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PSD Mileage

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BurbLover, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. BurbLover

    BurbLover 1/2 ton status

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    I've got a 96 F350 w/ the PSD. You guys that have this setup, what RPM/speed do you get th ebest mileage at? I'm leaving tonight for NY and mileage is everything.
     
  2. 79Beast

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    99 F450 with 4.88 rearend and six spd. about 12,000lbs with all the tanks and tool boxes empty. averaged 6-10 mpg depending on road speed and conditons.
     
  3. Jimbo*

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    Mark, I've got a 95 f350 srw 5speed 4.10; best fuel economy empty or loaded is right at 72 mph, averages about 11 mpg. Hope this helps.
    Jimbo

    ps. PM me when you get a chance, I have a trailer that might work for you.
     
  4. BLZN4FN

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    Hey dude,
    Well you know what I got so I wont tell you :cool1:

    If you keep the rpm's aprrox 2,000 that is the best for the engine power and fuel milage. I get approx 15 mpg at 2,00 rpm.

    have a safe trip.
     
  5. jac6695

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    Mark,

    As Bo pointed out, around 2000 RPM seems to be good for light truck diesels. My truck seems to get the best mileage if kept around 2000-2200 RPM, but don't worry, you will have plenty of time to experiment with speed for the best fuel mileage. That is a long trip (as you probably know, I have spent a lot of time on I70).

    Have a safe trip and keep in touch!
     
  6. u2slow

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    I get about 600km to a fillup (dual tanks) on mostly city driving. Mine's a crew with 4.10 & 5spd. I try to not to exceed 2000rpm, but I turn about 2200 to keep up on the highway, and 2500+ purely for entertainment purposes :rotfl:

    I wish it had the 3.55 axle instead... or bigger tires ;)
     

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