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Old 05-06-2014, 10:12 AM   #11
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Re: simple engine explanation please...??

I have a theory that the V10 has a constant gallons-per-hour consumption regardless of speed, load etc..
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #12
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Re: simple engine explanation please...??

And I have a theory that the 6.0 has a constant failure rate regardless of speed, load etc..
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I have a theory that the V10 has a constant gallons-per-hour consumption regardless of speed, load etc..
Unless written "tongue in cheek", not true. Our 4x4 V10 gets about 4-5 mpg in 1st gear, 6-7 mpg in 2nd gear, and maybe 10-11 mpg in 3rd gear. On the freeway (flat, no grades, 60-65 mph), it gets about 13-14 mpg. It helps to have a very light touch on the accelerator.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:59 AM   #14
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I was surprised when we did a fuel comparison between my 6.0 and the V-10 on the trail.
Dave, I suspect that is because you were running in a higher gear than the V-10 except on level stretches of the trail. When we were on a trip to Mexico led by Monica and Gary Wescott with several other SMBs, we drove down into the Copper Canyon a couple of times. The road was steep (and narrow). I was in 4WD, low range, first gear in our V10 while the diesel owners were in 4WD, low range, second gear. They were probably in a higher gear going back out too...
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