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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-07-2007, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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winter millage

it seems like over the winter my truck is sucking fuel like no other i dont have a plow just chip injectors etc.. (7.3) is anybody else having this issue
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Always do, and I'm in SC. Drops from 21.5 to 18.5 or 19 depending on the weather and driving needs.

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Pretty standard to have a mileage drop w/ winter blend diesel.

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ya, just about everyone dose. mine is perty poor up here in IN, about 14-16 mpg. what i have found to help is additives. i forget the name of it but it comes in a white jug with a red lid. you just add it to a tank when you fill up. it recomends every tank, but i do it once a week when it gets below 10-15 degrese. letting it set at an idel when its warming up dosent help the milage either.

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My last tank was 8.3

To much warm up time during this cold spell.

Normal in winter has been 13-15.
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I always lose 3-4 mpg with the winter blend fuel. That being said i still got 14.3 mpg while pulling my 24' enclosed Haulmark snowmobile trailer. This is hand figured from filling to the top of the neck to top of the neck on next fill up and dividing gallons used into miles traveled. This trailer is 4500# unloaded and I had 3 sleds and all of our gear and oil and fuel cans in the trailer, for about 7300-7500# , this was in my 60 hp tow mode. Yeeeehaaaa, Gene, :mafia

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I looooove my winter front grill cover!!!

My best mileage ever was 18.5 in the summer and I just did a 800 mile 'round trip, all of which was below 25 degrees, and averaged 17.7 mpg. Gotta keep these things warm in the winter!:Thumbup:
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Vehicles of all descriptions burn more fuel in the winter. The reason is increased aerodynamic drag. Winter air is colder and dryer than summer air, therfore it is heavier. Your truck still has to bulldoze the same CFM out of the way but it weighs more therefore has greater resistance to being moved.

All efficiency research shows a dip in the efficiency during the winter months.
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well, there you go. you got the scientific explenation and the regular joes explenation, everybody should be all happy happy now!!

96 Dodge Cummins EC LB 5 spd big valve springs, full cut DV's, Big sticks, phat shaft turbo....yada yada yada.... plain and simple, it goes fast and pulls whatever
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