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Hello new here with a fuel mileage question.

Hello, just got a 2006 XL f-350 with a 6.0liter and an automatic. Do these motors take a while before they get a good mile to the gallon? Right now its getting 12.98 city/highway. Seems my 2004 with the 6spd stick got a lot better mileage between 18 and 18.5 city/highway. I can't remember what the fuel mileage was when i first got it...
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How many miles on the truck?? It is very common to have considerably lower milage till the computer learns your driving stratagy and builds adaptive stratagy of its own...

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Hello thanks for the reply, it has 370 miles on it. Just got my second tank of fuel haha.
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i would expect for the next 6-10 thousand miles the milage will slowely improve to till it finally peaks....
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Alrighty thanks. i kind of remeber that with my 2004 XLT 6.0/6SPD f-350, but then again i didnt pay much attention because the fuel was only $1.70 a gallon at the time...
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manuals dont tend to start off as low to begin with, because they dont learn tranny stratagy, just engine stratagy. The autos learn both...
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Alright sounds good. Can a dealer tell if you use a Bully dog power pup if you were to bring your truck in for service? How long would i have to wait to use something like that on a new motor? Thanks.
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Ok, Talking about mileage.
I drove my 99.5 F250 4X4 with a 30ft rv for 160 miles with about a 25 mph head wind going up and down hills and runnung on B20. I got 9 mpg, would that be normal?
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Bully dog power pup if you were to bring your truck in for service? How long would i have to wait to use something like that on a new motor? Thanks.
YES.
Wait untill your comfotable possibly givign up your warranty. You hava 5 year, 100k mile warranty on that engine.
Not all dealers will hassel you over those things but others will find any excuse not to warranty it.

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Ok, Talking about mileage.
I drove my 99.5 F250 4X4 with a 30ft rv for 160 miles with about a 25 mph head wind going up and down hills and runnung on B20. I got 9 mpg, would that be normal?
That sounds normal. The bio-d alone will lower fuel milage a tad. Add in the headwind, hills and load and yes, 9 sounds about right escpesially if your cruising above 70 mph.

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