Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


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

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-12-2006, 07:32 AM
HeavyJ HeavyJ is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
HeavyJ is starting off with a positive reputation.
E350 turbo powerstroke diesel mileage

What mileage should I expect from this van? My old van was a 1 ton Chevy with the GM diesel and with the same load got 13-14 mpg. The Ford only gets around 9-10 mpg. Is something possibly wrong?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-12-2006, 11:30 PM
haroldservice haroldservice is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: arcata, ca
Posts: 330
haroldservice is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mine gets 14-15 around town w/o going too light on the go pedal, 17-18 freeway/long trips, again w/o easy driving. Have noticed that the cruise control relly does work well and increases mileage.
__________________
What would you do if you knew you could never fail.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-12-2006, 11:31 PM
haroldservice haroldservice is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: arcata, ca
Posts: 330
haroldservice is starting off with a positive reputation.
oh yeah, weighs 7500 every day, w/o load on rear platform.
__________________
What would you do if you knew you could never fail.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-18-2006, 02:48 PM
HeavyJ HeavyJ is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
HeavyJ is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the info. What should I look for as the cause for the poor mileage? Any ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-01-2007, 09:33 PM
Stoat's Avatar
Stoat Stoat is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 14
Stoat is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeavyJ
Thanks for the info. What should I look for as the cause for the poor mileage? Any ideas?
The owner's manual suggests replacing the fuel filter if you notice poor mileage. If you don't have an owner's manual they can be downloaded free at Ford's website.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-29-2011, 10:06 AM
Krazymaan Krazymaan is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 366
Krazymaan is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I bought my 2001 E350 Superduty Cube Van with duallys in the winter just a month ago. I am getting 10mpg. But like I say, Its Winter, Its a Dually, Its a Superduty, Its a cubevan and it weighs 10k with my tools in it, and has 160k on the odo. Im pretty happy. Even though my IDI got 13mpg
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-29-2011, 04:46 PM
IDIDieselJohn's Avatar
IDIDieselJohn IDIDieselJohn is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 7,795
IDIDieselJohn has a very good reputation on FTE.IDIDieselJohn has a very good reputation on FTE.IDIDieselJohn has a very good reputation on FTE.IDIDieselJohn has a very good reputation on FTE.
My non turbo 6.9L IDI motorhome (11,000 pounds) with a 3 speed transmission gets 11-12mpg cruise control @ 60mph on a nice flat highway. It does have highway gears tho, 3.54

That PS van might have a really low geared rear end to have that kind of mpg, or somethings wrong. Maybe just in need of a tune up.

What's the mileage on it?
__________________

1990 Ford F250 4x4, ZF5, L/S 4.10, N/A 7.3L Diesel, 568,808km/377,497 miles, still on the original clutch!
1989 Ford F150 300-6, C6, 2.73, 135,000km/84,000 miles.
1987 Ford E350 26ft. Motorhome, N/A 6.9L Diesel, C6, 3.54, 277,000km/173,000 miles.
1985 Ford E350 Ext Van, 6.9L Diesel, C6, 4.11, 670,000km/419k miles
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-02-2011, 01:00 AM
jtybt jtybt is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 168
jtybt is starting off with a positive reputation.
2000 E350 superduty extended PSD gets right around 14 MPG combined city/highway and 17 straight highway with a 4.10 rear end and stock tires..75000 mi.

I've had the van only 10 months and not totally familiar with it yet but my mileage has slowly increased with the mods I've learned here...from 12 to 14 MPG average city/hiway.
__________________
Charlie
'00 Extended E 350 Superduty PSD
GlowShift-Tranny,EGT,boost gauges...Scan Gauge II
DP Tuner F5....RiffRaff-FRX
In-tank mod with Racor pre-filter
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-02-2011, 10:23 PM
Bbasso's Avatar
Bbasso Bbasso is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: infraction
Posts: 635
Bbasso is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Get taller tires if you do a lot of hwy driving, it really helps.
265/75-16 BFG AT, 2WD, SRW, E350 Extended 7.3 PSD = up to 22.5 mpg. average about 19-20mpg hwy.
Towing a 7000lb TT, cargo inside van 1200lb and I still get 13-15 towing.

All done at posted speed limits.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2011, 12:40 AM
jtybt jtybt is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 168
jtybt is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have almost new tires but I checked into going to the 265's. I've have personally had poor experiences with BFG with poor bonding between the plys. Whenever I got a puncture and put in a plug, I got a bubble 100% of the time. Haven't used BFG in almost 15 years.
__________________
Charlie
'00 Extended E 350 Superduty PSD
GlowShift-Tranny,EGT,boost gauges...Scan Gauge II
DP Tuner F5....RiffRaff-FRX
In-tank mod with Racor pre-filter
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-11-2011, 08:17 AM
CptDean1 CptDean1 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1
CptDean1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
E-350 Super Duty 6.0 Power Stroke 2006:
I ordered this van new. I asked what size gear in the rear end and they said 411, I asked for a higher gear and they said 456, I smiled and said other way..the highest I could get from factory was 323 with limited slip and 5 speed trans. Truck will pull a house down plenty of power if you know how to use the transmission.
Under 50 mph I usually come out of overdrive (rear end will growl a bit) but not a big deal.
I get 19.3 MPG/diesel, but could never get 20 mpg, with a factory style cartridge K&N filter. Drops down to 16 MPG when hauling my trailers (8000 lbs or heavier)
Van empty, scales at 10056 lbs..heavy van for sure.
Installed E-Con Hypertech/ Max Energy-#43005, and up to 23.5 MPG now !!(don't care about the X-tra power but it is nice)
Next and last step I am looking into 4-5" straight exhaust, I have not researched it yet, any feedback would be appreciated...
...moral of this story is high geared rear ends will save MPG..
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-18-2011, 08:47 PM
68Mercury250Ranger 68Mercury250Ranger is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: gravel road ONTARIO
Posts: 509
68Mercury250Ranger is starting off with a positive reputation.
I recently purchased a 1994 E350 15pass clubwagon with a 7.3 powerstroke . lots of miles on it. 370,000ish km. around 230,000miles?

it runs great now that I replaced the cam/crank sensor.
1st tank I calculated got me 20.2 mpg . (our gallon is 4.54 lires/US is 3.78 litres). combinedhighway and city , and it has 10ply 245/75/16 snows on it.
I am putting a set of bridgestone rib tread 215/85/16s on this week and might go with a 6" rim on the front with them instead of the stock 7" rim.
better mileage is my goal!
filled up 2nd tank yesterday but can't find my calculator.
it will definitely hold more than 100litres and it looks like an 800+km range.

I'm looking for better, I figured it would get between 22 and 24.

from my research this van should not have a powerstroke in it, but it does?

I'm looking into a chip/programmer for milage improvements as it is our main family vehicle now and I hope it will be for a long time.
I've always wanted a diesel clubwagon, and the more I drive it the more I like it! wife loves it and so do the kids

update: 2nd tank was 22.0 mpg thats more like it
__________________
toys: 93 bronc 2wd diesel, E150 shorty diesel .
summer : diesel clubwagon, C350 Centurion diesel
projects: 67 f700 on 98 F800 chassis
winter: 79 Clubwagon gas, 94 Exp 4dr
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-19-2011, 10:29 PM
Hayduke1's Avatar
Hayduke1 Hayduke1 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Hayduke1 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 2000 E350 extended cargo. Just got back from a 2800 mile trip, and I averaged a bit over 20. Some tanks went as high as 23 and as low as 18. Pretty happy with that.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2011, 10:29 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans

Tags
1996, 2005, 350, cuases, diesel, e350, ford, fuel, gas, low, mileage, mpg, powerstroke, turbo, van

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup