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cold weather killed my fuel mileage?

2000 f350 7.3 bought summer of 09 had 360+ miles on tank of fuel. when cold weather hit good in jan. my tank would only go 200 miles on fillup. march of 2010 warm weather is coming back warm and mileage is at 300 and climbing. does anyone know why or what may be broke. i have always ran an additive for geling and zetene? boost.
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With all the extra idle time during winter it normally kills the milage

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the wonderful winterblend fuel that they comes out when it gets cold out


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Thank god for off road diesel fuel truck runs betr and gets betr mpg

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were can u get off road fuel?
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cold weather killed my fuel mileage?

Don't get caught using off road fuel (red diesel I'm assuming). Big fines.


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It' can range form $500 to $5000+ for running off road fuel on road, just deal with the lower fuel milage for a few months.

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im on a farm all the time so it wouldnt matter but i dont even know were to get it...
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im on a farm all the time so it wouldnt matter but i dont even know were to get it...
If your truck is registered for public roads and you get caught with it it is $5-10k. Only tractors and dedicated farm vehicles are suppose to run it.

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my truck does NOT touch pavement period! it stays on farm that is why i have been looking for it......
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