F250 2004 Diesel
03-07 Ford Powerstroke 6.0L DiabloSport Predator Tuner U7165
Do you have any custom tunes and/or recommendations on how to get maximum MPG on F250 2004 Diesel engines?
I'm planning a family vacation, not towing anything, and looking how to get better mileage. Last time I made this 3000mi. round trip The mileage I saw on a full tank at 68MPH, was 16.8MPG, which I think stinks, I have a friend that gets 22-25MPG with the Banks system.
Other than the Predator my truck is stock. Any recommendations? Air intake? Thanks for your help.
Re: F250 2004 Diesel
Which tune are you using in that Diablosport Predator and confirm that the Predator is model U7165.
The mid-tune called the "Economy Performance Tune" should already have your unloaded highway mileage better than 16.8 for sure. Has the truck's mileage always been like this? i.e. you don't have a transmission issue or unusually low gearing in it do you? (manual or automatic?)
A good cold air intake would help: something like the Quadzilla MAIF: http://tunertools.com/proddetail.asp?prod=QD-MAIF or we also have a Bully Dog intake for around 270, picture looks like this one (although this is the 2005 model shown) http://tunertools.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BD%2D221105
Other intake models that will work well on this truck are the AEM Brute Force: http://tunertools.com/proddetail.asp?prod=AEM-21-8104C
or the K&N FIPK: http://www.knfilters.com/search/product.aspx?Prod=57-2546
Some exhaust mods, stepping it up to 4" exhaust wold also help but that gets a bit more expensive, $400-800 depending on the material and how fancy you get. If you're interested in exhaust systems, I can do a little poking around. We can probably get you a pretty fair deal on either the Silverline Aluminized or Stainless systems. or something a bit fancier from MBRP or Magnaflow.