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Owner: kir_kenix
2000 S10 4.3: 2000 Chevrolet S10 W/T
Displacement: 4.3 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 3 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.44
Frontal area: 24.4 sq.ft.
Instrumentation:
Description: Extended cab, 4.3l Vortec, 5 speed (NV3500), 3.42 gear ratio, topper, 132,000 miles at purchase

This will be the replacement to my much loved (and high mpg) 1997 S10 (regular cab, 2wd, 2.2l, 5 speed, 3.73) truck. I needed 4wd with the country road conditions/private lane that we live on. I know that I will not regularly be able to exceed 32mpg in this truck, but I am hoping to average high 20's. This vehicle is going to need a good bit of maintenance to be as reliable as I would like, and I will update below to indicate what I have done, and when.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Current mods & maintenance:

+cap & rotor (17 April 2015)
+oil change (17 April 2015 @ 132,200 miles)
+K&N air filter (17 April 2015, out of 1997 S10)
+LT235/75R15 General Grabber AT2 @ 45psi (20 April 2015) balanced with .20g Airsoft BB's
+Plugs (AC Delco Double Platinum) & Wires (25 April 2015)
+PCV Valve (25 April 2015)
+75-90 full synthetic Rear Diff fluid (25 April 2015)
+Transmission Fluid (Synchromesh) (25 April 2015)
+Radiator flush & thermostat (25 April 2015)
+EGR & MAF cleaned (25 April 2015)
+MAF replaced (21 May 2015)
+Upper and Lower Ball joints (23 May 2015)
+Front Brake pads and rotors (23 May 2015)
+75-90 Full Synthetic Front Diff
+Transfer Case Fluid
+New Catalytic Converter
+Ball Joints/Tie Rod Ends/Alignment
+Removed Fan Clutch (No electric yet) (18 Oct 2015)

Planned Mods: Maintenance and mods still needed/planned:

+0w30 Mobil 1
+Seafoam in vacuum line
+valve cover gaskets
+electric fan
+daytime running light delete
+LED lights all around (from 1997 s10)
+License plate lights (junk yard)
+seat handles (junk yard)
+bug shield for hood
+grille block
+engine tuning software (maybe)
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 15 mpg(US)
EPA highway 20 mpg(US)
EPA combined 17 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 20.06 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 19.52 mpg(US)
90 days 19.4 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Oct 28, 2015

(Created: 2015-04-18 21:12:59 / Modified: 2015-10-28 18:15:10)


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