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Old 01-16-2013, 07:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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better gas mileage!

1996 f250 7.3 TS 6 position chip, single stack, no catalytic converter. I was wanting better has mileage! any suggestions on how?????
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Tape a raw egg to your accelerator and brake pedals. Try not to break them. What mileage are you getting and what are you wanting? What burns are on the chip and what setting are you testing your mileage at?
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Aaron is right. The best why to improve fuel economy on the truck is by being easy on the pedal. I have a php 6 position chip, but havent tested the MPGs with the chip yet. When I was stock, I got 16.38 mpg all city driving, just by keeping the rpms under 2000 and accelerating easily. For a 7.3l v8, that's really not too bad!

Be sure to keep your tire pressure where it is supposed to be and keep up with the regular maintenance.
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im getting about 18
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In my mind that is impressive, especially if you are running winter fuel. What gears do you have in the rear end and what tires are you running? You've got to remember, at 18 mpg you'd need to pick up close to 20% to break 20 mpg. What were you hoping for?
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I am only getting 15.5 on the highway, but mine is a 4x4 and it must have lower gearing.
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I have a F350 CC SRW 4EOD 3.53 gears that will get 18 - 20 mpg on the highway with winter fuel and 20 - 22 mpg in the summer. Drops off to 18 mpg in the summer on B100 but the cost is so much less it doesn't matter. I use cruise control on the highway and drive it nice and easy. Keeping the engine under 2K RPM makes a big difference. My wife pushes it hard and get a whole lot less milage. lol.
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