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Old 06-29-2016, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jmatthews View Post
It's a 2013 6.7, got it 6 months ago with 60k, now 66k so far so good haha! Bought it because the 2001 7.3 f250 I bought new was 2wd, great for NC but not so great in WV in the winter.

Pulls the camper much better up and down the mountains, I set the cruise on 75 mph coming back from Clarksburg WV to Winston and it never got below 70 for sure. Normally in the Ex or my other work truck I sold I couldn't use the cruise in the mountains and would speed up going down the hills to keep my speed going up. Tow haul is nice to have too.

Fuel mileage so far hasn't been as good as the old trusty 7.3 though haha. Highway, 16, city 13, towing 75 through the WV mountains 7.8 lol. Always get 10ish towing 72ish with the 7.3's, but the cruise prolly doesn't help my mpg's.

Bought the extended warranty just in case, but for the most part they have been pretty reliable.

I usually drive the Ex unless i'm working to keep miles off the truck, and in 250k miles on the Ex i've found as long as I know how the change fuel pump, water pump, alternator, I should be good to go!!
I'm kinda surprised your Mpg is that low. I would think it would be closer to the 20 mark. Good to hear it's treated your good so far.
 
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:11 PM
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Still n the road from a 5 State, 2000 mile trip- maybe cheated at 4corners.
You visited the most boring part of 4 corners. and even worse this time of the year.
 
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Did you go thru durango ? That's right in my neck of the woods.

Mine has been chilling at the dealer...trying to get an a.c. issue resolved....its hot here.
Hey hey, same here.. Durango ?
 
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Originally Posted by n3wpv View Post
Drove from Ohio to Tucson, AZ. 1913 miles hand calculated at 13.27 mpg. Not too far off from my estimated 14 mpg during pre-trip planning. Should be better on the trip home as I'll have less weight and won't have the cargo carrier on top.

This sure is a beautiful country!
You're doing it wrong. This time of the year you are supposed to escape hades (az) and drive away from it as far as you can or as high as you can.
 
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My overhead console died on me, thanks to some threads in here I was able to tear it apart and find a bunch of loose resistors as well as some missing. Got my Google Fu on and found a guy on eBay selling them for $3.75 each. Didn't like that price so I found a supplier of the 68ohm resistors (680) that go in there, ordered a bunch so if anyone needs them let me know and I can set you up with some for .20 cents each. (Not selling them just passing my findings on to you guys that may have trouble finding them like I did

Oh yeah also ordered a new grill, and some head lights!
I replaced all mine with standard resistors. The surface mounts resistors (SMR) overheat inless you put something under them to act as a heat sink. It does take a solder station to regulate the heat while working with the board.
 
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Originally Posted by Pitcrw6 View Post
I'm kinda surprised your Mpg is that low. I would think it would be closer to the 20 mark. Good to hear it's treated your good so far.
Yeah, flat land at 65 I get 20mpg, but that don't happen. (The 65 anyway)
 
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Yeah, flat land at 65 I get 20mpg, but that don't happen. (The 65 anyway)
I'm getting around 7 average with my '05 6.8 L. I'm on 37's and a 6" lift, K&N cold air intake, TB Spacer, stock gears. Power seems ok but my economy sucks.
 
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Originally Posted by ecrandell View Post
I'm getting around 7 average with my '05 6.8 L. I'm on 37's and a 6" lift, K&N cold air intake, TB Spacer, stock gears. Power seems ok but my economy sucks.


Have you corrected the speedometer for the big 37"s, that change over the stock 31.5"s will throw the fuel mileage numbers way off, and you have to do the calculation by hand not rely on the overhead Lie-O-Meter. The speedo is driven by rear axle rotations, so a gear change will not affect the speed shown but bigger tires will.
 
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Yup, I corrected it electronically with my supertuner. No gear change and as for the econo-meter it is off by about -2 mpg.
 
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I helped a Dodge make it home without it breaking down. Lmao.

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But am a little concerned with the temps I was seeing on my rig.... EOT got as high as 230, EGT spiked to 14-1500 a couple times, and water temp I'd say 225. Trans was happy as hell, never got over 185.

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Originally Posted by ecrandell View Post
I'm getting around 7 average with my '05 6.8 L. I'm on 37's and a 6" lift, K&N cold air intake, TB Spacer, stock gears. Power seems ok but my economy sucks.
Well I did take a mpg hit when I went from skinny 17 stockers to 325/55/20's, but those stock steelies look like training wheels.
 
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Just came home from a week in PA by the Allegheny reservoir. Another beautiful and relaxing week of camping. EX ran great and tows the new beast nicely.


 
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Just came home from a week in PA by the Allegheny reservoir. Another beautiful and relaxing week of camping. EX ran great and tows the new beast nicely.




Looks like a nice spot Eric.
Have you installed that new receiver hitch yet?
 
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:28 PM
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The receiver has not come yet.

My email from eTrailer while I was gone.

Eric,

I apologize for the delay in shipping your order.

We are waiting to receive the Torklift Superhitch that you ordered. I checked with the manufacturer for an update and confirmed they are currently in production. We now expect to have them on hand to ship late in July. As a reminder, your account is not charged until your initial order ships. I will have tracking information emailed to you as soon as it is available.



 
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:31 PM
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I helped a Dodge make it home without it breaking down. Lmao.



But am a little concerned with the temps I was seeing on my rig.... EOT got as high as 230, EGT spiked to 14-1500 a couple times, and water temp I'd say 225. Trans was happy as hell, never got over 185.


The eot in my Ex runs that high towing in the summer, but after ten years with no problems I worry less.
 

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