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qualitylawnmanagement
08-21-2006, 11:19 PM
What are you guys getting for gas mileage? My dads company uses these trucks and the seem to do very well on towing draft trailers and seems to push the boss vee plows very well. Anybody out there using an 05 or 06 v10 let me know how it works for you? Thanks mike

Signature Landscaping1
08-22-2006, 08:26 AM
My father has an 03 v10. As far as mileage, its not to bad around town or plowing. But when he's towing a load, you can litterly see the guage needle fall.

Green Pastures
08-22-2006, 08:39 AM
About 10 MPG when towing a 8 x 20 enclosed trailer full of mowing equipment.

I have a 99 F-250 super cab 2wd with the V-10 almost 100K miles.

Not a single problem with the drivetrain and I run it hard.

olderthandirt
08-22-2006, 10:00 AM
Dam thats pretty good milage, I have a 2005- 6 liter diesel F-350 and it only gets 10.2 mpg while empty. And thats was the dealers figuring it out with his diagnostic computer plugged in on a 20 mile loop.
Anyone else ??????

Scag48
08-22-2006, 02:17 PM
Something has to be seriously wrong with your 6.0 if you're only getting 10 MPG. My F450 7.3 with a fuel tank of fuel and my 100 gallon transfer tank full I was getting about 10-11 around town and that truck weighs around 11K.

olderthandirt
08-22-2006, 02:46 PM
Something has to be seriously wrong with your 6.0 if you're only getting 10 MPG. My F450 7.3 with a fuel tank of fuel and my 100 gallon transfer tank full I was getting about 10-11 around town and that truck weighs around 11K.

I know the milage sucks all my old 7.3 got better milage, nothing great but they would do 12-13 mpg around town and 16 on the highway. I'm just want to know what more people are getting with the V-10.

Scag48
08-22-2006, 04:55 PM
I knew 2 guys with V10's, the older ones, maybe '02s, they said they got 12MPG empty in town on a good day. Loaded I've been told they're real pigs. I got a buddy who just bought an "06 F350 with the V10, I should find out what kind of mileage he gets.

I hear you on the 7.3 mileage, it's not great, but not bad. My old man gets 15 on the highway with his 7.3 SRW F350 and it's full of tools all the time. When we first bought it, just an empty truck, we were getting about 17 MPG highway. Not great, but we can live with that. My F450 made me cringe, but I really only filled it up every 10 days at the most anyway, so the bad mileage really didn't matter. Plus, with a truck like that, who cares? It was such a workhorse it didn't matter.

dbear
08-23-2006, 09:24 AM
'01 F350, 4x4, 3.73s, w/AT = 12.5 empty; 10 towing 7000# enclosed trailer. My old truck ('91 F250, 2wd, 7.3 dsl, 3.73, AT) got 14-15 towing or not.

lawn guy1350
08-23-2006, 05:27 PM
my uncle had a 2000 model v10 crew cab short bed 2wd. he got 11 in town 7-8 towing about 10000 pounds, and 5 towing 18+, i had an 04 6.0, and that thing got great fuel mileage! 18-20 on highway and 16-18 in town, consistantly 15 towing my 4000 pound lawn trailer. the dealer told me a secret about those 6.0's, the more you dog on em the better they are, so i tried it, and it stoped going to the shop as much! but i hear from some friends at the dealer the newer v 10's are gettin better fuel mileage than before, and they are hosses!! i drove an 05 4x4 pulled a gooseneck with bobcat and was blown away by the power!

Gravel Rat
08-23-2006, 11:17 PM
I get around 12mpg with my 95 F-450 PSD 5spd it weighs pretty well 8500lbs the way it sits empty. The PSD gets better mpg over my old F-450 that was IDI power and weighed slightly less.

With our regular gas pushing 1.20 per litre or 4.44 CND for a US gallon or 4.00 American for a US gallon of regular gas. A truck that only gets 10mpg is pretty expensive to operate at those prices.

I know a few V-10s that only go 300kms (186 miles) on a rear tank of fuel I assume the tank is 40 gallons.

Keith
08-25-2006, 12:04 AM
I have tracked nearly every tank of fuel (hand calculated) since I bought my 2004 F350 CC 4x4 V10 two years ago. It's and automatic with 4.30 gears and stock 265-75-16 tires.

On average, as of late, it gets right at 9mpg when towing 4500 lb of trailer. Keep in mind, that is almost entirely all in-town driving. And by in town, I'm talking a lot of frequent stop signs, stop lights, speed bumps, speed tables, turns and traffic. This driving is what eats all the fuel. My average speed on a given day is about 19mph, if that helps explain our local driving. I have a little gadget that gives me that info, in case you were wondering how I moniter such things :)

On the highway it will return 11-12mpg towing if you watch what you are doing. Again, with the help of that little gadget I was talking about earlier. Empty around town, the same streets mentioned before, it gets a little over 10mpg. Empty on the highway it will get 13.5-14.5, though I don't use it for that too often.

