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7.3 Turbo Fuel Economy

Hello,
I have driven only gas trucks, but am interested in diesel. I am curious what fuel economy you guys have had with your trucks. I'm looking at the 99 and up 7.3s with 6 speed manual as my preferred powertrain.

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Welcome to the site Vercus. I think my best has been 13 mpg, but thats with ALOT of city driving, and a HEAVY right foot.

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i average about 17.5 in the summer and around 15 or so in the winter. I get about 21 on the highway.

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Yikes! Guess it's a little worse than I thought. The Dodges get around 19-20, so I was surprised to see the Fords in the low to mid teens. Kinda depressing as I really do like the Fords, esp. since they have the extra low gear that Dodge doesn't have.

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Yikes! Guess it's a little worse than I thought. The Dodges get around 19-20, so I was surprised to see the Fords in the low to mid teens. Kinda depressing as I really do like the Fords, esp. since they have the extra low gear that Dodge doesn't have.

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u gotta watch what guys are claiming for fuel economy.....these guys here on this thread are all realistic...but i have had ford guys telling me they get 24-30 mpg with a powerstroke....and that is just BS......its not gonna happen....and i would research the dodge's economy further...cause i bet its best case 18 on average...which most of the fords do easily depending on driving style. that is the big key whe you are talking about fuel economy...everyone drives it different.....and it also depends on rear end gear ratio.....there are more factors than the engine that get you fuel economy....chips.....dirty air filters...under inflated tires.....gear ratios...heavy right foot.....and body type among other things all make a difference. i saw a stat that according to a ford tech...he figured there was almost a mile per gallon difference between a crew cab and an extended cab...that might be BS...but it does make a difference. also...on average....fords get driven harder in general...because the chassis will take more abuse....and im talking off road and pulling......so that is another reason, especially when pulling...the ford may seem worse. im not trying to influence your opinion....but i thought i would bring it up...especially since on this forum...a lot of people are running mods and have a heavy foot.........Marc
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I have been averaging between 18 and 19 since the first of the year, and that's calculated, NOT what the overhead console gives me (which is close to the same). This is with NO towing, 95% highway driving (but in the aptly-named Texas Hill Country), winter diesel and a very easy right foot. I think that is great for an 8,000 pound cinder block. Truck is a 2000 F-350 Auto CrewCab 4x4 Long Bed, with front and rear bumper replacements and a gooseneck hitch. Only mods (so far) are a coolant filter and the Zoodad mod.

Can I get it down to 14 or 15? Sure. Lay my foot in it and drag a trailer.

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With the 6-speed alone you should do better than an Auto pulling. At least my lil bro's does compared to mine. But then again, we both have heavy heavy heavy feet.

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Hey MGwerks,
I'd be looking for an F-250 extended cab, so I'm sure that would be a fair amount lighter than a 350 Crew cab. So I would think that, combined with manual trans would allow me to do a little better.

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your right marc it all comes down to the way we drive my mpg's differ too cause I do alot of city driving and alot of load carrying and pulling but I'm satisfied with my mpg's avg,14-16.9


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