Yes, you can get better 7.3 MPG and Horsepower.
A 7.3 guy goes into the grocery store, and...
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Way back in 2007-2008, the average US price for diesel fuel skyrocketed. To make matters worse, my wife and I were living in San Jose, CA at the time.
Now, it's a gross understatement to say that California politicians love their gas taxes. A fact that makes a California diesel fill up one of the most expensive in the nation. Doesn't matter if gas prices are up or down, sunny beaches, movie stars, and "free" stuff for everyone apparently costs money.
And since they can't make the electric car drivers pay for it, that leaves you and I and our nasty diesel trucks to foot the bill. Ah, a rant for another day...
Back to 2007-2008 diesel fuel prices...
Bay Area diesel pump prices were constantly "topping-off" at over the $5 per gallon mark. And my 2002 Ford F350's 7.3 diesel mpg being what it was... At best my F350's fuel economy was 15-16 mpg highway and somewhere below 12 mpg in Silicon Valley's "pause and putter" traffic.
Let's just say that driving my truck for anything beyond absolute necessity was painful on the pocketbook.
So when my wife casually asked if I'd run to the store and get bread for our kids' lunch sandwiches the next day, I froze up. Then I quickly did some tricky math in my head, At 10 miles per gallon, for almost 20 miles round trip, that's...
Now, I'm no "Ford genius engineer", but by my calculations that single loaf of bread was going to cost $13 by the time I got it back to the house.
What happened, you ask?
Well, I mumbled something to my wife about "this not being Russia and bread shouldn't cost … blah blah." Then I diligently went and got the bread, of course. Not the point.
But since I was certainly not selling my diesel to buy a Tesla — it won't tow a trailer — something had to be done. That's when my interest in increasing my 7.3 Powerstroke's mpg started.
Mandating increases in fuel economy is an American government obsession. And the very death of your 7.3 Powerstroke diesel engine's production run is a direct casualty of that obsession.
These days, you're dealing with tougher than ever emission standards. If you were prone to conspiracies, you'd think that "they" don't want you driving anything but an electric thimble up and down the roads. Nah, that can't be, right?
But believing that you can get more horsepower from your 7.3 Powerstroke while at the same time increasing its mpg? That's just lunatic talk right there … isn't it?
However, better mpg at the sacrifice of horsepower doesn't have to be your only choice.
In the articles below, you'll discover 7.3 upgrades you can install to increase your 7.3 Powerstroke's horsepower without sacrificing fuel efficiency.
Read these articles and never buy $13 loaves of bread again: