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Old 05-10-2004, 05:33 PM
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97 Powerstroke Mileage

I am looking in to purchasing a 97 F250 extended cab, with a powerstroke and 5 speed. I was wondering what the gas mileage would be and possible the postential gas mileage.

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Old 05-10-2004, 05:48 PM
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I have the same truck with a 4.10 gear ratio, 4x4, and my best mileage ever was 20 MPG. Average tends to be around 17 MPG.
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I have seen a high of 19.5 with my 97extendcab, automatic & 355 rear.
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I have a 1995 same truck (you don't say 2 or 4 wheel drive, mine is 2 wheel) and since Setember of 2000 (@ 69,000 miles) I have averaged 18.11 MPG mostly unloaded/not towing about 50/50 interstate and surface roads. I do not drive for economy - I run with the faster half of traffic.

Hope this gives you something to go on.

I have 3:55 gears, am running 255/85 x 16 tires and have an aluminum cap. I have a homebuilt back bumper that adds around 350 lbs over stock and run an aluminum cab height cap on the bed. Scale weight full of fuel, me in it (285#) - steer 3420 drive 3160 gvw 6580

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Gas milage

I have a 97 crewcab, 4x4, auto with 3.55 gears. Every thing is stock. I get 26 mpg on the highway empty. That drops down to around 20 mpg when I pull quads or sleds. I drive nice, use my cruise and let the truck work. I dont know why my truck gets so much better mpgs than most of the posts I see but Im not complaining. I am also not full of b.s. That is honest mpgs, empty and loaded.

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2 wheel drive, lifted 4" with 33" tires, crew cab, short bed, 4.10 (low) gears, and the automatic, only 53k miles and I get 17 on the highway, about 15 around town / highway mix. Maybe mine needs to break in a bit more...
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I have a 97 crewcab, 4x4, auto with 3.55 gears. Every thing is stock. I get 26 mpg on the highway empty. That drops down to around 20 mpg when I pull quads or sleds. I drive nice, use my cruise and let the truck work. I dont know why my truck gets so much better mpgs than most of the posts I see but Im not complaining. I am also not full of b.s. That is honest mpgs, empty and loaded.

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Since you live in Canada, Ed, are you using Imperial gallons in your calculations? They're 25% larger than a US gallon, so your mileage should be 25% higher, too. That would explain why your mpg is so much higher than most other people.
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Word!

I bet he wishes that they were only 25% more expensive as well...
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My father grew up in Canada, "uphill both ways to school with one shoe"...
For every guy who had to go uphill both ways, there's a guy who must get to go both ways downhill...explains the high MPG.

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Hey Quadzilla, thats interesting about the difference in us and imperial. I will do some checking and see if thats the difference. I wish everywhere I go is downhill both ways overtime ranchero. It's all metric stuff up here but some how X amount of km's to the litre just doesn't sound as good as MPG. If my little brain does not explode figuring this out I will let you know what I found out. I hate math, still to this day.

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