My 2000 Dually with the Vortec 454 does pretty much the same. Unless you really really need a big block in a Suburban, go one click down to a Tahoe sized vehicle and then you won't feel like you are using two cylinders to pump gas from the tank directly to the pavement. There are two options to alleviate the power shortage: a custom high-output single alternator or dual factory alternators. Problem was a sheared off key in the timing chain. Pre 96 motors are dogs. I just checked mine last week.
I think you'll be surprised. Maintenance and a few minor, but important mods are needed. It will get really low when loaded to the max, but 5-8k behind it will not drop the economy that bad. As said gear ratio and tires and tune up condition makes a differance. A 350 cu-in, is there much of a difference with this size of truck. The dually was wrestling with a tractor-trailer, and went unharmed and the Suburban was knocking trees down to get away. Pre 96 motors are dogs.
Mileage won't be a big problem. However, we recently learned about a potential problem that could result in contaminating your fuel injection system or might help explain some of the chronic fuel injection pump failures we hear about. I bought it with 176k on it. I recently looked at a similar vehicle but in two-door Tahoe diesel configuration but it was a little too rusty for me being a Minnesota truck. Thanks for all the good intel. My Suburban has 225k on it, and the motor has never been apart. Rear discs help with two important areas - they reduce unsprung weight and they increase stopping ability.
Light it and ride it. I can get very close to 18 mpg at that speed. We've included a range of information within this book that will help you learn more about improving 6. The biggest disadvantage of the 5. We'll show you how to both install the TurboMaster and adjust it for optimum boost pressure control. We're interested in solutions to problems.
My 2000 Dually with the Vortec 454 does pretty much the same. He averages just around 10-11mpg in town and he's very happy with it. I'm also going to check highway mileage here soon. Last time I did it, the odometer said 505 miles, and I used 39-40 gallons of gas. Find out how they look and stop. Looks like the technology is out there to transform Vegetable Oil into a usable fuel for Diesels. Just gotta say this is one of the dumbest responses to a question I've seen on the forums.
Improving performance, fuel economy, drive-ability and reliability are all important, and we strive to help 6. Let's consider this question, and have a look at some of the related issues involving the 6. Going to buy used cause I'm already making payments on wifes ride. To get your copy of the latest 6. I also have the oil cooler lines to replace at its first oil change, coming up this or next weekend.
The only differences are in their logos and the way their options are packaged. The storage compartment behind the third seat is a whopping 47. Controls for climate control — located with the sound system controls in the center of the instrument panel — are large, round knobs. Just make sure the mechanicals are all in order before you buy. I drove a 2003 F350 Fx4 that would spin all 4 rear tires on dry pavement. To avoid frequent gas station stops, the Suburban has a 30-gal.
Even with the smaller motor and careful driving habits, my in-town mileage hovers around 13-14, with closer to 16-17 on the highway. Our rear disc brake installation is now complete. All in all, though, I'm happy with the purchase. I wasn't being serious, I did for a laugh. If you fit into either category, or if you need to troubleshoot your existing cruise control system, this article is for you. We were thankful to have this feature on a summer vacation. It tells me that those values are basically meaningless when it comes down to the real world other than being a very basic starting point.
She always gets the new car cause she is a keeper and don't want her to get stuck with car problems and get picked off by some perv. They are gutless, problematic piles of shit. The Suburban is a vehicle which does get better mpg when you drive is slower. Originally Posted By newblkrifle: Buy '96 or later Vortec for much more power and probably better mileage. I drove my grandfathers '99 with a 454 and that's about what it was on the highway. Non turbo, It just sat six months and I turned on the key, waited for the light to go out and it started up.
Follow along as we show you the improvements incorporated into the engine shortblock. My neighbor who is also my mechanic and I know he has tinkered the snot out of it to maximize his mileage towed his trailer to Convict Lake in the Sierras with his 4x2 Sub from Brea in Orange County, I towed my tent trailer, he filled all the way up 3 times. The extra power sure is nice, and worth it!! What we'll do here is show you how pulley diameter affects tach readings, and explain how to improve tachometer accuracy. This Generation certainly was a zenith-point. The Suburban I'm looking at is a lot like the one in the pic, except the silver is only along the bottom of the body panels and on fender flares.