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Old 04-07-2012, 04:12 AM
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I have recently been given my moms old 2010 f350 with the 6.4. I've been hearing a lot of bad things about this motor. And to be honest I hate the fuel milage what kind of things can i DO to get better mpg but keep my warremty. Truck,has 55k miles.

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Old 04-07-2012, 04:48 AM
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OLD truck... That is funny... I would love to have an OLD truck like yours...



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Old 04-07-2012, 05:38 AM
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I'm no expert by any means, but with the warranty still in effect, you really can't do anything to the motor to let it breath or whatnot without effecting the warranty (main things done once warranty is over, based on this & other Powerstroke forums is the EGR & DPF delete, in conjunction with exhaust, CAI and tune).

Best thing you can do for now is to not romp on the skinny pedal at stop lights. I know it's really (really) tempting and fun to do from time to time, but easing into it and getting up to speed in a more controlled fashion will help the fuel mileage.

Yesterday after filling up in Colorado Springs, I rolled towards the house (NE Denver metro), putting on 187 miles and right now, my Lie-O-Meter is reading 19.8 (usually about 1.3mpg high when hand-calculating). Had I driven straight home and not incurred some city driving, it will be up in the 23 range (saw 24.6 for quite a while on the way home).

Unusual numbers for sure, but I've only had my truck for 3-1/2 weeks and am learning how to run the truck and not make my bank account look like a failed savings & loan. LOL

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:52 AM
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OLD truck... That is funny... I would love to have an OLD truck like yours...



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No kiddin if 2010 is old I guess mines a antique
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:07 AM
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Well it was my present for graduating from police acedamy. My truck is a 90 f350 lol I heard these truck shoot flames if you really beat on them? And will removing the air box cover help it breathe?

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:09 AM
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I recommend finding new people to listen to.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:38 AM
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Well that was some guy I.met that is a diesel mecahnic at the truck stop. But I can't complain yesterday on the 417 here in Orlando I was doing the speed limit with cruise set to 65 and the truck said 17.8 mpg. Not sure how accurate that is.

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:40 AM
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Well that was some guy I.met that is a diesel mecahnic at the truck stop. But I can't complain yesterday on the 417 here in Orlando I was doing the speed limit with cruise set to 65 and the truck said 17.8 mpg. Not sure how accurate that is.

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My lie-o-meter is usually 1.3 - 1.5mpg high (meaning, if yours is like mine, that 17.8 is a true, hand-calculated around 16.5 - 16.3 mpg).
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:45 AM
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Yea that sounds pretty good.

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i would recommend hanging out on here and read some posts for a bit, that will answer the majority of your question,correctly, from people that know....good luck with that old beater you got there.
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