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post #1 of 2 Old 07-09-2006, 03:42 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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Hello I am new to the site and a farly new owner of a powerstroke. I have a 2000 F250 4X4 Crew cab 7.3 when I bought it about 7 months ago I was getting around 18 miles to the gallon. Well it came time to change the oil and fuel filter and I dropped to !4 I thought when you changed you oil and filter and also the fuel filter it might increse it. Also put in K&N other than that stock.I curently have about 97000 miles on it and really dont know to much about them besides to change the oil every 3 to 5k miles. Is there any other maitnance I need to do now or in the near futer. thanks for the help hope to get some help.
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Well Jcash, I'm no expert to say the least. But here are some things... The fuel mileage on my 7.3 varys quite frequently. So much has to do with our driving habits! I tend to tromp the trottle pretty hard and as a result, I get sub-par fuel mileage. Try to get and "average" vs. what you get on one tank and you may find it settle out a little bit. Also remember, when changing the fuel filter and draining the water seperator you are going to loose some fuel. If this process was done while measureing your mpg's this will have some effect on your end result. Steve

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