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I don't want to hear about your MPG's

Hey readers
thanks in advance for taking the time to read this post.
I know I'm asking for free advice, so maybe I shouldn't have the highest expectations. I have spent the past couple days reading posts about MPG's on this forum and have really gained nothing but frustration.
I know most problems are probably these simple fixes:
Tire Pressure
Wheel Bearings
Hot Rodding
Fuel Filters
Winter blend fuel
Air filter
Turbo leaks exhaust or clean air side
hanging brakes
etc...
I get it
Also others who have asked often get post of guys who jump on and comment about their 12 thousand pound rigs with 40 inch tires that are getting 29 MPG.
Please don't tell me your MPG and don't relist any of the obvious solutions.

Sorry if that sounds rude- just trying to get some good advice.
My truck is a 2001 F-250 Crew Cab with the 7.3. I have a new stock air filter, new fuel filter, Good fuel pressure, no codes, good boost, 31 inch tires, number 2 diesel fuel, a clean EBP, a 4" turbo back exhaust. I cannot seem to get better than 12 MPG, and I drive like a 150 year old lady. The truck just passed an injector buzz test, and a cylinder contribution test. It has just over 200000 miles on it. Injectors are probably originals.
Runs good no smoke at all, ever.
Where do I go from here?

One far fetched idea I had.... If the previous owner had a programmer and then pulled it out of the truck when he sold it to me, could it have messed with my pcm's programming?
Any other ideas?
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And i would prolly pick up a new intake setup of some sort, which ever one you wanna go with. Unplug your ebpv.

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Some type of intake and chip likes others will tell you.
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I drive like a 150 year old lady.
Drive the crap out of the thing! Not WFO every time you pull out, but don't be afraid to get on it a little. And tuning and an air intake will get you a pretty good difference in mpg

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Thanks for your ideas. I really do appreciate it.

Can injectors just plain wear out? Is there a good injector cleaner? I know that is a loaded question. I'm looking for a success story of someone who regained MPG after using a cleaner.

Also why do powerstrokes with stock air intakes get 15 and I Cant with mine?
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Worn injectors play a huge roll in mpg. intake and tuner will help. Do you run any kind of fuel tank supplements like Diesel Kleen ect...?


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my mpg went up the advertised 8 % when I started using diesel kleen.
my mpg is killed by in town short trips. you should buy a scooter for those. lol


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Never tried any supplements, I'll see if I can't get some. As far as a tuner goes...... Talk about loaded questions....... What is an affordable Tuner that will get me some MPG's. I don't need to add 600 HP. Also do most tuners allow you to do buzz tests and read codes? Because that would be awesome.
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I buy the power service diesel kleen in the gray bottle. I get the gallon jug that treats 1000 gallons for 33.00. I pour it into a smaller bottle to keep in the truck and have a plastic 12 oz bottle that I measure it into when I fill up. it really does make a difference. I can actually feel the engine run worse when I don't use it.


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