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Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby StarsnBars [OP] » Jul 26 2012, 11:47pm

I have 101 miles on my 2012 Silvy 2500 HD. My DIC displays 9.8 mpg average right now. Probably not enough miles to get a good average right now and being a new motor, should improve over time. I HOPE !
Like to see some real mpg numbers from some members with a similar truck. Just to see what I can expect from this beast. Thanks all,,,
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby johndeere9203 » Jul 27 2012, 12:38am

i have 3500 miles on mine and avg says 10.7
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby StarsnBars [OP] » Jul 27 2012, 12:49am

Nothing to brag about is it Kevin. Well I guess that's the trade, lower mpg's but now I can safely tow and maybe plow this winter.
Man that Ready Lift kit on your truck looks great. I have a 3 inch rake on mine now thing about cranking the T-bars up 1 inch soon. Don't want it level , just alittle stink bug look out of it.
Did you do the kit yourself ?
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Postby johndeere9203 » Jul 27 2012, 12:53am

yes i did the leveling kit my self it was very easy to do and my mpg keep dropping lol when i picked it up at the dealer it said 14 something.......
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby StarsnBars [OP] » Jul 27 2012, 1:08am

Regular unleaded, or the 10% corn blend? I think my dealer filled mine with the cheap corn blend.
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby johndeere9203 » Jul 27 2012, 1:10am

i run regular 87........ think i need to run a booster or higher grade though i got a weird pinging/ticking noise at idle
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby 08AllTerrain » Jul 27 2012, 7:08am

I get an average of 13.2 with mine now, after 36000 miles thats what it has consistantly averaged at now. I would most likely get better with my torsion bars back to stock and wheels and tires back to normal but thats just ugly. My gas mileage started low 9's when i got it, just let the truck break itself in and youll see better numbers. I run unleaded only, dont use any boosters because the dealer told me not to unless i run the 10% corn.
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby davidbarrett » Jul 27 2012, 3:25pm

Mine depends, when on a flat highway like I was going back and forth to New Orleans, I was averaging 17.5 + When I am pulling the 7000 lbs trailer I get an average of 9 mpg , Now I don't look at the average on the DIC I work it out when I fill up with gas. I have 20,000 miles on the truck and my average since June 1st pulling the trailer across the states for 6000 miles and some of that time is exploring without the trailer from the campsite is 10.54 mpg. I hope this helps.
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby johndeere9203 » Jul 27 2012, 8:31pm

the dealer told you not to use octane booster???????? really???? lol
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Re: Real World Mileage on the 6.0 HD

Postby steved » Jul 29 2012, 12:17am

Around town I'm getting around 13mpg, 16+mpg on the highway...
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