Google YouTube Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. To Increase Chevrolet Full-Sized Truck Fuel Mileage Use Synthetic Lubricants One thing that noticeably boosted the fuel mileage of my Chevy Silverado 1500 was switching to synthetic oil and gear lube. I believe that switching to the higher volume air filter has increased my fuel mileage by about a half mile per gallon, though I would like to test that theory by switching back and forth over the course of several tanks of gas. I'll never part with this truck, they are easy to maintain and very very reliable. If your plugs are a little weak that makes one hell of a difference, and fresh high quality oil really can make a difference too. Amazon Tracking Pixel Some articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products. You can do a number of things which altogether will get you small mileage increases.
The vehicles also came standard with day time running lights, tinted glass and rear step bumper. With the connector unplugged, and engine idling, set the distributor for zero degrees. I love these old z71s! The truck runs a little better too. My 1998 K1500 Z71 has the 5. Pulled friends out of ditches, hauled motorcycles to Sturgis and even beat a 2010 Charger V8 in a race. Also, expect to get about a half pint or so … of gas to escepe, be careful.
Google DoubleClick Google provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. AppNexus This is an ad network. For my around town vehicle my wife and I use our Toyota Prius but it won't carry equipment or handle muddy roads like my full-sized Chevy. After purchasing this one I find the older 350 motors bored 30 over were a lot better on gas than the gas guzzler I have now. Plan to get a few more hundred thousand.
No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Although I believe that they found using a tailgate net was even better yet. The truck drives very smoothe on the highway, even with 31 inch tires no lift on it. These add extra drag and raise the profile of the vehicle so that more drag is created. Dont forget to install new seals and put oil on them before installation. All the 02 sensors have been changed and all the people that have looked at it don't seem to no why this on is so hard on gas. Love the body style as it is what Chevy says.
You may also have an injector that is malfunctioning. Index Exchange This is an ad network. I've personally put this model through the test. Make sure that your rear axle is geared for highway driving if that is what you plan on using the truck for. Login This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service. Synthetic gear lubes and engine oils reduce the amount of drag inside your engine and rear axle. Mine has the heavy half rear axel and suspension.
This was verified by topping off the tank to the same level and averaging the results over three fill-ups. He tried everything like better gas grades, no lead, put a checkmark on iflated tires, changing air filters every 3 months, and got tune-ups at the same time. Lifting a truck one inch can translate to a half a mile per gallon loss of fuel mileage. Paypal This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. Put new cap on and tighten the screws and replace the wires to the correct spark plug. It should be broken down for good but it's not. If you are like me and buy one vehicle once every ten to twenty years: Buy a Chevy - you'll get your money worth out of it and more for many years to come.
It will last forever if you take care of it. That is what tells the computer to richen the fuel up, so it will start just a suggestion before you replace the motor ;the motor is located on the drivers side firewall ,close to the top. The rear-wheel drive V-6 with an automatic transmission will get 16 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. When I first purchased the truck it only got around 17 miles per gallon on the highway. Those who work in construction and other trades simply need the towing power, cargo room and ability to travel in winter weather. Programmers work in all kinds of ways, including decreasing idle speed, adjusting torque converter locking-unlocking and preventing downshifting to boost fuel mileage.
Hopefully we will see some hybrid trucks that are more than just marketing gimmicks come on the market. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. Still a baby with only 190,000 miles. He was still getting like 12 mpg. I used it for hunting, working and for commuting. HubPages ® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. Sadly there are no available mid-sized and light-duty diesel trucks yet, but hopefully, that will change since diesel engines can get better mileage on average than non-hybrid gasoline powered vehicles.
Keep Tires Inflated We hear public service announcements all the time about tire pressure, so much that the message has become annoying. The curb weight gets as heavy as 4,599 lbs. Other than that try to break it. For fuel economy, you should buy a truck with two-wheel drive, a five-speed transmission, and as small a motor as you need for whatever you plan to do. This apparently increased my Chevy's fuel mileage about one mile per gallon.