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post #1 of 12 Old 12-15-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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96 fuel mpg

what kinda of mileage is everybody getting? im only getting 11mpg i don't think that is right would anybody have a clue what would be issue i had a leak and fixed it cleaned out k&n changed filter what elseand one more ? what is fuel capacity with duel tanks
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I get around 12-14 and i run it pretty hard. Do you have any mods???

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My 96 gets about 15 no matter what, but I have a 4:10 rear-end so that cuts down some compared to what others guys supposedly can get. You should be getting more than 11 mpg. Have you changed oil lately, changed fuel filter, ran any injection cleaner through her? Just a few suggestions that might help?

Fuel capacity with duel tanks is 35 gallons, 20 in the front tank and 15 in the rear.
Hope this helps, if you have some more specific issues, the smart guys on here (which does not include me) are really good to help!

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I can get around 20+ hwy with my 96 (town is a different story). I was getting around 15 a few months ago, but while driving I had a brain fart epiphany - started keeping the speed right around 52-55 mph. Boring as hell and get passed left and right, but if I keep it right around 1500 rpm's, I can really stretch a tank of fuel

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I have a 96 with a 5-speed and 3.55 gears and I will get about 15-18 mpg all week long around town when taking it easy on it. I really have to beat on it to get it to get poor mileage and it is difficult to do!
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I get 19 highway at 70mph (1500rpm) in my 76 Ford with a 95psd, E4OD auto, 4X4, 3.55 gears, 285,75R16 ice tires, and packing a 90" snow plow on the front.

I can plow 8 to 10 hours on the front tank with the psd in it. When it had the 6.9 in it I could only plow 5 or 6 hours and got 8 to 14 mpg depending on the load, 4-9 mpg at best with the original 460.

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Do you have a auto or manual tranny? That tends to make some difference too. My dad has a '96 with an E40D and gets about 14. I have a '96 with a 5 speed and get about 18 if I drive her right (like a granny that is).

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i have a stock 96er. F250 Ext cab, LB, 4x4, 4spd auto with 4.10 rear. i get low 16's mpg mixed driving. on a REALLY REALLY good day i get 18 with just freeway driving, usually about 17.5.

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I have noticed that 1500rpm is a very efficient motor speed for a PSD. I also see a lot of 4.10 or 4.11 gears hear not getting the mileage I get with the 3.55's in mine. It is very interesting as with gas motors I never noticed a real mileage trade off from gearing, just a huge power trade off. With diesel the power trade is not all that noticeable to me, not at all like a gas motor any way. Also when I swap my winter tires out for the much larger summer tires the power drop is far less noticeable on my diesel trucks than on the gas truck. It looks to me like tall gears work much better than low in a all around diesel truck that is a doing a little of everything, towing, hauling, 4 wheeling, and just driving it to work. Thats not at all true with a gas motor, tall gears kill the pulling power fast with a gas motor.

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it did sit for about year with little movement cause of tranny i will try running lucas inj cleaner thru it for few tanks if thaat don't work what could it be or who could i ask
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