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Old 06-16-2017, 10:41 AM   #21
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Humm....not the way I was going with that. Good one
I'm not starting "Truck Wars III", that's why I said "nuff said"!!!
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:26 AM   #22
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2011 can be retrofitted with larger tank. Go to F150forum.com and search for "26 to 36 gallon fuel tank mod on Eco-boost"
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We had steady winds on the way out hitting us pretty hard on the left front corner---road was pretty flat all the way to central MT. My cruise was set at 60mph. So in that respect I feel it was a good test. On the way back we were running from 9.5 to 11 all the way to Columbus MT. even coming up thru 4th of July pass and Lookout pass. Then the winds hit! Head on at 40 to 50 mph. Mileage dropped to 6.5 to 7.
I should have pulled off and waited it out, but the neighbor had called me with the news of the tornado that had went thru our area. So needless to say we kept on.
As I stated before, I couldn't tell any difference between the 89 octane and the 91 octane premium---except the price. I haven't seen any 93 octane like some were talking about.
Let us know what your results were.

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I kept a log of all the miles and fill-ups from Akron, Ohio to West Glacier ,Montana and back. After over 5,000 miles of driving, mostly towing less the miles we burned running around West Glacier and Mt. Rushmore, I can say that there were no noticeable differences in MPGs related to the gas grades. I filled up 6 of the 32 times with premium (91) and the following driving mpgs were all over the place, but higher than average days I had a 1-2 mpg boost, I can only hazard to guess the key attribute was the lack of ethanol in the regular grades of gas at those filling stations.

We had windy weather, hot days, cooler days hills, mountains, valleys..

Really difficult to analyze if the higher grades really made any difference.

I can share this. The cost of premium gas really shot up in price once you get away from populated/major city centers. It was painful paying 3 bucks a gallon when the 87 was 2.20.

Also, in the areas where gas was much cheaper, the premium prices remained constant. So I would guess that when gas stations get into pricing wars, they don't compete on the premium grades.

I can post the actual numbers and graph but since it was all over the place, didnt think it would make much sense.
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Interesting.
Thanks for the report Mark.
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Well. We're back.

I kept a log of all the miles and fill-ups from Akron, Ohio to West Glacier ,Montana and back. After over 5,000 miles of driving, mostly towing less the miles we burned running around West Glacier and Mt. Rushmore, I can say that there were no noticeable differences in MPGs related to the gas grades. I filled up 6 of the 32 times with premium (91) and the following driving mpgs were all over the place, but higher than average days I had a 1-2 mpg boost, I can only hazard to guess the key attribute was the lack of ethanol in the regular grades of gas at those filling stations.

We had windy weather, hot days, cooler days hills, mountains, valleys..

Really difficult to analyze if the higher grades really made any difference.

I can share this. The cost of premium gas really shot up in price once you get away from populated/major city centers. It was painful paying 3 bucks a gallon when the 87 was 2.20.

Also, in the areas where gas was much cheaper, the premium prices remained constant. So I would guess that when gas stations get into pricing wars, they don't compete on the premium grades.

I can post the actual numbers and graph but since it was all over the place, didnt think it would make much sense.
How many miles? And overall average? I just got back from New York and had 2545 miles with a 11.2 overall average. Not too bad, and I would say about 2,000 of those miles were towing.
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How many miles? And overall average? I just got back from New York and had 2545 miles with a 11.2 overall average. Not too bad, and I would say about 2,000 of those miles were towing.

We averaged 8.31 MPG.

Towing miles were around 4,700.

I attribute the lower mpgs than normal to a fully loaded truck and 36+ trailer and 5 passengers (and one dog) running the AC max the whole time. The temps the whole way out there were 15-20 above normal. We brushed up to 100 degree days in West Glacier.

I will say that I was impressed with this engine crossing the Continental Divide. We pulled away from traffic at will.
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Interesting.
Thanks for the report Mark.
Your welcome,

Wish i had more constructive feedback. Really weird numbers. My theory now is the high winds from Iowa to Montana really played havoc with my mileage. Really odd weather (see my post about high temps). Fortunately no twisters tho. grateful for that.
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