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Old 11-24-2012, 12:01 PM
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Fuel tank?

I've had my 6.4 for about 4-5 months now and it's an animal with the deletes and mini maxx my only complaint is my fuel tank is so small.. Low fuel light comes on and I can squeeze 21 gallons in it.. Assuming its like a 25 gal tank or so.. My cummins was 35 and all of my other friends with 7.3's have 32's or 45's.. What size is your tank? And what mileage do you get per tank? At best city driving I get like 330 or so.. Not sure why I see ppl saying they get such great mileage with these trucks I do all the tricks and drive it reasonably I can't seem to get better than 12 average even with freeway driving..


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Old 11-24-2012, 12:03 PM
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All city driving I see like 250 for a full tank.


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I think my tank is around 115 litres or 25 gallons. The most I've gone on a tank is 750kms before I filled up. That was all highway and the light wasn't on yet so I still had a little more to go. Once I start doing any city driving it drops fast.
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I should also mention that my tank is about 115 litres but I can always squeeze about 10 or so extra litres in because I usually fill it right to the top before long highway trips.
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I have the big tank that is like 36 or 38 gallons. i only usually run mine to 1/4 or 1/8 because dont like fuel being that low. and i was wondering too about my mileage. im usually in the 12-13mpg range also and thats some highway driving with stock size tires. I cant get much better than that. I was disappointed seeing everyone on the forums claiming 18-20 mpg but the only way that is possible is if you use it like a car and do highway commuting at like 55-60 mph always empty. I hook up to a trailer few times a week, or have a load in the bed so only way to get that mileage is to not use it as a truck is the only way i see it possible. but thats my two cents
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:52 PM
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Do you have 4dr short bed? I was told the only take that I could buy that's larger is the titian. It's to much money. Why would ford put such a small tank in the truck? It's dumb haha.


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Old 11-24-2012, 05:48 PM
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My 2007 is 37.5 us gal. tank. (unknown mpg because I'm too lazy to hand calculate) , my 2008 is 37.5 us gal. tank too, according to trip computer I'm doing 13.0 mpg (both trucks have LONG BEDS)
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:14 PM
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Short bed trucks have 30 gal. tanks. I get around 11 mpg in city driving 300 or so on a tank.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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Filled up today and I squeezed out 15.5 (379 miles) hand calculated. All stock, empty and driving like a granny.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:13 PM
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Hm. Wonder if I have the 30 then.. Iv'e filled it to the neck and got 23.7 gal in it and I had 15 miles till empty according to the dash. Which made me think 25 idk.


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