Help with mpg... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 07-03-2011, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
nuthinbutfords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 193
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Help with mpg...

Okay everyone it seems as if I should be getting a little better fuel mileage than I actually am getting. I have an E99 7.3 (140,000mi) ext cab sb 4x4 lifted 8" on 37's. Now the speed and odometer are not correct, but according to the dash, I get usually 300 before the lift comes on. I have only run it this low twice to see what it would say on the dash. I have changed the fuel filter to a wix filter, and just pulled the cac tubes today and clean them as well as the boots and pressure checked them. No leaks. Does anyone else have other ideas? Thanks for all the help and all the info I have been able to find here as well.

Travis
nuthinbutfords is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 07-03-2011, 08:01 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
atvrider93's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,835
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what mileage are you getting now?

1996 F350 4x4 CCLB-- I'll miss her

1996 F350 4X4 RCLB zf5 213K
6637
OBA w/horn
DE 5"
PHP tunes
Mud Country 315/75/16

2008 Wr250X

Quote:
Originally Posted by belz View Post
There u go Tom. John may not be sexy, but he can tutor you, lol.
atvrider93 is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 07-04-2011, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
nuthinbutfords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 193
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The truck is getting about 11.2 mpg right now.
nuthinbutfords is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 07-04-2011, 02:39 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
atvrider93's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 3,835
Thanks: 12
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
assuming you didn't adjust for tire size you would actually be getting a bit more than that and it wont be great just because of the lift and tires but you should be getting a little more than that. when is the last time you changed your air filter?

1996 F350 4x4 CCLB-- I'll miss her

1996 F350 4X4 RCLB zf5 213K
6637
OBA w/horn
DE 5"
PHP tunes
Mud Country 315/75/16

2008 Wr250X

Quote:
Originally Posted by belz View Post
There u go Tom. John may not be sexy, but he can tutor you, lol.
atvrider93 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 07-05-2011, 08:14 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 480
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is that 11.2 mpg in town or freeway?
What is your driving habit? do you brake a lot? do you often go above 2000 rpm?

Mine is all stock. I get 12 mpg in town and 18 on freeway. I try to stay under 2,000 rpm and under 65 mph. I minimize braking, it drives my wife nut, but I prefer to not having to replace brake pads every 30K as I do on her vehicle. Pads on mine usually last 90K miles and fuel mileage is much better when I drive it.
mas360 is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome