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Old 11-10-2011, 10:35 PM
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I need some help, fuel mileage for a diesel ?

Ok first off i KNOW this isnt a hot rodding question and there are forums for this but i prefer you're guys experience and intelligence so here goes.

2003 chevy kodiak c4500 cab chassis *see pic* the way i set this truck up i can hold 90gal of diesel, it has a 6.6L turbo diesel rated at 330HP maybe a lil more now that i altered the exhaust and trimmed the fat.

My question is this, i have yet to fill the tanks it will cost around 400 to top off, how can i calculate how much MPG i will consume on an 2200 mi trip one way so that i can figure out how much to charge for the load, truck weighs a whopping 8600 lbs the trailer weighs 6600lbs and the load weighs 8000lbs thanks in advance
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mpg's on a big truck

i'm not a trucker , but.... lets say u get 5mpg's, that trip will run u 440gal's of fuel.. at $4/gal = $1760 in fuel only + labor..
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cant argue with ya on that, ready for the curve ball? how do i figure out MPG if i have yet to fill the tanks and run them empty to record the milage. basically what im trying to see is if there is a way to determine what a vehicle truck or car SHOULD get for fuel economy without actually driving and finding out the hard way
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Only way would be to talk with someone who has run one of those trucks , and ask them what they avaeaged for MPG.
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hehe guess that shoulda been my first move huh
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cant argue with ya on that, ready for the curve ball? how do i figure out MPG if i have yet to fill the tanks and run them empty to record the milage. basically what im trying to see is if there is a way to determine what a vehicle truck or car SHOULD get for fuel economy without actually driving and finding out the hard way
Ayuh,.... Ya don't have to fill it full, 'n run it empty,...
Just fill it to a known point, run it, 'n refill it to that known point again...
The further ya run it, the closer the average will be...
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My old KW T300 with a 3126 Cat got about 9 mpg with a 24' van body on it.... I would guess you'd get the same.

BTW.... the amount it costs to operate has little to do with freight rates...get as much as you can.... fuel is now over $4.00 per gallon. Start at $1.50 per mile and go up from there!
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My 24' box truck with a Cummins ISB (5.9L) got about 9-10 empty, 8 fully loaded to GVW (26,000), and 6-7 at GVW towing 10,000.

I think the best way to do it is guess for the first few trips until you're more sure.
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