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Old 04-04-2012, 01:44 PM
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Sudden plunge to 11mpg

Since new (a mere 2500 miles ago) the truck has been very consistent, just shy of 16mpg no matter what I was doing.

Just filled up today and it was 11mpg!!??!!

WTF? No real change in my driving habits. Truck is running fine.

All hand calculated. All fuel purchased from the same station.

Did my truck just get sick?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:15 PM
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Could have had your first DPF regen, which murders your mileage.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:48 PM
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That would be my guess too. It will level off.

Mark
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:03 PM
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what, a 285mile regen? even my total miles dropped significantly, it's been in the 350s prior!
Also, the lie-o-meter is also reading 11-12mpg

I think my truck is screwed, now to just find out why
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:05 PM
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And ford dealer won't do anything for that... Call them and give it another tank.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:27 PM
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I have seen this too which seems to be the fuel as if i run anything but shell i see multiple exhaust cleaning filter notices which kills the mpgs. Dont know why, but if i run walmart fuel or something like it my mileage sucks. Dont get me wrong i always fuel up at high traffic diesel stations. Around here we have walmart and shell. Shell tends to be about a dime more. I've now been using the ford cetane boost in every tank since the last 1000 miles. My mileage in town ranges between 14.5 to 15.5 unloaded. Last week i had multiple loads of landscaping mult/dirt right at 1000lbs in the bed and that tank was just about 13mpg. The only times i see more than 15mpg is when i am unloaded and all highway. If i push it hard off the lights and drive it like my old 2500hd gas i too get 11mpg. Keeping the boost down is the only way to have decent mileage and run name brand fuel. Anyway just my findings.

My truck is a crew cab fx4 with 3.55 stock 20inch wheels and tires. 6200miles on the clock.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:01 PM
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I fuel at the BP 1/4 mile from my house.

Not real happy about whatever is going on.

Truck seems to be running fine...?
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:56 PM
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is this your first DPF equipped truck?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:19 AM
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If your regen is dropping you down that much then something is wrong IMO. Mine doesn't drop but maybe .5mpg during a regen.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:25 AM
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is this your first DPF equipped truck?
yes .
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