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Old 05-01-2002, 10:49 PM
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I have a buddy with a 2002 PS 4X4 Excursion. His city gas mileage is slightly over 10MPG. He ran the truck form Chicago to Florida and back and averaged just over 15MPG. The truck has 4500 miles on it. He doesn’t use it to tow. What kind of mileage should he be getting? Any ideas what might be wrong?
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My dad has a 2000 f-250 4x4 gets 16mpg
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Dan,

Something is not right. I consistantly get 15-17mpg city miles and 17-20 mpg on highway miles. This was fairly steady since about 4000 miles all the way to 7500 which is where the truck sits now. What is his driving style? Is he a hard accelerator?

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I have a '99 f-350 Supercab PSD and get an average of 14 mpg. I have a ATS chip in it that gave me about 1-2 mpg. So he is about right. That Excursion is a big monkey!! Very heavy.
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I'm on my 3rd Power Stroke in 6 years and this one has the worst milelage of all. My 1996 F-250 4X4 got over 20 miles to the gallon on the xway, 1998 F-250 4X4 got about 16 to 18 miles to the gallon and my 2000 F-350 Dullie 4X4 gets only 12-14 miles to the gallon highway driving.

Goverment regulations on the Diesel emission is really putting the hurt on MPG. All I can say is stick with the Diesel dollor for dollor it's the best buy.
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my 2001 F250 PSD 4X4 Crew gets about 14 - 16 hwy (pretty much a lead foot though). About 12 or so towing

My 97 F 350 Crew Dually PSD gets worse (10 -12) but is geared lower
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2001 Excursion PSD 18 highway and 13-15 towing 10k. 20k miles and we gained about 1-3 mpg. I hope this helps.
 
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'99 Ford 350 PSD, SRW, 16 mpg combined with a light foot.
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my last PSD in a F-350 got around 10-11 in town and no tmuch better on the highway .. I'm have a very heavy foot though.. the one before that was pretty close to the same......this was a work truck with quite a load on it.... I would think that the Exc should be getting somewhat better...
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Thanks for the replies. I am not sure of his driving style. I know I use the gas pedal in my D-Max like an on-off switch. I average 15.8 city miles. When he told me his I figured there has to be something wrong. I plan to print this thread and give it to him. I am also going to give him the thread on chips for the PS.

ThunderDan,
What gear ratio are you running in your Excursion? I wonder if maybe he has a bigger gear ratio.

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