Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central FL
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This is my first post on here! I just want to start by saying I have always owned fords, but this is my first diesel. I just sold my 94 gasser for a 95 w a 7.3. on my drive home yesterday, I filled up before leaving (fuel up to the top of the neck), and filled up when I got home. I had driven 72 miles home averaging 65 mph, and I only had to put approx. 3 gallons in when I got home. Thats 24.33 mpg! driving around town I did the same from yest to today, and I averaged 21 mpg city. Is this common for the 7.3? I was expecting more like 17 & 20, but was truly amazed to see these numbers! This is a 95 crew cab, dual wheel, long bed with a 5 speed manual transmission. There are roughly 200,000 miles, and she sounds strong. My first question is, is this common for this body/engine config?
Also, when I was having some new tires put on her, the tire guy mentioned that the 5 speed in this truck takes auto trans fluid? Ive never heard of that, but figured I'd ask.
Last but not least, I'm in Central FL. it doesnt usually get too cold here (maybe 30-40 at night), should I plug it in at night? or should I just let it go & let the truck warm in the morning?
Thanks alot guys, I appreciate any answers you have