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V-10 gas mileage

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by kabong57, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. kabong57

    kabong57 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 15

    Understand that I did not purchase this truck for gas mileage but what kind of MPG are others getting?My 1994 2500 4wd V-10 W/ 155K would easily get 15+ Hiway.My new to me 2003 2500 4WD V-10 has not gotten 10MPG. New & improved huh?
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,902

    Is that using the trip computer or did you figure it out your self?

    The trip computers are not always that accurate.
  3. Kingwinter

    Kingwinter Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    V-10's and gas mileage should not be used in the same sentence. :nono:
  4. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    Good point...^^^^^^^^;) V-10's are good motors though, I will give them that!
  5. kabong57

    kabong57 Junior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 15

    Trip computer

    Checked mileage manually,came with-in 2 tenths of trip computer. My tires look taller than other 2500 that I have seen. Thinking that trip computer & speedometer share input signal so may have to install a calibration module inline with speed sensor to compensate for tire size.

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374


    every V10 i have seen, driven or talked to the owner is between 10-15 mpg.. You put something behind it or add weight to the truck it will drop.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    im getting 35mpg in my v10
  8. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    I think you missed the decimal point 3.5??;)

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    no 35 was right, MPG means Miles Per Gas tank right?? so yeah i get 35 miles per tank.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  10. pwrstroke6john

    pwrstroke6john Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    sounds about right
  11. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 877

    bit of a lead foot or is 35 mpt true?
  12. rjets00

    rjets00 Member
    Messages: 48

    I get a solid 9-10 mpg
  13. TL697

    TL697 Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    The dealership can re-calibrate it for you. I've had them do my 2005 twice since new due to different tire sizes.