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Any Advice on improving mileage of a 2002 7.3L??

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Old 09-17-2005, 09:29 PM
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Default Any Advice on improving mileage of a 2002 7.3L??

I have a 2002 7.3 L F250. I have the 3.73's (I believe) I am getting 15-16 mpg pretty much all around. What products have people tried to improve fuel economy? Do any of the aftermarket add ons work?? For example K&N cold air kit, a chip of some sort? or better exhaust?? If any of these do work, the how much can I expect to gain from them?
Thanks for the help.
 
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Old 09-21-2005, 02:39 PM
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Cmon, nobody has tried any of these products or concepts? Little help please
 
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Old 09-21-2005, 06:58 PM
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Sorry I keep my cars stock [sm=forgetit.gif]
 
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Old 09-23-2005, 05:53 PM
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Well, technically if you improve your intake and your exhaust, you should get better mileage, so a high-flow air filter and exhaust kit would boost your hp, and should increase your mileage...my advice is to stay away from chips and computer mods...they don't always work w/ the system and usually end up costing you big $
 
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:45 AM
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Your milage is at the normal range now. With a programer set at 80 hp and Fords ASI air filter upgrade on my truck { 2000 f250 supercab long box auto 4x4 3.73 gears} intown stop & go driving fuel econ is 13 to 17 mpg. I do think that I do get better milage towing and on the hyway empty with these mod. I know that I have more power and I hav'nt lost and milage.
 
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:24 AM
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If you want mpg buy a cummins.and chip it you will get 23-26mpg guaranteed!!!!!
 
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and you will also have less power and less hauling capacity ,you pay for what you get
 
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:46 AM
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I have a 7.3 diesel now and im gettin like 14.5 MPG around town and im not an easy driver i got an air raid airbox 5inch exhaust and a superchips programmer and i have 35inch tires with a 4 ich lift i reccomend getting the three things and they will improve the fuel economeny a little bit they helped me
 
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:25 PM
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i've got a K&N intake and 4" exhaust from the turbo back, running the superchips programmer on my '02 7.3 four door long bed, and rolling on 38x 15.50's. even pulling a heavily loaded trailer i'm getting 16mpg.
 
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get rid of the 35 inch tires and get rid of these crap plug in chips there is a reason ford cancelled warranties on vehicles with chips.and your mileage will go up tires exspecially
 

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