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Old 11-14-2006, 11:23 PM
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Does anyone know what the fuel mileage approximently for the 1995-2000 Dodge Ram 2500 equiped with the V10 (8.0L)? Thanks!
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:34 PM
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Step 1 fill up at gas station .
Step 2 fill up at the next gas station.
Step 3 go to bank for gas money.
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Just kidding I've heard from friends they get 10mpg if they drive like an old lady and 8mpg when they're getting into it.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:19 AM
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daaaaamn, i thought i was f'n the pooch with 16 on the 5-9'er
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:54 AM
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Probably around 8-10 as mentioned. Im in Canada, imperial gallon 15% larger so I get 10-12mpg. 10 all city driving and 12mpg towing my 96 to the track on its hauler.
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:09 PM
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One of my co workers keeps bragging that his 2001 diesel gets 20 mpg while my v 10 only gets about 10 mpg. He has now replaced somthing call a lift pump for a second time 2 x $3500 and one other expensive diesel specific item (I can't remember the name right now). I think he is into 8-9 grand in repairs for just the diesel parts. The repairs I've done to the V 10 engine: throttle position sensor $50, plugs about $70, K&N cold air intake $400, plus regular oil changes (I run full synthetic as it is good for an extra .5 mpg). That being said, I glad I live close to work and don't have to commute with it.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:16 PM
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i have a v10 and i get 11.5 to 10 no matter how i drive it weird i know
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:14 AM
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8 MPG in City
8 MPG Towing 27 ft 5th wheel (no wind)
14 MPG on Road empty
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:57 PM
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One of my co workers keeps bragging that his 2001 diesel gets 20 mpg while my v 10 only gets about 10 mpg. He has now replaced somthing call a lift pump for a second time 2 x $3500 and one other expensive diesel specific item (I can't remember the name right now). I think he is into 8-9 grand in repairs for just the diesel parts. The repairs I've done to the V 10 engine: throttle position sensor $50, plugs about $70, K&N cold air intake $400, plus regular oil changes (I run full synthetic as it is good for an extra .5 mpg). That being said, I glad I live close to work and don't have to commute with it.

A very good point that I think is overlooked. Your mileage is irrelevant if you're dumping tons of money into it elsewhere to keep it running!
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:03 PM
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I get 10 city 12 Hwy
98 sport V10 8.0L
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:00 AM
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In the city I average about 6.5-7, and on the highway I get 9-10 if I'm lucky. My truck is bone stock.

Oops, I apologize about the necropost. Didn't notice that when I originally posted. I guess it's a good idea to keep the V10 information available though, because I'm having trouble finding some myself.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:30 PM
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Trust me, V10 owners don't need reminding about how bad our gas mileage is. 8-11 here.
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Old 09-07-2009, 12:47 PM
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Trust me, V10 owners don't need reminding about how bad our gas mileage is. 8-11 here.
But hey, on the plus side, it's a FREAKIN' V10! I get about 12-13 in my 1500 with a 5.2. Sometimes I wish I had purchased a 2500 with a V10, and had similar mileage with gobs more power.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:28 PM
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Yeah, easy tire-smokin' burnouts tend to wash away the bad gas mileage taste.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:05 AM
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Yeah, easy tire-smokin' burnouts tend to wash away the bad gas mileage taste.
That's weird, my truck tends to be gutless and slow, and it can only break traction when going around a turn or when it's wet.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:38 AM
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Something wrong there. I can break my tires loose at will. I have to be careful not to give it too much gas in the turns or I'll spin them.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:06 PM
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i get 6 gallons to the mile, but i also have an umbilical cord attached to my truck from the gas station
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:45 PM
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Something wrong there. I can break my tires loose at will. I have to be careful not to give it too much gas in the turns or I'll spin them.
Your truck also has 4.10's. If he has 3.55's that's a big difference, and maybe his truck has a ton of miles or hasn't been maintained properly? I think you're right though, he may have a problem, a V10 should be able to break the tires loose regardless of gearing.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:50 PM
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Your truck also has 4.10's. If he has 3.55's that's a big difference, and maybe his truck has a ton of miles or hasn't been maintained properly? I think you're right though, he may have a problem, a V10 should be able to break the tires loose regardless of gearing.
I also have 4.10's, but I bought the truck used and clearly, it has some miles on it. Right now, it's at 122,xxx. It seems like it could have been taken care of much better, too. Any idea what my problem might be? It's really sluggish, I can mash the gas and it just crawls. I have a lot of trouble even getting it to break traction.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:56 PM
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You could need a serious tune up. You may need to check fuel pressure as your pump may be getting weak. You may just have an engine that was beat on for those 122k miles and it is tired and in need of a rebuild. Basically thee are so many possibilities that it would be hard for someone to diagnose over the internet.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:21 PM
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I would suggest a leak down test, or, at a minimum, a cylinder compression test. If any cylinders are beyond 10% difference, that's your answer.
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