Does Anyone Have a Guess on MPG for a 3406E Thats Been Treated with Micro Blue

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  1. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    I just have been wondering what kind of mpg one could get for the big kitty if it and the trans,rears etc were treated.
    lets say specs like this.
    550 HP
    3.55 Rear Ends
    11r24.5 Tires
    18 Speed .76 Overdrive
    and of course everything treated in micro blue.
    Im not asking exact just asking ball park. Like is it gonna be 6.5 or more ?
     
  2. frito bandito

    frito bandito Light Load Member

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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    You can do 6.5 pretty easily with a kitty if you drive it right.
     
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  4. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    theres other people who have trucks with specs like such and ive read what they got and wanted to know what they thought a set up like such would do.
     
  5. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    i agree i have had a acert do 7 avg half loaded half unloaded miles
     
  6. Trucker186

    Trucker186 Medium Load Member

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    why i
    please dont post anymore if you dont have anything to contribute.
     
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  7. frito bandito

    frito bandito Light Load Member

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    No worries there buddy. Luck in life.
     
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  8. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I’m getting 7+ all day long “without” the micro blue on 3406E.
    Btw, when did you get your truck ? Not to long ago(recently) you didn’t have a CDL. Some of us on here remember the individuals that stand out, your one of them. So your going have to adjust to sarcasm kid, specially with your previous post on how you done it all without driving.
     
  9. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Medium Load Member

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    I had that set up only difference was a 13 speed in a 1997 fld no micr blue . I drove conservatively to get the best mpg. I ran from Pittsburgh to fort Lauderdale fl weekly. I was in the 6.5 area. When I say conservatively I mean 62-64 mph(yup) once in awhile to pass someone. The thing is to me cat was never designed for mpg to compete with Detroit & Cummins for mpg. On top of that their parts are more expensive. If we are looking at dollars in our pocket in the long end Cat will always come up short. I have a Detroit 12.7 I'm in 8 mpg(KW T600) it had 1.3 million on it before the rebuild. No offense to Cat owners but for me I wouldn't own one again. I just spoke to a guy running a 2019 Volvo 860 coming from denver co to Harrisburg pa. running 70-75 35k avg 7.5 he said. For the last haul for me I'm going to customize my W900 & under the hood would be nothing but the green monster. I nicknamed the Cat the yellow Lemon sucker. All the best to you.
     
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