Gas Mileage improvements

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by KennyG101, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. KennyG101

    KennyG101 New Member

    Hi, I'm a new member with a 98 Suburban with 151715 miles. I am looking for a way to improve my gas mileage. Thanks KennyG
     
  2. ProzacKid

    ProzacKid Rockstar 100 Posts

    What type of setup do you have, engine, tranny, etc. 1/2 or 3/4 ton? Also, what do you do with it?
     
  3. KennyG101

    KennyG101 New Member

    I have a 5.7 V-8, auto, 1500. It has been our family vehicle, but now I use it for my work truck. I am a plumbing contractor
     
  4. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    What type of mileage are you currently getting? You say that you've got 150k on in, any work done to it? Noticing any problems with it?
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    What kind of money are you looking to spend to get better mileage? Or are you looking for freebie mods?
     
  6. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Yeah, stay away from the stuff that is gimmicky. In truth, the execs at GM would give away the farm if someone could improve gas mileage by 5%.
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    no doubt
     
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Honestly, even a 1/2 MPG improvement is worth jumping up and down for.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I know I'd take any improvement I can get! :mrgreen:
     
  10. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    I know that some vehicles, like the Trailblazer for example, seem to have a govenor that controls gas on jackrabbit starts. My TB has 275 hp I6, but I can't catch any rubber. They must be controlling fuel electronically to keep it from getting horrible MPG ratings.
     

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