fuel milage - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-25-2013, 06:41 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alabama, Montgomery area
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 235
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
fuel milage

Hi all.
The past few weeks I have seriously been considering selling my truck and going with something newer. But, an opportunity has come up now and I may be geeting to spend some time out of country and I think my best bet will be to hang on and just stick it outm so now, I'm wondering what mods are best to maximize fuel eco? I'm getting 13.6mpg right now. Kinda sucks. When I got the truck I was getting 15. I know it dropped some when I put smaller tires on which will be remedied hopefully soon. I'm getting a new tube for the ebp sensor soon which will help. But what else can I do? I'm reading afte some guys that are getting low to mid 20's from the same truck.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alabama, Montgomery area
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 235
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
drive it nice, and keep your RPM's under 2,000. keep your tire pressure up. these are all free and should help your mileage. a chip can help a little, but it takes a while to offset the cost... but then agian if you are using this newfound power your mileage will drop
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cordele Ga
Posts: 1,272
Thanks: 17
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Going from a large tire to a smaller tire will not make your MPG drop, it will increase it some. With going to a smaller tire you have less rotational displacement, thus less force to move.
As far as a tuner gos, I would look into something from DPtuner, they have some really good stuff and from what I am seeing its worth the cost.
Another thing that will make you have better MPG is restrictions. Any time you can open up an engine I.E. intake, exhaust ect... will help with better fuel atomization
Most important of all KEEP YOUR FOOT OUT OF HER lol... below 2k rpm is the best help lol.....
I hope this will help you out some buddy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-25-2013, 12:41 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alabama, Montgomery area
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 235
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by centerfitt View Post
Going from a large tire to a smaller tire will not make your MPG drop, it will increase it some. With going to a smaller tire you have less rotational displacement, thus less force to move.
As far as a tuner gos, I would look into something from DPtuner, they have some really good stuff and from what I am seeing its worth the cost.
Another thing that will make you have better MPG is restrictions. Any time you can open up an engine I.E. intake, exhaust ect... will help with better fuel atomization
Most important of all KEEP YOUR FOOT OUT OF HER lol... below 2k rpm is the best help lol.....
I hope this will help you out some buddy
Ok. Idk, I always thought a smaller tire would increase mileage. When I had 315/75/16's on it I was at 15. Then, because money was tight I put a used set of 305/70/16'son it and I dropped to 13.6. I have an airraid on it, hopefully soon I can kick it for a 6637. I also have a 4.5in straight from turbo back on exhaust.

I'm looking at php for chip. DP was a little out of my budget.

And yes.... I do need to stay out of it more.... Lol it's hard though haha
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-25-2013, 12:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Cordele Ga
Posts: 1,272
Thanks: 17
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
oh i know what you mean brother, i like to put mine in the mud everytime I get a chance lmao... DP does cost a little more but the set up i amn looking at will cost about 600. Does tuning,data logging and gives me the ability to keep an eye on my pids, so it acts like a scanner
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-25-2013, 01:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If your on a budget the PHP Phoenix chip is hard to beat
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-25-2013, 01:21 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alabama, Montgomery area
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 235
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by centerfitt View Post
oh i know what you mean brother, i like to put mine in the mud everytime I get a chance lmao... DP does cost a little more but the set up i amn looking at will cost about 600. Does tuning,data logging and gives me the ability to keep an eye on my pids, so it acts like a scanner
Ya, mudding I do not do! This thing will get stuck in a heart beat! Can't tell you how many times my dads obs 2wd has pulled m out! From stupid stuff too that it should have easily pulled through! My tires just aren't that good right now soi have to be real careful. But, I just can't resist the red light to red light embarrassment of cars that think they're hot stuff.... Lol I love the loon riders faces when the hear my turbo spool up! That "oh crap what have I done" look! So much fun....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-25-2013, 01:22 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alabama, Montgomery area
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 235
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CowboyCody View Post
If your on a budget the PHP Phoenix chip is hard to beat
Yeah, I really like that and the hydra...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-25-2013, 01:23 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Alabama, Montgomery area
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 235
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I would love to have one with up fitter switches on a 650 dash mod to control it but we don't always get what we want do we? Ol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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:

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
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors