View Poll Results: What kind of mileage do you get?
3-5 with Gas 11 3.63%
5-7 with Gas 33 10.89%
7-10 with Gas 30 9.90%
10+ with Gas 8 2.64%
3-5 with Diesel 0 0%
5-7 with Diesel 20 6.60%
7-10 with Diesel 110 36.30%
10+ with Diesel 91 30.03%
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:37 PM   #71
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

Hello... I'm a new guy here. My folks just bought a 1995 Thomas Rear Engine 5.9 Cummins Diesel. We're going to work on it together and I'll buy it from them in June.

I'm an ole Cummins Diesel Engine guy and I LOVE the B Series Cummins Engine. Here's what I haven't seen on this Website... Cummins Engine Mods that are Cheap!!! If you have a Grinder I can get you up to around 12% additional mileage AND much more power. In Gassers HP = fuel... in the B Series Cummins there is a long way to the sweet spot before you start losing mileage. That being said Google search "Grinding Cummins Fuel Plate to # 100" and Gain 50hp on Avg with additional Torque and no damaging changes to the Engines life.

Here are a couple of good links!

http://www.dieselbombers.com/5-9l-12v-b ... nding.html

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #72
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

My bus is a 24' fiberglass body shuttle bus with a 7.3l Powerstroke, 4 speed overdrive automatic trans and 4.11 rear end gears. I get right around 13 MPG at highway speeds.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #73
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

I don't really know what a mile or a gallon is, but I want to get 5Km/Litre of diesel out of my 72 passenger 444E - it looks to be about 12Miles per Gallon.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:37 PM   #74
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8-10 Diesel fuel
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:17 AM   #75
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

Recently drove 1,100 miles in our 366 gasser and averaged between 5-7 MPH between fill-ups.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:06 AM   #76
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

When you consider diesel costs roughly 20% more than gas, and if you lose your turbo or pump, plus the additional maintenance costs with diesel, keeping in mind a lot of skoolies stay parked, sometimes I wonder if a gasser, tweeked with fuel injection and computer aided economy, coupled with a manual transmission, while savoring the lowered vibration and noise, might be a viable alternative to diesel. How cool would a Ford v10 be in a 40' flat front bus?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #77
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

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Recently drove 1,100 miles in our 366 gasser and averaged between 5-7 MPH between fill-ups.

Ouch.
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #78
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When you consider diesel costs roughly 20% more than gas, and if you lose your turbo or pump, plus the additional maintenance costs with diesel, keeping in mind a lot of skoolies stay parked, sometimes I wonder if a gasser, tweeked with fuel injection and computer aided economy, coupled with a manual transmission, while savoring the lowered vibration and noise, might be a viable alternative to diesel. How cool would a Ford v10 be in a 40' flat front bus?
I have a V10 in my 2000 Excursion. Sadly, my bus gets about the same fuel mileage.

I averaged about 11 with Farold. - 18,000 pounds

I average about 12 with the Excursion - 7,300 pounds

I have no idea what the ratio for fuel mileage to weight might be but let's say I got 7 mpg with a V10 in Farold, which I bet is an extremely high guess.

Last trip we drove 4248 miles divided by 11 mpg = 368 gallons * (actual) average fuel cost $3.88 per gallon for Diesel = $1427.84

Now with a V10 @ 7mpg - 4248 miles divided by 7 mpg = 607 gallons * average fuel cost $3.29 (this was the lowest price I saw the entire trip) per gallon for gas = $1997.03

The V10 moves the Excursion pretty good but I think it would be pretty doggy in a bus. Anyway, just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:41 PM   #79
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Re: What kind of milleage do you get?

Diesel used to be much less expensive than gasoline. Now it is more expensive. What's up with that?

My bus gets a whopping 8 miles a gallon. it weighs 22,000 lbs. It has a BIG motor. It is a CAT 1160 which is the precursor to the 3208.

I drive it pedal to the metal and it goes 70mph.
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