The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that they would have to reposition parts of the fuel system to remedy the failure. Changed the front and rear differentials over to Amsoil synthetic gear lube. Make sure that your rear axle is geared for highway driving if that is what you plan on using the truck for. Kinda underpowered but its a truck not a Camaro. Really had to crank up the torsion bars so I would stop sliding forward in my seat 3. I now get from 20-23 miles per gallon on the highway and about 17-19 city.
There is minimal to none as far as engine noise Purrs like a kitten Pro's 1. For a four wheel drive full sized truck 20 plus mpg is actually very good. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. This was verified by topping off the tank to the same level and averaging the results over three fill-ups. Four 120-volt power outlets are located under the rear seat and in the pickup bed. The vehicle was not repaired. I also miss the storage space below the rear seats in the Tacoma.
Change Your Driving Habits for Better Chevrolet Truck Gas Mileage I noticed about a one mile per gallon gain by adjusting the way I accelerated and decelerated. Hard to beat a good Chevy. A Z71 Off-Road Package includes gas shocks, jounce bumpers, skid plates and a high-capacity air cleaner. It is supposed to help between 1-2 mpg more, which appears like it did. By reducing drag you can boost fuel mileage.
The only way the contact was able to refuel the vehicle was to slowly pump the fuel for three seconds before allowing the fuel to drain into the tank for approximately 10 seconds without pumping. Performance with the automatic transmission is satisfying but hardly seamless, and each shift is noticeable. Engine choices include a 4. I changed the transmission fluid with original, did a full flush in my driveway without the flush machine, and yes, it can be done without the machine, just takes two people to do it, no big deal. Hopefully we will see some hybrid trucks that are more than just marketing gimmicks come on the market. The manufacturer was not contacted regarding the failure. During the 2006 model year, a new Duramax 6.
On the other hand, if you often tow things a diesel may be a better choice. Have estimated between fill ups that I have only increased my milage by approx 3-3. When your windows are down, drag is created, which can reduce fuel mileage by a mile per gallon or more. Get the Lead Out To get the best full-sized pickup fuel mileage, make sure you are not hauling around extra weight. The truck runs a little better too. Quadrasteer four-wheel steering is no longer offered. A winding, uphill mountainous road, single lane traffic except for a few passing lanes and turn-outs.
There are many folks out here who need a full sized four wheel drive truck. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who cleared the code from the computer but the failure recurred. 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. I wish they would have made a 6-speed auto trans for the models, just for the fact of when I am on the highway shifts from fourth to third with any small movement of my foot on the throttle. A full blown raging truck fire, on a single lane highway in extremely dry conditions, in the middle of an area with blind turns in both directions. Standard 16-inch tires mount on eight-bolt wheels.
This calculation reflects amounts in U. Whenever the engine shuts itself off, which occurs when the truck slows to a halt, it's difficult to discern that anything unusual has happened. Mainly use it as a daily around town driver. Good Truck, Dependable Transportation — We've owned this truck for just over 3 years and it has just over 100 k miles. For most minor clogging you can use a product like Techroline or Lucas Fuel System Cleaner to help clean out your injectors. Just remember that it is recommended that once you switch to synthetic oil you don't switch back.
Here are the things that I did to get better gas mileage from my full sized Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup. The 3500 can be equipped with dual wheels on both sides of the rear axle. Extended-cab Silverados have four doors. Vehicle Overview A hybrid-powertrain version of the Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck became available to retail customers in select states in the 2005 model year and goes on sale nationally for 2006. I'm the second owner and the first owner took good care of it, taking it to the dealer for regular work. 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. 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.
Those who work in construction and other trades simply need the towing power, cargo room and ability to travel in winter weather. Final Thoughts On Chevy Silverado 1500 Gas Mileage If you can switch to a smaller truck, such as the Colorado, and you will get better fuel mileage than from a full-sized gas powered truck. He now gets a 12% increase. The design is beautiful and practical with spacious room for family and great gas mileage. There is really nowhere to stash straps, etc. . They also come in plain chassis-cab form, which lacks a cargo box.
I was driving up an incline. I have used Mobil one 5w30 but went back to Amsoil 5w30 and filter. The gas engine restarts instantly as soon as you let up slightly on the brake. I had no trouble with the vehicle. The starter-generator also provides regenerative braking while the truck is coasting. Most trucks of this size get just over half that.