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06 5.4liter gas mileage?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by gt2002gt, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. gt2002gt

    gt2002gt Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    ANyone out there have an 06 5.4 liter supercab with a short bed can give me an idea of what kinda gas mileage your getting... All city? All highway? Both? thanks guys
     
  2. S & L LawnCare

    S & L LawnCare Member
    Messages: 32

    Ihave a 2001 F250 XLT 5.4L Reg Cab and on average i get about 11-13mpg normal but with a plow i get 8mpg you def dont fall in love with the millage it not exzactly too good
     
  3. Mowerpan

    Mowerpan Senior Member
    Messages: 305

    If you gonna get a real mans truck do yourself a favor and get a real mans engine. The smaller engines overworked in such a big truck.
     
  4. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    WRONG!! Thanks for playing.
     
  5. vanwhyjr

    vanwhyjr Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Ha!! That coming from a guy with a S10 and a 4.3. :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2006
  6. vanwhyjr

    vanwhyjr Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    My 5.4 has never had any problems. It gets about 17MPG on the highway and 12MPG around town. It drops like crazy when I'm plowing though. But i just ad that to my bill. It's all good.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2006
  7. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Well the best I have got with my 05 F350 5.4 automatic 5speed with 373 gears was 12 and about 6-8 plowing.
     
  8. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    How do you calculate mileage while plowing? I'd like to see that formula.
     
  9. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    I missed that! HILARIOUS!!!!
     
  10. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    I fill up then start plowing.I'm usually out 14-18hrs for a avg. storm about 240 miles and my truck is empty so 240miles divided by about 33gals=7.2 mpg.So whats the problem?
     
  11. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    What about all the time spent in reverse, idling? That doesn't work out scientifically.
     
  12. Up North

    Up North Senior Member
    Messages: 921

    do you have one that works better?

    Buck
     
  13. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    So what your saying is no one can get an exact MPG because you know Um I was stuck behind a school bus and I was on and off the gas or I got caught at 15 lights or it was cold today and I let my truck warm up for 10 mins or it was very windy give me a freakin break THAT IS REAL WORLD AVERAGE 7.2mpg plowing
     
  14. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    We'll when plowing your usually in reverse, idling, etc etc... So that would be the way to figure it out when plowing. But what do I know, lol.
     
  15. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    No, mileage is a measure of distance. If you are plowing you are going back and forth. Your odometer does not accurately measure the distance you have traveled. Therefore, Miles Per Gallon cannot be measured when plowing. The way to measure it is on the highway. Or for an estimate of city driving, in stop and go situations. Reverse uses lots of gas to go nowhere, and you can't measure it.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2006
  16. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    True, but nothing can be 100% accurate. But I see what your saying. However I think the other way is the best way, unless theres some other way to factor in for everything else... Let it snow!!!
     
  17. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    You CAN get an accurate highway #. You can simulate stop and go situations to arrive at an estimated city MPG. Throw away any estimate for plowing. But hey, if you are happy with your #s, fine. It is as inaccurate as can be.
     
  18. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Yep, but then again, I could careless what kind of mileage I get, lol. Its a work truck, im not gonna sit around like some people do and complain about mileage, and complain that I dont get 35mpg like the honda. Im sure you feel the same way though :drinkup:
     
  19. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    There isn't one. That's my point.
     
  20. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    Oh, I worry about fuel costs when I tally the benjamins. I just don't work it out in MPG. Trucks are definitely just tools to make money for sure, and hopefully this weekend they will be workin'!:drinkup:

    Here's my formula: I filled up 3 times @ $65 per=$195. I made $2700 burning that fuel=life is but a dream...shaboom, shaboom.
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2006