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Mountain Driving Tips?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by woods, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. woods

    woods Registered Member

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    Just wondering whats some good rules for driving in the mountains.

    Also is using about 16 Gallons to go from Colorado Springs to Breckenridge Via H24 to H9 good milage considering there was about a 20 MPH headwind all the way to Breckenridge during the morning drive up there.
     
  2. OFFRDK5

    OFFRDK5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: Mountain Driving Tips

    1. Please fill out your profile.
    2. What engine, tranny, etc...which should mostly be answered in #1
    3. Towing something?
    More info please!!
     
  3. woods

    woods Registered Member

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    Re: Mountain Driving Tips

    The Drive is about 230 miles. No Load behind the truck
    Truck:6.2 diesel blazer full size 88'
    31"
    Transmission stock with shift kit/trans cooler
    K&N filter and 3: pvc pipe intake
    normal stock intake

    Now my question is:
    When going up the steep inclines do you jsut stay around 35 or do you crank up to 45?

    How much is an reasonable amount of smoke to be putting out during a climb.

    Is burning about 1/8 of a quart of oil decent for 230 miles and 1/2 of those miles your pulling pretty hard?

    Woods
     
  4. imiceman44

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    Re: Mountain Driving Tips

    [ QUOTE ]
    The Drive is about 230 miles. No Load behind the truck
    Truck:6.2 diesel blazer full size 88'
    31"
    Transmission stock with shift kit/trans cooler
    K&N filter and 3: pvc pipe intake
    normal stock intake

    Now my question is:
    When going up the steep inclines do you jsut stay around 35 or do you crank up to 45?

    How much is an reasonable amount of smoke to be putting out during a climb.

    Is burning about 1/8 of a quart of oil decent for 230 miles and 1/2 of those miles your pulling pretty hard?

    Woods


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    If the inclines are steep, you will go slower.
    If you push it hard you will use a lot of fuel.
    I try and keep it in the sweet spot so my average is much higher.
    I am not in a hurry.
    As for oil consumption, it's always normal to consume oil when pushed hard, I don't know about exact numbers but depending on your engines condition, I think 1/8 qt isn't too much.
    Try and go easier on it and take alittle more time, and it will all be better.
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