Still, there is clearly room for some improvement though. Heavier-duty models can be equipped with a Duramax diesel V-8 or a big-block 8. Vinchenzzi wrote:Thanks evryone for your help. On a warm day, I make sure that each tire has exactly 40 pounds, though you do have to adjust your tire pressure by adding some air in the winter. My own real-world experience was about a half a mile per gallon gain. Pulling 2 place snowmobile trailer with 2 sleds approx 200 miles - 15 mpg Pulling the boat in the pic below 13 mpg Here is the easiest way to tell.
Not sure if I have the max trailer package, do have the Vmax 6. I'll leave it alone if there is a potential for check engine lights and whatnot coming on. Turn it off and use the fan and bring in outside air. Most trucks of this size get just over half that. Keep Tires Inflated We hear public service announcements all the time about tire pressure, so much that the message has become annoying.
Just to touch on that other guys post. The only reason mine has the slot is because I had mine replaced. The engine in the truck has nothing to do with the suspension. Light-duty 2006 models get a fresh front end with a power dome hood. By anticipating when you have to start slowing down and backing off the accelerator earlier instead of excessive braking you are not only getting better fuel mileage but making your truck's brakes last longer. Boosting Chevy Silverado Truck Gas Mileage.
I changed the transmission fluid with original, did a full flush in my driveway without the flush machine, and yes, it can be done without the machine, just takes two people to do it, no big deal. For additional hauling power, Chevrolet offers an 8. In case you were wondering, there is a big difference between the Max and a regular Silverado. My Silverado has 203,000 miles and still rides like a new vehicle. By reducing drag you can boost fuel mileage. Change Your Driving Habits for Better Chevrolet Truck Gas Mileage I noticed about a one mile per gallon gain by adjusting the way I accelerated and decelerated.
If you can get 0. You already know the truck has the 6. Don't Use High-Profile Tires The previous owner of my 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 had done some things to hurt the fuel mileage like putting on oversize off-road tires and rims. Thanks again everyone for your help. I live on fifteen acres and use my Silverado to keep things.
Use a Bed Cover on Your Full-Sized Chevy for Fuel Mileage Increase Bed covers or tonneau covers are often advertised to boost fuel mileage by one or two miles per gallon. A 14-kilowatt starter-generator permits the Silverado Hybrid to automatically stop and restart its gasoline engine at stoplights or for other temporary halts. Here are the average numbers. Standard 16-inch tires mount on eight-bolt wheels. The truck runs a little better too. When your windows are down, drag is created, which can reduce fuel mileage by a mile per gallon or more. No custom anything, as far as I know the truck is stock.
Sorry Thanks in advance, Pete I don't have the max tow pkg with 4. Silverados use either a four-speed-automatic transmission or five-speed manual. Don't know why people are so confused about this. I think that there is a lot of power sleeping somewhere that I would like to unleash but dont really know how. Do you have the slotted front bumper like mine? Silverados feature angular wheel openings. I believe that switching to the higher volume air filter has increased my fuel mileage by about a half mile per gallon, though I would like to test that theory by switching back and forth over the course of several tanks of gas.
Engine choices include a 4. Why did you replace your bumper with the one with a slot in it? A new Allison 1000 six-speed automatic transmission is available for heavy-duty models equipped with the Vortec 8100 V-8 or Duramax Diesel engines. I don't drive much freeway and I have a custom tune. The L76 engine you have is listed. I don't know what my overall average is, because I always reset the tripometer and average economy when I fill up. For my around town vehicle my wife and I use our Toyota Prius but it won't carry equipment or handle muddy roads like my full-sized Chevy. I think the computer is fairly accurate.