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Old 11-01-2010, 06:23 PM
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new to the 6.0

i just got my first diesel (2004 F250 6.0 crew cab long bed) and have been told by just about anyone ive talked to that i should be getting between 16 and 20 mgp. after driving it for about 2 months i am only getting 13-14 mgp and that watching the rpm. is their anything i can do to get better mgp?
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4x4? Lifted? what size tires? Gears? I saw 18.5 mpg once on a trip and I was driving the he11 out of it,75-90 through the mountains. My current mileage usually comes in around 12.5 mixed round town highway.

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most everyone that is running a 6.0 is running custom tunes with an SCT programmer. and exhaust if not aftermarket then straight piped stock. im getting around 15.5 intown and around 17-18 on the highway.
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Standard cab, 2007, F250, 6.0, automatic, 2WD, stock no mods to engine or transmission, 16.9 city & 25+ highway not flatland AZ, hand calculated.
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it is a 4x4 no lift stock tires and gears. as far as i no everything is stock except for the 5" MBRP exaust and Zoodad mod. a friend down the street from me has just about the same truck and is getting 24-26 mpg highway and 18-20 in town and we cant figure out how he is getting that and im getting 13-14 in town.
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it is a 4x4 no lift stock tires and gears. as far as i no everything is stock except for the 5" MBRP exaust and Zoodad mod. a friend down the street from me has just about the same truck and is getting 24-26 mpg highway and 18-20 in town and we cant figure out how he is getting that and im getting 13-14 in town.
I'd love to know how he is getting that too. Your mileage seems typical to me.
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it is a 4x4 no lift stock tires and gears. as far as i no everything is stock except for the 5" MBRP exaust and Zoodad mod. a friend down the street from me has just about the same truck and is getting 24-26 mpg highway and 18-20 in town and we cant figure out how he is getting that and im getting 13-14 in town.
Some people just get a sweet one. Talked to guy who was thinking about trading his 6.0 F250 (he's a logger and is ruining the interior of his Lariat) for something he wouldn't mind beating on. He was getting around 20-22mpg bone stock. I told him not to trade, he won't be able to find another Ford or Chevy that gets the same mileage.
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I'd love to know how he is getting that too. Your mileage seems typical to me.

I think a lot of people use that one time they came down the mountain with a 50mph tail wind as their average. I've gotten as high as 17mpg hwy and as low as 12.5mpg. Wind, terrain, air temps, tires, tire pressure, speed...all impact fuel economy.
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you win some you lose some. stock the highest i got one time was 18.5 but usually about 16. how it sits currently hwy is 17.5-18.5 and around town is pretty much always 16. Custom tunes help alot.
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I think a lot of people use that one time they came down the mountain with a 50mph tail wind as their average. I've gotten as high as 17mpg hwy and as low as 12.5mpg. Wind, terrain, air temps, tires, tire pressure, speed...all impact fuel economy.
yea I agree! I would like to see someone claiming that type of mileage to use something like Fuelly and run it for a few thousand miles every time they fill up and let's see what we are really taking about. I call BS!
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