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Whats some cheap and easy ways to better gas milage?

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i would like to find out the cheap and easy way to get better gas milage out of my chevy 3/4 ton. anybody have suggestions? im open to anything.
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Do Pulse and Glide in city driving.
It improves my city mpg by about 15%- cost me maybe 2% in trip time.
Pulse up to the speed limit-completely lift off the gas- you will actually end up about 2 mph above the limit.
Then glide down about 8 mph
Pulse up to 35mph- you'll actually reach 37mph- lift off- glide down to 29mph.
Repeat repeat.
In general one cycle will be about 1/4 mile-many redlights are about 1/4 to 1/2 mile apart.
You will lose very little time- maybe 20 seconds added to a 20 minute trip.Get to know your trip.
Charlie
PS My 4L60E trans -1998 Suburban 1/2 ton- offers no engine braking when you completely lift off the gas- it glides for maybe 3 seconds per mph lost.
Charlie
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