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Old 11-04-2013, 09:29 PM
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A couple questions every one, how much oil with or without the filter does my 1996 Power Stroke hold?

I am looking to try and get my fuel mileage up to about 20mpg. Pretty sure I have a 4.10 rear gear based on my rpm of around 2200 @70mph. What rear ends are available for my truck and what do I have to do in order for the spedometer to work right after I do the swap? Thinking about putting a 3:73 in it so that I can still pull.
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A couple questions every one, how much oil with or without the filter does my 1996 Power Stroke hold?

I am looking to try and get my fuel mileage up to about 20mpg. Pretty sure I have a 4.10 rear gear based on my rpm of around 2200 @70mph. What rear ends are available for my truck and what do I have to do in order for the spedometer to work right after I do the swap? Thinking about putting a 3:73 in it so that I can still pull.
You will need 4 gallons (16 qts) and you will have some left over.

IMHO it is not worth it to change gears. It will cost you $800+ for a gear swap and not save you any fuel. All it will do it allow you to cruise at 70 mph under 2k rpm. Not worth the cost to me.


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Thanks for your thoughts, do you have any ideas on how I could my fuel mileage up to 20 mpg?
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Do an intake (DIY 6637 is the best bang for the buck) do a search for it and you should find all of the info you need on that.

Do a 3" downpipe, and 4" straight pipe from there.

Get a set of gauges (I highly recommend ISSPRO EV2's) Pyro/boost/trans temp if its an automatic.

Then you can get a custom tuned chip. I suggest Tony Wildman, or PHP. I have run both on three of my trucks and love them both. Tony offers free re-burns for life which is awesome.

Make sure tires are properly inflated, any excess weight is ditched. Switch all fluids from front to rear to synthetics. Inspect all brakes to make sure nothing is dragging. Keep the RPM's UNDER 2,000. Do not use the cruise control. Clean the EBP tube (Exhaust Back Pressure. Again do a search, tons of write-ups, and there is even a youtube video.) Check the turbo, and up-pipes for boost leaks, this can cause a loss of power, and lower fuel mileage.

Also, winter blend fuel is known to reduce mileage by about 2 MPG's. Make sure to take that into account.

That is about all that you can do to get optimum mileage. Remember, you are driving a 6,000+ pound commercial grade diesel truck, you''re not in a Prius.
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Do an intake (DIY 6637 is the best bang for the buck) do a search for it and you should find all of the info you need on that.

Do a 3" downpipe, and 4" straight pipe from there.

Get a set of gauges (I highly recommend ISSPRO EV2's) Pyro/boost/trans temp if its an automatic.

Then you can get a custom tuned chip. I suggest Tony Wildman, or PHP. I have run both on three of my trucks and love them both. Tony offers free re-burns for life which is awesome.

Make sure tires are properly inflated, any excess weight is ditched. Switch all fluids from front to rear to synthetics. Inspect all brakes to make sure nothing is dragging. Keep the RPM's UNDER 2,000. Do not use the cruise control. Clean the EBP tube (Exhaust Back Pressure. Again do a search, tons of write-ups, and there is even a youtube video.) Check the turbo, and up-pipes for boost leaks, this can cause a loss of power, and lower fuel mileage.

Also, winter blend fuel is known to reduce mileage by about 2 MPG's. Make sure to take that into account.

That is about all that you can do to get optimum mileage. Remember, you are driving a 6,000+ pound commercial grade diesel truck, you''re not in a Prius.
going to have to disagree on a couple points one is USE THE CRUISE unless you are in hilly country and/or your trans is hunting. keep the speed lower (i drive 63 +/-2) the motor puts out peak torque at 2K so that should be the most efficient speed however it is dependent on gearing and such

clean the FPR, change the filter, use an additive

20MPGs should be very achievable. dad has a bone stock truck (2wd autoexcab lb 3.55) that will get 22, i have two trucks that get 19(4x4 excab sb 5 speed 3.55) and 22 (4x4 reg cab 5 speed 4.10) respectively. i lose 3 MPGs with winter fuel.
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