Mileage and/or Longevity Mods - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-06-2008, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wichita Falls
Posts: 120
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mileage and/or Longevity Mods

Hi

I am new to this and have done some searches to the threads here but not found one for this so far, that is why I started one. I had my Truck now for a little less than 1 year and it is all stock. While I am impressed with all the power you can get out of the trusty 7.3, I want mine to last. It has 190k now and that is not bad, I know. I don't think previous owners did anything to the engine as exhaust and intake are stock and that would probably be the first think you change if you want more power. I will be putting on a 3 inch downpipe to make it breathe a little easier. But my question is:

What Mods are easy and get me better mileage but don't kill engine life? Or what Mod may actually extend my engine life? I mostly drive empty (95%) but occasionally tow my 10000lbs boat. Right now I get about 14 to 15 MPG. My short range tranny and the 410 rear end don't help, at 65 down the highway I run at 2400 RPM.

Or have people with moderate Mods logged another 100000 miles on their PSD without any problem?

Let me know, also for other people trying to decide how heavily to modify their PSD.

1997 F350 Crew Cab Dually 2WD PSD 5 Speed Short Range Manual
3' downpipe, Kitty delete, DIY NAPA Filter Intake, Edge Evo Programer on Lvl 1 for MPG
stinky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 03-06-2008, 04:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Rantheman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eugene Oregon
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
can't go wrong with and intake and a full exhaust that will help and not hurt the life of a motor

1995 Ford F250 4X4 Sup cap Long bed off white
7.3L Powerstroke, 5 speed manual

Mods Stancor GPR, Diamond eye 3" DP, Diamond Eye 4" Exhaust, AFE Stage II Intake,3" plenum setup,Swamps IDM,Eletric Fuel System,Adrenaline HPOP,stage I sticks, ts 6 pos,
Banks 5" Tips, Leveling Kit,Dana 60 Swap, AutoMeter Boost, Pyro, Fuel Pressure
30% Windows,
Rantheman is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-06-2008, 05:01 PM
BIG TRUCK, SMALL DRIVER
 
pipelayerjdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Iva, SC
Posts: 5,877
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
An intercooler is good to extend the engine's lifespan, especially if you tow.

Derrick

My photobucket




'97 F-350 "FORDOR" 4X4 (Dually Conversion, Shackle Reversal, Technicooler , Auto Meter Gauges, 4" DIY Dual Exhaust w/ '08 tips, 4" DIY intake w/ AEM filter, Wicked Wheel 2, 360 thrust bearing, Homemade E-fuel conversion, Wildman Chip, 160cc DIY injectors , DIY IDM mod) 230K and counting...
pipelayerjdh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome