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What kind of MPG can I expect from a '97 7.3L E350?

I cross posted this in the van section because I hadn't seen this area for this era of engine. I hope cross posting is ok. Anyways I found a '97 e350 passenger van for sale locally for dirt cheap. 250,000 miles. I googled what kinda mileage it should get and I was surprised that nobody reported very good mileage. Some were getting 8mpg (from a diesel?!?!??) A few reported 15. I expected closer to 20. It'd be used for about 70 miles of hiway driving a day.
What should it be getting stock and what could I do to get better mpg? Is it as easy as turning down the pump?
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I just bought a '97 F-250HD. I drove it from the Illinois-Wisconsin boarder down to Lafayette, IN. Granted this is almost 100% highway, I averaged 22.5 MPG.
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