Works for me. 11mpg is pretty bad, but apparently spot on for this thing.
It tows my boat like it's not even there, and I have pulled tree stumps out of the ground with this thing, so I can't complain about performance. Nossir.
The 5.8L (351 cu/in) motor is the old push rod motor.
The last push rod v8 motor used was in 2002 was the 5L in the SUV series to use up the supply of motors.
If all your baseing the fuel milege on is pulling the boat, it's about normal with a heavier truck and 145k on it..
I have a 1997 F250 HD 2WD 5.8 with 145,000 original miles on it. Bought it just to tow my boat to the lake. It runs great, but I rarely drive the thing.
Just figured out my gas mileage is 11 mpg.
Mix of city/hwy driving.
That is unloaded, and with a light foot.
Is that about right, or should it be better than that?
Towing 7K you'll get 6-7mpg at best.
My old plow truck, 2006 GM 6.0L V8 gasser with a 1800lb loaded salter and a 9' Boss V plow was lucky to see above 12mpg mixed driving in the summer months unloaded. Went to southern Ohio before I sold it and managed to get 14.2mpg over 1100miles, 90% highway at 65mph.
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