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Old 01-12-2013, 04:17 PM   #71
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How many miles does it take on the new Ford's before the engine is "broken in" and getting the best mileage? Just wondering if maybe that has something to so with your lower, but still great to me, mileage.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #72
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I have heard that, haven't had first oil change yet, got about 5k on it, bought new in July.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #73
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OUCH...I agree with you that your 2012 F250 should be doing better than that on flats and only chugging 9K lbs.
Sounds like you gonna need some engine mods after warranty is over...then you'll blow those mpg numbers up
What sort of engine mods would "blow up" the mpg? Intake? Performance chip?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:09 PM   #74
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I think the "broke in " mileage difference is more wishfulness than reality. I have had several new trucks and there was little to no difference from day one till 50k four years later.
-some people trying to sell 180,000+ mile trucks will tell you they are "just getting broke in" of course this is bs.

Ps. Mileage differences you are seeing between people on here maybe beacause if 2wd or 4wd
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #75
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What sort of engine mods would "blow up" the mpg? Intake? Performance chip?
-larger down pipe & intercooler pipes
-egr delete
-efi program tuning for onboard ecm
-cold air intake kit
-straight pipe exhaust
-new, larger exhaust from turbo to outlet
-water meth injection system

To name a few

PS-this don't work for gassers!
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #76
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So what options do us unleaded lovers have?
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #77
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So what options do us unleaded lovers have?
When I had GM 2500 6.0 gasser, the following items were about all that could be done for some gain...it all depends if you think the expense to do these mods out weigh the benefits:

-cold air intake kit
-larger diameter exhaust
-full synthetic fluids for engine oil & transmission
-programmer (ie...Hypertech, Bullydog,etc)
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #78
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-larger down pipe & intercooler pipes
-egr delete
-efi program tuning for onboard ecm
-cold air intake kit
-straight pipe exhaust
-new, larger exhaust from turbo to outlet
-water meth injection system

To name a few

PS-this don't work for gassers!
Some of these are sure hard on drivetrains and engine components. But if you trade every couple of years or so, that's somebody elses problem.
- but this is from a techs point of view and someone who keeps vehicles in the family for a long time usually.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #79
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My gains were achieved by :
Full synthetic fluids
Free flowing exhaust cat back
Tuned pcm from www.wait4meperformance.com jesse bubb.
One of the best things I did was to install a hayden electric fan with a thermostat to come on at set temp.
It keeps the stock belt fan from engaging.

I have my stock pcm if anyone with an 05 6.0 wants to send it in to be tuned that way u keep your stocker.



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Some of these are sure hard on drivetrains and engine components. But if you trade every couple of years or so, that's somebody elses problem.
- but this is from a techs point of view and someone who keeps vehicles in the family for a long time usually.
No doubt unless you drive conservatively which I assume most on this forum do, including myself...though the temptation is there BUT I like my money in the bank instead

From my observation, those with these mods that pull sleds, dragstrip race or just WOT all day around town...these mods do tear up the stock components (tranny/gaskets/head studs/suspension...etc)
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