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Old 10-31-2016, 10:29 AM   #676 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

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I recently towed my snowmobilefrom Maine to new Mexico with a car. The total weight of the trailer with the snowmobile, some new tires and my tool box should have only been no more that 800 pounds.

What I found was towing moderately heavy loads long distance with a front wheel drive car on the interstate may not be the best plan. The V6 Hyundai did the job and it struggled a little. I can only imagine that a 4cyl car would struggle quite a bit more.
Now behind my firebird formula 350 that has 12 inch corvette C5 brakes (much larger than the stock brakes) and a V8 engine with 6 speed transmission that car towed the snowmobile trailer with ease.
It was going up east coast mountains in 6th gear with ease.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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