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2001 XLT excessive fuel consumption

I've read a lot of other posts on here about MPG and it seems like other people are getting way better than I am..... Is there any good ways to boost it? I filled my truck up and drove 48 miles and it took half a tank... I don't think that is very good haha. A lot of people say it's how you drive and stuff, but since my truck uses that much gas up I drive as fuel economical as possible! Any thoughts and ideas would be much appreciated!
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50 miles took half a tank? wow. have you done a tune up recently? ie. plugs, wires, air filter, oil and oil filter? hows the truck running?
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It runs great! I just did a full oil change and cleaned the air filter (K&N) Would the plugs make that big of difference? I'm going to check them tomorrow to see how they look
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hmmm you leaking gas somewhere. thats like 5mpg. I didnt even think our trucks in the worst conditions could drink fuel that fast.
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yeah i would have to agree with vista4.0
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So what you are saying is that you get 100 miles per tank.
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sounds like you have stuck open injectors

try a power fuel injection flush

is it showing a check engine light
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I Tow a 19 foot boat fully loaded with 33's and can still get 9 mpg up a steep hill
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check your dpfe (Differential Pressure Feedback EGR)
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That is more than driving style unless you are idling in traffic. If you are not driving in Los Angeles at rush hour towing a trailer there is a problem. Do you have a check engine light? Do you smell raw (unburned) gas coming out the tailpipe? Is your gas gauge screwy?
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