Substantial mileage increase - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1968-2013 Full Size Vans Econolines. E150, E250, E350, E450 and E550

Substantial mileage increase

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-23-2013, 11:12 PM
gman97005's Avatar
gman97005 gman97005 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In my house..
Posts: 781
gman97005 has a good reputation on FTE.gman97005 has a good reputation on FTE.
Substantial mileage increase

In another thread i was talking about the difference in mileage and performance my van gained, just by removing the secondary cat converter, replacing muffler with hi-flow unit and all piping with 2.5" inside diameter saved me $40 in fuel round trip to Tacoma Washington from Portland Oregon, last month the van used $60 up and $40 back because it's downhill going back to Portland, the work was done to the exhaust and i made a identical trip this month and used $60 round trip, that's pretty substantial to me and worth every dollar i poured into the exhaust..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-24-2013, 10:02 AM
baddad457 baddad457 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: south louisiana
Posts: 7,468
baddad457 has a very good reputation on FTE.baddad457 has a very good reputation on FTE.baddad457 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Tacoma to Portland is downhill ? They're both at or near sea level. Or rather Portland is further from the ocean than Tacoma is, that would make it slightly uphill.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-24-2013, 09:17 PM
gman97005's Avatar
gman97005 gman97005 is offline
Elder User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: In my house..
Posts: 781
gman97005 has a good reputation on FTE.gman97005 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by baddad457 View Post
Tacoma to Portland is downhill ? They're both at or near sea level. Or rather Portland is further from the ocean than Tacoma is, that would make it slightly uphill.
You're probably right, for some reason i always associate north with uphill, makes sense to me anyways
But the van runs so much better and every modification i have made so far has been noticeable improvement, very pleased with it..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-24-2013, 10:47 PM
baddad457 baddad457 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: south louisiana
Posts: 7,468
baddad457 has a very good reputation on FTE.baddad457 has a very good reputation on FTE.baddad457 has a very good reputation on FTE.
Yup, I always called it "going up north" and going down south" too. Been up there many times trucking. Purdy country, but too many tree huggers and scale houses though.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1975 F250 Super Cab Camper Special Myfreeford Vehicles for Sale 0 06-24-2014 12:31 AM
93 e-150 tire pressures hypophthalmus 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 19 07-01-2012 08:53 PM
09 F350 Mileage, purchase experience, etc. Brown Dog 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel 11 07-28-2009 06:02 PM
Airaid Jr. mileage update big dude Air Intakes, Air Filters & Ram Air 1 06-03-2009 02:42 PM
LONG road trip ahead... 995.4SD 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 12 03-12-2009 08:09 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:24 PM.