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post #1 of 14 Old 12-02-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Crazy MPG

Ok I know this sounds crazy...I have had my F250 for 3 weeks now.....and took it on a Road trip over Thanksgiven Holiday.....and it was mostly a hwy. trip...I drive 40 miles one way to work....half on a hwy. half through the city....now this is the crazy part...this thing gets better MPG AVG. hwy./city then on the road trip 95% hwy....so how crazy is that...????

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how are you calculating your mileage?
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Going how fast down the highway? Once you pass that 2100ish RPM mileage goes downhill.

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Had the Cruise set on about 73 mph....around 2000/2100 rpm

going by the on board computer....avg 17.6 on the hwy and 18.0 hwy/city avg.

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haha, hand calculate it then post back... they dont call it the lie-o-meter for nothin

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really.....that bad huh....oh well yea should have done it by hand.....LOL....guess that is what I get putting my trust in it huh.....LOL

In a 3 week Relationship and it's already lying to me.....so sad...

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Highway sounds good, but the city can't be right. Let us know what the true MPG is when you can


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Highway sounds good, but the city can't be right. Let us know what the true MPG is when you can
Will do......should have done it the old fashion way...sorry

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I do really well city, haven't calculated it but where I live i can basically lug it around at like idle to 1300rpm everywhere, I barely use any diesel in town!

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Ok.....the Lie meter l was wrong...go figure.....in town / hwy avg.. 16.3

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