Roughly the same economy, way more power and a better transmission. Does it need a good tune up? Well, first off it's a truck so it's not going to get the best mileage in the world. If you want to tow--get a diesel. Remedy Dealers will replace seatbelts latch. You should be happy with 8 mpg out of a hog that big, thats alot of cubes to feed.
The safety recall began on October 1, 2012. You can buy a lotta fuel with that. Water and road contaminants may become trapped in the protective conduit that covers the fuel filler pipe and may cause the pipe to corrode. I check mine every week. The Dmax is easier to mod and you get greater gains for your buck and they are awesome to pull with.
Kragen Auto Parts sells it. If a manual transmission, you can put it in neutral and coast when opportunity permits. However, and I know this from first hand experience, if you are using a cold-air intake system with it or ram air, as it is some … times called , your mileage can suffer in winter months. I have three and a Duramax. The fuel economy is way better too. If you follow your intake it's the tube right before it coonects to your plastic intake manif … old.
Be sure to replace the O2 sensor. Why: tires may read 3or 4 psi higher after a few miles' use vs when cold. No way on the 6. I absolutely love my 8. Our 2000 Siennacan spin the tires at a stop light again. Been tempted a few times because they are cheaper, dime a dozen now, but just completely nutless. One or morebrakes may be sticking especially front.
Personally I can't stand the 6. So, it's a mixed blessing, but I found it was worth the change. . Off the line, a stock big block will eat a stock diesel every time. Remember to check tire pressure … in the morning when cold , and that a 10 degree Fahrenheit drop in outside airtemperature will decrease tire pressure by about 1 psi.
I should have cleaned them at 75,000! Note: this will also lower the power of the truck. Recall Date 1900-01-01 Description Seatbelt buckles may not latch or unlatch properly. Lone Cowboy-- ya gotta agree with me on one thing. Can't really tell without putting it on analignment rack, unless it's pretty bad, in which case you may seeuneven wear especially on front tires. Locate your air filter and follow the big black tube toward the engine, you will see a square thing with wires connected inline with that tube. I've passed on quite a few trucks I've looked at just because of the 6. I've been doing this for years.
Diesels are hard to justify if you aren't gonna run them forever or at least 200K miles to get your investment back out. After 112,000 miles, ours was coveredwith gunk. Depends on your plow, your lead foot, how you drive, etc. Answer Silverado's have never been considered an economy vehicle. That's a big one especially ifit's high miles and has never been changed.
Ifpressures are too low, try to visit a station near home, and put in3 or 4 more psi than you want - after a few hours or next morning,check pressures and bleed any extra pressure. For driveability and that sh! I've had lots of Chevy big block trucks over the years plus 1 6. However, here's all the usual things. I don't know where Chevy came up with the 300 hp figure, I find it difficult to believe. I have a 454 in a 3500hd and I get around 7. Are ignition wires in good shape ie, nocracks, etc. I just assume have an abundance of power.