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post #1 of 31 Old 11-12-2007, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Miles per tank

I recently got a Ex with 196,000 miles. Its an 01 with the 7.3. It has a 44 gallon tank and I'm wonder what miles other people are getting per tank. I have yet to take the tank down near empty but I seem to get maybe 550-575 and then fill up with about 38 gallons. The only mod I have done yet is a DIY Intake. Still working up money for gauges, exhuast and a chip.

When it was warmer I was getting 17-18 on highway and 15 in the city, but now that it is colder out it has seemed to drop. I have a filling that my ebpv might be sticking...

I'm taking a long trip for thanksgiving from philly to MI and I hope I can get there using less then two tanks.

But I'm just wondering what other Ex owners are getting...
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due to winter blends in fuels, which many are using now, they hurt your milliage, Ive seen a 2-3mpg drop.



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I have the 38+ gallon tank on my 6 wheeler, and I am getting pretty close to fumes at 550 miles on one tank.

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With my tiny 29 gal tank I am at fumes by 400-410 on the highway much less than that around town.

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I get about 425 out of my 29 gallon tank

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I got 483 out of mine on the HWY comming back from SSS -- that still said I had 25 till empty..

that was with filling it almost completely to the cap! That is with my 29 Gal tank
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Another question I got, is how close is the Miles Till Empty reading on the info-center to being correct.

The trucks only have a 29 gallon tank? Wow makes me wonder why they put a big 44 gallon tank in the EX makes a big weight difference when full compared to empty.
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The shortbox only has a 29 gallon tank. the long boxes i think are 38 gallons

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I can get about 476 miles before the "hey dumbazz, you need fuel" light comes on. So I am figuring if I ran it dry, which I do not plan on doing, that I could probably stretch it out to 525 if I had to. I have the 38 gallon tank.

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