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Old 11-14-2006
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Randomly better gas mileage

Not that I'm complaining or anything, but my truck has been getting way better gas mileage recently. I havent changed my driving styles at all, the only thing I can think of is the slightly cooler weather, but even then I've never gotten this good of mileage.

I normally go 220 miles on a tank...now im seeing 260 before i see the gas light go on.

Who knows, but I'll take it!
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I wish i could say the same. Mine has gone down from 20 to 21 down to 17.5 but my truck is do for some maintiance which i am sure it will go back up.
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change in gas stations?
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i get a steady 13.33 mpg!

the only way i'll ever get near 260 a tank is if i forget to reset the counter, lol.
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i get a steady 13.33 mpg!

the only way i'll ever get near 260 a tank is if i forget to reset the counter, lol.
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I get 300 miles out of a 20 gallon tank, so I get just about 15 mpg
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I got ya'll beat. lol I can easily go 300 miles on a tank, and still have about 2 gallons left when I fill up. Of course it helps to have a 2.5l engine to get that good. lol
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lol my new 07 drinks like a V8... and I drive like a granny, lol I'm thinking 17 mpg... and I do highway most of time too...
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lol my new 07 drinks like a V8... and I drive like a granny, lol I'm thinking 17 mpg... and I do highway most of time too...
17 mpg is great, lol!!!! although... you've got a 3.0, and i don't know what they normally get....
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ive been getting relaly bad millage lately... went from the usuall 18-19 to 16 last two fill ups...
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I have been getting between 16.5 and 17 in daily city driving. The one time I took it on a long highway trip (only had it for a couple of months), I got around 22.
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I get about 17-18 miles per gallon. Just last tank though, I got 21 MPG. I dont get it.
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Last time i went home to see my parents. I got 430 miles to my 16 gal tank.. its a 00 3.0 auto trans.. Got a few things done to it and driveing 70 helps...
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it may be different formualtions in the gas... in delaware my mpg was sucking but since im in mississippi its about 22-25... i think it has something to do with ethanol blends that some states (like delaware) use in their gas
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i kinda want my mpg back, with the 35's im only getting like 14-15 in the city.....
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Heh...Last two tanks I got about 14mgp....5/8th of that was highway...I changed my driving style on this tank and I'm gonna fill up monday so I'll see if that helps...
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I get about 18.8 in city and 24 on the hwy with almost 31in tires and 4.10 gearing I LOVE my programmer
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is it just me or does Arco's gas go quickly? It seems every time I fill up there, my gas gets used much faster than with a shell or mobile station. I have pretty much the same driving pattern from week to week.
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Have you been driving on the hwy more than usual? I know when i was driving around town i would get around 240miles on a 16 gallan tank but when i started to drive to school which is 15 miles away i started to get 280 miles to a tank.
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nope im using the same gas station since i got my truck 3 years ago, and driving styles are the same..today it happened again when i filled up, i made 260...thats 3 times in a row now

pretty cool
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i can get about 25mpg on the highway if i drive like a normal person, thats a 3.0, 3.73s, 31in tires, a K&N and a couple little things, cruisin usually around 70, dont even bother to look at what i get drivin around town
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I run 87 Octane from Chevron :-D works good for me... guess the lower mileage is from these bigger tires and the ride height, and the V6... but I love the HP :)
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I have a 3.0L V6 with 265/75R16 tires and flowmaster exhaust and I only get around 14 in the city and 17 on the highway, i guess its the price to pay for a good looking stance and sound...
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i started out w/ 13 but now im up to 19... thnaks to the tornado fuel saver and lucas fuel injector cleaner(about 4 tanks worth)... drivning style- haha heay right foot all around
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i started out w/ 13 but now im up to 19... thnaks to the tornado fuel saver and lucas fuel injector cleaner(about 4 tanks worth)... drivning style- haha heay right foot all around
hahaha
i hope your joking about the tornado "fuel saver"

if not you should know popular mechanics and others have proved that they in fact do not work and actually decrease mileage and hp
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