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Old 10-09-2011, 09:01 PM
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'95 F150 5.0L MPG help?

So Christmas is quickly coming upon us, and me and the wife want to get my father-in-law some upgrade parts for his truck. Any ideas on upgrades that'll help MPG's? I was thinking of hi-performance ignition coil with set of plugs and wires.
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It really depends, Is it a Mass Air flow, or Speed Density 5.0? I can't remember the years on those trucks, for which was which... If your looking at a mass air, there is a lot you can do to it... Basically the more air you put into it, the more fuel it will put into it, you can get a noticeable difference in power just from a CAI, also you can look into getting maybe a MSD ignition, Plugs/wire's like you mentioned..and depending on your Savy with Engines, Throwing a cam into those 5.0's can do worlds of good... I know you said you want MPG, but when your looking at more power for these older trucks..generally the more power you have, the better MPG you can get.
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Not sure which one it is. A cam would be more effort than I was wanting to invest (especially on a truck thats not mine. lol). But I was mostly wondering what the basic upgrades would do for MPG's. Thanks for the tips BubbaJ
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Ignition is a good start, better spark means better burn. But if its got stock exhaust see if the cat is clogged up. Any kind of filter that needs changed should be changed. a CAI is good on mass air, kinda useless on Speed density as the motor doesnt know what to do with it really
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Not sure which one it is. A cam would be more effort than I was wanting to invest (especially on a truck thats not mine. lol). But I was mostly wondering what the basic upgrades would do for MPG's. Thanks for the tips BubbaJ
Thats what I Figured, But you'd be surprised as to the simplicity of installing a cam on a 5.0 mass air.. If you take the grill off, it can be done without pulling the motor..

Anyways, Like the above said, If its Mass Air, A could CAI and a good flowing exhaust (remove the cat) will help with MPG..maybe 2-4 mpg gained. You get yourself a good ignition set, replace the wire's and plugs.. clean everything up, Remember, A clean engine, is always a happy engine..

And Your welcome... I love the old ford Gasser engines.. I've got an 87 with a 450hp 351W, Carb'd and De-emessioned... and when I was in highschool, My Buddy had a 5.0 in a single cab shortbed 2wd... and with basically the mods I mentioned above.. with a little more work, We where running constant 14's in the 1/4
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