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Is everyday town driving bad for my truck?

Hello all! First I must say at how happy and suprized I am with this truck, I installed a s&b intake with mini maxx wild tune today and it is amazing! Aside from that, I don't remember exactly where I read or heard it but I am curious if using my truck for a daily driver is bad. My typical everyday driving habitis include going to the gym in the morning which is about 10 miles from my house. Comming home and going to work which I do not drive this truck. When I get home I usualy drive my truck somewhere around town to get some dinner, this is Monday through Friday driving. I always feel like I am hurting my truck when going on these trips around town. Are these driving habits bad for my truck or am I just overthinking it and can I enjoy my truck as a daily driver? Also, I am curious why the MPG goes to 0 when at idle, does the truck get better MPG while driving when compared to at idle? Whats up with that? Thankyou!
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well you can't get "miles" per gallon if you arent driving any miles... kinda the same reason your speedometer says 0 when you are sitting still
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well you can't get "miles" per gallon if you arent driving any miles... kinda the same reason your speedometer says 0 when you are sitting still
I know but it seems a little harder to gauge the mpg when it always drops when at idle. I am used to my mustang when the mpg would stay constant whether at idle or while driving. The way this truck is it seems like it sucks down gas when at idle when reading the gauge. On a trip it would be easier to figure the mpg but i was trying to monitor my city mpg and it was a little tough being as it kept dropping at idle and then would slowly get higher when starting to drive.
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My truck doesn't have an instant MPG readout only an avg so it fluctuates a lot right when you reset it but it settles down as you keep driving.
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anyway, that readout isn't accurate. Try setting up a fuelly account. I did and it's pretty cool.
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anyway, that readout isn't accurate. Try setting up a fuelly account. I did and it's pretty cool.
Well I went from 12 mpg to 18-19 mpg after the intake and tune according to the readout. Do you think I realy gained 5 mpg just from the intake and tune I installed redardlesss if the readout is inaccurate? Whats a fuelly account
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No I do not think you gained that much, I hardly gained anything. Go to fuelly.com and set you one up. You can do text updates so when you fill up you can text it your mileage, price per gallon and how many gallons you put in and it will keep track and calculate it all for you.
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No I do not think you gained that much, I hardly gained anything. Go to fuelly.com and set you one up. You can do text updates so when you fill up you can text it your mileage, price per gallon and how many gallons you put in and it will keep track and calculate it all for you.
YES I DID GAIN THAT MUCH!! LOL hopeful thinking! I will check out the fuelly site. thanks! Anyone know an answer for my other questions I really want to know
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I am considering buying an 09 6.4 and milage is a consern of mine. Is the milage that poor? has anyone actually checked the milage by resetting the trip meter and filling the truck? Also what needs to be done to step up the milage.
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The computer lies. That's y we call it the lie o meter. Ur truck will show 2 or 3 mpg more then what ur getting depending on truck.


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