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SECTLANDSCAPING
10-07-2011, 08:05 PM
Do these ebay Performance Chips work? Not worried about hp increase but a few mpg would be helpful. I seen these chip from $10 to several hundred. Any insight?

JDiepstra
10-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Some yes others no

SECTLANDSCAPING
10-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Some yes others no

anyway to tell the difference?

dieseltech
10-07-2011, 11:57 PM
Dont go cheapo... They are dirty tuning and for the most part a waste of money. Either go with a custom tuned programmer or something like an edge ez or superchips. Pretty light on hp gain but increase mpg by a few. What kind of truck by the way?
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SECTLANDSCAPING
10-08-2011, 12:11 AM
88f350 mason dump with 460 and auto. You see why I'm looking for gas improvements. lol. I have all the power in the world.

dieseltech
10-08-2011, 12:34 AM
Oooooooooo... Well hell
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JDiepstra
10-08-2011, 11:28 AM
anyway to tell the difference?

In this case you do get what you pay for. I know nothing about old Fords. Join a ford diesel forum.

dieseltech
10-08-2011, 12:37 PM
Problem is a 460 is a gas motor... An old one at that
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A Leaf Above
10-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Call Doug at gogo Diesel ...He is local to me and he custom tuned my f250 diesel ...However i think he also tunes gas motors also .....1 (954)275-6801 ...if he doesnt do it ask him who does he is very knowledgeable and he will help you any way he can ...

Ron

unkownfl
10-08-2011, 01:20 PM
Your not going to get much if anything out of that 460.

DavidD
10-08-2011, 11:12 PM
I bought 1 of these for my 95 F250
http://www.totaldieselperformance.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TDP%5F6

Runs like a totally different truck.

dieseltech
10-08-2011, 11:24 PM
He has a 460 GAS motor!
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DavidD
10-08-2011, 11:27 PM
He has a 460 GAS motor!
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My condolences :p

dieseltech
10-09-2011, 12:46 AM
Mine too!!! I thought my 6.0 was bad on fuel... I would hate to be able to sit and watch my gas gauge fall from place to place.
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DavidD
10-09-2011, 12:52 AM
I had a 460... it got 6-8 mpg...

SECTLANDSCAPING
10-09-2011, 02:29 AM
I had a 460... it got 6-8 mpg...

I get the same give or take a few mpg depending on driving conditions. If I could make it to double digits I would be a happy camper.:dancing:

I read of a few people with RV's getting 10-12 mpg. I'm trying to figure out how. They have to be heavier and less aerodynamic then my single cab dump. Well any tips to improve fuel? Everything I can think of adds power not fuel economy. What if I removed cat converter and put straight pipe?

dieseltech
10-09-2011, 05:55 AM
Wouldnt hurt but a strait pipe on a 460 gas would be Loud...unless your meaning to leave the muffler? And as long as you dont live in one of those liberal demy cities that has emissions check crap. Cant see from my phone
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SECTLANDSCAPING
10-09-2011, 02:35 PM
Wouldnt hurt but a strait pipe on a 460 gas would be Loud...unless your meaning to leave the muffler? And as long as you dont live in one of those liberal demy cities that has emissions check crap. Cant see from my phone
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Shouldve been clearer from the manifold to muffler.

The truck is to old for emissions. One of the good things about old trucks and they dont have all that computer junk.

JDiepstra
10-09-2011, 02:46 PM
You could probably pay for a 5.9 Cummins with the money you would save on fuel. You could double what you are getting now. Thought of replacing the vehicle?

ProMo
10-09-2011, 02:46 PM
I ran a bottle of lucas fuel treatment in my mustang and had a 3-4 mpg gain and was also able to run reg grade fuel without motor pinging

JDiepstra
10-09-2011, 02:52 PM
I ran a bottle of lucas fuel treatment in my mustang and had a 3-4 mpg gain and was also able to run reg grade fuel without motor pinging

Wow, I have to ask.... did you see this 3 - 4 mpg gain on only the tank that had the fuel treatment or did the gain continue on?

ProMo
10-09-2011, 02:58 PM
no car doesnt like reg fuel once the fuel treatment is gone but the price difference running reg fuel vs high grade paid for the treatment while it was on sale.

JDiepstra
10-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Yeah I would kill for 3 - 4 mpg increase!

unkownfl
10-09-2011, 03:20 PM
I'm sure that truck has a smog pump and cat on it. Also, check your base timing on those engines and make sure to unplug the spout connector when you do it.

J&R Landscaping
10-09-2011, 10:00 PM
When I owned a 94 F250 with the 5.8L, I decided to run 89 octane as opposed to 87. I saw about .75 mpg improvement. Has the truck been tuned up recently? Air filter, fuel filter, pcv valve all recent? A good fuel treatment might also help a little..