Looking at getting a diesel truck. Would appreciate your feedback on what you have, and what you get.
Truck: 2002 Dodge 235 CTD (Cummins Turbo Diesel), 4 Speed modified stock automatic transmission: rear gear ratio is unknown.
Empty MPG, 17/21
Loaded MPG 12/15
We live in Portland, Oregon so most of our travel is up-and-down mountains.
06 F-550 4x4 CCDD automatic 4:30 speed 60 to 65. Lance 1191, towing trailer with Jeep. Total weight 23000#. South east Missouri to northern California and back. 9.1 mpg AC running and no cruise control.
According to 17oaks, there's a probability that you're lying.
Let me lay some facts on you here:
1) READ THE POSTS
2) I have called NO ONE on the forum at any time a LIAR, in fact had you bothered to READ my posts I stated I did not think ANYONE was fudging, but all a question of calculating
3) GOT IT? If not let me know off thread and we can discuss
As for the F550 getting 9.1 mpg, I would say he is dead on with that
BTW: I'm complaining not boasting! I took the southern route I-40 then up through Nevada. Tractor Beams and tailwinds the whole way!
My previous truck
2008 F350 4x4 supercab 6.4 diesel with 3.73 rear.
MPG with TC best 12.5 but usually 11mpg
without TC 14mpg
This was with a light foot.
In contrast my 6.2 2011 gasser with a 4.3 rear 4x4 crew gets with the TC a best of 11.5 and averages 10.5 . Without the TC 14-15 mpg with the same drivinghabits.
More power with the diesel but it was overkill. The 6.2 gasser especially with a 4.3 rear is more than adequate for the job.Less upfront cost and less operating costs with the gasser, a no brainer for me.