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Old 03-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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Gas Milage

Anyone have any secrets or ideas about getting some extra fuel mileage out of this v10's? Thanks in advance
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:08 PM   #2
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Welcome Family1st to irv2.
You can get Ultra Power upgrade for your Ford.
Got mine on my 8.1 Chev back in 04 has paid for itself with the gas prices as they are now.
Improved an additional 2 mpg and still is.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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What year V-10 do you have?
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:26 PM   #4
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thanks it's a 2005
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
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it runs great 35,000 miles guess the first thing would be cold air intake
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If it is a 3 valve 362 HP V-10 it is set to get about the best fuel mileage it will get. There will be a lot of post on here that will tell you that there are a lot of ECM upgrades that can be done to make fantastic changes in your fuel mileage. The truth is you would have to drive 100,000 miles to ever save enough in mileage to pay for the modifications. The best I can offer is keep the engine properly maintained and keep your speed around 60 MPH. Of course driving on flat roads will get you better mileage than driving in mountains, driving in warm weather will be better than cold, and driving with a tail wind is better than a head wind. Easy on the accelerator and easy off. Other than that there is not much you can do, the ECM controls the engine operation and mileage. There is no magic fuel additive or device.
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I installed the cold air system and stinger exhaust on our 2007 V-10 and noticed about a 1-1.5 mpg improvement. I really noticed an improvement with low end power, i.e. climbing hills and initial start up. I did not purchase the computer programmer as Banks told me they did not feel it would provide that much of an impovement.

Would I spend the money to do it again? Yes as I believe it has provided enough improvement over the original mpg and power.

I installed the cold air intake myself and started to install the exhaust system but found a couple of joints that would not come loose very easly so I took it to a locally owned muffler shop and he installed the exhaust stinger system for $150.00 which was well worth it!
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Ok thanks for advice
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Keep it under 65 and have a light touch
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