e450 shuttle bus gas mileage question - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 Old 03-31-2014, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Question e450 shuttle bus gas mileage question

I have a 2002 e450 with Thomas shuttle bus body. I use it mostly hauling kids and friends, point being I am pretty much always way under weight rating. I don't for see towing with it. I have noticed that when I drive 55 I get 12 mph, but at 70mph it drops to 9 or less. I know my wind resistance is like pushing a billboard but is there any thing I can do to maintain higher speed mph. It maintains speed great at 70 on cruise(plenty of power without shifting) I have 4.56 gears is going to 4.1 worth the change. How about a tuner. I still have factory exhaust and intake. I am interested in putting some money in it over time but don't want to damage engine or transmission. I am obviously fairly ignorant to diesels and would appreciate any input if any one has ideas and willing to take time. THANKS VERY MUCH.
marley is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome