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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Lie o meter....

I just recently put my lie-o-meter back in my truck and after a couple days of sobering 14 and 15 mpg readings I got some in the 20's while cruising on the interstate. I dont really believe that my truck would get 24.5 mpg's...Im not that delusional. But if its showing that Ive gotta be getting 20 er a hair better. When I put it in I was seeing 15ish and then refueled and my hand calc was just that, 15mpg's. The lie-o is usually off a couple mpg's but mine also doesnt realize that im running 37's so that part is a wash.

Ill get some pics of the readings up when I get a chance. I do have 175 miles on this tank, or the odometer says so, and 3/4 of it left. My truck thinks its got 30.8 inch tires but they measure 36. So Ive gone quite a bit farther than 175 miles.

Im kinda excited about this since fuel is sooo expensive.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 11:10 PM
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Your not getting 20 mpg with a 6" lift and 37's...

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Re: Lie o meter....

Ive done it before...not for extended periods of time.

Right after servicing it, in the middle of summer, on ulsd I DO get 20 for a week or two.

My biggest point, bigmac, was at that particular point with the trip comp showing 24.5 for a couple miles and then going down to 19-21.5 I was getting more than say 15 mpg's. I know this simply because of going nearly 200 miles and having 3/4 of the tank left. The lie-o is only part of the equation. I guarantee that this tank, hand calc'd will average out to at least 18. If it doesnt Ill be surprised.

I have been driving watching the lie-o meter kinda like certain new trucks have driving coaches. Same method. When I put the thing back in I was showing around 15 and then began driving to see the numbers where I want them. The only time its pointless is in the morning after initial startup the fuel mileage is piss poor until the truck is driven 10 or 15 miles.

Have a little faith! Im not hotrodding the damn thing.

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Re: Lie o meter....

What were you doing, going down a steep hill with a tail wind? . I've never seen mpg's above 18 on either of my trucks.
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Re: Lie o meter....

Nope, going about 70 on an interstate that was completely flat in o/d on 37" tires with 3.73 gears...turning about 1700 rpms...

Driving a two lane highway, 55mph speed limit, today I was seeing 17 on the same meter...Got 33X mile on it and the tank is half full. Gotta be fairly accurate.

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Re: Lie o meter....

my 7.3 gets 18.2 hand calculated mpg on 12.5" lift 24"s with 40" tires

thats toppin it to the rim making a trip to my hunting camp 4.5 hours away then re-topping off.. taking the gallons from the second top off and dividing that # into the miles

so i believe with some mods you can get the mpg's similar to that or better on the 6.0
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i aint ever got about like 17, thats why i drive a ford escort pretty much everyday
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Re: Lie o meter....

My lie-o-meter is usually off by 2.5 miles, but I've been averaging 19.5-20, back and forth to work, which is half stop and go, half highway. But, I'm not lifted or on big tires either.

My meter said 22.6 on way to work.

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my lieometer gets up to the 25-26 range, but hand calculated 18.2 doing 75 mph. i think the tires have a major part to play in that because the engine is not in a bind with the performance upgrades and the speedometer is off but i go by GPS and at 75-77mph im only turning up around 1750-1800 rpm.

in my 6.0 stock i turn up around 2100 at that speed and not even close to the mpg, but working on that now... they just use that for a selling point because 25mpg is outrageous on a 7.3
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Re: Lie o meter....

Must be nice to have a lie-o-meter that is even close...best mileage I have ever gotten out of this truck was 15. That was on a trip overnight with no A/C, cruise set at 65...I got 750 miles out of the tank. Took 50 gallons to fill her up. And the funny thing is that my lie-o-meter showed 33.2 MPG!

And my speedometer is spot on after he H&S reprogrammed it for my tires. Since the speedo is perfect, what it making the damn meter so far off?

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