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WTB - GM diesel

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by four_by_ken, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Title says it all.

    Looking to find a daily driver that gets better than the 7mpg that my Suburban does. Still keepting the Suburban though. :-)

    Trip to work is going from 20 miles round trip to 80 miles round trip.

    Hopefully find one in MI.

    Any help me out... I cant settle for driving a car.

    Thanks
    Ken H.
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    If you want one other than the Burb, just buy any diesel truck.
    If not loaded to the gills you should get at least 18-20 MPG.
    Now you can also for probably less than that, put a diesel in your burb. Or do you have one already? /forums/images/icons/frown.gif Because it should get much more than 7MPG.
    IceMan
     
  3. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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    Mileage figures just in! /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif

    My Burb (TH400/4.10/33's) just reeled in 14.5 mpg on mostly highway - and diesel is 5-10 cents/Liter cheaper around here. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif

    My crewcab was at 7-9mpg when I decommissioned it /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  4. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I forgot to mention that I had the 700R4, that should explain the better milage, also I have 30" tires on it and it's a 2wd Van with 3.08 gears.
    Still 14mpg for a 4x4/4.10/33 is great compared to 7mpg.
    IceMan
     
  5. Diesel Dan

    Diesel Dan 1/2 ton status

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    I had a stock '83 1/2 ton suburban diesel.
    Had 3.42s, 4x4, 700R4 and 235/75R15s. Would get 20-21 on the highway with 200K miles.
     
  6. Muley

    Muley 1/2 ton status

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    Look for an early 80's Olds Cutlass Cierra with the 4.3L diesel. I had one when I was driving 80 miles RT and I was gettin 40 mpg. Not bad for having 267k on the ticker.
     
  7. imiceman44

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    There was one here in Sacramento for sale a couple of weeks ago, it was in great condition with only 105k on it, it went for $350, too bad I had to pass, I already have 10 vehicles, need to sell some /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
    IceMan
     
  8. four_by_ken

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    The Suburban is here to stay. It has a mildy built 454 in it. Hence the 7 mpg. And yeah... it is supposed to get that kind of mileage. :-)

    When I was driving 20 miles round trip, no bigge. But, now that it is 80 round trip, the story changes a little bit.

    Ken H.
     

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