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Old 09-17-2010, 01:53 PM   #11
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Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

Near as we can tell, we got 10 to 12 mpg with the bus loaded to the hilt will all our stuff. This was almost 1600 miles of mostly interstate puttering plus it was towing my Jeep Grand Cherokee (5,500 lbs plus what it was loaded with). David has since messed with the throttle linkage and we figure the bus will actually be lighter once converted than when fully loaded (it was our "moving van"). I'm hoping the mileage will stay the same...
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:23 PM   #12
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Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

11 mpg today from my 6.6L Brazilian Ford......
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:41 AM   #13
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Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

After the combination of fixing a pre-turbo exhaust leak, running high quality bio-diesel, mastering the shift sequence, and putting in some Power Service Diesel Kleen- I'm getting close to 12 m.p.g.- I'm impressed! It's a 7.8L Brazilian
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:28 PM   #14
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Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

I got a bit over 9MPG in my Genesis with a DT4566/MT643 and what I think are 4.11 gears (11R22.5 tires, 60MPH is 1900RPM). I expect to top 10MPG with an air filter that doesn't have a pound and a half of dirt in it from 90,000 miles of use. (Bus had 307K, air filter had "215,000MILE" written on it.)
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:26 PM   #15
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I'm new here and don't have my skookie yet. In 97 and 98 I put over 260000 miles on a Dodge PU with a 5.9 that had been turned up to over 400 hp.(according to Bruce at Pittsburgh Power) I would regularly get over 13 with a GVW of about 27000 lbs. Didn't really matter mountains or flat. Tended to be really hard on exhaust manifolds, and had a custom made clutch. I ran most of the time in 5th gear with the cruise on.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:05 AM   #16
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I'm new here and don't have my skookie yet. In 97 and 98 I put over 260000 miles on a Dodge PU with a 5.9 that had been turned up to over 400 hp.(according to Bruce at Pittsburgh Power) I would regularly get over 13 with a GVW of about 27000 lbs. Didn't really matter mountains or flat. Tended to be really hard on exhaust manifolds, and had a custom made clutch. I ran most of the time in 5th gear with the cruise on.

That's a lot of miles in just two years. Were you doing hotshot work? What kinda trailer? What year truck? I bet that truck was a hoot to drive, and the mpg was better than most, especially with all that power.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #17
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Yes I was doing hotshot work. I had a gooseneck with 40 ft deck. I could haul two full size vans. I only ever hauled vehicles. Pretty much lived in the truck. In 98 I decided I wasn't going broke fast enough and bought a Semi and trailer to haul three at a time. I'm getting older and only do about 90000 miles a year now. I'll be retiring the end of Sept 11 and want to go see some of the things I missed by being in a semi all of the time. Looking for a 40ft diesel pusher to convert.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:04 PM   #18
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I have a Detroit 671 engine with a 10 speed Fuller Roadranger standard transmission. I will average 10.5 miles per gallon on flat land, but if I have to climb over hills or mountains, it will usually drop it down to 9mpg. I am happy with the performance. I have a new F150 at work that only does 12mpg.
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Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

When I brought my bus back from Phoenix to Central California, I got 10.5 mpg. It was a 40' Bluebird with 8.3 Cummins, MT643, 4.10 rearend. I weighed the bus, 23000#.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:07 PM   #20
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Re: Whose getting 10+ mpg and what engine is it?

After finding my notes from our trip out west, we traveled 1700+ miles and bought 70 gallons of diesel. We had about the same amount of diesel when we got the bus out here than when we left NC (fuel gauge didn't work so we had to dip the tank so we don't have a accurate fuel level). So by my estimate,we got far better than the 10 to 12 I originally guessed at. The class C gets between 6 and 8 mpg.

Found out today why the fuel gauge didn't work... float has a tiny hole in it and it was full of fuel. It's currently draining out so once empty and dry, we can solder the hole closed.
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