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V 10 fuel milage options

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by farmertim, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. farmertim

    farmertim Member
    Messages: 95

    I'm looking at a 00 F250 SD V10 dirt cheap as one can imagine.
    i have a 99 F350 PS SD and i had it rechipped to get better milage, no power but can get 21 miles per gallon.
    I was wondering if this can be done on a V 10 with after market or ford reprograming.

    The ford garage can't it seems, or won't so i thought i would post it here.
    I am looking to have this truck as a back up and replacement for my other plow truck when I sell the plow business after the first of the year.
    thanks for the info
  2. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    I think Westers Garage offers a reflash that will give better milage as well as more power.
  3. farmertim

    farmertim Member
    Messages: 95

    V 10 fuel squeeze

    thanks for the info I knew there had to be something out there.
    thanks for the info...
  4. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Try Summitracing.com They have a boat load of truck stuff. Order the catalog
  5. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    Try here
    This is My sons shop in the north west and they have can burn custom chips. They also have a Dino setup that will handle DRW and have been specialising in Diesel pickups. Tell them T W Hall sent you.

    FAST Specialties, LLC / Vancouver, WA / (360) 213-2781 / (877) 567-FAST - Home
  6. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    BTW just for giggles what chip are you running in the 99PSD SD ? I am leaning toward a TC 6 position one.

    Thanks for the info
  7. farmertim

    farmertim Member
    Messages: 95

    No chip...

    I just had the ford garage re program the standard Ford chip.
    All it does is limit rpm's in the low gears and cut power back.
    its not very consistant but i can get 21 mpg.
    Also the key seems to be length of warm up time on how the mpg does.
    Westers Garage who sells fine tuned chips claims guys get up to 28 mpg with no power loss on the power stroke.
    it costs about 360.00 to get a chip but wouldn't take long to pay for one
    The only comparision they gave me for the V 10 was in a RV that had increased horse power and 5 miles per gallon improvement.
    I would think i would do better but they don't seem to be concernd about fuel milage as much as power which a mpg improvement is a perk.
  8. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    I ave about 13mpg mostly short trips and city. The truck was used and had the computer flashed I believe. It's no slouch, but never really gets to warm up the way I use it. The truck also carries little stickers saying police intercepter on it so my guess is the computer is setup for the hiway. Sweet that you get that nice of mpg!:redbounce
  9. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    My brother in-law has a loaded F350 crew cab with every bolt on do-dad you can get. He gets about 13 all around mileage with it. I told him to get the Diesel, but, NO he didn't listen now he whines about the MPG.
  10. All_Clear

    All_Clear Senior Member
    Messages: 206

    Not to side track from the org questions but for the F350 crew cab (I have an 89 F350 crew 460) would having a Diesel make much of a difference. The reason i say this is... Gas is about $2 a gal now and Diesel is about $3.50 here... Price vs. Mileage wouldnt it about equal out? Or would you get more mileage to offset the increased cost. Unless your making your own bio-diesel i didnt think it would make much of a difference at the current prices at the pump.