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Old 03-04-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Gas run Ford MPG performance increase

Wondering if any Ford lovers out there know of any ways to increase MPG for a F-350 V10 gas engine? Please don't say drive slower, accelerate easy, properly inflate tires, blah blah blah, I know, not helpful. Am looking for useful aftermarket info that works.

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Old 03-04-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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You can look here
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or do a search for banks, or you can look here

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I had a BANKS(R) on my '97 Ford 460 and it was great. Gas mileage increase was minimal but horse power was significant. But go all the way, headers, exaust and computer upgrades.

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We installed a Banks system on our 2000 v10, no increase in fuel mileage, slight increase in power. I understand the Banks installed on the older 460's really woke the engine up and let it run a bit cooler, but not all that great on the v10's.

You may want to check with Brazel's RV performance and/or 5 Star tuning both sponsors of this forum who can reprogram your PCM for enhanced performance and possible increase in fuel economy.

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Follow a semi very close!
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As you realized by reading the responses, there is no magic solution. It is what it is, a V10 high horsepower engine pulling an 8' X 12' wall weighing over 15,000# down the road.
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Follow a semi very close!
....better yet, park it.
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V-10 mileage

I had a 2002 250 with the v-10 (2 valve, not the current 3 valve) and tried to improve power/mileage with a chip. It did slightly increase power, but hardly anything with mileage, and it required use of premium fuel. I believe all it did was increase the timing setting, thus needing premium to keep down the knocking. Anything you could do with a gas engine to help, in my mind, would be minimal and you might never get the cost back with mileage. The total Banks package is probably the best approach if you really want some help with the engine, but it is pricey, and you have Ford warranty concerns to think about.
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Originally Posted by UXOtravelers View Post
Please don't say drive slower, accelerate easy, properly inflate tires, blah blah blah
If I can't say any of those things then there isn't much else to say.

I recommend you install a "Mr. Fusion" device from Back to the Future Industries. It is the only way to improve fuel mileage on a motorhome.

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Other than the things you mention that you don't want to hear, I don't know of any magic juice that is going to make a V10 get v6 gas mileage....If you figure it out, let me know, because my 6.4 needs help!

Maybe synthetic oil will gain a few tenths...plus a less restrictive air filter and cat back exhaust...


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