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Old 08-29-2011, 02:06 PM
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6.8L V10 Gas Mileage Report

Bought my truck in January, been putting all the gas receipts in the center console, just got around to typing them all in and figuring a gas mileage. Lie-o-Meter routinely says 10.5. I also didn't write down the mileage on all the receipts, so these are 7 and 3 month averages. Checked the receipts vs the bank statements and I lost one receipt in June for 97.08, so I put it in as $3.65 a gal for 26.597 gallons.

Overall if the 10.39 mpg is accurate I am really happy since it's a stock 2000 truck with leaking exhaust headers, and I drove it 2000 miles with 2 faulty COPs. (Although it shuts off the fuel to those cylinders...when they are failed.) Most of the failed COP driving was in the past few months which showed a reduced MPG of 9.79, but could be because I was using the AC more.

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pretty good! your doing better then i am lol

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Who has the Scangauge or Ultragauge? Thinking about picking one up, but not sure what sensors the ultragauge supports because they don't even have the 6.8L in their selector.

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My Scangauge works great! Don't know anything about the Ultragauge.

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Someone else who keeps records as detailed as me. I was taught by my dad, who's a mechanic, when I bought my first car to try to keep track of your gas mileage as it may be your first clue that something is wrong with your vehicle.

Date Odo Miles Gallons Price MPG PPM
7/23/10 79008 159.0 14.102 $42.29 11.3 $0.266
8/18/10 79285 277.0 23.626 $73.22 11.7 $0.264
8/31/10 79479 194.0 18.39 $56.26 10.5 $0.290
10/21/10 79767 288.0 27.576 $85.19 10.4 $0.296
11/13/10 80022 255.0 23.479 $70.88 10.9 $0.278
12/10/10 80260 238.0 22.289 $70.41 10.7 $0.296
12/29/10 80436 176.0 19.091 $61.07 9.2 $0.347
1/15/11 80593 157.0 18.059 $58.85 8.7 $0.375
2/16/11 80688 95.0 10.136 $32.26 9.4 $0.340
3/4/11 80859 171.0 16.544 $61.20 10.3 $0.358
6/2/11 81162 303.0 27.804 $105.78 10.9 $0.349
7/2/11 81529 367.0 32.555 $114.37 11.3 $0.312
8/3/11 81746 217.0 20.552 $66.67 10.6 $0.307
8/25/11 82062 316.0 30.701 $113.87 10.3 $0.360

Miles 3213
Gallons 305
AVERAGE MPG 10.54
As you can see, I don't put many miles on my truck since I only drive when I need it or once a week just so it doesn't sit too long.
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