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  1. #11


    I put some Sea Foam in last night. Now averaging 16.7 MPG in the city. I have a long drive to class tonight so I will see how it does on the freeway

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  2. #12

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.


    4mpg- HUGE difference just from AC use.
    Any chance the prevailing winds were different?
    Of course a this should balance out in a roundtrip
    But maybe not-perhaps the wind switched directions on the return trip.
    I would check prevailing winds-you did the 1st trip in a different season -right??
    4mpg- too much for just AC use.

    Another possibility- are these mpg numbers 22 vs 17.9 the NAV readings or actual distance over gallons pumped in?
    I wouldn't expect the NAV to change over time like that
    BUT if you did actual measurements- distance over gallons pumped in
    Small differences in tank filling-say 1/2 to 1 gallon more filled-can make a HUGE difference in calculated mpg- especially on short trips 150 miles or so??

    Well just some ideas- 4 mpg- the truck still runs well and you are still getting good city mpg
    Makes me think nothing wrong with truck-and you don't have any codes
    Maybe winds maybe just a filling difference maybe AC use maybe just an unlucky combination of winds AC filling difference(if you weren't using onboard mpg gauge)

    No codes- still running well -same city mpg- means nothing wrong with truck
    Wind AC filling difference "bad gas" lower octane than claimed so less advance possible hurts mpg

    Pure guesses of course-post your next trip-curious about anything to do with mpg-I'm a mpg nut- mild hypermiler-98 Suburban(very good -21mpg- pure hy mpg-city 12-13 mpg wife kills my city mpg) 2006 Prius
    1998 suburban-
    1/2 ton

    199500 miles

  3. #13


    ok, time resurrect an old thread. My highway mpg is staying at 17-18. I was getting 19-21mpg. Here is the odd thing, my city mpg is at 16-17mpg with a light foot. So, my city has stayed the same but, my highway has decreased. No new mods. Any new ideas on this? thanks guys.

  4. #14


    Tire pressure change due to colder weather? Winter fuel mix finally arrive at a fuel station near you? Time for a tune up? Observer error?

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    River Ridge Louisiana-4 miles W of New Orleans-didn't flood-water stopped 800 yards away.


    I'm with Surreal
    fuel changes- tire pressure- just some fill to fill variation
    BUT in the winter MPG goes down-but usually city mpg goes also

  6. #16


    Try adding some octane booster to it and see if gets better. Also, with the colder weather the engine will utilize more fuel until it reaches running temp.
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