fuel economy

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by juiceman, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. juiceman

    juiceman New Member

    What kind of gas mileage am i probably getting and is there anything i can do to imrprove it?
     
  2. redneckarmyMP

    redneckarmyMP Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    depends on year/model/engine size/how you drive it
     
  3. Offshore24

    Offshore24 New Member

    Too funny. Are you old enough to drive? ;)
     
  4. moosetags

    moosetags Rockstar 100 Posts

    Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

    First off, welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

    The answer to your question is 12.86, but if you slow down just a little, you can break 13.

    If you give us the gallons and the number of miles run on that many gallons, we'll do the math.
     
  5. Jimmiee

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You are way off with the 12.86. If you do the math the actual number is closer to 12.89. Then you have to adjust for the adiabatic lapse rate and density altitude taking into consideration the tire pressure and position of the tailgate.
     
  6. moosetags

    moosetags Rockstar 100 Posts

    I was figuring it for a Suburban, so I did not allow for the tailgate issue.
     
  7. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    :lol: Very Mythbuster-ish explanation. I love it!
     
  8. Jimmiee

    Jimmiee Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I didn't think Suburbans got gas mileage? <vbg>
     
  9. Restlessone

    Restlessone Member

    You guys are mean
     
  10. moosetags

    moosetags Rockstar 100 Posts

    Juiceman, we are only kidding. You can come back and post without fear of further reprisals.
     

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