Last post on Dec 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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Ford F-350, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Fuel System, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Truck
If you're looking for a place to discuss real world mileage figures for your Ford F-Series pickup, this is the place!
#122 of 151 2007 F350 DRW 6.0 PSD Crew Cab
Jul 28, 2008 (12:43 pm)
I own a 2007 King Ranch F350 Dually with every option short of a sun roof. I am getting around 17-19 on the highway unloaded, 12-13 pulling my tractor appx 9000 lbs, and about 12-14 in the city. I don't drive like grandma but I don't race bmw's either though I think this thing could probably take a few of them.
Have been looking into adding cold air intake and possibly big exhaust for added MPG. Don't need anymore power as this thing will pull a tree outta the ground. Have talked to Banks and it's a pricey $1300 upgrade. Was wondering if anyone has any experience with this? I don't want to go missing with it too much cause of the warranty on the powertrain is 100K which I think is pretty good. Any Pro's and Con's. I don't trust talking to these equipment reps cause they mostly want to sell you this stuff and could care less about your warranty.
I'm trying to get a call in to talk to a few Ford Diesel guys. Would appreciate any opinions or experiences with Banks or any other reputable diesel performance houses.
#123 of 151 Re: 2007 F350 DRW 6.0 PSD Crew Cab [uptickguru]
Aug 27, 2008 (1:14 pm)
What Gear Ratio do you have? What is your RPM at 70 MPH? I am considering buying a F350 4WD with a 4.3 ratio. I'm afraid of bad mileage and have found that it will cost $2500 to change the ratio to a more reasonable 3.73
#124 of 151 4.6L Owners-Happy With Your Fuel Mileage?
Jan 21, 2009 (10:32 am)
I know none of us are "happy"....but I'm about to trade up from my 3.0 (2006) Ranger to an F-150 4.6 super cab.
Other than the EPA estimates for fuel mileage, how big a shock will I get with the 4.6? I don't get that great a mileage with my Ranger, approx 16 mpg on average.
I drive conservatively (I'm 56, and my fast years are far behind me!).
Any thoughts opinions appreciated!
#125 of 151 Re: 4.6L Owners-Happy With Your Fuel Mileage? [rpinks_99]
Jan 21, 2009 (1:22 pm)
I have an 02 4.6 liter F-150 Supercab. I was only getting 16 mpg when I bought it. When I took it in, the service geniuses told me that it is the "breaking in period". I have never gotten anything different since... I know part of it is that I drive 69 mph on the freeway.
#126 of 151 Re: 4.6L Owners-Happy With Your Fuel Mileage? [jjess4]
Jan 21, 2009 (2:06 pm)
Thanks, jjess4. Maybe "69" isn't the good number for you...lol....maybe try 68 or 70!
I'll likely get a Tonneau cover; studies shows that's about the best accessory (other than mechanical mods) that will increase mileage.
#127 of 151 Re: 4.6L Owners-Happy With Your Fuel Mileage? [rpinks_99]
Jan 23, 2009 (10:13 am)
Independent studies have shown no difference in gas mileage with a tonneau cover. Myth Busters did a show on it that you can google the results of.
#128 of 151 Re: 4.6L Owners-Happy With Your Fuel Mileage? [odd1]
Jan 25, 2009 (8:48 am)
I thought that was about tailgate up or down (results: no difference). I don't think Chevy would install a tonneau on its Silverado mileage leader, unless it was actually doing something to help mileage.
#129 of 151 Re: Moding the Engine. [germantech]
Feb 07, 2009 (9:41 pm)
I'm averaging 19mpg mixed driving with my 08 2wd 4.7ltr Tundra. My worst has been 15 and best 21.
#131 of 151 Older Ford F-350 question
Mar 15, 2009 (6:11 pm)
I have a '97 Ford F-350 pickup, 4x4 with a 5.8 v8 auto trans. The truck only has 54,000 miles on it and it in good shape. Does anyone know if I can do anything with the gas mileage? I average betweem 7 and 9 mpg all the time. The truck will pull a house with the 4.10 gears. I've done a k&n filet, 3" exhaust, synthetic fluids all the way around.
Any one have any other ideas? Thank you in advance.