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V-10 fuel milage

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Rooster, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    My Super Duty F250 V-10 milage is way down, 6.36 mpg.

    Any one got suggestions for checking the computer etc? Went to 2 dealers, they don't have a clue.

    Thanks,

    Rick
     
  2. RB

    RB Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    I think that is what you're going to get w/that truck. I have an F-450 w/dump body and it gets about the same. The good thing is that your truck will get the same milage when you have 3 ton on it.
     
  3. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Rick,

    I have a suggestion, trade it in on a Powerstroke:D :D

    I get 12 mpg towing, plowing and hauling and 16-18 mpg under normal driving!

    Just funn'in with you!;)

    Greg
     
  4. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Greg,

    I have a GREAT idea (for me anyway)!

    WE could trade even-up! :D
     
  5. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Rick,

    ROTFLMAO:D

    I don't think so!:nono:

    I have a few friends with V-10's and they are getting about the same mileage as you are:eek:

    Oh, and by the way, my truck will do 14's in the 1/4 mi. also:drinkup:

    Greg
     
  6. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Well, I found out the problem (finally).

    Had a bad Oxygen sensor, dealer wanted $214.00 to install the new one. I was told book time was 1.5 hours.
    The part alone was $80.00 from Ford. I opted for the auto parts store, spent a little over $50.00 for the part and 6 minutes later I was done.

    Now I know, dealers have to make money to keep the doors open, but 1.5 hours labor for what I did in 6 minutes ( and I did on the ground, as I do not have a lift!) give me a break.


    Milage much inproved!! Power too!

    Dockboy was that you I just passed??? :waving: :nod:
     
  7. guido

    guido PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 261

    ROOSTER!!!

    What did you go out and buy you a gas hog too?????

    Let me know how much your milage has improved after changing that sensor.

    I drive like a maniac and getbetween 7 and 9 after about 1800 miles.

    I'm back in the saddle now though, so I'll have to break her in the rest of the day!



    Rick and Guido at the gas station after a $50 fill up!! >:realmad:
     
  8. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Guido,

    But we do have the POWER!!!
    Rick and Guido :waving: :waving: as we pull em out of the mud hole! LOL
     
  9. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Rick,

    LOL!!!:nono:

    Sorry, but I eat V-10's for lunch!:eek:

    Got lot's of extra goodies on mine:D

    400 hp injectors
    130 hp chip
    4" exhaust

    dynoed last at 427 RWHP and 796 ft/lbs. Torque on diesel only
    14.1 @ 93 mph in 1/4 mi.
    0-60 in 6.1 sec.:drinkup:

    Greg
     
  10. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    hmmmm Sounds like a challange!!!!

    :nod: :D

    Nice numbers

    Rick
     
  11. Brickman

    Brickman Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    Dockboy is right. PS will out do a V 10. The V does have big balls, but the stroke's are bigger. My PS is turning around 310 HP and 700 lbs. of torque. WAY more than the V ever thought about. Rooster, Guido have you ever pulled a load that grossed 30,000 lbs with your V 10? and hit 80 mph?



    I didn't think so. I have.


    But the important thing here is that you are driving a Ford.
    My fuel bills are pretty high too, but thankfully the price of diesel has hit $1.149 in the last day or so. That helps.

    Dockboy with the chip I have the mph speed limiter is off, and now it governs with the RPMs. Supposedly will go 138 mph with a 3.73 rear. I have not been stupid enough to try it, but onther guy told me his truck has been governed out at 3400 RPM. I have never been over 105. That is fast enough.
     
  12. Dockboy

    Dockboy Guest
    Messages: 0

    Thanks Rick;)

    Name the time and place!:gunsfiring: LOL!!!:D

    The V-10's are very strong!! I love my SD, best truck I've ever owned. Hope your as happy with yours!!

    You do know I'm just ribbin' you!!!

    Greg:D
     
  13. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Greg,

    I know your kidding!

    I was kidding also!

    I wanted to get a PSD, but had to have a truck quickly because of impending snow due.

    Rick
     
  14. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    I was wondering how you felt about your V-10 now that you had more time driving it!
     
  15. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Rooster, I see you're from Kansas, ever meet a girl named Dorothy? Did ya have her put in a word to the wizard for you?

    I'm packin' and movin' to Kansas!
     
  16. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Nailit1954,
    Love the truck power to spare!!!!!

    Got the milage problem taken care of.


    Pelican

    Actually I dated Dorothy!

    :cool:

    Rick
     
  17. Nailit1954

    Nailit1954 Senior Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 100

    Rooster
    Glad th hear you love your truck! I had the chance to drive my friends 2002 f250 v-10 (nice)
    P.S. how was Dorothy!
     
  18. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    I had the chance to drive a 350 extended cab 4x4 with the v10 it had plenty of power I was towing a bobcat trailer loader with dirt and rock and even water.It was for a parade but none the less it was very heavy and it felt like the trailer was not even there.
     
  19. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Nailit1954,

    Dorothy - - I'll never tell!

    hahaha.

    Toto was a very good dog!
     
  20. Brickman

    Brickman Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    I drove a v 10 out of the auction lot and onto my car hauling trailer. They do have a lot of snap and power, but load it down with 26,000 lbs and it will never even dream of keeping up with a PS.

    I would probably get a v 10 in a personal truck that I wasn't planning on towing much.