You never buy one of these trucks because you want a vehicle that gets 30 mpg. Two new exterior colors were added: Taupe Gray Metallic and Sheer Silver Metallic. Pull cable thru floor and replace. It's an extended cab and 8 foot box. And the big motor has come in very handy! In 2000, a driver's side door option became available for the extended cab, giving it four doors, and the crew-cab body was added to the lineup in 2004. My own real-world experience was about a half a mile per gallon gain. Perennially one of the best-selling vehicles in the United States, almost 12 million Silverados have been sold since its introduction.
I was just about to start a topic about this. Yes Review Date: 27th May, 2003 Faults: Replaced the throttle contol unit at 125000. In addition to the reveal of the 2019 Silverado 1500, multiple Chevrolet trucks of different generations were on display as well. You can get better mileage with more airflow, but only if you don't use the extra horsepower to hotrod. Just a few words would be quite helpful if you think this answer is helpful. Those who work in construction and other trades simply need the towing power, cargo room and ability to travel in winter weather.
Use a Programmer I use a Hypertech Max Energy Econ programmer on my Chevrolet Silverado, which gives the truck a few more horsepower and has increased fuel mileage by about one mile per gallon. For example, if you drive 15,000 miles per year and get 17 mpg, you'll burn 882 gallons. It is built at Navistar's Springfield, Ohio plant. If you tow often than choosing either a diesel engine or a larger V8 may be beneficial. It must reach 1900psi to overcome the compression. The 1999 model year redesign included different grilles and interior trim, and certain features e. Remove upper covers below the steering wheel.
Get rid of extra items in the cab and bed of the truck. For fuel economy, you should buy a truck with two-wheel drive, a five-speed transmission, and as small a motor as you need for whatever you plan to do. Archived from on 10 June 2011. Still, the K3500's smooth four-speed automatic transmission and light power steering make driving around quite enjoyable, even in the city. There are two links here, one I believe would be the entire brochure, and one would be just the towing of the 6. Final Thoughts On Chevy Silverado 1500 Gas Mileage If you can switch to a smaller truck, such as the Colorado, and you will get better fuel mileage than from a full-sized gas powered truck.
The engine would run but not produce much power or rpm's. For 2006—07 the truck was generally available to retail buyers throughout North America. On the other hand if you will be using the truck mostly as a daily driver and for highway travel the smaller engines may be better. To Increase Chevrolet Full-Sized Truck Fuel Mileage Use Synthetic Lubricants One thing that noticeably boosted the fuel mileage of my Chevy Silverado 1500 was switching to synthetic oil and gear lube. Using a unique torsion bar for each gross weight rating allows for better control over vehicle height, resulting in improved handling and better alignment for reduced tire wear. If this helps please let me know by clicking the green helpful icon, if you would leave a few words as a review or recommendation that would be greatly appreciated! I now get from 20-23 miles per gallon on the highway and about 17-19 city.
At four dollars per gallon that was in 2001 Germany, remember , filling up the Big Dooley's 34-gallon fuel tank cost gasp! By the end of 1994, a final design was chosen and finalized for production in June 1995 at 36 months ahead of scheduled start in June 1998. Like its predecessors, the new Silverado offers buyers a choice of two door regular cabs, four door extended cabs with rear doors that now open 170 degrees similar to the and four door crew cabs with the rear doors opening in the same direction as the front doors. It has to work harder due to the weight but is there much of a saving? I do run between 36 and 40 psi in my tires. This technology has proven to increase gas mileage by as much as 150% on both gasoline and diesel engine vehicles. Just remember that it is recommended that once you switch to synthetic oil you don't switch back.
Thanks for the kind words and for reading my hubs. My problem is my battery is drained down to nothing after a couple of days of non use. Did have enough juice to barely turn on the dome light. Lifting a truck one inch can translate to a half a mile per gallon loss of fuel mileage. Keep Your Foot Out of It One of the easiest ways to get better full-sized truck fuel mileage is to slow down. This cargo bed, by the way, provides enough length for even a tall guy like me to lie down and catch some shut-eye.
Someone has provided wiring for trailer light hook up. I trust it will be over 10mpg easy. At the tranny side cable there is a white square button, press in and lock cable to lever. This past week it set for three days. Body color door handles, front and rear bumpers, and bodyside moldings provide a distinctive monochromatic appearance, while black accents, including belt moldings, front bumper skid plate, and B-pillar accents, enhance its bold attitude. In addition, you can go longer between oil change intervals. Answered on Feb 05, 2019 I'm assuming you a talking about a Turbo Diesel.
It is supposed to help between 1-2 mpg more, which appears like it did. I am especially interested in the 1995 Silverado reviews, as I have just purchased, by private sale, a used 1995 Silverado 2500 with a 6. These will keep your bed level and reduce any sway that an unleveled bed may cause. Far as I know nobody makes a synthetic oil for the 4x4 transfer case yet so I changed the fluid with the original type. Top off the tank, record the gallons it takes to fill it to the same spot and divide the number of miles on the trip meter by that number. Faults: This is a 5. I replaced my engine oil with Mobil 1 and used Mobil 1 gear lube in the rear and front axles.