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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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F250 Improving Gas Mileage

I recently purchased a 2014 F250 Super Duty Crew cab with the 6.2 L, and was wondering if their is any chips to improve my gas mileage or any other ideas to improve gas mileage?
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If you bought an F250 with a 6.2L and you're worried about the mileage you're getting, you bought the wrong truck.

Welcome to fordtough.ca, sorry if I sound like a prick, but it's always been a point of contention for me personally.

My 6.2L mileage isn't much worse than the 5.0L, 16.0 L / 100 km versus 14.5 L / 100 km.

That means it's costing me about an extra $2 every 100 km, or $2000 every 100,000 km.

I see your point, best I can say is go easy on the pedal, I've got no handheld programmer and I'm quite happy getting 16.0 L / 100 km running premium.

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as far as driveing methods or habits go I've always found it's better to give a firm push off when starting away from a stop - rather than puttzing along slowly up through the gears

like pushing a loaded wheelbarrow - you pick up the handles and give it a good shove to get it rolling
this requires less energy than just trying to walk away with it
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Depends on how far your talking that you push it too.

I usually start easy and don't let the RPMs past 2000 .

I could get mid 12s with my '11 5.0l f150 4x4 if I was nice, highway. Kept it at 100-105. Anything above that mileage went down, if I kept it 90-95 it was even better.

Starts, stops, intake, exhaust, and programmer will help. Most important is driving is driving habits though.
I traded my truck for a car so I'm running various mileage tests.

Driving habits and speeds I find currently most impactiful,


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Jeez, gas took a nice little 10 cents a litre jump yesterday from about $1.30 or so to $1.42……. paid $1.52/L for premium.

Meh, still don't care. lol

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My 6.2L mileage isn't much worse than the 5.0L, 16.0 L / 100 km versus 14.5 L / 100 km.
Is that according to the gauges in the truck or are you figuring that out?

I get 16.xx L/ 100 in both my trucks so that is awesome to know.

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with my edge tuner set to high perf I get about 23 -24 mpg driveing steady at 40-55 mph but at 60 it drops like a stone to about 17-19
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Is that according to the gauges in the truck or are you figuring that out?
I'm too lazy to crunch the numbers, I just use the on-board display.

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Add 1 - 2L /100kms. ^^^


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Either way, the numbers between the two are the same, the 5.0 isn't much better for mileage than the 6.2, if I cared that much I'd be driving something different.

OP seems to be another "one and done", so doesn't really matter what the numbers are.

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