It would lay black marks with all 4 tires if I felt like showing off. It has to work harder due to the weight but is there much of a saving? Coupled with valid CarFax reports, I was sold from the get-go and it only took a little bit of getting to know Jose to seal the deal. My friend has a 3500 that I'm thinking of buying, he gets 18 mpg. Another brand of fuel economy programmer for Chevy truck is the Bully Dog which seems to have good reviews. Blessings Chuck aka ulremember I just purchased a '96 K2500, 454, 4.
We did not do a lot of research prior to coming but Matt explained all the different models to us. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. I use my truck for both work and fun. That will give you your average gas mileage. It runs fine with no major repairs since the engine replacement, except for the transmission that went out at 278000 miles, and the truck has around 480000 miles on it now. Couldn't help myself, it has the Trail Master conversion package, almost impossible to find in the 4x4 trucks; this is replacing my '98 K1500 with the same Trail Master conversion. Programmers work in all kinds of ways, including decreasing idle speed, adjusting torque converter locking-unlocking and preventing downshifting to boost fuel mileage.
Get the Lead Out To get the best full-sized pickup fuel mileage, make sure you are not hauling around extra weight. This all depends on the driver. There is no one magic bullet that will get you better fuel mileage on a Chevy Silverado 1500 or any other brand. 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. Use this rule and you will do well: Do not try to get in A hurry, Do not drive it while constantly pushing the throttle at half way or more.
I now get from 20-23 miles per gallon on the highway and about 17-19 city. I have used Mobil one 5w30 but went back to Amsoil 5w30 and filter. I am thinking about buying one of these trucks but I was hoping someone here has one and can tell me what kind of gas mileage they get. How To Check Your Fuel Mileage The best mileage I have achieved so far was on a trip from California to San Antonio Texas. I figured it wouldn't be great but as you mentioned, they are designed as work horses and as passenger vehicles, just going to have to bight the bullet as to gas mileage. My own real-world experience was about a half a mile per gallon gain.
Having the tailgate up is better than down proven time and time again but the best aero is gained from a slope back cap think back of a humvee 4 door. Also the area around the wheel well can be a large drag area, minimizing it can help considerably. I bought a late production 95 silverado 4wd in 2006. I have since owned a 2000 silverado 2wd, a 2000 silverado4wd, and a 2002 silverado 4wd. On a warm day, I make sure that each tire has exactly 40 pounds, though you do have to adjust your tire pressure by adding some air in the winter.
The best thing is to test drive it and check actual mileage. The 5sp prob makes the biggest difference, and is a hard option to find, especially in a used truck. I found this step side 8 years ago with 47,000 miles on it with a blown trans. There were no high-pressure tactics or fannying about. Here are the things that I did to get better gas mileage from my full sized Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup. It had been part of their rental fleet. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter.
I am thinking about buying one of these trucks but I was hoping someone here has one and can tell me what kind of gas mileage they get. I can tell you this with certainty, The truck can tow about as much as A tr … uck with A V-8, It cannot go as fast with the load behind it, but It has the ability. Used all together, the above methods can help squeeze another one to three miles per gallon from your full-sized Chevrolet Silverado truck. So if your looking for a hard working truck or have a troublesome teen who is hard on vehicles, this is the perfect one for either situation. I own a 1994 4.
Also, avoid the temptation to lift your truck. Also, as far as rolling down the windows goes i did my own little experiment and i kept the ac off and the windows down as long as i was goin 50mph and under and in doing so i actually saw a small increase in mileage compared to just running the ac. Towing economy is not bad at about 12-13mpg with a light load and 9-11mpg with a heavy load. I do run between 36 and 40 psi in my tires. We are beyond satisfied with the experience. I just checked mine last week. I have a tonneau cover on my truck, and I can't say I've really noticed any difference in mileage with it on or off, so I don't think the initial cost of one would be worth your while as far as payback time goes.
TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Use a Programmer I use a Hypertech Max Energy Econ programmer on my Chevrolet Silverado, which gives the truck a few more horsepower and has increased fuel mileage by about one mile per gallon. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. I don't know the numbers for the towing capacity, But I have owned three of these trucks with the 4. Each truck is different depending on how well it is treated.