Cant Get 10 Mpg Help

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by newguymowing, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. newguymowing

    newguymowing LawnSite Member
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    I Have A 2001 Ford 250 V 10 Just Purchased About 3 Months Ago What Was Ithinking But Is There Anything I Can Do Get Better Gas Milage
     
  2. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    Trade it in. Sorry, outside of telling you to slow down, that's the only thing that will help.
     
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    yeh... not much you can do. the 05+ v-10's got a lot better mileage. you can try an intake, exhaust, and chip.
     
  4. kklick

    kklick LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 36

    2wd or 4wd? I have a 2000 f250 2wd v10. On the freeway cruising 70 or better i average at least 15mpg. In town and towing it drops to about 12. Usually not much less than that.

    You bought a big motor. Big motor=Big gas bill.
     
  5. IA_James

    IA_James LawnSite Silver Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 2,593

    And that quite frankly, will cost enough that it's nearly prohibitive if you're just doing it for mileage.:(
     
  6. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    exactly! o well.
     
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kinda like saying I have a 400lbs girlfriend and I cant carry her up the stairs , what can I do.
     
  8. stroker51

    stroker51 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think you are just outta luck. My buddy has an 08 F250 4x4 supercab short bed with the 5.4 and the best he has ever gotten was 10.2 on the highway. It makes me want to keep on patchin the patches on my 96 powerstroke. The sad thing is, his 30K truck (after plow and everything) costs him just as much in fuel to run as my 84 F250 with a 351. His truck is obviously a lot nicer, and probably has more power, but still, with fuel the way it is it's all a numbers game anymore.
     
  9. All_Toro_4ME

    All_Toro_4ME LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thats good. Real good. :clapping:
     
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    thats to low for a 5.4...theres somethin up with it. 5.4's can get 14+ on the highway. 6 spds can get 18-19.
     

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