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This has to be wrong!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevy4x4, Jun 29, 2000.

  1. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Could a Blazer get 100 m/g with a "special carburator"?
    In a 4x4 power (or some 4x4 mag) a guy's blazer was there in Readers Rigs and it said that it got 100 m/g? Is there anyway this could be even remotely possible? 100 m/g with a full sized Chevrolet Blazer? I think it had 35s. Is there a carburator with wich you could get 100 m/g?

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  2. 84k5

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    Typo, probably meant to say 10mpg.

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  3. ggallin13

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    That would be one special carburator! If it were possible (I don't think it is), the carb itself would be so expensive it would outweigh any cost savings you get with increased mileage. The Volkswagen Golf Turbodiesel gets something like 69 mpg on the highway, and that is the best for a non-hybrid vehicle. In fact, I think that ties the Honda hybrid, and the VW is way faster. THe Golf doesn't even weigh half of a K/5 either.
     
  4. BlazerGuy

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    Yeah, I think it's a typo also.

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  5. JimmyDie6.2

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    I think its a typo too....or someones going to be really, really rich....hmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
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    Sure if carb has no gas line going to it and you push or tow the rig for the 100 miles. Or maybe it was 100 miles down hill.
     
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    must be a typo but if not cool I whis I had one 2500 on one tank of gas how cool would that be


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    Even if there was somebody that made a carburator like that, I think that the oil companies would buy the design and the rights to that from the guy and then never make that carburator. If something like that came out, then all the oil people would lose a lot of money. I mean come on, with all the technoligy that we have today, I think somebody would be able to make a more fuel efficient carburator. Damn oil companies.
     
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    Even that half electric Honda only gets 60 some to the gallon...aint no way.

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  12. chevy4x4

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    O.K, I found it
    It was in the letters section of the feb 98 issue of 4x4 power. Here is what the letter said:

    "While reading Readers Rig's in the aug. issue, I came across Joe Smith's (just a name) '88 Gmc. I'd like information about the special carburetor you wrote about on this truck that gave the vehicle 100 mpg.

    4x4 power's reply:

    Mr. Smith didn t include much information with the snapshot of his truck so Bob Jones(just another name), our editorial assistant at the time, took little editorial license in writing that entry.......and so forth......

    It must have been a typo
    On the pic it looks like the jimmy has a 4 or 6 inch lift and 35s.

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  13. Steve_87K5

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    maybe 30 MPG diesel. There is a guy who was mentioned on the 6.2 diesel list-serve that claims 30 MPG in (I think) a Suburban. List info is at: mailman-owner@ns.dalwan.net

    SteveB
     
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    maybe it ran off of nitro glysern and liquid c-4 and had a super top secret metal 100 times stronger than titanium and they assembled block, valves and pistons with it...huh...sounds like a good movie plot for the scfi channel...


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  15. 4x4blazer

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    Gas milage? What the hells that? I know I didnt get in to the k5 sceen for the gas milage. And the gas prices right now?....think we should all just go back to driving terridactles for a while! heh

    Sorry about the sarcasm, couldnt resist.
     
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    I would say not. It has to be a typo.
     
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    it's gotta be a typo, if a blazer was getting 100 mpg it'd constantly be starved for fuel, wouldn't climb hills, would barely make it down a flat straight road at 40 mph.
    TYPO
    Dan

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  18. okie

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    just for the hell of it i had a 4bbl carter 600cfm on my blazer...350, sm465, 3.73, 33's, i was getting 10 if i was lucky, well i went to autozone, and don't hate me for this, but i got a 2bbl 2150 carb for a 78 bronco with a 400, i get around 16 or better on the highway, depending on how i drive it (under 70) and it will stay running when i can't touch the floor board with my feet..........try that
     
  19. '73 K5

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    Its not a typo. They did it on purpose as a joke. They said so in the magazine a couple months later because they had so many people write in about it.
    When I broke my leg in January, I had time to read every magazine I had cover to cover. Thats why I remember this crazy stuff.

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  20. nyyef

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    100mpg????......thats nothing i get 1000mpg!!!!!!!

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