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Old 01-26-2008, 12:12 PM   #29
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Apparently the stock intake system is relativly poor on the power stroke, because it did increase the mileage by 2, turbocharged diesels suck a whole lot of air, that being said, I have not seen as much gain on a non turbo engine. I have one on my Frontier, Tundra, F250 with the 5.4 triton gas motor, and a 37' southwind with the 460 V8 with marginal increases. But when you drive 50,000 miles a year, marginal adds up! As for the 99 F350 Powerstroke, the engine outlasted the truck, that is why I no longer will pay that premium for a diesel, plus diesel fuel is so much more expensive now that the advantage of a diesel is not that great anymore.

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Old 01-31-2008, 11:34 AM   #30
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As a long-time motorcycle rider, I never worried too much about vehicles approaching from the rear and had to accept the fact it was OK for people to close quickly and pass. For some reason, I never had the urge to calculate my mileage but believe the shift in my mindset made difference in the frequency of refills.

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Old 02-16-2008, 03:40 AM   #31
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We just got back from N.J. to Fla. and back 1970 miles and averaged 8.5 with toad. The 2001 V-10 has full Banks with Trans Comm. We keep it under 65 as Hondas toad says 65 or less with out any problems.The 2001 V-10 with the Banks has all the power and torq. I need.I try to keep cruise control on as much as possible but I will kick it out on hills if it looks to drop RPM below 2300 as it will kick down on its own and push RPM up to 3500- 4000 and scare the SH## out of me.

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