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Old 03-07-2002, 12:57 PM
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This is kinda off topic since I'm asking about my tow vecihile it is close to topic.

I have a 01' F250 SuperDuty shortbed with 3.73 and right at 27,500 miles. My question is this I have been loosing mpg over the last few months. Last year I would average 18-19 mpg unloaded and around 13 pulling the boat. I'm now lucky to get 16 mpg unloaded and if I pull the boat(been doing winter repairs)it drops to 10-11 . I know that winter blend will hurt fuel milage but that much I have a co-worker with a 99 psd longbed 4.10's with a 75hp chip and is getting 18-19 unloaded. What is up with this ???? HELP

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Old 03-07-2002, 01:27 PM
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I lose about 20-25% on fuel milage in the winter with my 00 PSD. Have you checked your air filter and fuel filter?

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Old 03-07-2002, 01:47 PM
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Mine goes down in the winter also.
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Old 03-07-2002, 01:53 PM
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You're numbers are not too far off from what most will experience. Depending on where you live in the country and what the temps are, Diesel #1 is mixed in certain proportions with normal Disesl #2 to prevent gelling. It's not uncommon, like Katdrvr said, to lose upwards of 25%. fuel efficiency.
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Old 03-07-2002, 01:59 PM
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I normally get right around 30 mpg, and with winter gas it drops to around 24, so with your truck I would assume those numbers are correct..
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I'm a PSD owner too (97 F350 crew cab) and I suggest the fuel and air filters to and oil change. I stay on top of mine pretty regularly and don't have much of a difference in mpg winter/summer but is a little more mild here (except 20 degrees last weekend, thank God for block heaters). Good luck!
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Old 03-07-2002, 06:32 PM
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I replaced the fuel filter last oil change(24,500)and am going to replace the air filter next oil change(almost there). Hopefully it goes back up. I did notice that depending on where I got fuel my milage would really take a hit. I now go to only stations with high truck traffic.

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Old 03-07-2002, 09:57 PM
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I am getting btwn 15 and 16 per gallon right now myself. I was a little disapointed as all the claims of high miles per gallon that everyone was saying. I have seen as high as 18 but my TRUE average is 15-16 on the computer. I have a 99 crew cab dually.

I was wondering myself about the milage ass some times my truck will take off like it is on fire and other times it falls on its face, comparativly. I really LOVE the truck just have to get this little deal taken care of and the shifting at spots that I do not like taken care of.

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Old 03-07-2002, 10:20 PM
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I have a 2001 PSD and tend to lose a little bit in the winter as well.

283CHECK makes a good point to try and fill up at truck stops where a lot of fuel is pumped instead of smaller stations that have fuel sitting in tanks for a longer period.
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