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post #1 of 21 Old 07-01-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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How to get best fuel mileage?

So I have been looking around on the forum and trying to understand all these terms lol... my question would be what is a good fairly cheap effective way to get better gas mileage but still be able to have a little power as well?

I am brand new to diesels and all the mods and stuff you can do with them. I have a 2008 6.4 with 202, 000 miles everything factory. Truck has had no major problems. Getting 15-17/city and 18-20/hwy.

Also if any of you have any good reads that I should read to help me understand the diesel engine please let me know. Thanks for your help.
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If your numbers are accurate then you are already getting better mileage than most people get with a tuner and dpf delete. But generally intake exhaust and a tuner will improve fuel mileage on these motors.
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You get better than I get I am tuned and deleted.


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Hmmm. Really!!? Thats good news! Do you think I can get better gas mileage with a few mods or would it o possibly hinder it?
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Only a guess but should go up. Is that hand calculated?


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No. Its from the computer reading. Is that accurate or not?
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Mine is not accurate but, the wife's 2011 fusions computer is accurate. I would hand figure it over a couple of fill ups, and see what is is then you will no if it is accurate.
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I get 15mpg hand calculated and I'm tuned and deleted running stock power levels. I averaged 10-12mpg stock. I have a super cab short bed. If I didn't have emissions testing I'd delete the egr. I do plan to get a cold air intake eventually and hopefully I will get around 16 mpg then
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Sounds good. Any good tips for a brand new diesel guy?
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You have got to stay up on your maintenance with these motors.
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