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post #1 of 16 Old 03-25-2008, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Poor fuel economy

Hello! I am a newbie to the forum and have some questions. I have a 2002 F250 with the Banks six gun, level 4 chip, trans command, power elbow with 4 inch exhaust, compressor wheel with wastgate actuator and all necessary gauges. Just this weekend i pulled a 4500 pound travel trailer. I was getting, according to my little information center in my overhead console, 11 miles per gallon. From what I hear from some friends of mine thats not very good. Normal driving with no load im getting about 14 mpg.(six gun on level 2) Is something wrong that im missing or is that about average? My EGTs were 670 doing about 70 mph measured on my down pipe off the elbow. Im just curious considering diesel is 4 bucks and my wallet is still crying. Any help would be great.
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Do you have an intake setup?

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
~ 95k miles.
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Oh yeah, cant forget that! AFE stage 2. Just prior to my excursion i changed the oil, fuel filter and cleaned the filter.
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Well compared to my truck (sig) that's terrible lol it never got lower than 15mpg and that was pulling a loaded up 32' 5th wheel at about 75mpg! I dunno what's up. Is your turbo boosting well? Is your foot made of lead? (it's ok, mine is!)

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

"Brand Newish" Truck: 02 Chevy S10 2.2L 5sp. Reg cab 4x2. Badass custom made shifter, foglights, 20% tint, AVS Vent-shades, Stock Intake mods, Electric Fan conversion .
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Hell yeah its terrible. The truck is going to get parked in the back yard this weekend! My boost tops out at 23 psi. I was babying the hell out too. Im lost man.
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Anyone else?!!
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Got me. Ask a techie on here. Or Maintain.

Old Truck: 00 F350 XLT DRW: basic first few mods. S&B, 4" straight pipe, gauges, CCV, EBPV and Wastegate line deletes, LED Sills, sweet custom headlights, smoked cab lights, Ventshades, Tint.
Traded in at 196k miles.

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Before you get too disgruntled check your mileage by hand. Those over head comps can really get screwy especially with any type of chip installed.

early 99 F250 4" MBRP, DIY intake, TW Chip, Built tranny from Fleece Performance Diesel, HPX line
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Will do. I will have to wait till the wallet repairs itself for the next fill up. Its still crying!!
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I know what you mean, our prices have been coming down slightly, I hope yours are too.

early 99 F250 4" MBRP, DIY intake, TW Chip, Built tranny from Fleece Performance Diesel, HPX line
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