96 F350 CCLB 4x4 SRW, CA emissions model (AB split shot injectors), auto, 285/75/16 rubber, DIY intake and stock exhaust and this time of year I'm 13-14 usually. It was closer to 15-16 in the summer.
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