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Old 01-04-2008, 05:49 PM
 
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Default 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

how is everyone doing out there in ford world??????i'm new to this site but have been a ford fan since i was a kid...i have a 2003 ford f-250 with a gas motor and 10 1/2 miles to the gallon is killing me since i do heavy mileage weekly i am planning to purchase a diesel 6.0L to be exact cuz i;m gettin to much bad feedback on the new 6.4L and everyone is saying something different about the gas mileage but anywayz does anyone know what the mpg;s are on a 6.0L and if any banks products do work to get even better gas mileage??????thanks for all the help
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:02 PM
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

Welcome to the site..

What truck style are you concidering?

Crew Cab, Super Cab, 2x4, 4x4, long/short bedect..

My 05 C/C 4x4 S/B runs the Diablo Predator, and the mileages running mostly empty are about 14ish around town and about 17 out on the highway.. These trucks move through the air like a brick (but extremely comfy and if you keep the speed to about 65mph or less you may squeak a 'tad' more out of a gallon.. Upwards of 80mph and the numbers drop off or at least seems to.. Also things to concider are any load carried, altitudes, cold area idle times, summer A/C useect. or anything that can offset mileage numbers.. Although it seems that most owners have complained that MPG has 'drifted' a bit since the ULSD switch and not manufacture defined...
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

i;m lookin at f-350 regular cab 4x4 long bed with 3.73;s gonna put a cap on it and gonna have some weight in the truck since i;m in construction but i;m hoping for 15 around town and 18-20 on the highway but i;m sure i;m askin for to much here.any banks products add to gas mileage...
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

I've got an 04 F350, SC longbed, FX4, 6.0 with cold air intake and a Banks exaust. No chip. I get about the same- 14 city and 17 to 18.5 highway depending on my rush ( no slower than about 70 ).
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:51 AM
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

I have 2005 F250 Lariat 6.0 4x4 LB SuperCab 3.73. 12-13 around town and 18-22 on hwy at 60mph. Towing is about 12-13 at 60 mph with 4000 lbs. It was better until dealer did CA emissions recall, replaced turbo and some stuff that I can't remember right now,and now it has turbo lag 4 times worse than it did before recall. Also cranks 2-3 seconds before starting. Doesnt seem right to me but the dealer says everything is normal last trwo times I took it in for oil leaks. I guess I'm just a stupid truck driver.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:45 PM
 
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

well thanks for the help on the gas mileage.....i guess anything is better then 11 highway with my 5.4 03' pickup.i just got back from looking at an 06 f-350 with 110 miles on the odometer.....yea thats right 110 miles truck is immaculate shape carfax states truck registered with 11 miles on it and truck got repod at 92 miles went to auction house where it was then bought by manheim from what i hear is the only good one out there....and is now at a ford dealer....they say truck is perfect from there mechinics but what dealer doesn;t bull****.truck got 26 months left on factory warrenty and i;m gonna buy and extended powertrain on whichever truck i buy. anyone reading this i would like input on whether or not i should buy the truck maybe engine damage from sitting?????help me pleaseeeeeee
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:29 PM
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

Long sit, and/or short engine run times can be a bit rough on the VGT turbovanes with higher exhaust condensation during short operation.. Good chanceitsfine though, especially with such low miles and low engine run time.. Might also have the dealer run an Oasis Report to see if anything has be done during warranty.. Its a no cost report by the vehicle VIN.. If it's sat for long periods of time, battery lifecould be affected as well... Probably 'all good to go' though.. With standard warranty remaining, and an extended not much to worry about....
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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Default RE: 2006 6.0L diesel gas mileage

yea i;m thinking the same thing.......just boggles my mind that a truck 2 years old has only 110 miles on it.....well granted it was bought as a leftover but only put 92 miles on a truck that was i;d say 35,000+ in 06' and let the truck be repo'd....i;d like to meet the genius that pulled this smart idea.....i took truck for test drive it ran great and there isn;t a scratch on the skid plates so i know no one fukked with the odometer....
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