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Old 05-11-2019, 10:43 PM
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I've definitely noticed the lower the tank gets, the more accurate the DTE seems. On a full tank, though, it's way off. After refueling, it will say I only have 180 MTE, but I know I can hit over 300.
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:47 AM
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For the life of me, I don't understand why people use the DTE. It's only an algorithm. Just look at the gallons used. You know you have a 26 gallon tank or whatever, why would you wait until you have used 24+ gallons before stopping for fuel?
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:21 AM
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understand....

the fuel pump is inside the fuel tank. and NEEDS the fuel to keep the pump COOL...

on a hot day.. driving a good distance... going below 1/8 of a tank..
the fuel and the pump can go over 160 degrees... and can damage the fuel pump...

good money for a mechanic. and a tow truck driver...

this is NOT new news...

don't believe me... next time on a good distance drive and low on fuel .. put your hand on the underside of the fuel tank...
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:08 PM
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My 2015 Edge has a similar MTE display. It seems to work pretty we. I've only had my 2016 F250 for a week, but I'd like to see how accurate it is. Its a nice feature if it is reasonably accurate.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck's First Ford View Post
understand....

the fuel pump is inside the fuel tank. and NEEDS the fuel to keep the pump COOL...

on a hot day.. driving a good distance... going below 1/8 of a tank..
the fuel and the pump can go over 160 degrees... and can damage the fuel pump...

good money for a mechanic. and a tow truck driver...

this is NOT new news...

don't believe me... next time on a good distance drive and low on fuel .. put your hand on the underside of the fuel tank...
The 6.7l trucks don't have a pump in the tank. It's on the frame rail.

My last truck....92F350 with dual tanks got 6 mpg towing and I had to refuel every 4 days running my business around town. I always ran the front tank until the needle hit empty. I even drove it till the truck was stuttering and chucking under WOT on a freeway entry ramp many times. Flip the switch to the full tank and all is good again. I drove that truck for 150,000 miles in the same manner and never once replaced the forward fuel pump. I did change the frame mounted fuel filter yearly and it was nasty dirty when I dumped the fuel back out the input side.
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:17 PM
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I question that theory. Every fuel pump in the tank that I have replaced (and that's all makes and models) have the fuel being pumped through it. Look at a in tank pump. The pickup sock is on the bottom and the fuel goes through the pump on to the filter and then engine. Even if it is at 1/8 tank fuel still goes through pump and keeps it cool. Air flowing past the tank whle driving will keep the fuel cool. That being said 90+% of the pumps that do go bad is from a partially clogged or clogged fuel filter. I can see a pump overheating when it is trying to pump fuel through a clogged filter.
 
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I've had a 2013 F150 and how have a 2016 F350, with each having the 35 gal tanks. Both of them read 0 miles to empty right around the 31 gallons used mark. I've never been brave enough to go further, and really hate changing fuel pumps.
 
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While every vehicle is a little different, most in-tank fuel pumps that have a fuel return line dump the return line right on top of the pump to help keep it cool, even if it is no longer submerged in fuel.
 
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Originally Posted by Deuce40s View Post
For the life of me, I don't understand why people use the DTE. It's only an algorithm. Just look at the gallons used. You know you have a 26 gallon tank or whatever, why would you wait until you have used 24+ gallons before stopping for fuel?
Gallons Used data wasn't provided when this thread was started. Does not exist on a 2008.
 
 
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