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At $2.49 a gallon my 2006 4x4 Ford super cab is killing me in the wallet. I estimate that I'm getting about 13 mpg ( I know that's not terrible, It could be worse) but I was wondering if there is any way to "tweak" it a little bit to increase the mpg.

Thanks, Danny
 

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high flow air filter system, inflated tires, get a diesel :D
 

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Whens the last time you cleaned your Mass Air Flow sensor??
Its amasing how impotant this service can be.

Not hard to do yourself, but it is delicate so bee's careful.
Here's a link.

http://www.f150online.com/forums/li...0.net/howto/clean-maf-mass-airflow-sensor.php


Also, every 25000 or so miles I use a product Called BG44K its a engine top cleaner that does an incredible job on the valves , ingnition chambers and piston tops. Helps improve mileage also. You can get it at most GOOD auto parts stores. Its pricy, but works! And it WONT harm your O2 sensor!!!

Speaking of wich, if yas havent changer that forever (O2 sensor) thats another thing that should be changed every 50000 or so!

Also, another thing to check is the brakes!! YES the BRAKES. Its amasing how many are driving around with collapsed rotors causing drag at their wheels. Especially if tis four wheel disk brakes.

I have a high air flow filter. (K$N). My truck is however always in good tune. When I installed it I didnt really see that much gain in Fuel economy,(Maybe a mile or 2 per gallon) but performance was a BIT better. I think a standard air filter that is kept in good condition (clean ) works just as well. Unless yas wants to spend the money and have a cool window sticker! :wink:

A Cat back exhaust MAY help!

lastly KEEPS YER FOOT AWAY FROM THE FLOOR BOARD!!!! :lol:


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(2002 F150 FX4, 5.4 engine, 3:54 gears, 48000 miles, 19.5 MPG )HIGHWAY!
 

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Also,, If yas are a checkin your milage drivin round town,, Thats a STUPID thing to do!! :shock:

In Denver yas might have yer engin a runnin for over an hour to travel 15 miles!! :shock:

Check the milage on a HOT day, on a highyway, goin down hill with a wind at yers back! :lol: (Engine off helps too)

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There was a woman that won the Mobil Economy Run one year. Explaining how her dad taught her to drive economically, she said he taped a raw egg under the gas pedal. She said the longer it was under there the more you didn't want to break it (as in the smell of rotten eggs). It might be something you want to try if you are really serious about fuel economy. :twisted:
 

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It's basically country driving. No traffic jams where I live. Also, I only have 5.5 k on the truck so I'm hoping it will be a little better when it breaks in. I've heard that vehicles get better gas mileage in the warmer months that when it's cold (and man is it cold). Is this true? I'll look into the K&N air filters. What about those "tornadoes" (something like that) that I see the infomercials for. It's supposed to increase air flow and increase MPG or is it just a gimmick. I also heard synthetic gear oil in the differentials can help. Also, I'm pretty easy on my equipment and not much of a lead foot.

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Dint realise yas only had 5000 miles on her!

She's a BABY!!!!!

Milage will get better.

Cold weather will effect milage.

Synthetic oils in EVERYTHING!!!!!!

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There is only one solution that will make any difference, sell it and get something smaller. There is no magic pill, your dreaming.
 

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have been a Ford tech for 28 yrs and I will tell you the best way to improve fuel mileage is aired up tires and driving the speed limit or under I know my F250 likes 65 but mileage really drops at 75 as for after market filters be very careful if they are not maintained and serviced, cleaned and reoiled they will pass dirt and screw up you mass air flow sensor and some trucks just can not run with them in. bottom line behave and proper maintenance


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Repeat what djansma said. I've been in a Ford service dept for 12 years. Stay away from the aftermarket air intakes. They will cause more trouble than worth. Do you have the 5.4 or 6.8? Either the way the superduty's aren't built for gas mileage. When gas is $2.30+ a gallon nobody gets the gas mileage they think they should.
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Maverick said:
I wish gas was 2.30 a g. I payed 2.81 for reg gas on
firday,
LOL, I have to laugh when I hear you complaining about the cost of gasoline. Where I live it is $6.40 per gallon.
 
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