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Old 01-29-2009, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by MisterCMK View Post
ahaha, I am gonna raise the BS flag on a Dodge cargo van getting 50 mpg. No way, no how is that gonna happen with a 318
Already thinking that. That's impossible coasting non-stop in that vehicle.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:37 AM
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yea? just wait till all the stuff hes developing hits the market im tellin you guys just because you never saw it before doesnt mean it hasnt been done... and somehow i beleive the guy cuz every thing he talked about he showed me... i admit dodges are gas guzzlers lately that doesnt mean you cant scrap the stock ecu and make one thats better i imagine cruise control helps to
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MisterCMK View Post
ahaha, I am gonna raise the BS flag on a Dodge cargo van getting 50 mpg. No way, no how is that gonna happen with a 318
Me too. 50 MPG on a Dodge with a 318?
Is that whatever gadget in the back of Popular Mechanics that makes the same promise worked... If such a gadget existed I highly doubt it would be found in the back of magazine.

50 MPG on with a 318 Dodge Now the 318 is great engine, its not an economy engine.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:14 AM
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i love how people that know nothing about how to get fuelk economy are all the sudden experts so **** you guys and oh yea... i used to get 20 mpg in my turck all day long til my exhaust broke
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:33 AM
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thats good to get a guy banned...most of those new hybrid crossover things are getting like 30mpg and you claim 50 from a 318 dodge? to get that kind of mileage from that thing would need major technology and im gonna say the average joe his dog and a garage just aint gonna cut it...26mpg from and inline 6 300 is NOT impossible but highly unlikely but if you get that good for you like i said i get 12 MAX i aint bitchin if i wanted fuel economy i woulda bought a stupid little ricer POS import plastic plug-in car...stupid imports
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by 1982bluef150 View Post
i love how people that know nothing about how to get fuelk economy are all the sudden experts so **** you guys and oh yea... i used to get 20 mpg in my turck all day long til my exhaust broke
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Originally Posted by optikal illushun View Post

i can see a 300 getting 24-26 mpg in a stripper truck with a manual trans and overdrive with 2.87 gearing doing the speed limit.
No way. Impossible. You would need to lighten the truck and do some work to the motor to get those kind of numbers.

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if i wanted fuel economy i woulda bought a stupid little ricer POS import plastic plug-in car...stupid imports
You made me laugh today bud.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 6CylBill View Post
No way. Impossible. You would need to lighten the truck and do some work to the motor to get those kind of numbers.



You made me laugh today bud.
With a 2.8 gear ratio it is possible. Granted it might seem somewhat guttless. It was common on the F100 and in the lat 70s whent the 2.8 ratio was more popular.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:53 PM
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yeah i really hate imports!
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:24 PM
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With a 2.8 gear ratio it is possible. Granted it might seem somewhat guttless. It was common on the F100 and in the lat 70s whent the 2.8 ratio was more popular.
I don't know about that. Maybe. You would know though, I wouldn't. My truck came with 3.08 and didn't do so bad. I got about 16.75 mpg highway with wider than oe tires. Maybe with a higher gear ratio and lighter foot I could see 20.. I just highly doubt it. I surely can't see anything past 20. This is something I would have to do myself before I believed it.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:53 PM
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Hi Bill, good to hear from you. My truck is simular too yours and I usually get about 13 to 15 MPG. The only way I could get better is to let it idle on a trailer and pull it like 75 MPH from here to California. I have had some 318's that ran pretty good but could only squeese out about 20 MPG.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ElwoodMurphy View Post
Hi Bill, good to hear from you. My truck is simular too yours and I usually get about 13 to 15 MPG. The only way I could get better is to let it idle on a trailer and pull it like 75 MPH from here to California. I have had some 318's that ran pretty good but could only squeese out about 20 MPG.
Hello my friend!

What is your FlareSide geared? Your manny helps in the fuel department also.
Like I said 300's are thirsty critters. They make more power per cylnder than any other small V8 out there. These are big six's and require a lot of fuel, every bit as much as a 302.
Now again, I'm not saying a 300 can not get good fuel mileage. Of course one man's idea of "good" is another man's "unacceptable". My idea of good fuel mileage for a 300 is 18. I've heard accounts of 20, even 21.

By the way Doug, I get about 15 highway also. I can't confirm this but I'm fairly sure it's about 15.5 and about 8 or 9 around town.

I find it amazing you got 20 mpg out of a 318. Those things are realiable but love their fuel.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:31 PM
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Thought I'd share this since this thread is going down the tube. Strictly entertainment value. I think the MPG numbers given in the add are BS, but it's worth the watch.

YouTube - 1984 Ford 4.9L six Ad

Enjoy.
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:02 PM
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Now that (Steve's 83) is a truck!
 
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:22 PM
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cry all you want... the simple truth is if the guy didnt make that van get a substantial fuel economy increase the guy wouldnt have a job right now
 

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