Re: Has any of you found changes that really work?
Originally Posted by gashog
I have saw offers of increases in mpg but I have not been confident of any of them that really work. I have an 1999 S10 that the EPA is 28MPG and I can get 37-39 at high altitudes 4500 feet or higher but at low I can get 25-27 MPG
It is standard 4cyl no changes. Would anybody be able to tell me if a injection cut off switch and anything else help MPG?
Is there anyway that a person make the pickup get the great MPG that is at 4500 feet do so at low altitudes??? I would like to know
yes, install an electric Efan(gets rid of the heavy clutch fan) and underdrive pullies.
frees up some hp and torque which means it can get applied to the wheels instead of wasted.
my 95 routenely gets 29 in the summer with those mods + CAI and header.
the 98+ 4 bangers got a head and intake change that gets better mpg so your golden there.
btw im at 400ft above sea level and use E10 fuel.
also DRAFT trucks. i got 42 mpg in mine drafting a charter bus for 3 hours. used about 3.5 gallons of gas haha. thought my fuel guage finnaly broke.
just an FYI these trucks have fuel pump issues due to overheating and cracking. DO NOT let it get below 1/4 tank! its a $300 part alone if you DIY.
anyways back on topic yea they have some of the few stations around here listed. lol some of the comments are just funny...especially the one about E10 shouldn't be stored more than 2 weeks....LOL
Great find! I discoverd a couple here in my area that I didn't know about. I use a station near my house that is right outside of a marina. They sell nothing but ethanol free gas in all 3 grades since boaters prefer their gas to be free of ethanol. I know of several boat owners who have had engine work done due to running gas with ethanol. Also I had to have work done to my lawn mower due to running ethanol gas.