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Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by yunit, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    ...when I sell the K5. The 700r4 and the 2.73 gears makes the truck idle when cruising on the highway. I have been commuting 25 miles each way to work for the past 4 days (200 miles so far) and the truck has barely used a 1/4 tank of diesel (31 gallon tank). I figure that the truck is getting around 25mpg on the highway. I will see how long this tank lasts and report my true findings.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    So don't sell it... :p:

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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Why sell it if it gets good MPG??
     
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    it doesnt use enough fuel, put 3.42's under it or even 3.73's :D

    2.73 are horrible no matter what,
    so i mean..


    got pics ?

    why get rid of it ?

    is it rusted out junk or something ?

    good luck
     
  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    'Betty' isn't rusted junk...not even close to it.

    [​IMG]

    Rene
     
  6. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I decided to keep the truck, going to lower it stock height; damn driveshaft vibration is killing me!!! I will just steal my cousins 06 ctd when I need a tow vehicle:D and I will put the truck money towards a house now.:pimp:
     
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    Cool deal, and probably the smart thing to do...:waytogo:

    Rene
     
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    tarussell 1/2 ton status

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    I did somewhat the same thing a few years ago and have no regrets what-so-ever !
    Owning your own home has no equal feeling, and it ain't a bad investment either......

    I find that I enjoy my project Blazer even more now that I do not feel guilty spending money on it that I know should go for something else ( like my house ).

    Tom
     
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    So far 350 miles and just a little above half a tank left, when it hits E it is 26 gallons to fill.:thinking:

    Let's see...26/2=13 350/13=26.9mpg 95% highway.:eek1:

    In a few days I will have the final and actual number.
     
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    Friggin econo-box huh... :bow: :bow:

    My prediction is 25.3 mpg when you finally figure it out.

    Rene
     
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    I could beleave that. I got 20-21 mpg with 4.88 and 39.5 boggers:eek1:
     
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    i'm going to go with 25.31 mpg. :p:
     

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