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Old 05-23-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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Superduty 6.0 diesel drivers...MPG?

I know this will vary with Airstreams and loads,but what kind of MPG are you averaging pulling? I'm getting 11 chipped with a superchips programmer in tow mode.. I was wondering if I should unchip before the next trip. Was thinking of going back to stock.

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Old 05-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #2
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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And I get 12-14 with a 30' classic with stock.
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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Gonna change. Thanks

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Old 05-23-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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Hi, at the Ford dealer that I retired from, the biggest cause of damaged, dead, or destroyed Diesel engines was after market gadgets. [especially on the 6.0 L Diesel] Leave it stock, or don't blame Ford when it blows up.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:05 PM   #7
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Hi, at the Ford dealer that I retired from, the biggest cause of damaged, dead, or destroyed Diesel engines was after market gadgets. [especially on the 6.0 L Diesel] Leave it stock, or don't blame Ford when it blows up.
Thanks, but I've had it CHIPPED for over 35,000 miles and no problems. I had my 7.3 chipped for over 160,000 miles with no problem. I wouldn't blame FORD if it did blow up. When they have "blown up" it's more than likely the trucks were being trated as racr cars.

I'm not afraid of chips and a lot of other people should not either. I have had great success with them. When I tune mine to perfomance level I reguraly get 23-24 mpg. But in Tow mode, I'm getting 11. So I'll unchip it when I'm towing.

Thanks for the advice ,though.

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:08 PM   #8
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chip/no chip...

mpg towing LARGELY depends on mph.

ne1 claiming >12 mpg is goin' slow.

ne1 reporting <10 mpg is goin' fast.

many threads and many fish stories buried herein.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...lly-11416.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...sel-39890.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...r-38681-2.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...cle-46812.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...cab-40511.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...ples-4385.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...s-40195-2.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...eed-45975.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...cks-40195.html

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I tow with a gas engine 25 ft airstream behind and get better gas milage than the chipped diesel. May be time to buy new truck. Just my thoughts.
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I tow with a gas engine 25 ft airstream behind and get better gas milage than the chipped diesel. May be time to buy new truck. Just my thoughts.
I figure, I'll un-chip it and see what I get...I can go around the US a lot more than you with my diesel and still come out ahead on longevity.

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2007 F250 4X4 pulling a 2007 25 FB. On the flat and level out here in Ca. where by law the speed limit is 55mph I get 14.5 towing and @55 unhooked I get 18.2

When I hit the AZ line and the speed limit goes to 75. The mileage goes in the dumper.

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I figure, I'll un-chip it and see what I get...I can go around the US a lot more than you with my diesel and still come out ahead on longevity.

Just say'n


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I know this when I travel with my diesel friends we all stop for fuel at the same time and You may get ahead on longevity but I will still spend less than you in total cost of vehicle and fuel in the long run. Ask Ed Wallace the local DFW car and Truck man on 570 KLIF. I love all my diesel brothers
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I know this when I travel with my diesel friends we all stop for fuel at the same time and You may get ahead on longevity but I will still spend less than you in total cost of vehicle and fuel in the long run. Ask Ed Wallace the local DFW car and Truck man on 570 KLIF. I love all my diesel brothers
I wonder if it's in your trailers light weight? Your trailer is around 3500 lbs? My friend tows the same trailer as I with a Dodge Power Wagon and he's getting 10 mpg. Another camping buddy tows a trailer of near weight with an F350 2wd 460 cu gasser and gets 9 mpg.
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