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Old 07-22-2008, 07:56 PM
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I have a 1995 Chevy S10 with a 4.3L engine and I'm only getting 14mpg. Is there any ideas on how I can make it easier on fuel.
 
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:46 PM
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wow, thats pretty low. Are you sure everything is good engine wise? Something could be wrong causing MPG to dwindle
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:12 AM
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Things that could negatively affect your MPG:

-dirty air filter
-low tire pressure
-clogged fuel filter
-leaking injectors

To improve your MPG even more you could look into things like aftermarket intakes, which do help you squeeze out a few more miles. Also, since it is a pickup, you might also want to consider a tonneau cover. They make the car more stream lined and keeps wind from causing a vacuum pocket in the bed.
 
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:29 PM
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A free flowing performance exhaust sytem can increase your gas mileage.
 
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:44 AM
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You can also try adding acetone when you fill up. It DRAMATICALLY increases MPG!
 
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or stay home more
 
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