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Old 09-04-2010, 12:23 PM
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got back last night from my trip and this is a breakdown of miles and actual fuel cost..... i left houston with just over a 3/4 a tank....

wednesday left houston drove to illinois with a 5000lb load 756miles

thursday drove to mississippi empty 224 miles.....picked up 1500lbs 7 foot tall 13 foot long load(serious wind drag) and drove to texas 426miles

friday delivered in texas and then drove to arkansas empty 173miles picked up 1850lb load and drove back to houston 352 miles

im home now with still 1/4 tank left

total 1931 miles and actual diesel cost was $415.00 or 21 cents a mile

what i know before is when i drove to port fourchon louisiania and back to houston it would cost $260 round trip and that 768 miles..... or 34 cents a mile.....

so on this three day trip i saved $251 or 2 and half tanks of fuel.....and also its worth mentioning that diesel is cheaper in houston and louisana than it is in driving north. this is extra money in my pocket

i also have some fuel left..... and my truck doesnt fire up unless im making money.... anyway i hope this helps people

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756 houston to metropilis ill 5000 lbs
224 ill to miss empty
426 miss to tx 1500lbs
173 tx to arkempty
352 ark to tx 1850 lbs

saved 251 dollars
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very cool.. do u have gallons purchased?

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Texas450

You're killing me. Every post of yours makes we want to pull the pin.

My problem is I can't justify throwing my stupid 200k extended warranty away.

Anyway, thanks for the excellent posts - please keep them coming.
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very cool.. do u have gallons purchased?

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hey sam

i never get the reciept and i stopped writing down the gallons....but i always know how much i spent......i use a fuel fleet card with work so at the end of the week it breaks it all down for me on paper.....but i can and will do this....i got a load going to memphis tenn. delv. on tuesday and i will make sure to keep a record of every gallon purchased and post it on here....have a good labor day weekend!
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:21 PM
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Texas450

You're killing me. Every post of yours makes we want to pull the pin.

My problem is I can't justify throwing my stupid 200k extended warranty away.

Anyway, thanks for the excellent posts - please keep them coming.
thanks bro!!

i justifed it due the fact that i burn through miles like its going out of style....50k-75k a year....plus the fact that i get paid to put in drive....also i have been told by a couple of sources that they(ford) will hem and haw over a repair and try to get out of it.....

gool luck dude....
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hey sam

i never get the reciept and i stopped writing down the gallons....but i always know how much i spent......i use a fuel fleet card with work so at the end of the week it breaks it all down for me on paper.....but i can and will do this....i got a load going to memphis tenn. delv. on tuesday and i will make sure to keep a record of every gallon purchased and post it on here....have a good labor day weekend!
thanks, not asking for more work on your part..
nice weekend to you as well..

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Old 09-05-2010, 06:02 AM
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thanks, not asking for more work on your part..
nice weekend to you as well..

Sam
i agree....its obv that the total gallons purchased it relevant to this thread. i knew that when i made my last trip and still was kinda lazy about it....its no big deal.....i should of just tracked all that stuff instead of just being satisfied.....anyway talk to ya soon,,,, also where is liberty hill?
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Liberty Hill is about 40 miles north of Austin, 15 miles west of Georgetown on I35.

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figuring if you paid $3/gal for diesel you got nearly 14mpg this time around and if you figure you saved $251 then you were getting just over 8.5mpg with the DPF system still on the truck. these numbers are not far off from other numbers you reported. this is nearly a 63% increase in fuel economy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! holy great mother of god, at some point some insane lunatic at the EPA needs to understand is it worth wasting that much diesel for a little less smoke, my question is what in the world is the truck doing with that much wasted fuel is the exhuast really any cleaner?? its a wonder diesel is not dripping from the tail pipe.

think about how much money you would be throwing away if diesel was up near $5/gal again. if you figure your fuel costs to 100k miles at current prices and with your mileage going from 8.5 to 13.5 mpg you will be saving nearly 13 grand in fuel over that time. you guys that are worrying about your engine warranty get a clue your savings could pay for your own brand new motor **** on the warranty!!!! with savings of this magnitude one has to wonder if one day a cottage industry will develop of buying a new truck and putting in an old mechanical pumped cummins, because certainly over the long haul the savings will pay for the costs, plus those motors will get even better mileage than a non DPF 6.4 likely another 20% better. don't worry I am a cummins fan but have a new 6.7 ford on order right now.
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Old 09-06-2010, 01:09 PM
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Left around 11am CT will keep you guys updated... Bunch of rain!
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update....i am in west memphis now at a hotel....i just fueled up before i checked in...i left houston with a full tank and made it all the way here......462.6m actually have about 30 miles left to drive but who is counting

diesel purchased
37.2 gallons

Cost
$100.53 @2.69/gallon or .22c mile

fuel eco
12.4 mpg 100% highway 2000lb load on prefomance tune

money saved
based on old set up of .34c per mile.....

$55.51 this trip and counting

year to date savings 9-1-10...to present

$306.51

total miles

2393.6

any questions please ask

hope this helps

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lookin good..

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That is great! That is just money in your pocket... can't beat that! The more you drive the more money in your pocket. Great record keeping too... def stay on top of that for as long as you can. I would love to see yearly data of fuel used, miles traveled and money saved!
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:04 AM
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whats up sam and lax! im going to try to keep it posted and up to date as long as i can.....i think it will be real eye opening to most people and helpful to others just joining the forum like i did last month.....
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yeh, you've got my attention.. I am looking for dpf off parts as we speak.

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