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Old 03-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My names dakota I'm apart of a couple forums one of which is bitog. I have two cars one of which is a 92 Chevy wt1500 long bed reg cab 2 we auto with the 4.3v6 what are some things I can do to save on fuel. Its tuned up tires are aired up well and there's not to much in the truck. Driving habit suggestion and mods are both welcome. Thanks all glad to be here.

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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click on the two links on the top of the page.
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read those and get some ideas
gettig a guage like a scangauge helps keep an eye on things.
just trying to figure mileage by the tank is not 'instant gratification'
watching the gauge time you drive is like beating a video game.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm guessing it has auto trans? It's kind of hard to make big savings with an auto trans, i adjusted my driving style by coasing to stops without puting it in neutral because my cars transmision almost does that by itself (goes into neutral) when i let off the gas.

If you spend lot's of time on the highway then aero mods will help you a lot. Do a complete grill block and look into a "boattail" that will help you alot more.
If you do mostly city driving then don't waste time on aero mods, unless you have time and money, but try to remove unnecessary weight from your truck. Also use the energy of your vehicle when needing to stop. Example: if i'm driving and i need to stop soon for a light of a stop sign i will let off the gas way before most drivers will. So when you let off the gas your truck will coast without using much fuel and my ideal coast is when i aproach the stop sign to be going about 15mph before i need to hit the breaks. If you are hitting the breaks at 30 mph you are wasting the energy you had.
Avoid idling at all times and don't speed. Your truck get's the best fuel mileage probably around 45mph so find the shortest route that has the speed limit around 45-55mph. If you're driving 70mph on the freeway you are getting much worse mpg
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The biggest difference you'll probably find here, is that most of us are pretty honest
in saying that the greatest gains are from adjusting the nut behind the wheel!

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