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Poor MPG. New plugs, wires next?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by cbroberts88, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. RayVoy

    RayVoy Well-Known Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    My '09 is not as bad as yours (it does have the 6 speed tranny and 3.42 gears). A lot of city and a bit of highway will give me around 16 mpg (at least, that's what the DIC tells me).

    As I posted in an other thread a couple of days ago, I tried a speed test last week while driving in ME. 45 mph gave me the best mpg (around 25), 55 to 60 knocked it down a bit (I think it was around 20 mpg), driving at 75 knocked it down to 18. Speed makes a difference.

    I change the front O2 sensors when I change the plugs, because I've read that they start getting lazy around 80k, if this is true, or not, IDK.
     
  2. cbroberts88

    cbroberts88 Member

    Thanks for the info! I would love to get mileage like that!

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    Took the truck to the dealer today. They said they checked everything and it all seemed fine. maybe the truck is just that bad on gas. oh well. I went ahead and changed the plug wires as well.
     

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