Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-13-2011, 03:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
1990 GMC gas hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wells, Maine
Posts: 9

Baby - '90 GMC C1500 SLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
They certainly didn't decrease my mileage

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-13-2011, 08:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,761

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,585
Thanked 3,548 Times in 2,215 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1990 GMC gas hog View Post
Anyways Frank what is better a tonneau or a regular cap? I can get a cap for mine 150$ but not sure if it fits, my truck has the stepside, or I can get a tonno for 250$.
I don't know, especially on a stepside which is probably going to have worse aero than a fleetside.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
1990 GMC gas hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wells, Maine
Posts: 9

Baby - '90 GMC C1500 SLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i don't know if I'd like the look of a cap on a stepside so I think that I'll put a tonno on. I like the stepside, it gives it a muscle-classic look. Only thing is that it has smaller bed space
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
1990 GMC gas hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wells, Maine
Posts: 9

Baby - '90 GMC C1500 SLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
And I have a couple other questions, how do electric fans work? And Also a grille block what exactly does that do? If it blocks your grille, then wouldn't that block you radiator and overheat your car?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 02:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: northern Indiana
Posts: 19

YUK TRUCK - '93 GMC YUKON GT
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The mech. fan driven off the engine takes power from the engine and more gas. A electric fan frees gas powered power.There are universal ones or you can find a factory setup that fits.a coworker used a mid 2000s Impala dual fan on his suburban and it worked well for him.you can wire it to a toggle switch or temps switch to kick on at a set temp.
the grille block will block air but you can block some but not all depends on city or highway driving that you do.you can play around with tape if it runs hot remove some tape.good luck
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 02:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
Cyborg ECU
 
California98Civic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 6,297

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,373
Thanked 2,157 Times in 1,463 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1990 GMC gas hog View Post
I mean can't find a scan gauge. Can't find one for vehicles under 96
I can't use the ScanGauge either. But a gauge is really important. Consider an Ultra Gauge. It's what I use.
__________________
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 05:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
1990 GMC gas hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wells, Maine
Posts: 9

Baby - '90 GMC C1500 SLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do the electric fans run of the battery? I think that is a great investment but I'm not sure about the grill block i think that's just splitting hairs. But what about that mpguino? Or a vacuum gauge? How would vacuum gauges give you what mpg your getting?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 05:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
Moderate your Moderation.
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Troy, Pa.
Posts: 8,919

Pasta - '96 Volkswagen Passat TDi
90 day: 45.22 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,369
Thanked 430 Times in 353 Posts
If you're really interested in saving fuel as a college student, why not do some research?

The search function seems to work perfectly well these days, and almost all your general questions have been answered countless times, several in one or two main threads... Theyre in the site header.
__________________
"ʞɐǝɹɟ ɐ ǝɹ,noʎ uǝɥʍ 'ʇı ʇ,usı 'ʎlǝuol s,ʇı"

  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2011, 06:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
1990 GMC gas hog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Wells, Maine
Posts: 9

Baby - '90 GMC C1500 SLE
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OK I'll look for the other truck modders to
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2011, 02:14 AM   #20 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Yuma, Az
Posts: 26
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well Hi, I'm Marcel in Az, I've got a Full-size '91 Chevy Blazer, 4wd, and on the freeway at 68 mph. I get a consistent 20-21mpg.... in the city,, well with 8 kids under the hood, they all need to "eat" (or drink) but I've gotten, 16.1mpg.... maybe some people irritated with my slow starts though.... yes, "tire inflation", allignment, I'm running a TBI spacer. don't know if it helps in the mileage, but it feels more powerful. I've read about a product in a "base newspaper" back in '97, and have been using it ever since,,,,,it DOES HELP . I've also began using those plugs that're advertised in Pop Mech/pop Sci. they really help in the "FEEL"/Running of my old truck.. I've not done a Mileage loop yet... but I've just recently changed over my 4 tires, from "off-road" to "hyway" types.... I've blocked off some of the grill, am "Going to" put up a "curtain" underneath , to smooth the flow of air under the blazer,, and "moon-disks,,and a pair of skirts....will be coming,,,,,,then, going from 2-into 1,,,,,to "Dual" with headers, flowmasters, (while still keeping the O2 sensor)..... and for my LAST THing I'm going to do is to change the ring/pinion from 3.73> to down to a 3.42...... it'll still be 4x4 capable, but,,, I'm believing that I should hit "25" hwy,, and hoping for ........? 18 City? Please, please?

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com