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Old 12-15-2007, 12:54 AM
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V10 6.8L mpg

Hello folks,
I am new to the board, and looking to purchase a 2000-2003 Excursion.

Can anybody out there give me an idea what kind of mpg they're getting (or heard of) in city driving (non-towing) with the V10. I'm looking for a 2000-2003 Excursion, and am trying to decide on the V10, or 7.3L diesel. Most of my driving will be short run city errands.

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Old 12-15-2007, 12:58 AM
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go 7.3


I have herd the V10 nets around 10mpg or so.. i get over 20 if i drive nice with my 7.3
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:43 AM
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When I first started looking, I drove on around with the v-10, with my driving style, I was averaging 12-13. In the one I bought, after smartening upo a bit, I got the 7.3, after exhaust and intake I averaged 18-19 in the summer. I can't wait to get the TW chip with the 80hp econo setting. Wonder what I'll jump to then.
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My last SD was a V10. I got 10mpg on a good day. GO with the 7.3 for many more reasons than just mpg's.
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My wife drives a '00 EXC w/V10, and we use it pull our travel trailer. It gets 9-10 mpg whether we're uphill with a head wind pulling the trailer or running empty going downhill with a tail wind. It does pull nicetho and it does have good power, but not as good as my F250 w/7.3. It is more comfortable with the kids and dogs for cross country trips. We got the gasser because my wife didn't want a diesel.....she's the one that drives it so..........
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:29 AM
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Get the 7.3 you will not be disappointed mine 199,000 miles and runs great
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:59 PM
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I'd go with the diesel, they're better in just all aspects.

Power
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:15 AM
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V10 is gay
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:11 PM
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The wife's excursion is a V-10.....It's ok..

She gets 10 around town, but her size 5 foot is very very heavy.
I can get 15 on the highway, but thats with E load range tires at 70 PSI, a throttle body spacer, K and N, flowmaster 2 chamber. It's not too bad. And it was cheap. Never pulled much more than the 4 wheelers and go carts with it. I seriously doubt it will last longer than our 7.3 Excursion though. We are going to install headers and see if that helps . Still beats driving a van...
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:13 PM
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V10 is gay
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