November 24, 2003I must be lucky. I have a SuperChip, K&N FIPK and Flowmaster 40 SI-DO and I get 12.5 in town. If I do a steady 70mph at 2000rpm, I get 15mpg.
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November 24, 2003I have to agree with the majority here, if MPG is your #1 consideration you want look at a much smaller truck, maybe a Ranger with the 2.3L . . .
I have a buddy who found a great deal ona Excursion Limited with the 6.8L V-10 . . . he uses it to tow his Mustang to shows and loves it, he claims 10-13 mpg
BTW, while the diesel gets better mpg, they also cost a whole lot more up front, have high maintenance cost (15 qt oil changes!) are noisy and not every c-store sells diesel . . . they are loaded with torque though!
December 22, 2003Put the V10 in any 3000 lb car and I bet you double the milage. While it resides in a 8000 lb TRUCK it will require more petrol.
December 22, 2003Complaining about poor mileage with a Ford V10 is kinda like marrying a fat girl then whining that she eats too much!
December 23, 2003
December 25, 2003yes the V10 gets ****y gas milege and i like how everybody thinks the disel gets such good fuel milege a good freind of mine got a F350 SD with the new 6.0L in it last dec. and before he jacked it up put the exhaust and chip on it he told me he got 11.5 mpg right off the show room floor.hell my V10 gets that.
if you want a gas motor to pull your stuff around buy the V10 and forget about gas milege..........
January 6, 2004my 2001 excursion 4x4 gets 14 on the hwy and pretty much the same when towing an 18' utility trailer loaded with atvs. most of the time i set the cruise on 75mph.
January 6, 2004The gas milage on the V-10 will be difficult to improve with engine modifications, but there is another way.
I have a 2002 F-250 Harley Davidson Crew Cab on order. It will be built some time after Feb. 02, 2004.
One of the modifications I plan is an over/under-drive unit from Gear Vendors.
I hope to raise the highway gas milage to around 16-17 mpg. If you do alot of highway driving or pulling, this will pay for itself. You can either keep paying at the pump, or buy this hardware modification that will pay for itself over time.
If you can afford around 3 K, then go to their site and read the research and testimonials.
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For a motor home this is a must!
Read this excerpt:
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On this 600 mile trip I average 9.5 mpg. I could barely hear my engine on the highway at 65 mph. We drove in some of the Missouri Ozark hills...."
What will a Gear-vendor unit do for a more modern V-10 engine on a lighter truck?
I'll be the first to let you know.
September 6, 2005Hi Guys I guess I get about the poorest mileage.I have a 2004 V10 4x4 F350 crewcab with a contractors truck cap,I carry a lot of tools I get 8MPG city and 9.5 highway.I love my truck.I guess the cap which is about a foot higher than the cab is causing me to loose some mpg.Do any of you guys have any type cap on your trucks if so what is your mpg ?
September 8, 2005With a little time......and well more $ than you probably want to spend, you can crack the 15-16mpg!! here's the list :
from front to rear :
custom cold air intake (cut factory housing off)
helix throttle body spacer..........found on e-bay $5
BANKS torque tube headers w/ Y pipe
CAT removed w/ Flowmaster Original 40 series 3"in/2.5" dual outs
average mpg in the city is 13-14, and highway is 17-on the verg of 18mpg. as the little over head read out displays. towing a mud truck and trailer i drop to apx 11-12mpg. This is with the factory tires, when i run the 39.5's i drop about 2-3mpg. i don't pull anything when i run the 39.5's, i need alittle more gear for that.........4.56's or 4.88's in the agenda!! hope this helps alittle.
Team Mudd Racing
September 9, 2005Jason, I tried the air intake trick it added nothing, I was thinking of getting the Helix TBS but all the feed back I have read says its a waste of money. I wish I could remove the cats but in NJ they test for emissions.How many mpgs do you think the TBS added ?
September 9, 2005The throttle body spacer added like 1mpg. i wouldn't have purchased it if i hadn't found it on e-bay. How tough are your emissions? i have a friend that's from Ohio and when he took his back to get a state sticker they did an emissions test and he passed with flying colors! Even if you had to leave the CAT on there, just changing the muffler would help too! let me know if you need any other suggestions......
Team Mudd Racing
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