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Old 08-03-2006, 09:39 AM   #21
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You could prolly take a heat gun to some coroplast and get it done that way,
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:02 AM   #22
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I think the truck is just too damned big.
Bingo! How much does it weigh exactly. 4x4 f350 supercrew checked in at a gravel scale at 9700lbs
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #23
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Bingo! How much does it weigh exactly. 4x4 f350 supercrew checked in at a gravel scale at 9700lbs
According to Edmunds.com it weighs 6162 pounds. I was surprised, I thought it was a shade under 5000 pounds. Three tons! Good Lord!
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Sludgy what is your truck exactly. DRW, SRW, x-cab, supercab,etc. I may have my numbers incorrect on the weight of the truck? 6200lbs wet sounds optimistically light to me.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:23 PM   #25
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F350 diesel / automatic / 4x4 regular cab SRW.
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F350 diesel / automatic / 4x4 regular cab SRW.
yep 6200 sounds about right to me. That being the case I would think your mileage could be a bit better. Have you thought about WAI and straight pipe. Also how is your tire pressure.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:43 PM   #27
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The problem with bed covers is that they don't really clean up much because the drop from the cab to the bed has already seperated the airflow from the top/side. I'd go for underbody/rear wheel covers, a campershell, and maybe airtabs all around. A WAI will only hurt a diesel, but if you really wanted to, a post intercooler water injection system should help out with FE and power. If you can stand it, and had the cruise control at 60mph, try 55mph. You should see ~21-22mpg.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:45 PM   #28
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My '79 F250 crosses the scales at about 4600. That's really light these days... like a stripped half ton. With a few common accessories (like a bed-mounted diesel tank), the newer trucks tare over 8000.
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I have a 2002 Chevy 2500 HD Silverado w/ the 6.6 duramax engine w/230k miles and I got 19.6MPG for my last fillup. Not bad for this 3/4 ton truck.
I think I can hit 20mpg if I got a tonneau cover.
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Old thread I know but the nice thing about the old International diesels Ford used is you can pour just about anything in the fuel tanks that will burn.

A buddy of mine in Dallas siphons off oil from a waste oil recycling container and adds a gallon or so of E85 to it and pours that straight into the tank and then tops the tank off with a little diesel. He says it's a little harder to start since he is running 50-75% god knows what oil mix and it is winter but once you get going it runs great and is actually getting better mileage than straight diesel does.
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