Increasing MPG questions
This is a discussion on Increasing MPG questions within the F150 Ecoboost Performance forums, part of the F150 Ecoboost Garage category; The topic about wishing for better MPG's has been talked to death, buried, resurrected, and then talked to death again. I am a firm believer ...
The topic about wishing for better MPG's has been talked to death, buried, resurrected, and then talked to death again. I am a firm believer in the mileage being 90% directly affected by your driving style and 10% due to how your truck is set-up (gears, options package, lifted, etc.)
My last tank of gas netted me 15.8 mpg's because I had a lot of fun driving it recently and drove it like a freaking banshee every chance I got.
And this is what I am getting with my current tank of gas. I am driving it very calmly and following all the "increase your mpg" tips.
So, for all of you people who wish that you could get better mileage...YOU CAN. It's totally up to you and your driving habits. It may not be fun, but it IS doable.
<End of my @milesej05-ish rant>
Last edited by Elmore328; 05-16-2017 at 07:26 AM.
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Originally Posted by Elmore328
I've seen 26.X from my max tow 3.73:1 super crew long bed. It was absolute hell to achieve it over a roughly 30 mile stretch of road but I wanted to see what I could eek out of it. Real life nets me 15.x MPG. I refuse to bore myself to death trying to eek out 2 or 3 more mpg. I'll pay the extra in fuel to grin once in a while.
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I wish I could find a way, new to me 13 fx4, gets 14.1, hand calculated, Im going to change the plugs, and clean all the sensors, praying that helps. I drive it like a grandma to try to get it higher on the MPG, but no dice. Highway the dash never gets close to 20 either. :/ So its not totally up to the driver.
So Im all ears for stuff that doesnt void warranty, and helps mpg.
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That's where mine usually is, I'm in a rural area, so not much stop and go,
but not much interstate either.... and the truck is always optimistic, real
MPGs will be about one less than EVIC estimates
Originally Posted by Elmore328
Tookie - 2013 Supercrew Lariat, stock
Ecoboost Sr Member
As someone else mentioned, keep your right foot off the floor. Drive like you have an egg under your accelerator. I'm driving the Ecoboost to work for my 100 mile roundtrip per day to work. I drive 60-65mph on the 55mph roads and I have 3 stops to go through and 2 little town. I traded in a 2012 Chevy Volt on for the truck. I've also had a 2000 Honda Insight and 4 Prii for the daily commuter since 2004. I'm averaging around 20mpg per tank now as long as it is commuting. If I through in around town some, it drops the average drastically. I've increased the average about 2 mpg. The biggest difference you can make raising the tire pressure. The door post recommended psi for my 20's is 35psi. I run 45psi so far. It reduces rolling resistance a bunch. No. it doesn't wear out the centers, etc...... I have ran much higher pressures in my cars and tires have always lasted past their recommended life. Increased pressure does make a more stiff ride. It could change the driving characteristics as well.
I took the nerf bars off and installed a set of the power running boards that I bought off of a member here. They seem to have made about a 1 mpg difference. I can't say that positively, since the ambient air temps have raised in the last couple of weeks. i'm on my second tank since installing now. The factory nerf bars stick out and add wind resistance. I have a set of those if anyone needs a set.
Intercooler, good plugs and catch can will insure the engine is running optimal. Otherwise it is a truck.
Cleaned the 3 sensors tonight. Removed the vane things from the intake tubes also. Will do plugs Saturday morning. Removed battery negative when I did the sensors also.
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Another thought would be to remove all unnecessary weight.
floor matts, out
back seat, out
glove box, out
spare tire, out
drain washer fluid
console lid, gone
extra keys on ring, tossed
tailgate, see ya
grill, good bye
valve stem caps, donate
emblems, garage decor
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@Srlaubach spoken for truth!!
I went on a diet and lost a pound...Does that count?
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