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New diesel-bad MPG so far

So, I'm pretty excited about my new truck. I just bought a 1999 F250 SD 7.3 Manual CrewCab Long bed with 150k. I'm interested in getting into biodiesel. I've already been filling up with B20, and no starting issues. (It's already been -5 here in Wyoming!) I've only filled it up once, but I only got 15 MPG. I'm a little disapointed-I was hoping for something more in the 20 MPG range I did drive up and over Teton Pass (very steep and about 10 miles long) twice, but other than that I've been trying to baby it to get good MPGs-but still have mainly done in-town drives of less than 10 miles at a time. It has all new fluids in it. What else can I do to increase my MPGs? I put some 265-75-16 Kumho ATs on it, so I'm not running really big tires and there is no lift or modifications at all. What can I do to get better mileage? I'm thinking air intake and maybe a chip. Any recommendations? I won't be pulling anything this winter, but I will be towing my buddies wakeboard boat to the lake a lot this summer. I know I'm opening a lot of issues right now, so have at it, and thanks.
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I would suggest gauges, EGT, trans temp and boost, Air intake, and 4 inch exhaust. Then a chip with a good econo tune that should get you close to where you want to be

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Oh yeah

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Any advice on brands for the guages, air intake, chip, and muffler? I wish I could afford to do them all at once, but I can't-so where should I start? I can spend about $500 right now.
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On the gauges i would say Isspro, Intake i would look at AFE or the Ford AIS, farmboys diesel a sponsor here has an awesome deal on an exhaust, as to the chip since you have a 7.3 look at DP tuner or Tony Wildman, They are two of the best tuners there is for the 7.3

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You can also check out Tadd at Elite Diesel Engineering.

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He is the one that does all of my 7.3 work, In fact my truck is down there now..
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