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Old 01-06-2017, 10:31 AM
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2017 6.2 MPG

I've been posting in other threads, but I will just post here from now on. Hopefully others will and we can see if there is any real mpg improvement on the new SD.

Truck: 250 CCSB 4x4 4.30 running 295/70/18 Michelin Defender LTX.
Last tank, 329.3 miles, 24.523 gallons = 13.44
This tank was coming home over the pass, driving around town for the 2nd half of the tank. 95% of time the hubs were locked, lots of miles in 4x4, considerable extra idling because it's been so dang cold here lately.
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Old 01-06-2017, 02:17 PM
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Thanks RD are you in Oregon covered in snow and ice? For some reason I thought you were around las Vegas somewhere (I'm only on here on my phone so I don't see any details)
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Yes in Corvallis OR. and I travel quite a bit to Bend. Lots of snow and ice this winter, more due for Saturday/Sunday.
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What's the average altitude where you are?

High altitudes can really tax a normally aspirated engine, so that information can provide good context with the observed mileage. Thanks.
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I'm at around 400'.
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I'm at around 400'.
OK, thanks. Not that much, I guess. At least not enough to make an appreciable difference in the engine's performance.
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raindesert-your truck has a 48gal tank doesn't it? I thought I'd read somewhere that all crew cab gas trucks get the larger tank for the 2017 models, but I could be mistaken.....
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raindesert-your truck has a 48gal tank doesn't it? I thought I'd read somewhere that all crew cab gas trucks get the larger tank for the 2017 models, but I could be mistaken.....
only CC with LB get the large tank
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Ok I see. Ford's spec sheet on their site was a bit misleading last time I looked at that, but that was some time ago, they may have corrected it by now.
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I have the 34. There is an issue and some threads talking about it in the 2017 section. My DTE alarm comes on, I can run it down to "0" miles until empty, and not even sqeeze in 30 gallons. Very annoying.
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I did see that thread in the 2017 section. Hopefully there will be a fix for that via Ford before too long, I agree that would be annoying. Ford's site is still incorrect on the specs for fuel capacity....
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I have the 34. There is an issue and some threads talking about it in the 2017 section. My DTE alarm comes on, I can run it down to "0" miles until empty, and not even sqeeze in 30 gallons. Very annoying.
I think that's just how Ford set them up, with a lot of reserve left after you hit zero. My '16 has a 40 gallon tank, but I can only put in 34 gallons when it's at 0 miles on the DTE. Maybe to make sure the fuel pump stays cool?
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My 2005 and my 2012 both were the same, when I got the fuel warning message I had exactly 7 gallons left. Haven't figured out the '17 yet....
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Pretty darn cold here as of late, quite a bit of extra idle and/or warm up time. Just did my usual mostly town tank this time came it at 343/28.1 gal = 12.2 mpgs. I have usually been at 12.8. I can say that I am up 15% over my prior 6.2 with this new one.
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I am ready to take the plunge on a F250 CC SB w/4.30 gears and this thread caught my attention. I have to decide whether to go 4wd or 2wd. I like the utility factor of 4wd, but the extra fuel economy with a 2wd might also be attractive. We don't camp off-road so 2wd with a locking rear differential would likely be fine, but be a limiting factor when unhooked for sight-seeing in remote areas on unimproved roads. I'll be pulling up to a 9500 lb. bumper pull RV and an extra 2 mpg would give me another 70 miles or so of range on those long stretches of highway.

So, a lot hinges on a comparisons between towing a TT with 2wd vs. 4wd.
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