Re: 2002 Diesel with Superchip programmer
I applogize Big Al, my response was meant to refute the reply of 351CJ
and not directly reply to your original question. Again, I appologize
for the confusion.
I still stand by my post regardless of the subsequent posts by SnoMan.
Big Al wrote:
> It's not my truck. We went about 150 miles yesterday with an empty trailer
> to pick up a car. Went there set at stage 1, came home stock, but with about
> 2000 pounds more weight. Got better mileage on the way up, but that would be
> expected. I was just curious.
> "Agave" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>With all due respect, your response reads as though you don't have a tuner
>>and little or no practical experience. Changing the engine and
>>transmission parameters by using a tuner does provide better fuel economy,
>>especially when towing.
>>Keeping in mind that once the adrenaline rush from the performance gain
>>(i.e., being able to accelerate like a rocket) wears off the fuel economy
>>gains are realized.
>>More at issue are: (1) getting better air flow (intake and exhaust) to
>>help both economy and performance, as well as EGR temps and (2) what's the
>>ROI when you factor in the cost of the tuner and other mods to the fuel
>>If you don't do alot of driving and/or towing it may take a long time to
>>realize the ROI.
>>I can honestly say, from practical experience, that most performance mods
>>on a diesel engine also result in better fuel economy...the same is not
>>true for gasoline engines.
>>>Highly unlikely unless you change your driving habits.
>>>Accelerate slower, drive slower, slow down slower...
>>>But if you did that, you would probably see the same improvement even
>>>without the tuner.
>>>"Big Al" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>>The truck is an automatic F-350. Has a Superchips tuner. Been told the
>>>>truck will get better mileage on Stage I than with the stock setup. Is