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Gas Mileage.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by stotd, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Jun 28, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    nagelg

    nagelg Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mpls....Apple Valley here.

    19 mpg ain't bad for city. If you drive carefully and/or get a scan gauge it can go to 20-21, mine will. Highway, like I35, you should get 24-26 on a good day. Remember, you have a 4x4 and are dragging a lot more hardware than the 2x's . Take out the secondary, get an AFE air filter and go to synthetic, that'll help a little.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    Thanks for the oil idea - what is a K&N air filter and where do I get one?

    Papasblutk
     
  3. Jun 28, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    Add to my post above: The 2.7 is not efficient at 70+ mph, the revs are too high! You've got to keep the rpm less than 2500 for good mpg which puts you at 60-65 mph. All the hoo-ha about synthetic oil and air filters is just that...they help a little but won't push you into the mid 20's city. The only way to get the best mileage is to drive with a LIGHT foot! Shift at 2500 or so and keep your average rpm at 18-2000, every time you "punch it" you're pouring a whole lot of fuel into the cylinders. Buy a Scan-Gauge and it'll tell you how you are driving and give you an accurate mileage number.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:18 AM
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    What is a K&N filter and where do I find one?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    I'd avoid the K&N air filter. If you make a mistake with the K&N it can foul your MAF sensor. The AFE Dry Pro S air filter is easier to maintain (No oiling) and has gotten very popular with members here.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    Thanks will look for one
     
  7. Jun 28, 2008 at 12:25 PM
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    I THOUGHT THAT IF I TYPED THIS IN ALL CAPS YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND.

    ALL CAPS SUCKS. NEVER USE IT. EVER. NO MATTER WHAT.

    Thank you for your cooperation.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    :laugh: Damn. That was rough. Guess I need to stop using caps lock. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Jun 28, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    In my business class, my teacher told me using all caps means your yelling at someone and it is considered very rude. :rant:
     
  10. Jun 28, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Yep. That is what they taught me in every class that I have taken. One professor equated it to a loud car commercial that is in your face. Sounds about right...
     
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