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Old 09-11-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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On a recent trip through Wa. Id., Mt., and Wy. I noticed a 2 to 4 mpg increase in my fuel milage on my 98 Dodge 3500. When I got back to Ks., ok. my milage returned to normal. Has anyone else experianced this?
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On a recent trip through Wa. Id., Mt., and Wy. I noticed a 2 to 4 mpg increase in my fuel milage on my 98 Dodge 3500. When I got back to Ks., ok. my milage returned to normal. Has anyone else experianced this?
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High altitude? Not a lot of difference with a fuel injected engine. I have a 7.3 diesel. I live at 5,700 ft and often drive at 10,000 ft. I have not experienced any addition in mpg. I do notice that the truck blows a lot more "black smoke" on hard acceleration.
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Mine's not like that. It quit smoking and mpg went up. Don't know whats goin on.
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Must be that new Dodge "Stealth" diesel package!
Maybe the Hemi diesel?
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When I go to Wy from MN I get less MPG than when I return. I don't have a clue why. MN is at 1000 ft and Wy is at 5000 ft roughly. I just figured it was me. It doesn't make sense but if you figure it out let me know. This happens with the 8.1 gas and my 5.9 Dodge Cummins.
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How about the prevailing wind direction?

I've noticed on longer trips that when i'm running with the wind, I get much better mileage than when I'm bucking my way into it.
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