GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    Default synthetic fuel... yes or no?

    does synthetic fuel really matter on a new daily driver truck?
    2008 NBS Silverado Z85


    4.8 V8
    -8000k HIDS
    -AVS Bugflector II
    -20% tint all around
    -17x9 Moto Metal 951
    -Rough Country 2'' Leveling Kit
    -Putco Window Visors
    -Blacked out headlights (courtesy of JAKD-UP)
    -285/70/17 BF Goodrich All Terrains (minimal rubbing still) :grrrrrr:
    -Blacked out grille and both bumpers
    -Smoked taillights
    -Blue interior dome lights

    "A work in progress is something every man should have"

  2. #2

    Default

    If your truck is certified for use of E85 then it sure won't hurt to use it, but you will loose some "mpg". It is cheaper, but takes more to make the same power. You'd have to do the math to see if it was really saving anything. Good luck!


    2010 Z/71 Colorado C/C
    Black 4X4 w/5.3L V8
    ===============
    2007 Winnebago Adventurer
    w/8.1L Chevy & Allison 6spd.
    Canyon Lake, Texas

  3. #3

    Default

    by e85 you mean ethanol right?
    no my truck does not use ethanol just unleaded and i tend to use the least expensive of the three... (regular unleaded)
    2008 NBS Silverado Z85


    4.8 V8
    -8000k HIDS
    -AVS Bugflector II
    -20% tint all around
    -17x9 Moto Metal 951
    -Rough Country 2'' Leveling Kit
    -Putco Window Visors
    -Blacked out headlights (courtesy of JAKD-UP)
    -285/70/17 BF Goodrich All Terrains (minimal rubbing still) :grrrrrr:
    -Blacked out grille and both bumpers
    -Smoked taillights
    -Blue interior dome lights

    "A work in progress is something every man should have"

  4. #4

    Default

    Our 2009 Burb, says FlexFuel on the back. It can take the E85 fuel, but it is not available in Alaska.

  5. #5
    Jr. Mechanic
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lincoln Nebraska
    Posts
    125

    Default

    I don't know about where you live but the cheapest of the three offered here is 10 percent Ethanol. The unleaded regular runs 10 cents a gallon more.
    2013 Sierra Crew Cab.
    Bob.

  6. #6

    Default

    now im getting confused... and a little away from the initial question lol
    hey rvj... is your sig a true story? (japanese plumber) thats freaking hilarious
    2008 NBS Silverado Z85


    4.8 V8
    -8000k HIDS
    -AVS Bugflector II
    -20% tint all around
    -17x9 Moto Metal 951
    -Rough Country 2'' Leveling Kit
    -Putco Window Visors
    -Blacked out headlights (courtesy of JAKD-UP)
    -285/70/17 BF Goodrich All Terrains (minimal rubbing still) :grrrrrr:
    -Blacked out grille and both bumpers
    -Smoked taillights
    -Blue interior dome lights

    "A work in progress is something every man should have"

  7. #7
    Jr. Mechanic
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lincoln Nebraska
    Posts
    125

    Default

    No, the part about the plumber is not true. It's to make people think about what would happen if everyone spent money based on perceptions of someone elses quality.
    Besides, some of those pipe wrenches are quite large
    2013 Sierra Crew Cab.
    Bob.

  8. #8
    Legend

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    3,356

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrynino View Post
    does synthetic fuel really matter on a new daily driver truck?

    Well, I am not sure what you are asking then?? If your truck is not E85 capable then you cant use it, or are looking to get a new one and are curious about the E85??
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
    285/75/16
    ___________________________
    Jason

  9. #9

    Default

    im such an idiot... i just realized my mistake... i wanted to know about synthetic OIL... not fuel

    sorry for the mixup everyone:slap:
    so with that cleared up, synthetic oil on daily driver yes or no?
    2008 NBS Silverado Z85


    4.8 V8
    -8000k HIDS
    -AVS Bugflector II
    -20% tint all around
    -17x9 Moto Metal 951
    -Rough Country 2'' Leveling Kit
    -Putco Window Visors
    -Blacked out headlights (courtesy of JAKD-UP)
    -285/70/17 BF Goodrich All Terrains (minimal rubbing still) :grrrrrr:
    -Blacked out grille and both bumpers
    -Smoked taillights
    -Blue interior dome lights

    "A work in progress is something every man should have"

  10. #10
    Legend

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    3,356

    Default

    my dad has an 07 NBS Crew Z71 with the 6.0, he switched to synthetic about 9 months ago and has gained 1MPG from it, it costs a little more but for the length you can go on one oil change I think it would be worth it, he has his done at the dealership and costs around 85 a change. He has yet to switch over the rest of the fluids but I think he is going to next summer. Your first change to full synthetic can only fun for like 500 miles or something like that as the synthetic pulls out the gunk and crap in the engine, so I would say yes go for it!!
    99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
    Hypertech III, K&N, true dual
    285/75/16
    ___________________________
    Jason

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Synthetic oil
    By Silverado Junkie in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-13-2010, 01:43 AM
  2. 1st oil chg when? chg to synthetic when?
    By LDB in forum GM Powertrain
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-18-2009, 06:07 PM
  3. Which synthetic oil should I use?
    By s6guy72 in forum Performance & Fuel
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 04-24-2009, 11:51 PM
  4. Synthetic Oil
    By bjackson in forum GM Powertrain
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 07:31 PM
  5. Synthetic oil?
    By bowtiebro in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-27-2007, 04:45 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •