22 MPG - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-12-2008, 06:17 AM
Infidel

 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
22 MPG

I got 22 mpg from this past Saturday to Wednesday (yesterday) driving to our place in Clifton and to Waco. The hard part about getting this mileage was driving 55 mph or below 1500 rpm. I figured this with the old hand held calculator. I didn't check the air pressure in my tires (never got around to it) so I don't know how that impacted my mileage. If my tires are low I imagine I could squeeze out a tiny bit more mileage by putting them where they belong or slightly higher.
Anyways, thought I would share, also, I am now at 335,000 miles!
Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-12-2008, 07:39 AM
Thats Mr. Oil Leak.....

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress / Houston
Posts: 9,528
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to MrJohnWayne Send a message via MSN to MrJohnWayne Send a message via Yahoo to MrJohnWayne
Nice Craig... I can get 22 mp2g (mp2g = miles per 2 gallons.... )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 06-12-2008, 08:03 AM
Conservative and Proud


 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Oregon
Posts: 14,472
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
VERY NICE!!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 06-12-2008, 08:09 AM
Infidel

 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJohnWayne View Post
Nice Craig... I can get 22 mp2g (mp2g = miles per 2 gallons.... )
Hey John, I've felt like that before.

I wish it wasn't so hard to drive that slow. I like driving about 70 - 75 mph, but I like stretching time between fill-ups.
Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 06-12-2008, 08:12 AM
Thats Mr. Oil Leak.....

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cypress / Houston
Posts: 9,528
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to MrJohnWayne Send a message via MSN to MrJohnWayne Send a message via Yahoo to MrJohnWayne
I hear ya man! I have to restrain myself daily on the commute to and from work to keep the truck under 2000 rpm's so far it has been paying off somewhat...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 06-12-2008, 08:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kitsap Co. WA
Posts: 1,411
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappeetxnR.N. View Post
Hey John, I've felt like that before.

I wish it wasn't so hard to drive that slow. I like driving about 70 - 75 mph, but I like stretching time between fill-ups.
Craig
What do you get at 70-75 mph?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 06-12-2008, 09:45 AM
Infidel

 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,167
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowman66 View Post
What do you get at 70-75 mph?
18 - 20mpg not towing anything of course. my goal is to stretch time between fill ups, seriously considering the veggie stroke but I have to until we are relocated to see what kind of supply I can acquire.
Craig
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 06-12-2008, 10:50 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 888
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Big K Send a message via MSN to Big K Send a message via Yahoo to Big K
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappeetxnR.N. View Post
I got 22 mpg from this past Saturday to Wednesday (yesterday) driving to our place in Clifton and to Waco. The hard part about getting this mileage was driving 55 mph or below 1500 rpm. I figured this with the old hand held calculator. I didn't check the air pressure in my tires (never got around to it) so I don't know how that impacted my mileage. If my tires are low I imagine I could squeeze out a tiny bit more mileage by putting them where they belong or slightly higher.
Anyways, thought I would share, also, I am now at 335,000 miles!
Craig
Yeap, Keep it under 2000RPM and the heat down, and ya can do it.

But what fun is going 55PMH
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 06-12-2008, 11:06 AM
International Threat
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elkton, MD
Posts: 13,087
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
55 MPH Sucks.

I can sqeeze out 17-18 mpg going below 70 for the whole tank but not 20+! Good to hear!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 06-12-2008, 11:45 AM
I don't know nuttin....

 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tuttle, OK
Posts: 17,153
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i can get 20 pretty easy at 63 mph...55 is like watchin paint dry.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors