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Old 08-02-2008, 08:50 PM
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Question 5.8 mpg??

how many miles per gallon would a 96 f 250 4x4 get with a 5.8l..im sure its not good but i was wondering before i buy one as a work truck .thanks
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buddies gets around 12-14,which aint real good,but the 302 aint much better and ford still hasnt managed 2 accomplish anything as far as mpgs go considering many 5.4s out there get worse mpgs than a 351 does
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I checked mine here recently and got a little over 15mpg with my 5.8; supercharged, intercooled and 4:10 gears.
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My 5.8 was getting about 13mpg combined cty/hwy but I drive it like I stole it most of the time.
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so it sounds like the they get around 14 mpg average city yeah the one i was looking at has 4.10 hears with stocks tires.
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are you kidding me the 5.4 get worse mpg than the 5.8?guess ill buy the 96 with the 5.8 and not the 99 with the 5.4l then.
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My 5.8 h.o. gets 9 mpg on highway. 4 or 5 in town. It's in a 78 f100 with c6 and 3.50 rear gears. I think it may be the holley sucking it all down but i need to something about it. The engine is from an 85 f150, if i knew it was going to be so bad on gas i wouldn't have bought it. Switched it over to a 2 barrel and it didn't help enough for the power loss.
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the 5.8 will be much easier 2 work on 2
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