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Fuel help

I have a 1995 for 7.3L powerstroke. Does any one know how to get more fuel mileage? I was told that threres a cone in the intake of the turbo that will help if taken out but did anyone here of that? Im trying to get better mileage because diesel is $4.00 a gallon here. Anyone have any ideas to help me.

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Im getting Between 10 and 12 city. I just want to get alittle more that that.

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16 city is the best anyone is ever gonna get with an older 7.3, good intake maybe an exhaust. u can do the DIY intake for less than 100 bux. exhaust is gonna cost you about 300 bux plus installation. all the little things add up when it comes to getting better MPG. maybe get some street tires instead of all terrains? I get about 10.5 MPG city driving but im lifted up there driving around on aggressive mudtires, i have an excuse for bad MPG!

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Is truck completely stock?

Improving the intake and exhaust will help some. A IDM mod and a Wildman Chip with an economy tune would really help out. Also keeping your right foot light helps a bunch to.

If you want a to change out the intake I have a spare tymar intake system. If your interested let me know and we can work something out.

Also check out Beans Diesel.

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My truck is stock but I have a tuner i use when hauling heavy load. Also i put a new exhaust with a 3in downpipe then goes to 4 then 5in. Now one of my friend said there a cone in the intake of the turbo, if i take it out he said it will give more fuel mileage. Is that true? I dont put my foot in it and I still get 10 mpg. 97 powerstroker, how much would you want for the intake and can u tell where u bought your chips and for how muck? Thanks
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Dont mess with the turbo. U can mess with the intake and modify it but nothing needs to be messed with in the turbo.

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Best tuner for our truck is the DP tuner with custom tunes or Tonywildman. i think the unit itself and custom tunes run 500 bux or something like that. Id look into it more, i dont have one but thats what i have read a million times on this site.

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I'm averaging 16.7 on 235s. See sig for mods. I expect it to pick up when we get off winter blend.

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Check out Total Diesel Performance for chips. Thats where Tony Wildman is. It's $300 dollars plus 50 for each additional tune. The big plus is you get free reburns, so it's actually a good deal. I would get in touch with Tony and let him know what you have in the truck and what you are looking for. He can set you up with the exact tune you need.
I don't know of any cone in the turbo on powerstrokes. I know cummins has a turbo silencer but not powerstrokes. The only thing turbo related is turbo related that everyone unhooks is the EBPV.
I would sell the tymar intake for $100 shipped. The filter is new, not 20k used or anything. Beans diesel charges $150 without shipping.

With the stock tune I average 18mpg. Thats highway and in town driving.
The best I've done is 23mpg and that was all interstate.

Here's another thing, are your injector o-rings giving any signs of being bad? One of the signs is terrible mpg.
I would think even off all city driving you should be at least 13-15mpg.

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