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Old 04-08-2013, 03:58 PM
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diesel MPG Question

Hi new to the forum and never owned a Diesel yet..But I am currently looking at a 08 F250 with a powerstroke in it.. I know 2 people that own ford power strokes..both claim to get 23 mpg Hwy when not pulling and 17 when pulling mostly campers and car trailers.. Both have mods (not sure what that means yet..I think chips and gauges, not sure what else)..My question..Is this true? Can you get that kind of mpg in a diesel? or are they dreaming a little bit

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Old 04-08-2013, 04:17 PM
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Fish stories man!

You might be able to get this kind of mpg if you only drove on the highway with summer blend fuel in a short box single cab 2wd 6.0L small low drag 235 tires and 3.31 gearing! haha, but most trucks will get mid to high teens. On pure interstate driving at 65mph constant I was able to just peak over 20mpg. But I mostly average 15-16 in the winter and 17-19 in the summer. Its fair to say 15mpg when towing the camper.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:17 PM
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I believe it is. When done right a diesel is very efficient when you keep your foot outta the skinny pedal.

Here's a to the top for ya!

Oh! Btw, get the truck, you'll be glad you did
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:53 AM
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i get 22.4mpg on the highway empty with a 2000 ccsb just 6637 and 4" exhaust. get 19 around town. before the intake and exhaust i got 17.1 and 19.4.
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my bone stock 300k cclb dually on stock tires, stock heaight 2wd gets 15.54 mixed city/hwy
my ccsb 4x4 300k f250 with d60, IC, intake, full exhaust, tw tunes, and cali injectors (120 cc split shots) gets 20 hwy/16-17 city, these are both on summer fuel, my 250 ges 16 hwy on winter @ 65 mph both trucks are auto
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:08 AM
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It all depends how you drive and whats done to your truck. Lift and bigger tires eats up MPG real quick.

I have owned 4 powerstrokes now.

-A 2002 CCSB 7.3/automatic with a 4" and 18's and 35's, dp tuner, exhaust , intake etc. Got 15-17 mixed.

-05 CCLB 6.0/automatic with an 8' lift and 20's and 37's. Had exhaust, intake, SCT X3 with innovative diesel tunes. Saw 12-13 MPG on a regular basis. Sometimes less.

-2002 CCLB 7.3/automatic. 6" lift, 20's and 35's. DP tuner, exhaust, intake. See 15-16 MPG consistently. Still own it.

-2008 CCLB 6.4/ ZF6 manual. No mods as of yet stock tires but my DPF and cat will be falling off the truck soon and mini max tuned to follow. so far i have seen 19.14, 17.3 and 18.2 for fillups with mixed driving. Hoping to see my MPG go up a bit with the DPF gone.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:51 AM
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I dont even like to check mileage in the winter too painful

Mileage will vary from truck to truck even if identical. Driving habits also effect mileage.
Best mileage will come from a 2wd reg cab with a manual imo. Some claim crazy mileage, but I do not believe everything I read either.

With my truck listed in sig last year before injectors, turbo, etc got 14-15 in town and 17-18 straight hwy empty.
I just took a trip to Nebraska from Colorado with truck as in sig and got 15.5 hwy doing 70-75 on winter fuel. There was wind of some sort during the whole trip. Hopefully soon I can see how it does on summer fuel before I put on my 315s.

I would say with the truck the op is looking at, possibly around 20ish hwy empty, depending on habits
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If you reset your guages when you are already up to hwy speed the fuel economy is awesome.
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ok any recommendations for a tuner for best mpg and then perhaps even another setting for towing a 10k pound trailer?
I am looking at sct just from what I have read elsewhere on this forum but I am used to getting 23 to 24 out of my wifes suburban and I would really like to get as close to that as possible empty just making runs to the city for supplies.
again I know less than nothing so any advice is welcome

ALSO I will have to smog this in Kalifornia so???
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Old 04-21-2013, 09:57 PM
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kind of a bump not sure if I should ask this here or elsewhere? BUT
has anyone noticed better mileage out of a particular type of tire?
I live on dirt roads at the corner of no and where. and we get some pretty good snow at times. I have run studs in winter forever. but I personally am looking for something fairly stock with good tread wear good grip and good mileage profile....yea I know the perfect dream but I am just wondering what others have experienced with tires. I have noticed my gmc truck gets better mileage with bfg's than say wranglers but at over 300 k it is time for it to retire so here I am.
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