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Old 10-15-2013, 10:20 PM
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i'm just trying to be realistic...i was hoping my 6.4 would get close to 18 or so after i tuned it...and when i say i tuned it, i mean EGR delete, DPF delete, all new exhaust, and a cold air intake...i run it on the 275 tune which apparently is the best tune for fuel efficiency...the best MPG's i ever got was 16.3 doing about 80 on a 5 hour trip, so all highway...all city i get about 13.2-13.5...these are real world numbers, and i sunk well over 2k into it...i do remember the guy who helped me install it say he thought the down pipe has a leak in it, and i have 126k miles on it, so who knows how well the injectors are working, but no serious signs of anything going wrong, other than it's starting to smoke a little more than usual while driving casually, you used to not be able to see any smoke at all if you didn't want to, now it smokes at every acceleration...
slow down to 65 mph and accelerate easier meaning use less throttle. I would bet you will crack 20mpg if not higher. slowing down is one of the easiest ways to get better fuel economy. my buddy has a 6.4 extended cab short bed with 3.73 gears and he just got back from a trip from ct to nc and got 26 mpg hand calculated. and consistently gets 25-26mpg in the 275 tune egr delete and dpf delete as well. he also bought his truck new and only has 45000 miles on it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:41 PM
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You have my opinion on what are the best trucks out there
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:44 PM
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:56 PM
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haha...while we are on the subjects of trucks, i literally just saw the new silverado commercial as we are talking about this, and the tag line was "nobody beats our trucks...and by nobody, i mean ford and dodge."...i'm not a chevy fan, but that was damn funny...no beating around the bush here

there is also another commercial out, not sure if it's GMC or chevy, but the bed rails have LED lights under them for bed lighting, more tie down spots, and a step on the bumper...this should have been done for years, for all trucks...the one thing i don't understand about my "super" duty is the fact that the bed has ONE tie down spot...i love ford but that's pathetic...it also squats the most out of all 5 trucks with a trailer hooked on, but that's another subject
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:56 AM
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Jbell, is yours pushing out white or black smoke?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:42 AM
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But those are what, 4500/5500s? That's cheating! haha.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:49 AM
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Jbell, is yours pushing out white or black smoke?
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it's a very faint smoke at acceleration, but it didn't used to be there...it's mostly black from what i can tell, especially if i try to make it smoke
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:59 PM
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it's a very faint smoke at acceleration, but it didn't used to be there...it's mostly black from what i can tell, especially if i try to make it smoke
I would replace the spark plugs
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:51 PM
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I would replace the spark plugs
Your comment deserves a smiley...or two...eh?
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:03 PM
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I would replace the spark plugs
i feel the sincerity in your comment...

Valk, where you at in Kansas?
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