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post #11 of 19 Old 08-29-2014, 07:37 PM
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I bought it Saturday, drove it around in the city & Monday drove it home (straight 210 miles) at the posted speed limits of 75 & 80 WITH the cruise on.

I called the dealer today & they said it still needs to "learn my driving habits for about 500-1000 miles. I'm heading out to do this round trip again. & see what I get. The dealer did not give me a warm fuzzy when they said "most ecodiesel customers are getting 23 highway with their 2WD 1500s...". That figure is a lot lower than what I've seen posted on these forums!
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burn a lot more DEF too!



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Rarely use my cruise because it INCREASES fuel consumption for me.

Darn thing wants to keep the same speed UP hills and slows the truck down, down hill. That increases fuel mileage. That's especially true while towing.

I use an "educated foot" to slow on hills and speed up going down. Fuel mileage is improved if you do that.

As for a truck "learning" your habits, there is something like that with the transmission. I think it's bull#*!. Also think the dealer is giving you a version of the same. My take on your relatively poor fuel mileage has multiple issues.

I think there might be something wrong with your particular truck. I also think there might be something wrong with your driving habits. That could be hard acceleration, hard stops, lack of coasting, abrupt throttle pressure, pushing the rpm's up when cold, more city driving that you say, hard cornering, and/or a variation of all those things based on your past driving experiences.

Watch that silly fuel consumption bar for a while and play with your throttle foot to find how you can get it to show up to or over 30mpg as much as possible.

Don't wreck doing it either. Sure it will be a PIA looking down at that thing after a while. It will be less of a pain in the wallet if you find something about your driving habits that can help you improve the fuel mileage.
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Well, I did the 210 mile trek again yesterday, & my average is up to 25mpg now. I'm not doing any stop & go until the very last 2 miles off the interstate. I used the cruise as much as possible, but I didn't notice the weirdness of speeding up. It was very smooth.
One thing I did notice that I thought was weird on the mpg EVIC is that the display is not proportional; i.e. going uphill displays 10mpg, but going downhill displays 80mpg! That was just weird.
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I just came back from a 600 miles road trip' driving speed 65 to 70 = 29.5 mpg , Im really happy

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I wish I was getting that kind of mileage. I have 5000 miles on my truck mostly City driving and I am getting an average of 16 City and 20 highway. Any suggestions? Been having issues with mt check engine light also.
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I wish I was getting that kind of mileage. I have 5000 miles on my truck mostly City driving and I am getting an average of 16 City and 20 highway. Any suggestions? Been having issues with mt check engine light also.

Were you loaded down with anything? Elevation? hills? There is alot of factors. I think you should start with getting that chk engine light fixed.. Also i found that not punching it everywhere you go helps out.. Its the driver mod.
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Well, I did the 210 mile trek again yesterday, & my average is up to 25mpg now. I'm not doing any stop & go until the very last 2 miles off the interstate. I used the cruise as much as possible, but I didn't notice the weirdness of speeding up. It was very smooth.
One thing I did notice that I thought was weird on the mpg EVIC is that the display is not proportional; i.e. going uphill displays 10mpg, but going downhill displays 80mpg! That was just weird.

If I am understanding your statement correctly, the EVIC should show lower mpg going uphill than when going downhill. If fact with most fuel injected engines, the fuel is cut off when coasting downhill.
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In theory it should, since there is more of a demand on the system in such a situation.
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