Why oh why cant the 4.3 be better

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by Nomad8120, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Nomad8120

    Nomad8120 New Member

    Can someone tell me why gm can make the camaro have a v6 that gets 26mpg but the 4.3 only gets 16 to 17mpg.... If the truck was as quick as the camaro then I would complain..

    ---------- Post added at 06:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:36 PM ----------

    Wouldnt... Hate typing on a phone
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Your economy has something to do with trying to push a 2 1/2 ton box around....
  3. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the club. X2 your truck is a box and weighs alot more than your Camero.
  4. Goldie

    Goldie Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I guess I'd better not complain for the 26.9 mpg I realized on my last tank.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    26.9 with a truck? tell us more.....
  6. racekid91

    racekid91 Rockstar 3 Years 100 Posts

    Well, for starters it's a truck...Don't know why everyone always expects to get as good as mpg as cars. I'm lucky to break into the teen's with mine.
  7. Nomad8120

    Nomad8120 New Member

    Just pissed me off the other day when I was riding with my buddy who has a f250 2004 turbo desiel and he is getting 26 mpg doing 80 down the highway with it to the floor... He gets 19 on a bad day
  8. Crispyt

    Crispyt Rockstar 100 Posts

    Its mostly because of the weight of your truck. I think I get about 20 on a very good day with my 4.3. I get a little better MPG with my truck because its a 5spd. so I shift from 1st, 3rd, then to 5th and genraly standards get a little better MPG. Try putting a cold air intake on it or atleast a K&N air filter on it. Make sure that your fuel filter is good and that your spark plugs and wires are good. But still, the 4.3 is a great engine and does the job
  9. TrailLeadr

    TrailLeadr Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Don't even sweat that. You're not even comparing apples to oranges, more like apples to plywood.
    Diesels are torque monsters, and are geared accordingly. Although if your friends powerstroke was doing 80 floored he has bigger issues than you'd ever have with just poor mileage. :)

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