Chevy Duramax MPG - Diesel mpg?
I just recently purchased a 2005 duramax 4x4 with about 65000mi. I believe that it is the 6.6l turbo. It has a few up grades like a k&n cold air intake and a banks monster muffler. It seem to be getting about 15mpg. And I donít think that is very good but I am not sure.
So I decide to run some lucus oil through to see if that may help but I have not run that tank out yet. Is there something else that I may need to check on the truck that could be causing the lack of mpgs? Or is this possibly as good as it gets?
Your foot needs to get used to the diesel
if you are new to the turbo diesel platform ... you'll find that you almost need to re-learn how to accelerate. I'm sure by now you have realized that if you slam it to the floor, the response is a lot different than with a gas V8.
let the boost do the work. The old "act like there's an egg under the pedal' works well. I tried to keep my boost levels low and see what impact it had on mileage ... it was huge. Ease into the gas and let the turbo do the work. If you mash it, you might as well have a hole in the tank.