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post #1 of 11 Old 02-23-2013, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to the diesel world and therefore quite ignorant. I just purchased a 2008 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4L powerstroke 2wd 130,000 miles. This truck is 100% stock, and the gas mileage is absolutely horrible. 13 around town at best and maybe 16 on hwy. What can I do? Any help would be appreciated.
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You stated that your diesel is getting bad gas mileage???? Just bustin your chops. Being its a new truck are you enjoying the skinny pedal abit much?

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Dude I am babying this thing
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Re: Help!!!

Not too terrible for being completely stock really. Dpf delete and tuner will help though

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Go up to the search and try 6.4 bad mpg and start reading all sorts of info.

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DPF delete and tuner. As mentioned, the search function helps a lot on this forum. Don't hesitate to ask a question though if you can't find your answer after a little research.


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Help!!!

98Ride 13/16 is actually pretty good for a stock vehicle. That's on the high side for most I've heard. The 6.4 is not a gas sipping diesel of old. These things are pigs on fuel. But that's because of the dual turbo setup. Upside to that is you can tune insane amounts of power into the truck almost stock.

If you want more mileage you can look at the general 6.4 mods sticky in the general 6.4 section. I think if you do an intake, exhaust, tune (high HP tunes yield the highest MPG return if you can stay off the skinny pedal), do 5.4 coils up front and remove the rear blocks (smaller frontal area when driving. This truck is a flying brick when you drive anyway, but the less air resistance you can get the better. It all adds up), and some skinny tires and you will probably net 14-15 in the city and possibly 19-21 on the hwy when you are empty. Now towing, don't expect that mileage.

Not to be an a$$ but a little research would tell you that if you wanted mileage, buy a 7.3 or a 6.0 or (dare I say it) a 5.9 cummins, but if you want a nice, comfortable, quiet ride in a badass super powerful truck that could pass as a sleeper and surprise most sports cars on the road in a straight line... 6.4 all the way.


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I only get 11-12 mpgs and mine is tuned
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please i only got 4mpg with the dpf, i would regen one a day!!!!!!! we actually carried 3 5 gallon tanks of diesel!!!! when i deleted the dpf and a couple mods later im seeing 17mpg
(this is hand calculated) also i dont have no lift everything is stock, dont even tell me about towing!!!!
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please i only got 4mpg with the dpf, i would regen one a day!!!!!!! we actually carried 3 5 gallon tanks of diesel!!!! when i deleted the dpf and a couple mods later im seeing 17mpg
(this is hand calculated) also i dont have no lift everything is stock, dont even tell me about towing!!!!
Wow! 4MPG..and Re Gen daily?!!!! You obviously had some issues. My truck is stock and I am getting 13-15 MPG driving mix of hwy and streets. Its re gen maybe twice since mid January.
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