How to Get Better Mileage From My Ford V10by Susan Davis
Seeking improved gas mileage for your Ford V10 is a sure way to ease your bank account and to ensure continued upkeep and maintenance on your truck. However, there is an upfront cost required to make any changes to your truck. If you don't want to spend any money to improve your gas mileage, then you have to accelerate gently and avoid towing. Be aware that although you may install features intended to improve your gas mileage, it will take time before you see your costs returned in the form of gas savings.
Inflate your tires to the manufacturer's recommended PSI and install a new air filter. Check your tire pressure every time you get gas to ensure you are always driving on fully inflated tires and install a new air filter every 10,000 miles.
Purchase a chip for your Ford V10. Ensure that it is a chip with a fuel economy setting. The chip will allow you to have increased power when you need it and will save you fuel when you don't.
Install a cold air intake, a dual exhaust and a throttle body spacer. These allow your engine to run more efficiently by taking in more air.
Install a scan gauge made for the Ford V10. This type of gauge allows you to track the performance of your engine. You can determine exactly what gas mileage you are getting and track the performance of your engine so that it is always running optimally.
Drive as much as possible when the engine is warm. If doing several errands or making several stops, plan your trips to limit engine cooling between stops.
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