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Old 11-20-2003, 09:19 AM
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I see 13-15 MPG non-towing on the highway at 60-70 MPH. It gets about 10 MPG around town. I get about 7-9 MPG towing close to 15K down the highway.

A couple of drawbacks to the V-10 vs 7.3 when towing. First, the 7.3 got about 2-3 MPG better towing, and 3-4 MPG better non-towing. The 7.3 would also hold the speed on a grade better then the V-10 while towing.


I dont know what everyone elses diesel gets for mileage, but I get 10-12 in town, Im lucky if I see 15 on the highway, and 8-8.5 pulling 8k. I do have 35" tires which might make a difference, but if I had it to do again, I would get the V-10. You lose 5k when you trade it in, but you pay 5k more for the psd. It does pull very well, and have no complaints other than the only one I know getting the 22mpg they get is the local ford salesperson
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Your 35's will cut your mileage back. They are wider with a more aggresive tread pattern so they will have greater rolling resistance. Did you re-calibrate the speedometer after installing them?

I saw a consistent 17-19 MPG non-towing 55-70 MPH with both my 1999 and 2000 7.3's. It would also get 10-11 MPG towing down the freeway with up to 12K behind it. Made many a trip pulling boats, always got the same 10-11 MPG. Oh, and this was figured using real math, not trip computers
The 35's were on there when i bought it. The speedometer is calibratered within 1-2mph (per gps) I do the math (not the overhead readout).

I really notice a drop on the highway after 55. If I keep it there, Ive seen 16.5. If I drive 70, it drops to 12.5. I dont get that. Maybe the turbo is going on something. I tow with overdrive off (Ive heard some people tow with it on ) and even if I drive around empty with the overdrive off, I only get 10 or so.

It doesnt make sense to me. If I didnt have the 35's on it, I would take it into the shop to see if something was wrong with it. Even with them I still wonder.

As far as pulling and running, it seems perfect.
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btw

how fast did you drive pulling the 12k?

I can get mine down in the high 7's driving 70.
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This is something for you guys to reference against the 6.0 Powerstroke.

Going to the Shootout this year pulling my 26' Scarab. Truck had about 1,200 miles on it when I left. Ran between 80-85 all the way. Boat and trailer full of gas weigh 6,820lbs. I averaged just over 11mpg for the trip.

I'm sure that number will increase easily after this engine gets broke in. But I don't expect to see anything better than 14-15mpg under those conditions. I'm sure that's stretching it too.

Maintaining speeds up hill is a lot easier with this engine.

Overall some good points made in this thread.

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A real work horse motor.

We love the one in our 2001 Excursion. Two years old and NOT ONE SINGLE PROBLEM OF ANY KIND.

Been used in RV's for years.

It will haul the mail!

With have the 3.73 rear end and the best fuel mileage we have seen has been around 15.8 MPG.

I would not hesitate to buy another. I also have a 7.3 Power Stroke in a 2002 F-350 and there is not a lot of difference in power in my opinion.

The sound of the V-10 is nice also.
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I have owned 2000 7.3 PSD and I now own 6.8 V10 Excursion. I never got more than 15-16mph with the PSD non-towing and towing was about 12. The V10 is hard on gas 12-14 non-towing and 6-8 towing my 35' Boat. The PSD has more grunt towing, the V10 is a dream to drive as it is quiet, no smell, and gas it up anywhere. The v10 has a lot of torque and really rips at stoplights. The new quieter 6.0 diesel has me thinking again to go back. I drove one around town and it felt like a dog untill the turbo kicked in. Tough call if money is no object. But, $5,000 will buy one hell of lot of gas.
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I have owned 2000 7.3 PSD and I now own 6.8 V10 Excursion. I never got more than 15-16mph with the PSD non-towing and towing was about 12. The V10 is hard on gas 12-14 non-towing and 6-8 towing my 35' Boat. The PSD has more grunt towing, the V10 is a dream to drive as it is quiet, no smell, and gas it up anywhere. The v10 has a lot of torque and really rips at stoplights. But, $5,000 will buy one hell of lot of gas.
I get the exact same numbers.
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