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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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chipping for fuel econ.

I'm new to PowerStrokes and new to the forum here. I recently purchased an '06 F-250 with the famous 6.0L; it runs well but I was hoping for a little better fuel economy. Right now I'm averaging about 16MPG unloaded; at least 65% of my driving is on the highway. I've changed the oil and used a diesel additive, I use a diesel additive for lubricity and cetane, I'm not in the pedal too hard and I cruise on the interstate between 65-72; is there a mod that can help improve fuel economy? The truck is a daily driver and I tow occasionally (tow mileage is not a part of my avg).
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 03:18 PM
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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

an sct with custom tunes may help

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that should help with mileage

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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

Thanks for the responses guys; what mileage should I be able to expect with the tuner? I have a 1985 F-700 with an 8.2L Detroit in it that gets 16MPG with a dump load of dirt!

BTW: I really love my SuperDuty; much better feel than the '07 Chevy that the guy running the red light took care of for me!
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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

Are you hand calculating this mileage? The computer in the truck in the cluster is more unreliable than anything. An SCT would help, I generally get 16-20 highway driving @70 mph. Also, a turbo back exhausts system would significantly help too. For $400 or $500 it would pay for itself quickly. Maybe look into some of the vendors here.. MBRP being one of them.

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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

It all depends on how ya drive it. with my 7.3 in its hottest tune and driving it like I own it I can manage 20mpg during the summer.... but then I keep talling myself to that its a 3/4 ton truck it aint gonna get that great of mpg
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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

Yes, I'm hand calculating; this truck doesn't have a mileage calculator in it. I don't think I'm running a winter blend as I am on the mid-Gulf coast of Florida; we hit freezing in my city this year for the first time in 28 years.

I was thinking about the exhaust upgrade; maybe time to do more than think...
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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

might want to look into a tuned FICM also. I have found that to make the most difference in MPG so far, combined with a SCT custom tune
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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

I thought "chipping for mileage" was just what we tell our wives so they'll let us buy the programmers we really want for POWA!!

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Re: chipping for fuel econ.

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I thought "chipping for mileage" was just what we tell our wives so they'll let us buy the programmers we really want for POWA!!

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