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Just starting a new thread about my MPG, if you would like to chime in and tell me whether I am right one, or needs improvement, I would appreciate it. I ran my first tank and averaged 13 mpg. This was after putting new oil in, changing HPOP oil, new fuel filter, cleaned FPR screen, did the 6637 mod, and did half of the 18 yr old driver mod. 50/50 city and hwy at 60mph. Found out last night my EBPV was staying closed the whole time. I have a fresh tank of fuel and will be reporting back my mpg after this tank. I unplugged the EBPV and now it has a lot more power and seems to run smoother. More to follow.

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Can we put in our guesses?

I am going with 17

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Ok, so after wiring up the EBPV on a switch and I know it is now open, I run a quick test on mpg but I did have GP and injector problems. I was still at 13.5 mpg but I was only able to run 8 gallons through that before I was forced to change injector orings, gp, uvch and pigtails. It now runs awesome and sounds great. Ten times better. Eventually I will know what a good diesel sounds and runs like. lol. So now I have a full tank and ready to do some mpg testing. Too bad the wife is sick so we can just go run around and burn fuel. Normally I wouldn't do this, but we are in heavy testing phase right now with the truck. Guesses anyone on mpg?

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Im guessing you're going to be romping on the skinny peddle and your mileage is going to be skewed
And how did you wire the valve?

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Well I am trying really hard to get rid of the "driving like an 18 year old" mod. I do really good 98% of the time, but every now and then I like to feel the power of the beast. Also when like audi cars pull up with a "tubro tuning" license plate in the windshield needless to say he didn't make it to the next redlight before I did and he wasn't too happy
As far as wiring the valve, for one I have to connections on one valve cover, 5 pins each. The valve cover gasket does not have clips on the inside, the are straight wired, so no worry about clips falling off on the inside of the UVCH. This are dorman 615202 UVC with harness. As far as the pigtails, I double checked to make sure the wires are going to the correct place, ie gp, inj, common, inj, gp. The I spliced back and gave myself enough room to keep the wires off the block and used the twin pigtail twist to connect them. The new harness and pigtails also have aluminum wires and are thicker than stock. This whole project took me ten hours to complete with a nagging, sick wife.(she only really starting bothering my at hour nine by texting every ten minutes with "status?") I also took my time to make sure things were clean and done right.

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I am staying with 17 mpg but I dont know where you are from so that makes a difference, but I want to know the mileage 3 tanks from now when you get done playing with your new found power LOL

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Gears? 4wd? Auto?

I'd say about 17ish too


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I'm hoping to get 17, that would make me happier than the 13. All info in sig. minus auto trans, which I am going to add now.

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I'm hoping to get 17, that would make me happier than the 13. All info in sig. minus auto trans, which I am going to add now.
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Oh ok, 4wd, auto, 4.10 rear, ft lewis wa. elevation 450 ft, temps about mid 40, flat driving, 50/50 hwy city, cclb. Think that is about it.

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