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01-04-2010, 10:36 AM #1
Horrible MPG Advice!
i have a 2000 4x4 1500 silverado lifted 3 inches with custom exhaust and thats pretty much it. im pretty positive it has a 26gal tank and i can only get about 200 miles on a tank. so thats about 7-8mpg!this is terriblee! can anyone help me out on this?
i do normal driving city and highway
01-04-2010, 10:39 AM #2
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Have you changed spark plugs and wire? fuel filter? I had the same problem. ...getting crappy mileage but I changed wire and plugs, that worked for me...Joser
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HD front end conversion
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01-04-2010, 10:50 AM #3
yes i changed them to the irridium plugs, but do you have to change the wires also?
01-04-2010, 11:11 AM #4
I would! Its 10 years old, are you the original owner? How many miles? How does the air filter look? Have you changed fuel filter? Do the maintenance the GM recommends at the mileage your truck has. Good luckEveryday I wake up is a great day! ;-)
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01-04-2010, 11:23 AM #5
no i am not the original owner. i bought it about a month ago
it has 102,000 miles on it
so if i do all of this, how much mpg do you think i would get? because i have 7mpg as of now and it is killing me
01-04-2010, 02:43 PM #6
What size tires do you have this would affect the calculations also.2010 Silverado 1500 4x4 Crew LT
6.2 L with 6 speed transmission
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01-04-2010, 06:43 PM #7
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It has a lift so what size tires are on it and whats the gear ratio? This could be part of your problem.
A full tune-up cant hurt.
01-04-2010, 07:47 PM #8
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01-04-2010, 10:06 PM #10
Have you replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump?Black Bear Performance- Custom Tuning Solutions
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