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Lost fuel milage! 7.3

I run a 02 Excursion with a 7.3 in it. I used to get around 18 mpg around town and more on the highway. I noticed I am getting around 13 now. Can anyone let me know what might be happening or what I need to do to get back what I lost. These days it is a big hit in the pocket. Thank you for your time and Happy Easter to all.
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check fuel filter, air filter, if you have enough oil in the motor... its a start...

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Thank you I will do this Monday.
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It's the fuel. Everyone is loosing economy.
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You could be correct with this also. I'm having a hard time digesting this new price structure. Now they are selling us crap fuel and charging more than we ever dreamed. Gas prices in Venezuela are .25 cents a gal. Something is wrong with this picture. We need to do something. the way this is going we are going to have to get a horse and buggy. Not joking.
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doesnt this new diesel have a really low sulfur content? Guess thats why it sucks. Why in the heck is diesel $4/gallon when its a by-product of gasoline. We have to do something, because as long as the government sees that we're paying this much for it already, the prices will just keep goin up.



And about this biodiesel, if you have a restaurant giving you the oil for free, the government will probably contract out companies to pay restaurants for it so that they wont give it to us, and they can sell it back to us as high priced B20 or whatever.


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It's the fuel. Everyone is loosing economy.
that was my first thought i have the same in my truck used to get 20-22 hwy now its about 16-18 hwy pos fuel they sell us now

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i know im not happy about diesel fuel prices either. Its outta control. I drive truck and if it keeps going up my job might not be their someday. plus i got me a 7.3 to save money and get better milage. its not looking that way now.
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We are F-ed. Everyone go get a used corolla and ull be good... unless u use your truck for work that is.

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THE REAL REASON FUEL IS SO HIGH HERE IS FOREIGN COUNTRYS LIKE CHINA, INDIA, ETC. USE MOSTLY DIESEL IN THEIR VEHICLES (CARS AND TRUCKS) AND A LOT OF MFG. AND HEATING USES SO A LOT OF FUEL IS BEING USED OVERSEAS. NOW THAT HAS HAPPENED THERE IS NOT ENOUGH REFINERIES TO SUPPLY THE WHOLE WORLDS DEMAND. YOU MIGHT SAY IT`S RATIONED. SO WHAT WE GET ARE MUCH HIGHER PRICES THAN NORMAL. MY .02

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