Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Castlegar, B.C.
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Re: MPG - 6.0 vs. 7.3
NO I meant mpg in cdn gallons. Our gallons are larger then USA gallons and fuel mileage varies as well. The difference is 20%. I also reiterate my earler statements about my fuel economy. My statement about 26 mpg is of course my best not my average, as was my statement about 21 in my 7.3l. These numbers are calculated and not according to the computer. This mileage has been obtained a number of times on long trips, no wind, cruise set at 100km/hr or 62.5 m/hr. Tires pressure @ 55psi front and 55 rear unloaded. I always use a fuel additive which I buy at Saskatoon Diesel Services. I run synthetic oil. These calculations are in summer using summer fuel. I have noticed that an increase of 10km/hr makes a noticeable difference in fuel economy. I noticed about a 10 - 15% improvement in fuel economy after installing the AFE air intake, exhaust and Vanaaken smart box. I have had good luck with my 6.0l to date. It does leak oil more then my 7.3 but the smoothness and power are much improved. By the way, i installed a banks system on my 7.3 which increased its power but it was not near as smooth nor as powerful as my 6.0l. So, maybe my brain is frozen but I even a frozen brain can appreciate the greater cruising range on my 6.0l vs my 7.3. Same size tank but longer distance can mean only one thing, better fuel economy.
2004 F350, 4x4, 6.0l auto, Lariat fully optioned, LB, CC, Ford remote start, Isspro gauges in A pillar, AFE (proguard 7) intake, 4" exhaust, Vanaaken Smart box, Bilstein shocks, Truxedo, PIAAs and KC driving lights, SS grille, towing a 27.5 Cardinal 5er, using Delvac 5-40 synthetic oil.