My '06 is getting no plow around 10-12 in the city and around 12-14 on highways, without towing. The mileage sucks, but the truck is the best! The engine output, tuning, gearing, bolt-on additions and exhaust system all contribute to the fuel economy ratings of this engine. If you have driven over 90,000 miles, replace the spark plugs and fuel injectors. I been drive 2 trucks 2001 F250 4wd V8 5. I do not think a week goes by this forum does not get at least 3-5 5.
I figured it out and I averaged 11mpg city and highway. For me the v-10 is the way to go and since you already have a truck with the v-10 you know how well they perform. Colder and more dense air provides more energy during combustion, resulting in less fuel consumed when accelerating and maintaining speed. GeorgeMy advice would be to just drive what you got into the ground. Reduce or eliminate aggressive driving habits. Spark plug gaps which exceed recommendations result in less efficient combustion.
Moderate acceleration not slow acceleration, which can decrease mileage , staying within speed limits, limiting highway speeds to 55 mph and coasting to stops rather than maintaining speeds then braking will reduce gas consumption. I have a 2008 350 crew 8'bed, w. Exhaust wraps insulate and prevent heat transfer from the exhaust manifold to the air intake system manifold or engine compartment. Intake kits, exhaust and programmers do not gain you anything appreciable. Aftermarket hand-held devices such as DiabloSport, Superchips and Hypertech allow you to load custom tunes designed for your vehicle and restore the factory tune if desired. Thanks for the input, George You would need 05 or newer for coil springs. My daily driver which includes 102 miles of highway commuting and usualy 20-30 miles in town driving 95% empty.
Dd you do anything else? Performance tune the engine and transmission. I would also like the front coil suspension and the turning radius it allows. This modular engine named for the manufacturing process, not an ability to interchange parts on the engine was first introduced in 1997. You will get your investment back and then some on resale anyways. But I was going between 60-65 mph. If you have kept up with scheduled maintenance, you got another 100K+ left in it. I also heard that mods do nothing for mileage.
Available in 2, 3 and 4 valve designs, the engine outputs anywhere from 260 horsepower Ford F-series to a supercharged 550 horsepower Shelby Mustang. If you want good mileage, get a small car. I have a 2005 F250 5. I am wondering if the less power of the V-8 would get that much gas mileage than my V-10? When you buy a towing rig I believe that you should spring for the Deisel. Plow I can't say but will plow on Sunday 2001 F250 4wd V10 super crew cab with 8 foot bed. I figured when I bought the new one if gas stays about a dollar less per gallon than diesel, and the gas gets 2 less mpg I would save about 750. The only thing better is a diesel but they are more expensive and the fuel right now anyway it a lot more.
But I didn't realize I has to reset the the dash read out for the mpg. Dd you do anything else? Thanks in advance for your response Do a search on the topic, it has been beat to death. Hootbro Hootbro, Thanks, I kinda thought that would be the answer, but I was hopeful that with the newer v8 maybe they did better on the milage. Good luck in your decision! I still really like this truck because it does everything I want it to do reliably, and while I wish it got better gas mileage, I knew what I was getting into. I have a 2000 2wd ex cab long bed with a 5. The best I've seen on the highway was 17 mpg.
All highway is closer to 13 and I'm usually doing in the 70-80mph. The worst I can remember checking was just over 12, heavy for a 5. Thanks Tim I pretty close to RobbieB. Wrap the exhaust manifold or headers with a quality exhaust wrap. I have a 1999 f250 with a v10, I get about 11. I avg 13 mpg both city and hwy miles. I have a 2008 f-250 4X4 5.
Fuel injectors, while they may still be functioning, degrade with wear and tear fuel injector cleaner will remove deposits, but not remove wear. Hootbro i bought a f250 4x4 in 2002 with th 5. Fuel air rations, shift patterns, shift points and other optimizations for a given octane rating can increase fuel mileage and performance by 10 percent or more. My truck is a F250 Crew Cab 4wd 3. Dont think you would notice much gas savings and power would be less.
I moved up to a 4x4 v-10 with the 4. I love the truck but the gas is getting kinda expensive. Actual fuel economy depends on individual driving habits, weather conditions, state of maintenance and aftermarket additions, which might improve or degrade mileage. I am thinking about a 2004 or newer. Empty I got 16-17 but pulling my landscape trailer or my camper and it dropped to 9-10 plus couldn't get out of it's own way.