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Old 08-24-2010, 10:01 PM
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All the basic mods for reliablity and fuel economy

I have been searching and still am not sure what all of the basic fuel economy and reliability mods are... I am basically looking for all of the DIY / relatively inexpensive things one should do to a 7.3 motor for better MPG and better reliability...

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How much inexpensive you talkin? New intake and exhaust is a place to start programers or a chip can give you better milage depending on how you drive.
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Programmers/chips etc.. ( write up )
Looking to upgrade/modify your PSD?
ZooDad Mod
DIY Intake
Intake Information
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More and better filters, let her breath, good fuel, change the fluids often.

Adding a chip will add power. Many claim MPGs but not much. DO NOT believe the claims of I added bla bla chip and now I get 24 MPGs! the Lie-o-meter goes nutts when you add a tuner or chip.

If you want to add MPGs its all about aerodynamics and gears. NOT injectors or tuners. If you are serious about MPGs get over to psn and read what dave is doing. His PSD is running at about 27 MPG.
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If you want to add MPGs its all about aerodynamics and gears. NOT injectors or tuners. If you are serious about MPGs get over to psn and read what dave is doing. His PSD is running at about 27 MPG.
Can you please provide a link? Im curious to read.
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spend some time in this section
MPG - Fuel Economy Discussion - Powerstroke Nation

Dave Whitmer is the MPG expert on there. before he put in the GV underdrive he was getting 27 MPG.
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I gained milage when I added my chip so it's not total BS that's according to my Pacific Pride bill I get every month I only gained about 1mpg. What was said by tubular031 above though is probably gona get you more Mpg for the cheaper cost

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IMO..Guages, exhaust, Tymar intake and a TS chip with custom tunes..I sell TW's will get you 2-3 mpg's....if you have a normal truck. If you now get 18-20 them you may get 1 mpg...maybe but it will be more fun to drive.
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