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Old 01-18-2018, 11:51 AM   #23031
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I get about 15 mpg on the highway if i keep it around 55. If i go faster it goes down. Towing trailer was at 8 mpg at around 55-60mph. But with a higher rear-end ratio, that is expected. Also took out the 4 speed overdrive tranny and put a transmission that was out of a Motorhome. Its a three speed. So that cuts the mpg too. So, i switched fuel economy for power to tow. I found the tag for this truck and mpg was 18 mpg highway, and 13 in the city. So i didn't hurt it to much. It has the 5.0 engine or 305 cubic inches. Its a tbi engine. