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Old 05-22-2014, 12:10 AM
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ranken View Post
That's with an Ecoboost? Man I'm glad I didn't fall for the hype. 2009 5.4 3:55 gears straight cab long bed. Cruise set at 80 17 mpg all day long, even my 2000 with 3:73 gears would do the same thing. That is hand figured, not the lie-o-meter.
Thank you, I didn't have to baby my 09 either like I do the eco to get the same mileage.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:18 AM
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You DO have to "baby" the Eco to get the best mileage. But then, I had to do that with my previous 5.4 too.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:45 PM
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The "Lie-O-meter" is most likely more accurate than your pump and hand calculation.

The truck knows exactly how much fuel it's spraying per injection cycle right down to the CC, and millisecond of open time on each injector.
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Towed my boat yesterday for the first time with my new Eco, 130 miles. Very disappointed. I averaged 11.9 mpg, mostly highway. With my 09 Platinum 5.4 same gears as the Eco, I averaged 13.5. The boat pulls easier with the eco but I had no trouble with the 5.4 pulling a 3000# boat. My point is, I kinda of bought the Eco for the supposed extra 1 or 2 mpg ratings. I haven't pulled my 6500# travel trailer yet, I hope that my mpg won't drop on that also. I used to average 12mpg with that on the 09. I plan on pulling the travel trailer for thousands of miles and 2mpg better would make a good bit of difference. Pretty disappointed, live and learn. Anybody else get fooled with Fords advertising?
If its a new truck, it would be quite low for at least the first 5-8000 miles. Until its broken in, it will get poor mileage, mine sucked at first. I don't know what everyone is crying about in this thread. I got 19 mpg towing my boat, about 3800# towing it out from storage last month. Lots of Drama on here.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ranken View Post
That's with an Ecoboost? Man I'm glad I didn't fall for the hype. 2009 5.4 3:55 gears straight cab long bed. Cruise set at 80 17 mpg all day long, even my 2000 with 3:73 gears would do the same thing. That is hand figured, not the lie-o-meter.
You are full of it. I had the 5.4 in two trucks and it would not get 17 (the rated highway mileage) at 80. But then again it was a screw 4x4. The Eco bests the old 5.4 everywhere-power and mpg. So compare your base model to a base Eco and watch the Eco beat it in every aspect. Towing mpg is darn near the same though. Hard to get good mpg when towing heavy, even with a diesel. Just read a diesel,forum.
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Towed a 2008 Triton 19' foot bass boat with boat loaded with fuel and gear. truck loaded to the gills and 4 people an my Labrador retriever. Got 13.6 mpg overall doing 50-70 based on roads this week. Truck handled very well and barely felt the trailer or load. Only 1,100 miles on the new truck, but very happy!
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Last year when towing my 7000# TT, I was getting ~ 8.4 mpg with only 7-8k km on the truck. (13' Eco screw w/ Max Tow). This year, I have 28K km on the truck and I was at 10.69 mpg during the first weekend out. This is pulling in the foothills of the Rockies.

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Old 06-15-2014, 11:20 PM
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I've played with the numbers.
Best mileage is on fairly level ground, few if any traffic lights. (Highway)
100% Gas is also good for a couple of MPG.
Time of year makes a difference in MPG. (Winter gas sucks)
Speed makes a difference in MPG.
Load in the truck affects MPG.
Tire inflation affects your MPG.
Wind in your face affects MPG.
Tail wind affects your MPG.
Staying out of BOOST will affect MPG.

You can drive yourself crazy if you do all your driving while watching the Boost meter.
Check your MPG a couple of times, then just drive.
It is what it is...
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Originally Posted by Ole Man Dan View Post
I've played with the numbers.
Best mileage is on fairly level ground, few if any traffic lights. (Highway)
100% Gas is also good for a couple of MPG.
Time of year makes a difference in MPG. (Winter gas sucks)
Speed makes a difference in MPG.
Load in the truck affects MPG.
Tire inflation affects your MPG.
Wind in your face affects MPG.
Tail wind affects your MPG.
Staying out of BOOST will affect MPG.

You can drive yourself crazy if you do all your driving while watching the Boost meter.
Check your MPG a couple of times, then just drive.
It is what it is...
How about downhill???
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