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Old 02-02-2011, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by raptor131 View Post
this would be a great suggestion for Myth Busters. The only way to know would be to place some sort of "flow meter" in the fuel line, or to drain the tank and place only 1 gallon of fuel, and seeing how long it takes to run it out of fuel, but no one who owns a diesel is going to let a 6.0 run out of fuel on purpose so flow meter or nothing, call Myth Busters!
In the early days, some folks actually were playing with the fueling tables (programming). Matt (from Spartan) may have been one of them. It is pretty much the same principle as the lie-o-meter. IIRC, they (whoever they are) came up w/ close to the 0.8 gph number. We all know that the lie-o-meter can be off by 10 or 20% (or more) though.

I will try to find the old posts.
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