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Better mpg?

What's going on guys I have a 99 7.3 and I'm wondering what are thugs I can do for some better mpg. I have a mbrp turbo back system ts 6 position chip 6637 intake. What are things I can do. And if u suggest something please have a write um. This is my first diesel not so good with this yet lol. Thanks guys.
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The biggest difference you can make in mileage is to simply drive it differently (and it's FREE!!!)

Drive like an Ole Lady, press the throttle as little as you can (1/3-1/2 way down), never rev over 2,000 rpm, coast where you can and stop accelerating as soon as you can. You know, just like those old ladies who you have to drive behind and drive You crazy...

I couldn't do it, Iike to "zoom" too much

BUT, whatever you do, DO NOT listen to ANYBODY who tells you to buy stuff, DO NOT spend money in hopes of saving money. Only those who want your money (or have already been duped by the sellers already and don't want to admit it to themselves) will tell you to do so. If mileage is important enough to you to take all the fun out of driving, then take the Free route and gain 4-5 mpg.
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The biggest difference you can make in mileage is to simply drive it differently (and it's FREE!!!)

Drive like an Ole Lady, press the throttle as little as you can (1/3-1/2 way down), never rev over 2,000 rpm, coast where you can and stop accelerating as soon as you can. You know, just like those old ladies who you have to drive behind and drive You crazy...

I couldn't do it, Iike to "zoom" too much

BUT, whatever you do, DO NOT listen to ANYBODY who tells you to buy stuff, DO NOT spend money in hopes of saving money. Only those who want your money (or have already been duped by the sellers already and don't want to admit it to themselves) will tell you to do so. If mileage is important enough to you to take all the fun out of driving, then take the Free route and gain 4-5 mpg.

No I can't go that slow I'll kill myself. But my buddy was saying there are some things that can be done to improve mpg just wanna see if anyone knows and has done it and if it works
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what he said^ you can also do something free, like making sure you dont have any boost leaks, make sure all your intercooler pipe clamps are tight at all the connections and you have no torn intercooler pipe boots and your turbo to intake spyder is tight enough, also you can unplug your red line going to the wastegate and plug it on a IC pipe clamp bolt, if you dont plug it you WILL have a boost leak. doing this keeps your wastegate from opening prematurely.

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Oh yea, all the "regular" stuff Make sure it's running "right", clean Air Filter, no dragging Calipers or underinflated Tires, that kind of stuff too...
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Anything else lol
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actually yeah, make sure theres no fuel leaks in the valley around the fuel bowl, no exhaust leaks.. ummmm thats about all i can think of, oh and drive in your economy tune lol

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Like they said, when I drive like an old lady I get 22-23 MPG ( 6-speed shifting be low 1800 and not going over 2000 on the interstate)
If I drive like everybody else,,, 18-ish
Also mine is a 2 wheel drive, SuperCab, short bed, ZF6, stock, all these things help me out

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There was something I heard about a guy that owns powerstroke help .com or something doing fuel system mods that gets better gas milage. Wonder if anyone has done that ?
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you could do the Hutch and harpoon mod but idk bout mpg increase from it. if your really trying to milk it you might as well remove the tailgate or atleast put it down. you have to remember its an 8500lb truck after a certain point your just gonna have to live with 15-18mpgs or get a lighter more aerodynamic vehicle, if its windy out i can tell a difference in my mpgs....

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