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i have 2001 24v i was getting 18-19 mpg and it has droped down to 13-15 can anyone help

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The problem is cold-weather blended fuel. You will get less mpg than summer blend.

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The problem is cold-weather blended fuel. You will get less mpg than summer blend.
He's right...winter fuel = less mpg's. I found a station near me that carries 'summer fuel' year round. I have been filling up 3/4 there and 1/4 with winter blend...along with my regular use of 2 stroke oil, I have not had a problem all winter. It has been -30 here, with the truck not plugged in, and it has started every time.
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yeah, the winter fuel sucks. every year i lose 3-5 mpg in the winter. i do alot better in the summer tho

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i agree with jeffrybuilt its the winter fuel but also change your fuel filter it makes a heck of a difference

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Change you fuel filter and clean or replace your Air Filter...

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i have 2001 24v i was getting 18-19 mpg and it has droped down to 13-15 can anyone help

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Like everyone said, in the dead of winter fuel mileage is at it's worst. If you live in the colder regions of the USA or Canada simply plugging in your truck can double your fuel mileage. I saw 13-15 before with my 98 2wd that was capable of 30MPG in the summer and did high 20's more than a dozen fill ups.
Also you might try and un-install the edge and check for codes. Just to eliminate other possible faults.

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the truck has 255,000 miles on it and i think that it has the stock injectors in it and i do think that it has had the valve adjusted would this help it
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i have 2001 24v i was getting 18-19 mpg and it has droped down to 13-15 can anyone help

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Your getting exactly what I'm getting right now with this crappy winterized fuel. Locally I'm seeing 13-14 MPG because of my short trip driving. The truck never really go far now.

But like yesterday I made a day trip to Boise, ID and barely pulled a 15.7 MPG I know as soon as winter fuel go away I regain my high numbers again. Happen every winter... It just that with the change of fuel going to ULSD and other crap they added it really starting to drop in MPG...

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I get lower mileage during the winter also due to the fact that it is so cold not just the fuel. Sometimes I will drive my truck for 45min and the thermostat doesn't even budge of the lefthand peg. It's just winter, happens for gas vehicles aswell.

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