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Ecoboost and high mileage ???

 
Old 01-23-2014, 08:28 AM
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It's almost like Ford picked at random who would get an EB that actually got close to advertised MPG. We should create a survey for the forum and analyze the data.
those EB's that are getting this 20+ have to be the lower geared 3.31 or 3.15 EB's. They also must be driving it like a grandpa and going about 55-60 on lots of highway miles. I had 3.73,6.5MT and best lifetime was 16 and that was 90% city..There is just to large a swing between the guys who get 13-14 to those that claim 20+ mpg's..The specs of the truck need to be posted with there MPG claims so that you can see what truck there driving and the Octane/climate/area travel..tooo many variable to mpg's..
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tooo many variable to mpg's..
Exactly, we need to create a form to capture the data and put the whole thing to rest. Show which combos and driving style creates which MPG estimates.
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Originally Posted by blackoval86 View Post
Exactly, we need to create a form to capture the data and put the whole thing to rest. Show which combos and driving style creates which MPG estimates.

I think there are a lot of internet MPG wizards claiming 3-5 mpg better than actual. I've saw 24-25 mpg at 60mph with no wind but that certainly wasnt the tank average. My tank average is ALWAYS in the 14.5mpg range.


I like the idea of a mpg thread including truck specs but once again these mpg gnomes will skew the results. Also i bet a lot of people that you and I say drive like the living dead, probably would say they drive the snot out of their truck.
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Originally Posted by Lost In Sync View Post
OK. It's a 2013 with 65,000 miles. Wait till next year.

Will do, Ill be interested.
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those EB's that are getting this 20+ have to be the lower geared 3.31 or 3.15 EB's. They also must be driving it like a grandpa and going about 55-60 on lots of highway miles. I had 3.73,6.5MT and best lifetime was 16 and that was 90% city..There is just to large a swing between the guys who get 13-14 to those that claim 20+ mpg's..The specs of the truck need to be posted with there MPG claims so that you can see what truck there driving and the Octane/climate/area travel..tooo many variable to mpg's..
Has anybody ever posted a mileage calculator pic showing 10,000 miles or more with an average over 20 mpg?

I've never seen one with an average over 18 personally. My truck just turned 9,000 and I have one trip meter that has not been reset. It shows a lifetime average of 15.3. Mostly city driving, 3.73 gears, FX4 crew cab, very little idle time.
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What does it mean when user says "lifetime average xx"? I thought it was like a prius, an actual counter of mpg of all miles on the truck?

Edit. Just read thru the thread, it's mpg claims on the honor system....funny stuff. Here's my story. Two different customers that come in my shop for oil changes, both rc 5.0 trucks. One guy is meticulous clean older guy says he resets the mpg sometimes, will show 19.5. The other fellow could care less says he never touchs it, 15.5. That 15.5 could be since new. Its the internet.

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Originally Posted by Howler View Post
I think there are a lot of internet MPG wizards claiming 3-5 mpg better than actual. I've saw 24-25 mpg at 60mph with no wind but that certainly wasnt the tank average. My tank average is ALWAYS in the 14.5mpg range.


I like the idea of a mpg thread including truck specs but once again these mpg gnomes will skew the results. Also i bet a lot of people that you and I say drive like the living dead, probably would say they drive the snot out of their truck.
Well, you have the chance to throw out the outliers when taking the data. If some guy is claiming 26 MPG, you can remove it from your calculations because you know something is seriously off. Same with people getting under 10 MPG.

You're right, the difficult thing is judging someone's driving style and trusting their ability for self-assessment. You'd need to set a hard definition of what each style is (e.g. hard driving would be "towing more than once a week, foot at least 3/4 on acceleration from stop, constant passing...").

I've been thinking of purchasing some statistical data software for work, might be a fun test.
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I have about 43,000 miles on my '12 EB. I drive 50 miles per day, 40 of which is highway. In the morning drive, i average high 19's to 20.5. But the afternoon drive kills my mileage as it is a lot up hills in the beginning, but I can still manage to get the average to be in the middle 19's. I do drive it like I am trying to get good mileage. I average between 60-65 depending on the terrain. I coast a lot, especially coming to stops or lights and on exit ramps. In the summer, I average middle 19's per tank, and the winter is middle 17's (I like a warm truck) and drops my average a few mpg's each time. It's hard work to try and gain. My lifetime is 18, right now, but it took my a long time to learn how to drive it and my first time in the truck, I drove 600 miles, like I used to drive 77mph. That trip average low 17's and it's hard to recover from that first months driving. I am not sure of my gear ratio, but its a super crew with crappy Perrelli's.

edit.. but, I'll tell you what... driving slower has significantly reduced my stress level and now I just laugh at all the Jackwagon's (keeping it PG) whizzing in and out of traffic, when I drive by them in the left lane as we come into town and hit all the traffic!

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Originally Posted by woodyacres View Post
I have about 43,000 miles on my '12 EB. I drive 50 miles per day, 40 of which is highway. In the morning drive, i average high 19's to 20.5. But the afternoon drive kills my mileage as it is a lot up hills in the beginning, but I can still manage to get the average to be in the middle 19's. I do drive it like I am trying to get good mileage. I average between 60-65 depending on the terrain. I coast a lot, especially coming to stops or lights and on exit ramps. In the summer, I average middle 19's per tank, and the winter is middle 17's (I like a warm truck) and drops my average a few mpg's each time. It's hard work to try and gain. My lifetime is 18, right now, but it took my a long time to learn how to drive it and my first time in the truck, I drove 600 miles, like I used to drive 77mph. That trip average low 17's and it's hard to recover from that first months driving. I am not sure of my gear ratio, but its a super crew with crappy Perrelli's.

edit.. but, I'll tell you what... driving slower has significantly reduced my stress level and now I just laugh at all the Jackwagon's (keeping it PG) whizzing in and out of traffic, when I drive by them in the left lane as we come into town and hit all the traffic!
Now a post from this member is very believable. Sounds like he's using the gauges to adjust driving habits but records overall mpg with one of the apps available. Thanks for the usefull info.

The mpg calculators on Fords I've previously owned where only acurate after running 1000 miles since a reset. If I fiddled with them and reset all the time they overstated economy.
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I just noticed that my last fill up. My trip odometer said id used 26.2 gal of fuel. I put in 27.8 before it clicked off.
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