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GAS MILEAGE QUESTION?????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by stimpy, May 14, 2001.

  1. stimpy

    stimpy Registered Member

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    HEY ALL,
    I know it's kinda pointless with most of use drivinf big ol' V-8's, but with gas hitting $2.20 and up, what arte you all doing to get better gas mileage out of your Blazers. I have a 84' 350 with a edelbrock carb. I think the main thing is can you add performance and gain gas mileage at the same time. Just thought it was a good thing to bring up with gas prices going through the roof this summer.

    Todd Miller
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    love my blazer, and 43 Dodge Carryall
    IF IT'S SNOWING AND IT'S DEEP. I'LL BE OUT IN IT!!!!!!
     
  2. Pure Insanity

    Pure Insanity 1/2 ton status

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    well my solution is to keep it broken![​IMG]that way i cant drive it!no im kiddin,ive been havin tranny probs.the blazer is not a daily driver its a toy.so mileage isnt really an issue for me.its capable of being a daily driver(when the trannys in it)but we have 2 other cars for daily use.

    PURE INSANITY
    86 blazer see it at:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292792569</A>
     
  3. StoneyK5

    StoneyK5 1/2 ton status

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    Wife bought a new car and I drive her old one, cause I was gonna buy a beater anyhow, so I'm drivin it now (hate that) but I'm savin on gas now, so I'll wheel on weekends and park it during the week, for a while...

    83K5 Silverado
    What was that bump?
     
  4. timebomb1602

    timebomb1602 1/2 ton status

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    Gas milage in our trucks is pointless! Blazers have the areodynamics(?sp) of a BRICK! LOL BTW regular is "only" $1.80 here.

    <font color=red>1991 GMC Jimmy 350tbi 3.42</font color=red>[​IMG]
     
  5. 90K5

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    Keep the air pressure up in the tires...its free too. I have 35-40 in mine, up from 28-30, and I gained 1-1.5mpg driving the same way.

    90K5

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  6. Pure Insanity

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    oh yea i forgot to say 87 oct. is$1.59,where i live in fla

    PURE INSANITY
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  7. stimpy

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    O.K. this is a joke, but the last thing I want to hear is how much you all pay for gas back East. My best friend calls me from Texas at least once a week and the first thing he says is "gas is $1.50 here". That dosen't do my any good here in CA. They're saying that gas is going to go over $3.00 dollars a gallon this summer. All I'm trying to do is save a few cents here and there. The last thing I want to do is give up my Big Ol' V-8 Blazer with the top off and have to start driving some piece of SH*T YUGO. I'd rather save money driving something I love, than save ALOT of money driving something I hate. Just my two cents AGAIN!

    Todd Miller
    Lake Tahoe, CA

    love my blazer, and 43 Dodge Carryall
    IF IT'S SNOWING AND IT'S DEEP. I'LL BE OUT IN IT!!!!!!
     
  8. Pure Insanity

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    stimpys a little high strung!!well he was the chiwowow(intentionally misspelled)dammit ren!!!!just kiddin around.dont get pissed.i feel for yall out west im hopin the gas dont get like that here.i know what your sayin about drivin a little POS.im sportin a subaru(boobadoo).i look like a circus clown in it.i actually look out the back door glass when i look to the side!and as a side note my dad and bro are actually builing a yugo on steriods(dont ask,ill just post pics of it smokin the tires as soon as its done)its mostly being done as a joke to go wax some ricers.could you imagine the humiliation of your "bad boy ricer"(as if there is such a thing) being sucked up by a yugo.like i said ill post pics.it otta be funny![​IMG]

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  9. chvyhs

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    I'm down here on Camp Pendleton and the gas is staying at $1.89 on base. I personally aired up and have been just keeping up on the maintenance so that I know it's running efficiently. I've been considering a MSD box for what help it may have. Lucky for me I can ride my mountain bike to work in about 30 minutes. It takes me 20 minutes to drive. As soon as my shoulder heals (from the last tme I fell) I'll be riding again. Power Bars and PB&J are cheaper than gas. Good Luck.
     
  10. CaptCrunch

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    well here in the midwest the spikes are hittingh pretty good, but I have to say I'll drive my K5 over a crappy beater or stupid Geo. There's not a ton you can do... these are big trucks... heavy and boxy. Look at the gears you have... too low will suck gas as will too high. You can add a MSD coil and gap the plugs @ .o60 for a nice 1-2mpg gain... add the box if you don't have HEI, otherwise you should be ok... obviously a good tune up and properly tuned carb if equipped. Some say a K&N adds some but I never noticed anything. Also headers and dual exhaust should help as well.

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    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
     
  11. ChevyCaGal

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    Just wait til the riots start. All the free stuff you'll be able to get will off set the cost of gas! LOL [​IMG]

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    The best thing for gas milage I can think of is to keep a good tune-up. Another thing you can do is put a Q-Jet back on for the smaller primaries on the carb. Just my $.02.

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