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Old 02-18-2016, 12:05 PM   #41
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You trust that funny little Lie-O-Meter?
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:13 PM   #42
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Considering I haven't made any adjustments to the vehicle yet, yes I do.
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Old 02-18-2016, 01:42 PM   #43
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That's not bad. What mph do you usually cruise at with your setup? And how does the engine handle your cruising speeds?
65mph normal cruising speed.........the trans downshifts on grades....out of overdrive but cruises fine in OD most of the time. On steeper grades it downshifts more than out of OD sometimes.

Many times with the cruise control on I'll turn it off and get the trans to shift back up faster than with the cruise on...slightly annoying..but not really a big deal.....Gives me something to do on the interstate.
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You trust that funny little Lie-O-Meter?
No, I don't.....that's why I was asking..
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:09 PM   #45
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I'm not going to brag about my V10's gas usage. The best tankful I've ever gotten was 13 MPG, driving mostly 50 MPH on country roads. 70+ MPH highway driving is worse. City driving is worse. My usual average is about 11 to 12 MPG -- so I just assume 10 MPG for easy math estimates. A tankful of mostly city or trail driving can give somewhat less than 10 MPG.
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Old 02-18-2016, 11:20 PM   #46
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Considering I haven't made any adjustments to the vehicle yet, yes I do.
You might want to do an actual mileage test - they are called Lie-O-Meters for a reason.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:16 AM   #47
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I'm not going to brag about my V10's gas usage. The best tankful I've ever gotten was 13 MPG, driving mostly 50 MPH on country roads. 70+ MPH highway driving is worse. City driving is worse. My usual average is about 11 to 12 MPG -- so I just assume 10 MPG for easy math estimates. A tankful of mostly city or trail driving can give somewhat less than 10 MPG.
Not bad at all what's gearing and size wheels you running? Your rig is loaded more then mine would be as well.
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You might want to do an actual mileage test - they are called Lie-O-Meters for a reason.
If the manufacturer is going to lie to me about the MPG of my vehicle right out of the gate then thats ridiculous. I will do an actual test next time I fill up which should be soon and report on the results. Or you could always just tell me how much they lie by and save me the trouble.
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You might want to do an actual mileage test - they are called Lie-O-Meters for a reason.
I've found the gauges on modern fords to be very accurate, if not a little pessimistic.

Really, their fuel meter in strategy is very accurate. Injector volume is a known, it only has to count pulses. The only real error is in the odometer, since there is variation in revs/mile even within stock tire sizes.
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You might want to do an actual mileage test.
.....one test is worth a thousand expert opinions........
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