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post #1 of 14 Old 02-19-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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112 miles to half tank of fuel

does winter blend fuel make that much of a difference i filled up and have gotten 112 miles to half tank of fuel ,truck is a 02 excursion i believe the tank is 44 gallons just did a oil change,fuel filter and turbo pedestal o rings truck is not down on any power,any suggestions would help,thank you.
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-19-2010, 07:58 PM
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Check for a fuel leak.

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Winter blend makes a noticable difference but not THAT BIG of a difference... You've got other issues.

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Yes winter fuel really is that bad. In the summer i usually run about 400 miles till low fuel light comes on. In the winter i barely scrap up 300 miles. That's with a 29 gallon tank and low fuel light coming on with 7 gallons left. (i believe....don't quote me!!)

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x2 check for a fuel leak. Yes winter blend is bad but not that bad. I still get around 600 miles a tank on my truck. Im just using diesel kleen.

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I would look for other contributing factors.

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I just got 480 miles on a full tank, thats 75 on the highway and with a few smokey takeoffs

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I usually average 400 +/- some depending on how heavy my foot has been for that week..Something is definitely wrong if your only getting 112 miles til your at half way..

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my last tank i got 9.6 miles to a gallon and i don't have a fuel leak that i know of but when i drive i leave some black but not to much. replaced the fuel filter right before winter.
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Okay....I'll be the first to admit....I'm not the guy pegging the high end of the intelligence meter, but.....

I know they change fuel formulas for gasoline, but didn't know there was a winter blend for diesel. Don't mean to hijack here, but can anyone shed some light on that?


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