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overhead accuracy...

Originally Posted by gr8scott72 View Post
So what was it hand calculated? (Go fill up and find out how close your overhead is.)
I'm back. I gassed up today. I drove 381.6 miles under all kinds of conditions. I never touched the reset button. My overhead read 10.3. I hand calculated 10.2! I think that that convinces me of the accuracy of my overhead!
 
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So...most choose to believe the worst of all these comments? In 2004 I took a bone stock v10 in a 2001 f350 4x4 to the tip of baja and back and consistently got 16 mpg. I was overjoyed because I had budgeted for 10 mpg. Ever since I have wanted a v10 because of the mpg and how powerful it was. Very nice engine.

Please resist the urge to nay-say and scoff at others. Best to reserve judgement until later
 
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If you fillup, get on the hiway and drive steady for hours on end, get off the hiway, fillup again, you'll get awesome mpg.

Problem is, most folks typical use is totally different. For most folks typical driving around town is far less than 16mpg.
 
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When my X had 3.73’s I was getting 15 on the hwy. when I swapped to 4.30’s my hwy mileage dropped to 14. However my city/hwy mileage went up with the 4.30’s from 11 to 12.5. And my towing mileage went from 6.2 to 7.3.
 
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Over on the 2017 Super Duty forum, one guy filled up at the top of a mountain and then coasted downhill until his lie-o-meter posted over 500-MPG. It's all a compromise. Want good MPG? Don't drive an 8,000# truck. But if you WANT to drive a big-azz truck, then be willing to pay to play. These things are awesome, but they do not get great fuel mileage. Get over it and let's get on with more interesting subjects.
 
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Originally Posted by jottoh12 View Post
So...most choose to believe the worst of all these comments? In 2004 I took a bone stock v10 in a 2001 f350 4x4 to the tip of baja and back and consistently got 16 mpg. I was overjoyed because I had budgeted for 10 mpg. Ever since I have wanted a v10 because of the mpg and how powerful it was. Very nice engine.

Please resist the urge to nay-say and scoff at others. Best to reserve judgement until later


That nice corn liquor free Mexican gas and the presumed hot ambient temps (The Baja peninsula) both worked in your favor for the best case scenario MPG results.

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When my X had 3.73ís I was getting 15 on the hwy. when I swapped to 4.30ís my hwy mileage dropped to 14. However my city/hwy mileage went up with the 4.30ís from 11 to 12.5. And my towing mileage went from 6.2 to 7.3.


I had a very similar experience with a gear change.
My EX when all stock with 3.73s did 14-ish in my daily mix and saw a 15.5 MPG best tank on a very hot day of mixed driving with 6 adults onboard in Maine. After the change to 35"s, 4.88s (effectively 4.39 ratio) and 4" lift it now gets 12.5 MPG at 65 MPH on an all highway run (Philly to/from Savannah), some of the loss is due to the lift and bigger tires.
My towing MPG went from 6/7.5 pulling the old 9,500lb TH when stock to 9.0 MPG with the 4.88s and 32" tires. Now with the Banks headers, 89 Performance tune and the 35"/4.88 combo it gets 8/9.5 MPG pulling the 11,400lb TT (19,440lbs combined) on our mostly highway trips. Every drop of gas is logged and all calculations are done by hand, my low option XLT EX doesn't have a Lie-O-Meter.

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Over on the 2017 Super Duty forum, one guy filled up at the top of a mountain and then coasted downhill until his lie-o-meter posted over 500-MPG. It's all a compromise. Want good MPG? Don't drive an 8,000# truck. But if you WANT to drive a big-azz truck, then be willing to pay to play. These things are awesome, but they do not get great fuel mileage. Get over it and let's get on with more interesting subjects.

I want both, good MPG and a big wagon that can comfortably pull our big TT. I get both by daily driving a '94 Geo Metro 1 liter 5 speed that gets 50 MPG on my daily mix if I drive it like a Hoonigan and 60+ if I try a little. As for my V-10 EX tow rig I feel that considering what it is, it does pretty darned good in the fuel mileage department, almost 7 liters and 10 cylinders rolling down the road at almost 20K lbs and still able to get nearly 10 MPG (I know I could hit 10 easily if I towed a little slower ). For me and my personal wants, I have the best of both worlds and that makes me a happy camper!
 
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A couple years ago, I did a short trip, 150 miles round trip, west on I-94 and back in the same day. Filled up as I was leaving, drove 75 miles, then turned around and came back to the same gas station that evening. Drove an easy 60 both ways, really babied it. It wasn't easy at all, but I achieved 17.2 calculated. 16.6 on the lie-o-meter. Summer gas and comfortable temps, no need for A/C. Otherwise a good number since it was new was high 14s to low 15s.
 
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