There isn't a single fullsize truck from any manufacturer that will do much better than 21-22 mpg highway from a 2wd, and even with that, the best city is usally 17. The more gas a driver gives to get the vehicle going and the amount of weight the vehicle must get going varies and affects mileage. Since the Owner's Manual does not give the towing capacity, I contacted a local dealer and was told the towing capacity for the 1994 Silverado Z71 was 7200 pounds. Is there a list or something somewhere where I can look up all these old trucks and see what gas mileage they get? The best mpg you're probably going to get is with a reg cab 4. It's located on the drivers side of the motor. I have a couple friends with 99-2000 5. Fill the gas tank, then reset your odometer.
Once you remove the rotor button you will notice the cam sensor. Battery side of engine low on the engine. When you reinstall, the rotor should rotate back to the original mark on the rotor. But if you take it into the city, up hills, or put a trailer behind it, the mileage is going to be a killer. I didn't know for sure which to put it in. You will notice a notch on top of the… the biggest difference to mileage is to moderate your right foot. Mark the new position with the outer shaft still alinged with its original mark.
A 454 is a gross pollutor and very unlikely to pass. After purchasing this one I find the older 350 motors bored 30 over were a lot better on gas than the gas guzzler I have now. I have an 05 ecsb with the 5. The average V-8 fullsize trucks get between 13-15 city and 15-19 highway. I've done a couple 2000 Silverados but not sure how to explain it. I get at the most 338kms on around 90litres of gas in the summer time winter is even worse. Or maybe your referring to a different truck? My friend has a 3500 that I'm thinking of buying, he gets 18 mpg.
If you're simply after fuel economy, a 2wd truck similar to this would be your best bet. Also, pay attention to the rear axle gearing. Our 2005 Tacoma pre-runner V-6 only gets 21 mpg highway. This part is also held by 2 not 4 star screws but does not come directly out once the screws are removed. Or maybe your referring to a different truck? The lightest model for comparison, regular cab, 2wd, srw, gasoline weighs 5,808lbs. I'm sure it wouldn't do that with 4. Ours gets about 19 city and 21 hwy at 85mph.
It has 2 bolts mounting it to the block and 2 wires on the solenoid battery and ignition. Very clean and very well priced! It's a 1998 3500, 4 door, 4wd, 454, 5 speed manual, 4. If fuel mileage is your biggest concern, you may want to rethink what you really want to buy and what you need. I own one, and with gentle driving sticking to the speed limit i get about 16-17. All the 02 sensors have been changed and all the people that have looked at it don't seem to no why this on is so hard on gas.
At 85000 miles my B-3500 with a 5. If fuel mileage is your biggest concern, you may want to rethink what you really want to buy and what you need. There is nothing that can be done to this fuel injection engine that will make this an economy vehicle. . I think you nailed some of the reasons, heavier x-cab, 4X4, 5.
And I thought the 5. Muscle cars, heavy duty trucks, and motorhomes all differ greatly in what mileage results can be obtained. Everybody has to buy a new car, and after that they'll be taxed to the max since they own a new car. Should I consider the 4. I have not been able to verify this as of yet.
I have a couple friends with 99-2000 5. The info on gears that Kyle listed above is good to know when looking for a truck. He could not believe how strong the 4. When the speed limit gets up to 75 in west Texas the mileage drops to around 13-14. In that case, you'd be better off with 5. The 05 I have now is about the same. Then there's the matter of 4x4.
Drive for awhile then fill up again and take the miles accumulated divided by the gallons. The best mpg you're probably going to get is with a reg cab 4. Is there any reason in particular you need a full size? I'm sure it wouldn't do that with 4. I debated putting it in the classic forum but my posts aren't getting much attention over there. I would be doing a little bit of towing with the truck but not too much weight.
Should I consider a older chevrolet Diesel? It hauled their enclosed car trailer and their drag car across the state just fine. Maybe 17 city and 20-21 or so highway, if you keep it under 70. There has been a lot of problems with the old setup. You've got consider the size of the tires you're going to be running, smaller tires will virtually increase the gear ratio while larger tires decrease it. Depends on how they're driven. I also remember the bracket that is attached… The 6.