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LeonardWD45
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Difference in fuel mileage in Dodge rear-end gears Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a 99 3/4 ton 4x4 extended cab with a 24 valve and automatic trans. I currently live in Tacoma Wa, and drive to my farm in eastern Wa generally every weekend. I fill in Tacoma and can get to the farm and back to George Wa without refilling and still have a 1/4 tank of fuel. I run on cruse control once I get on I90 @ 67mph indicated but gps says I'm at 75.

I took a trip back to Ill. a couple of years ago went east empty and bought a 14k goose neck trailer in Ill. then over to just about Indiana. Loaded a All Crop 90 on the trailer then back to the farm. I filled only once in each state I passed through both east and west, except SD since they were predicting a bad snow storm. When I got into Wa they pulled me into the scale and I was running 4600 on steers, 9600 on drives, and 7400 on trailer, all the way from Ill., over the Rockies.

This being said I thought I got fantastic mileage with the truck.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Difference in fuel mileage in Dodge rear-end gears Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Quite inventive of you. I have a similar challenge. There is no room in the usual location to mount an AC compressor under the hood of my "94 Chevy
3500 with the 12v Cummins installed, so we are considering removing the oil fill tube, replacing it with a fill point on one of the valve covers, and
then mounting a compressor just left of the inj. pump. Might be difficult to find room up front though for the condenser.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Difference in fuel mileage in Dodge rear-end gears Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That sounds okay, but the only way to know exactly what your fuel mileage is is to fill er up, write down the odometer reading, drive it, fill er up again, write down your new odometer reading, then divide the number of gallons it took to re-fill it into the difference between the first odometer reading and the second one. That's your true mpg. A simple example is my Mazda Protege. It goes 340 miles on 10 gallons of gas. That's 34 mpg.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Re: Difference in fuel mileage in Dodge rear-end gears Reply to specific post Reply with quote


There's a outfit called Cummins Diesel Repowers in Mt. (Auto World) that has several different bracket options for mounting the AC compressor and alternators.
I got a set of brackets from them in order to reuse my Ford alternator rather than rig up a external regulator for a Dodge alternator.

I may have a extra oil fill valve cover, have one on my truck but they are a pain when adding oil, in goes down slow and is easy to overflow and slip oil over the engine.
In cold weather I put my oil bottles in a pan of boiling water to thin the oil so it will flow in faster.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Difference in fuel mileage in Dodge rear-end gears Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the info.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Difference in fuel mileage in Dodge rear-end gears Reply to specific post Reply with quote

my 98 24 valve long frame ton dually 2WD with 3:54 gears and 5 speed gets 16 at the very best on a long trip. Normal putz around driving is 13-15.
 
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