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Old 07-10-2011, 12:46 PM
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You'll need a pyrometer. If your not constantly blowing alot of black smoke you'll be fine. If you think they're starting to get high just take it easy for a little while.you have to really hammer the truck to do damage
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Sounds good. I don't get down on it. I did however finish a tank of fuel today. I got 566 miles on 37 gallons which comes to 15.3. The computer showed 15.7. It went as high as 16.3 during this time which seemed to occur on a 50 mile trip running 60 to 70 MPH with no traffic lights. I was working in town today. I started out at 16 this morning but all the stop and go sucked the momentum out.
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Thats what gets me about these newer cars and trucks. With all the technology we have now, we should be getting way better than we are.
I had a '71 Bronco (daily driver) with 4.11 gearing and 32" tall tires, and no matter how I drove it, I would get 18 mpg out of it. And I have a '64 Plymouth Belvedere now that gets 24 mpg (before the engine went haywire). Both vehicles have V8s.
So I don't understand why we are getting so bad out of newer vehicles.

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Probably because the oil companies are linked to vehicle manufacturing, especially to the american truck consumer market
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I can't speak to others and their recommendations for the DPF delete. I tend to keep everything stock regardless. Like you I was getting around 18 on the highway with my 2500 Mega-cab cummins (9 to 10 pulling my 12000 lb 5er). Mon I took it in to the dealer for an oil change and asked if there was a software update for the radio. When I got it back was told there was not a radio update but they had flashed a new program for the fuel/engine management computer. On the way home I noticed that my instant MPG was running significantly higher than before. All the roads are flat and straight out here in the high plains so it wasn't the road. Went from the 15-18 range to the 22-26 range. I had just filled the tank the day prior (all the way to the nozzel port) and where I had gotten about 100 miles before the fuel gauge needle came off the full peg I have now gone 130 miles and the needle is still pegged full. We'll see what I get at the next fill up but it looks like the new program they flashed has upped my MPG. I'll let you all know how it goes.
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I can't speak to others and their recommendations for the DPF delete. I tend to keep everything stock regardless. Like you I was getting around 18 on the highway with my 2500 Mega-cab cummins (9 to 10 pulling my 12000 lb 5er). Mon I took it in to the dealer for an oil change and asked if there was a software update for the radio. When I got it back was told there was not a radio update but they had flashed a new program for the fuel/engine management computer. On the way home I noticed that my instant MPG was running significantly higher than before. All the roads are flat and straight out here in the high plains so it wasn't the road. Went from the 15-18 range to the 22-26 range. I had just filled the tank the day prior (all the way to the nozzel port) and where I had gotten about 100 miles before the fuel gauge needle came off the full peg I have now gone 130 miles and the needle is still pegged full. We'll see what I get at the next fill up but it looks like the new program they flashed has upped my MPG. I'll let you all know how it goes.
Thanks for the info. I have the same truck and only get between 14 and 16 MPG.
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That sounds interesting. Can you find out what they did? Maybe the name of the update or something? So I can talk to the dealer about it.
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I just traded in my 04 Chev Duramax for a 2011 Dodge 3500 Megacab. The only thing I miss about the Chev is the great fuel economy. Has anyone heard anymore on the computer update? I am only getting 14 average and 8-9 towing.
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I do have an update on mileage. I recently pulled my camper to Myrtle beach,about 610 miles round trip. I got about 9.2 MPG on the calculator. The monitor in the truck was fairly accurate. My camper is a 40 foot 5th wheel that weighs 16000 lbs. I actually went over one of the truck scales at a truck stop to check the weight.
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Farmall, so you did the delete and added a fooler, and you didn't see much of a change. Will you be trying a tuner? And did you leave the stock muffler on?

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