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!
#48 of 151 Re: 2005 SuperCrew 5.4 L V8 [uga91]
Sep 24, 2005 (9:16 am)
I read this on another site. Pretend that you have an egg shell on the accelerator of your truck. Try not to break it! I've been doing this for the last 2 tanks. I've gone from 14.5 (f150 5.4L screw) to 17. It makes a difference. Remember to that the Ford didn't determine the mileage that goes on the sticker. The EPA does. I see gas going up again Thanks RITA
#49 of 151 Oh, I know
Sep 24, 2005 (12:17 pm)
The thing is that I am not one to stand on the gas or anything. I could go slower, though, I'm sure. Looks like Rota may not disrupt things like Katrina did--that's good.
#50 of 151 Re: Oh, I know [uga91]
Sep 27, 2005 (11:46 am)
The reserch that I have done for the F-250 2005's the fuel mixture from km 0-2500 is very rich ( computer controled ) the 2501-5000km better. But not till 5001km ( around 3000 miles) does the mixture of fuel go to "as needed" for gas mileage.
I get 15-16 Hwy and 11-12 city, and that after I re-learned how to drive eg. the door locks do not look for almost 1 block ( slow acceleration) no fast starts...
My Ford Explorer 92 with 4 liter got around 25 Hwy and 18 city.. but I drove it fast too. Any one know the most optimal speed for the F-250?
Sep 27, 2005 (3:14 pm)
"the door locks do not look for almost 1 block "
Wow, that is slow. I don't drive that slowly--and I'm not making any plans to start. I have slowed down--but not that slow. That almost seems like a safety hazzard for traffic behind you.
#52 of 151 update
Oct 05, 2005 (5:21 am)
My 2005 XLT SuperCrew with the 5.4 has been getting about 13 lately. More like what I was expecting--and up from the 11 I reported last time!
#53 of 151 Tail gate up or down?
Oct 21, 2005 (1:54 pm)
Came across this web page on the effects of driving with the tail gate up or down, as well as having a camper shell on or off. I figured the camper shell on was bad for mileage, but according to this site the most efficient way to travel is with the tail gate up.
Here's the link: Tail Gate Up or Down?
Guess I'll go back to keeping the gate up.
#54 of 151 2002 F250 Crew 5.4 gas mileage??
Oct 23, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I am thinking of buying a F250 V8 and was wondering if anyone knew what I could expect as far as gas mileage goes. I am currently getting 8.3 mpg out of a 95 chevy diesel and its killing me. One factor with these mileages is that I do pull a 3000# trailer daily and do 80% city driving.
#55 of 151 Re: 2002 F250 Crew 5.4 gas mileage?? [lawnboy2]
Oct 24, 2005 (6:59 am)
You don't say whether it's 2x4 or 4x4, what type of transmission it has, or what the axle ratio is - 3.73 or 4.10. They make for a bit of a mileage difference - 4x2, 4.10 axle, manual tranny would be best; 4x4, auto, with the 3.73 will be the worst mileage. I'd say you could be anywhere from 7-10 mpg. My F350 CC, Long Bed, 4x4, auto, V10 - pulling 7600 lbs, only gets about 6 mpg in the city,and around 9-10 mpg on the highway - but I don't tow every day.
Superduty crew cab is a big beast and mileage isn't that great because the 5.4 has to work to get things moving. Pulling a trailer with it in the city, and you probably won't be getting much better mileage than the chevy diesel. You might also find the Ford a bit underpowered pulling a load in comparison to the diesel. Best power with the 5.4L is to have the 4.10 gears, also puts it preferred power band and gives best mileage.
Jun 25, 2006 (11:05 pm)
Does anyone have any MPG #'s for the 4.2L?
#57 of 151 2005 SuperCrew 5.4 V8
Jun 26, 2006 (8:11 am)
I have been getting about 13.5-14.5 mpg in town with the air running and 18-19 on the highway running about 75 mph. This is in line with the window sticker and what I was expecting to get when I bought the truck.