Get the Lead Out To get the best full-sized pickup fuel mileage, make sure you are not hauling around extra weight. Paypal This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. According to Automotive Information Systems, areas of the truck showing moderate reliability problems for 1994 were the engine, transmission and driveline and brakes. He now gets a 12% increase. The 5sp prob makes the biggest difference, and is a hard option to find, especially in a used truck.
Hard As A Rock — ive always owned chevrolet pickups. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. A clean injector sprays a finer mist of fuel, which is easier to ignite and therefore increases fuel mileage by using all of the fuel sprayed into the cylinder. Its time we get some leadership in this country to stand up for the people.
The only couple down sides of this truck are the poor gas mileage but I don't drive far anyways , and it seems to dip bad when I take a turn too fast. My car gets 35mpg at 80mph ~3000 rpm on level ground. Facebook Login You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Engine is running way too rich. These add extra drag and raise the profile of the vehicle so that more drag is created. Sadly there are no available mid-sized and light-duty diesel trucks yet, but hopefully, that will change since diesel engines can get better mileage on average than non-hybrid gasoline powered vehicles. Used all together, the above methods can help squeeze another one to three miles per gallon from your full-sized Chevrolet Silverado truck.
Also, avoid the temptation to lift your truck. Transmission finally went at 177,000 km. However, keeping tires at the proper inflation is the single best way to boost fuel mileage in a Chevy truck or any other auto. Model year 1994 Year of manufacture 1994 First year of ownership 2010 Most recent year of ownership 2010 Engine and transmission 5. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. I've heard of people advancing the timing on these motors to improve mileage.
Yes Review Date: 21st October, 2010 Faults: Two alternators in 5 years. Loose, rattles, poor design and quality. General Comments: Daily driver and starts in the cold Alberta winters no problem. I would probably get a little better in town except that I like the 300 horses too much. Google YouTube Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. Manual 5 speed doesn't seem to be geared high enough to run 77mph on the Interstate easily.
Cruise control button to reduce speed doesn't work. By reducing drag you can boost fuel mileage. Hopefully we will see some hybrid trucks that are more than just marketing gimmicks come on the market. I have a tonneau cover on my truck, and I can't say I've really noticed any difference in mileage with it on or off, so I don't think the initial cost of one would be worth your while as far as payback time goes. If the computer is getting a bad reading from any of the sensors it can cause the motor to dump in more fuel than is necessary.
I had thought about upgrading to a 5. Facebook Ads This is an ad network. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. Synthetic gear lubes and engine oils reduce the amount of drag inside your engine and rear axle. Replace them and your wires, rotor, and cap if needed. Turn it off and use the fan and bring in outside air. I use my truck for both work and fun.
A low geared rear end will cost you dearly at the pump. Facebook Login You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. Use a Programmer I use a Hypertech Max Energy Econ programmer on my Chevrolet Silverado, which gives the truck a few more horsepower and has increased fuel mileage by about one mile per gallon. This was verified by topping off the tank to the same level and averaging the results over three fill-ups. If there is fuel in the vacuum line it needs replacement pronto, then change your oil as it will be contaminated with gas.