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Well I got a new toy

99 F250 2WD 7.3 PS - currently getting 11.5 mpg

Question: I live 2.5 miles from work "sorry to you with longer drivers " anyway will driving the truck to work hurt it? How long should I let it run?

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Goals; improve MPG, as I purchased this truck to pull cars to the track and a camping trail for week ends away. Currently searching through the threads for help with attachiving this goal.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 07:10 AM
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 07:21 AM
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 07:31 AM
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Welcome to the Site! Nice Truck.
That's probably not the best situation for the truck, as it was designed to run & work. However, I think as long as you get it up to full operating temp, it probably will be OK. (man, you need to run that 'sucker' - LOL).
Somebody else will give more input.

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Howdy and

Big Al is right. With such a short commute you need to atleast get it up to operating temp.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 10:55 AM
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I would ahve to agree as well.

..and WELCOME !!!!!!!! NICE truck.

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Howdy and welcome to the .org!! The biggest things to do to keep your mileage up/get better mileage is to keep the RPM's down (most below/@ 2000) and run about 68-70 on the highway, MAKE SURE YOUR FUEL FILTERS ARE CHANGED REGULARLY, and throw on a an intake, exhaust, and do the Zoodad. Those last three will gain you approximately 1-2 MPG if you drive as stated above. Hope this helps!

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