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Fuel mileage 6.0 ford diesel

I have a 2004 F-350 6.0 diesel larriat, onboard mileage computer says 9.5 miles per gallon. What can I check or do to improve mileage? I have replaced fuel filters.

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  • precorman Dec 16, 2008

    already have one, can't haul much with it, and it's not very roomy!

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    My old Taurus starts immediately, runs good, but I'm only getting about five miles to a gallon. What happend?

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??? well you could start by parking it up and buying a smaller car that does more mpg,
i have found that to be quite effective

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To find your average mileage, fill up the tank, write down the mileage, then do it again at around 200 miles. Divide the mileage traveled by the number of gallons used. I would recommend filling up after you have used about 8 or 9 gallons to prevent running out of gas. You can't go by the federal mpg numbers because everybody drives differently.

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One tank of gas is not enough to compare mileage. Or are you saying the computer's readout of mpg estimate is showing less? Try a tank or two of premium and see if that helps. Keep track of gas mileage. Driving techniques have a lot to do with gas mileage, as does long trips vs. short trips, highway cruising vs. city driving. For best mileage, do regular maintenance and keep the car in top running condition-good spark plugs and clean filters and clean oil ! Attend to minor problems before they escalate.
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Is your check engine light on? Your escort is what is called an "OBD Compatible" vehicle. Any problem that would cause it to use way too much gas SHOULD be setting fault codes in your onboard computer system.

The next question is have you actually checked fuel mileage? If so, how much mileage are you getting?

The reason I ask is because some people do not understand fuel mileage. I had a lady bring her car in just a couple weeks ago saying that her car was getting "horrible fuel mileage". I checked it out and could not find anything wrong. When I questioned her about it, she said "I used to put $9.00 in it and it would last me all week. Now I am having to put $16.00 in it. I still drive the same way to work, and do not use my car for anything else." I had to explain to her that there was nothing I could do to the car that would fix the price at the pump. Fuel mileage is measured in miles per gallon, NOT miles per dollar.

Also, are you sure it is getting bad fuel mileage? Or are you maybe driving more miles than you used to?

If it is in fact getting bad gas mileage and the check engine light is not on, then the question would be: What kind of condition are your tires in? 50% of all the people I have coming into my shop complaining about bad fuel mileage are running around with tires that are badly worn and/or underinflated. In this case, the best money you could spend would be for a tire pressure gauge and maybe one of those portable air compressors that plug into your cigarette lighter. You can usually purchase a decent compressor for under $30. That way you can check your tires and inflate them yourself on the days when you are not working. Your tire pressures should be checked at least every two weeks.

Just some things to think about....

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A tune up can reduce mileage. If they set the timing perfectly, that could reduce power and waste gas. You get the most mileage and power if the ignition is advanced as much as possible, until you get a pre-ignition ping in hard 2nd gear acceleration. They you know you have to back off a bit.
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A faulty tire guage may be decieving you.
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Maybe your need a good fuel injection service. Partially clogged injectors can decrease milage because fuel need to spray and become vapor to burn.
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Gas consumption


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Poor gas mileage can be a result of many many things.

First of all you need to find out what is the factory normal gas mileage for your model year Jeep SUV. It should have said on your window sticker if you bought it brand new. If you are a 2nd or 3rd owner then a Jeep dealer would have info. Google search will tell you as well, and only takes a couple minutes to find.

I did a quick Google search and for a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a (4.7L V8 engine) the average mileage is roughly 14 mpg.

Not sure what engine you have as to options, etc?

How you drive will greatly change that number up or down depending on a number of driving and driver variables.

A few being -

Driving habits?

Tire pressures?

Engine tuned up?

Lube & oil/filter changes (every 5,000-7,500 miles? Air filter changes (every 10,000-15,000 miles)? Read your auto manual for exact recommended intervals.

How many people in the SUV on average?

Are you towing anything?

Type gas you are burning - BRAND? (See injectors below)

Area you are driving in (hills and valleys verses flat out,
etc)

Jeeps in general don't have a good track record for great mileage, and rough engine idling is always a clue that your fuel injectors are dirty. Typical on all Jeeps with port fuel injection systems! On Jeeps with dirty fuel injectors your mileage will go way down accordingly. If your not putting at least a 12 oz bottle of say Walmart brand Super Tech Fuel Injector Cleaner (~ $1 each) in your gas tank religiously every logged 1000 miles, or every 2 tank fill ups, then you are just inviting dirty fuel injectors and POOR fuel economy!

My 1993 Ford XPLR with a 4L V-6 engine (and ~ 160,000 flawless driven miles) gets roughly 22 miles per gallon on the highway with cruise control on, and about 17 around town on average. I religiously put a 12 oz bottle of the above injector cleaner in my gas tank every 1000 miles!! Of course I do all my own tune-ups, general repairs, and suspension maintenance (shocks, O2 sensors, trans oil changes, lube & oil/filter changes, code reading and clearing, etc) myself and it shows! I don't trust repair shops except for say Tires and Balancing at SEARS.

Hope that helps ease your mind about gas mileage as it relates to your Jeep there.

Frank


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