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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tried a 2009 Ford F350... WOW ... BUT

well, well, i finally tried one big F350 Diesel 2009 and find it awesome BUT what a drinker... oh my god... i did 200 KM (80% highway) and half tank was gone... I guess is normal but people that use it every day must cost a fortune... i wanted to try and see the difference between a DIESEL and a GAS but i could not have my hands on a gas yet but i will... probably on a V10 and see if there is a difference.

There is one thing i dont understand, everybody here is try is saying that changing a particular program could give you a better gas milage etc so i dont understand if FORD knows about it and they know that it's actually safe for the motor, why dont they do it from the beginning?

Just a question.. i was wondering... new in thi truck business and still try to find a deal... heheh

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I did 841km this weekend with my 99 diesel and only used a tank and a quarter, and thats towing my camper. Something must be wrong with the one you drove.

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something must be wrong with the one you drove.
Ya its got a bunch of emissions crap on it that sucks the life outta the fuel economy.

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the new diesel's are getting terrible mileage with the dpf junk on them...get a tuner and delete the dpf...you'll be up to 18 mpg or so and have plenty of power, some guys are just shy of 600 hp tuner only on the new 6.4's! I want one bad


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I didn't know that dpf stuff did that to the fuel economy, thats crazy.

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I didn't know that dpf stuff did that to the fuel economy, thats crazy.
Yeah it's ridiculous, dpf cuts the mileage in half on some....its not free flowing and to burn it off the engine "hi idles" to burn everything off using even more fuel....epa really thought this stuff through


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One thing that helps all diesel engines and especially the new 6.4l is using a "Cetane" boost. The newer engines are made for a cetane ratings of the mid 40's. The rating in most of the pumps in Canada is mid 30's. For $2.50 a fill up it will increase the fuel rating to around 48. The plusses are better fuel economy, cleaner filters, more power. The big thing on the new 6.4's is it wont go into regeneration mode as often, which is where it uses alot of fuel to burn off all the garbage left in the particulate filter. The less often that happens the better fuel economy you will get.

Over all it is better for the engine life and fuel economy so why you not use it?
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