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Old 10-15-2013, 10:52 PM
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2011 F250 gauge and fuel ?s

Just bought a 2011 f250 cc sb loaded. When I bought it . It was super low on def. So I stopped at a travel center. Filled gas tank which was under a 1/4 on gauge, it held 16.7 gallons which I thought was kind of odd. I then fill def which held almost 4 gallons. Noticed after I reset everything and driving home says 300 till empty on full tank and yes I made the pump kick off a couple times when filling. I remember my last 6.7 to say around 500 to empty when full. As I am driving I notice miles to empty number as well as fuel gauge seem to be dropping faster than I remember. Guess im looking for some opinions on what the hek is goin on or am I just trippin.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:54 AM
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Was your last 6.7 a long bed?

Short beds have a 24 gal tank, so your fill up number is right on.

Also seems like the miles till empty numbers figure off of your last tank's fuel eco.

For instance when I fill up after I tow, my miles till empty is around 375-400. On a regular fill up my miles till empty is around 450.
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Its a short bed. Just seems awful weird. Guy I bought it from did just tow with it. But full tank showing 300 till empty and fuel gauge dropping off full mark before going 10 miles. I dont ever recall my old truck doing that and I towed with it
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Short bed trucks have 25 gallon tanks, with about 23 gallons usable. So, your 16.5 gallon fill-up at 1/4 tank is right on the mark.

If you have the full color instrument cluster display, it has a setting for tow mode and regular (non-towing) mode for Distance to Empty (DTE) calculation. Go into the Settings menu and look for DTE calculation. I'm not sure if the truck uses your loaded/unloaded average mileage to calculate DTE, or if it has some pre-set formula for DTE. In tow mode, mine uses about 12.5 MPG for the calculation, and 17.5 MPG for the non-tow mode.

A completely full DEF tank should last 5000-8000 miles, give or take. Supposed to use more DEF while towing an under heavy load, less while cruising empty. Makes sense the DEF usage is based on how much diesel you burn.

Greg
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