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Old 08-30-2013, 06:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I coasted with my engine on today down the 1/2 mile monster hill on my morning commute just to get used to the idea. I was surprised by how well my old truck would maintain consistant speed even 3 car lengths behind a semi. I actually was accelerating (just barely, 1mph on GPS) for a moment. I still didn't have the courage to shut down the engine.

I have checked and regreased the wheel bearings up front and swapped out the diff oil in the rear axle so I should be good there.

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Old 09-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm in that same boat with you. That 3.0 does love to drink gas. I'm assuming you have a manual tranny doing the EOC down hills, I have that God-forsaken automatic in mine. I have seen some improvement with a grill block, though I was hesitant to leave it that way during the summer. Lose the mud flaps if you haven't already done so. I just got some new ideas on here today that I intend to use. Good luck.

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