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Old 05-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #11
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We are heading out on a 4000 mile trip in 2 weeks with our 6.2 and it will be a combination of flats lands and into the smokey mountains so I will update this thread with our numbers then.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:45 PM   #12
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I guess that I'll have to live with it, although I may talk with my friendly Forddealer and see if the chip is ok.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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I have the factory tow package with the 6 speed auto tranny. When I'm in the tow/haul mode I seem to spend a lot of time in 5th gear. Normal?
I have the same without cruise control, mine seems to like to be in 5th gear with even a slight upgrade. When on really flat stretches, it will switch to 6th. I will usually lock 6th out if it cannot make up it's mind.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #14
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Chip? What chip?
How many miles do you have on the engine?
How did you break it in?
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:00 PM   #15
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I guess that I'll have to live with it, although I may talk with my friendly Forddealer and see if the chip is ok.
I have an edge juice with attitude CTS and I really like it! No issues but I dont really hot dog it either. Tow mode I average a steady 10-11. on the race setting on the highway I can get between 15- and 16.5 MPG @ 65-72MPH.Some dealerships are scared about chips/programmers. Banks and Edge depending on make and model have the best reviews and equipment , IMO.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:23 PM   #16
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I was told that there is a computer chip that controls the engine. I guess it adjusts the injection , the timing and a few other things? I have about 6k miles. Old school breaking, take it easy for the first 500 mi. Did not do any towing and am pretty easy on the gas.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #17
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"I was told that there is a computer chip that controls the engine. I guess it adjusts the injection , the timing and a few other things?"
Factory piece may have taken a poop.
I'm a fan of Slam and Jam break ins for engines and tranny's.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:17 PM   #18
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I had a GMC 4x4 with the 5.3l. Went up to Moab a few weekends ago. Truck got an indicated 8.9mpg on the driver console and 8.3 mpg with manual computation. I sure as heck wasn't screaming up hills. It really struggled with the 2 motorcycles in the back and the gear in the truck.

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Old 06-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #19
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I would not expect much better MPG with the 6.2. If you want to compare your MPG with others you will need many others to post because you can't go with just a few. You also can't go with just what your truck has, it should be checked by hand to verifty. Good Luck

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Old 06-14-2013, 05:57 PM   #20
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2300 miles into our trip from Saskatchewan down through Tennesse with 14 hrs of mega head wind and rain one day we are averaging 8.33mpg hand calculated. I drive at 62 miles per hour in manual mode and hold the gears as long as the truck will maintain close to the speed limit. Most hills here in Tennessee required 4th.
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