And in case you were wondering what the little gadget is, it's called a Scan Gauge II. It does several different things, including reading and clearing OBD-II codes. If you use it to monitor the real time info, you should be able to alter your driving to pick up a little mileage.

olderthandirt
08-25-2006, 12:07 AM
Thanks keith, Thats the info I was looking for. now if only you had 373 gears in it. LOL

Keith
08-25-2006, 12:16 AM
I don't think .73's would help me. I think I would do worse with them with this crappy in town driving :dizzy: All in all, I am happy with the V10. I hear a lot of people who have never owned them rip on em for the mileage, but I think it gets basically what a 12.5k-13k lbs of (gas) truck and trailer should get. I just wish we had better roads so you could average better than 20 mph :dizzy: Basically, every stop you come off of, you are getting 2-4mpg for a few hundred feet coming up to speed. My Mustang doesn't do much better. It falls below 5mpg coming up to speed, and averages 15 on the same roads.

olderthandirt
08-25-2006, 12:22 AM
I don't think .73's would help me. I think I would do worse with them with this crappy in town driving :dizzy: All in all, I am happy with the V10. I hear a lot of people who have never owned them rip on em for the mileage, but I think it gets basically what a 12.5k-13k lbs of (gas) truck and trailer should get. I just wish we had better roads so you could average better than 20 mph :dizzy: .

I believe were the only 2 that don't average 20 mpg :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Keith
08-25-2006, 12:58 AM
Hell, I just want to be able to drive faster than 20mph and not stop 80-100 times a day! 20mpg? I've never owned a vehicle that would average 20mpg :laugh: That's a damn shame ain't it? I'd thought about buying and econobox for getting around in, but bought a bicycle instead :p

bigjeeping
08-25-2006, 07:08 AM
I'm gettin about the same #'s with my F250 V10. Although, usually closer to 8mpg pulling a trailer in town.

MLawns
08-25-2006, 07:35 AM
I'm shopping for a newer used truck. A dealer I've been talking to has an '03 6.0 diesel extended cab, loaded for 29K. 4 speed W/OD. Too much $ for me for an '03 and it still needs a plow installed. He has a similar truck that I haven't checked out with a V10. Think it would be worth looking into? I drove the diesel and was really impressed with the tranny and overall power but that price tag scares me. Any thoughts?

fulano
08-25-2006, 08:13 AM
I have a 2002 excursion with the v-10.
It gets 10-11 in the city w/o a trailer.
It gets 13-14 on the freeway at 80 mph w/o trailer.
It gets 8-9 in the city with 28' enclosed trailer empty or loaded.
It gets 7 mpg on the freeway at 80 mph with a tall 28' enclosed trailer empty or loaded.

FearThisDeere
08-25-2006, 11:19 AM
Got a bit of a lead foot there fulano? 80 MPH with a 28' enclosed?

fulano
08-25-2006, 11:48 AM
Got a bit of a lead foot there fulano? 80 MPH with a 28' enclosed?

It was empty and I was driving from Oklahoma City to Nashville. Mine does have 3.73 gears which probably helps the gas mileage a little on the freeway.

RedWingsDet
08-26-2006, 11:38 PM
I ahve a 2000 F350 Dully with a dump on it that is a v10. Its grea,t only 50k miles on it. I tow a 8x20ft enclosed like someone else does on here and only get about 6mpg but thats because mines is a dully 4x4 with a dump bed.

My mechanic also said you have to watch out for the spark plugs, there is only 3 threads holding them in to the block.

greenscapes,inc.
08-27-2006, 12:09 AM
My V10 Reads 7.8 mpg on the overhead computer. Its a crew cab with 35" tires. That is pulling a tailor everyday, it hasnt been unhooked for months. The best I have ever got was 13 mpg on the freeway empty with the stock tires on.

Boycea
08-29-2006, 04:59 PM
My mechanic also said you have to watch out for the spark plugs, there is only 3 threads holding them in to the block.

Do you know if they fixed that problem with the newer 2005, 2006 v-10's?

Keith
08-29-2006, 09:43 PM
I believe they upped the thread count in plug holes to 7-8 maybe as far back as 2001. Early ones had 3-4. It helps, but does not guarantee there will never be any problem. The important thing to do is change the plugs regularly. If the truck has 50,000 miles on it, it's time. Disregard the 100k interval you hear mentioned. Almost every blown plug I have heard about happens after this point, or right after a plug change. Why right after the plug change? Because they were not installed properly. You might get strange looks from mechanics if you ask them what they torqued the plugs too. A lot of them simply don't think it is necessary. If you don't want to chance it, do it yourself and know it was done properly.

lafd04
09-01-2006, 08:43 PM
They went to 7/8 threads with the new PI (performanced improved) heads which made they're apperance in late 1999 on the 2000 models. The heads are aluminum and you have to be very careful torquing them. To tight and the thread strips and too lose and they go pop. ask me how I know.

olderthandirt
09-01-2006, 09:19 PM
They went to 7/8 threads with the new PI (performanced improved) heads which made they're apperance in late 1999 on the 2000 models. The heads are aluminum and you have to be very careful torquing them. To tight and the thread strips and too lose and they go pop. ask me how I know.

How you know?:laugh: