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Thread: How To Increase Your MPG?
11-30-2012, 01:30 PM #51
I know other forum members will blast me, but don't disable AFM on the engine. AFM does actually increase gas mileage. I don't get why people on here dislike AFM, it is almost imperceptable when the engine switches from V8 to V4. I can hear an exhaust note change with my aftermarket Flowmaster muffler, but that and the DIC is the only way I even know the engine has switched.
A lot of engineers that are a lot smarter than any of us designed AFM, and it works.
On road trips, I routinely got 20-22 MPG in my 2008 Silverado with 20" tires. I only have ~1400 on my 2013 5.3L Silverado, but I am getting ~17 with combo city/hwy driving.
I also do notice better MPG with K&N air filters and less restrictive exhaust.
11-30-2012, 01:42 PM #52
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
11-30-2012, 04:20 PM #53
11-30-2012, 04:46 PM #54
And some people do actually have problems. Just because your truck didn't doesn't mean others don't either. DoD/AFM has been available in various production GM cars and trucks for almost 8 years now. A lot has changed over those 8 years. There have been plenty of documented problems, and many service bulletins and updates, to help deal with them.
Yes it works for most people, but it's by no means perfect.
12-03-2012, 01:34 PM #55
Thank you for sharing your information on this, stchman.
Michelle, GM Customer Service assisting Evan
12-03-2012, 03:40 PM #56
12-03-2012, 04:04 PM #57
And while I'm sure you do know several people with such 5.3 equipped trucks, I'm also sure it's probably less than 100, and even if not, surely less than the probably 10-15 million (I can't find hard sales numbers, so this is a rough guesstimate, and US-only, so likely a bit low as well) AFM equipped vehicles that have left the assembly line over the last 8 years.
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