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superduty-list Digest Wed, 10 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 008

In This Issue:
Re: recent poor mpg
Re: recent poor mpg
Re: recent poor mpg
Re: recent poor mpg
Re: Poor mileage
Re: recent poor mpg

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From: "Liz Marr" <BlueTruck cc-ent.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 14:30:12 -0800
Subject: Re: recent poor mpg


Well, you can laugh too.  My truck (F250 2x 7.1L 5s) usually gets 20-25
mpg and it dropped to 18 mpg.  Folks were wondering why I was
complaining.  After some thought, I checked the air filter.  THERE WAS A
RAT'S NEST IN MY AIR FILTER!  I'm glad that the darn thing didn't
chew all the way through.  It must have been uncomfortable for him though.
The drain for the airfilter was full of Myrtle nuts (I live in the woods)  So,
new air filter and new hardware cloth "rat screen" in place and the truck as
been doing much better.  It's up about 20 mpg now, but I haven't been
able to duplicate the near 25 mpg that I got when I bought it off the lot
(used) 18 months ago.

On 10 Jan 2001, at 18:09, Ford Truck Enthusiasts List Server wrote:

> Anyone else with a gasser had a dramatic and sudden decline in their mpg?
> I've got 13K miles on my engine, and it's had the standard scheduled
> maintenance, so I'm looking for possible clues as to the recent poor mpg.
> Engine runs smooth and seems normal. Driving habits have not changed.
> Temperatures have been mild here in the Pacific NW...ideas?
>



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From: Kyle Porter <KGP kha.com>
Subject: Re: recent poor mpg
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 16:28:52 -0600


what engine do you have the V10 or hte PDS... I dont think either get 25
mpg.. My 97 PSD 4x4 HD is getting 19 at best and my buddy's V10 is getting
13 .
You need to fill the tank and drive it till its low and fill it back up and
take the total miles driven and divide it  by the number of gallons it take
to fill the trick back up .. If you do this for  or 4 tanks you should get a
good avg. MPG.

Good luck....
Kyle
97 PDS 4x4 LWB SRW SUPER CAB
98 5.4 Lariet SWB SUPER CAB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liz Marr [SMTP:BlueTruck cc-ent.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 22:30
> To: superduty-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [superduty-list] Re: recent poor mpg
>
>
> Well, you can laugh too.  My truck (F250 2x 7.1L 5s) usually gets 20-25
> mpg and it dropped to 18 mpg.  Folks were wondering why I was
> complaining.  After some thought, I checked the air filter.  THERE WAS A
> RAT'S NEST IN MY AIR FILTER!  I'm glad that the darn thing didn't
> chew all the way through.  It must have been uncomfortable for him though.
>
>  The drain for the airfilter was full of Myrtle nuts (I live in the woods)
> So,
> new air filter and new hardware cloth "rat screen" in place and the truck
> as
> been doing much better.  It's up about 20 mpg now, but I haven't been
> able to duplicate the near 25 mpg that I got when I bought it off the lot
> (used) 18 months ago.
>
> On 10 Jan 2001, at 18:09, Ford Truck Enthusiasts List Server wrote:
>
> > Anyone else with a gasser had a dramatic and sudden decline in their
> mpg?
> > I've got 13K miles on my engine, and it's had the standard scheduled
> > maintenance, so I'm looking for possible clues as to the recent poor
> mpg.
> > Engine runs smooth and seems normal. Driving habits have not changed.
> > Temperatures have been mild here in the Pacific NW...ideas?
> >
>
>

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From: "Jason Derra" <derrar internetcds.com>
Subject: Re: recent poor mpg
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 01:38:12 -0800


> what engine do you have the V10 or hte PDS... I dont think either get 25
> mpg.. My 97 PSD 4x4 HD is getting 19 at best and my buddy's V10 is getting
> 13 .

With the right gears, under the right conditions (steady cruising at 55, no
load) I have heard of the 2wd's getting low to mid 20's with the Diesel.  My
highway averages about the same as yours though.  If I'm really loafing it,
I have got no better than 19.  At 70- 75 with the air on with the cruise
set, I've been getting about 17 on the highway.  Pretty normal 16 around
town.  Under load, my lowest mileage was 12. Coincidentally,  with the
lightest load.

Jason
'69 Bronco 5.0 HO EFI, NP435
'96 F250 Ext Cab 4WD Powerstroke
'77 F150 4WD 429
"As fast as necessary, as slow as possible"



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From: MadPoodle aol.com
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 05:00:00 EST
Subject: Re: recent poor mpg


99 F250 SC PSD 6Sspd.

I'm fighting the same problem with my dealer. Consistenly 17 - 17.3 around
town, 22 hwy. Mileage drops to below 15 (heck, my F350 DRW Fflatbeds can do
that) and in to deler it goes. They futz with it, it gets back up for awhile,
then it dops again. Its down to upper 14's, lower 15's again, heading back to
dealer who is getting irritated at this stage. Any sugestions would be
appreciated.

Scott

"Doubt not but angling will prove to be so pleasant that it will prove to be,
like virtue, a reward to itself."

Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler

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From: "Harald" <Harald foxinternet.net>
Subject: Re: Poor mileage
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 08:12:27 -0800


Kirk,

I live in the NW also and my mileage has dropped considerably also.  In the
winter, all gas stations around here have to sell Oxygenated fuel so that
the air quality stays within EPA limits.  This "winter fuel" yields poor
fuel economy.  It really hit home for me on a recent hunting trip to
Wenatchee.  Going over from Seattle, I got 11 something mpg.  I filled up
before heading off road to the bird hunting fields.  That tank was horrible
mileage because I was in 4x4 with chains on all 4 corners driving off road
in deep snow.  I filled again before heading back over the passes.  On the
trip back, I got almost 14 mpg.  I'm pretty sure they don't sell winter fuel
in Wenatchee, so most of my tank would have been good gas.  The difference
is almost 3 mpg!

Harald

2000 F350 CC DRW V10 4.30 Lariat 4r100


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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 16:33:42 -0800 (PST)
From: wizprodj eskimo.com (John Paramore)
Subject: Re: recent poor mpg


At 1:38 AM 1/11/01, Jason Derra wrote:

>I have heard of the 2wd's getting low to mid 20's with the Diesel.

Mine's right about there. Until I get time to replace faulty senders I have
to monitor consumption pretty closely ('85 F-250, 6.9) to ensure tank
switching at appropriate mileage...and to keep from taking long walks in
the middle of nowhere :-)

I generally run about 60 to 65 on Cruise and I tow a trailer carrying two
raceboats and several engines, plus a wad of camp gear and easy-up shelters
in the bed under the canopy. My current average is 24.981 mpg. I top it
following every trip and record mileage and fill amounts for each tank,
then math out the results.

John

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