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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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My wife and I did a little traveling today. Late in the afternoon, I filled up in a small town in North Texas, and headed south back home. I drove across the central part of Texas on roads that were 65 mph to 70 mph. I usually push it a bit, but we were in no hurry so I stayed at the speed limit. Most of the trip was at 70 mph on smaller highways with not much traffic. I used the cruise control pretty much the entire way.

I realize that was a good recipe for good mileage, but wasn't prepared for the result. In the first 150 miles of the trip, my MPG was 34.1. I then hit about a 80 mile section that was 75 mph, so I bumped it up and fully expected a significant drop in the mileage. Although it did drop, I ended up at 32.5 mpg for the trip home. I figured it might be MPG readout error, but I backed it up by doing a mileage check manually through fuel consumption and supported those numbers. My "miles until empty" gauge showed over 525 miles left on the tank when I filled it up again once I got home.

My truck is, currently, stock except for a K&N air filter. It is smooth, quiet, has plenty of power to get up and run if it needs to, and still gets that kind of mileage. Amazing.
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Incredible! Is your truck 4x4 or 2x4?
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Ford hit a home run with this engine in the F150 I think. Hope more people catch on.

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Those are very good numers, I have the 4x4 and on a recent trip from NY to Maryland I averaged ~28 mpg
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OK, best tank on my 50,000 mile Ram GDE tuned was 35.4.

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I contacted GDE and asked them a few questions and they replied

Do you have any information I can share with the forum on progress on your development?

Will it require a PCM swap or a update via the OBDll port?

If it is via the OBDll port will the tune require that the port be occupied
all the time with the tune flash data??

Any progress report and release estimate will be greatly appreciated.

You have many customers anxiously waiting for your tune.
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Our methodology is the same for every application we do. *It involves lots of engine mapping on a dyno, then drive ability development in vehicle,followed by extreme test validation (Davis Dam and Eisenhower Pass with fully loaded trailers) and some cold testing in Canada.

The tune will be delivered with a PG3+ flash tool from Alientech via the OBD port. *Once the tune is installed the device is disconnected fromOBD.

We do not yet have a release date as the work has been stalled for 3months due to the ecodiesel recall. *We have been swamped with reflashing all ourcurrent customers that want the FCA payout.

We are definitely still planning on releasing, but it may not happed until next year.

Thanks
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Proven Diesel has emission on tunes that are yielding good increases. There is a member I sold an EzLynk to on Facebook that is running his Emissions On tune.

Good Stuff!

Proven Diesel is also who fixed another members on here truck when PPEI left him stranded. I highly recommend Proven Diesel.
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Proven Diesel has emission on tunes that are yielding good increases. There is a member I sold an EzLynk to on Facebook that is running his Emissions On tune.

Good Stuff!

Proven Diesel is also who fixed another members on here truck when PPEI left him stranded. I highly recommend Proven Diesel.
What am I missing on their site? It only offers the 6.7 tunes?

Dothey offer 3.0 tunes?
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What am I missing on their site? It only offers the 6.7 tunes?

Dothey offer 3.0 tunes?
There website probably has not been updated with 3.0 numbers. But yes you can definitely order!
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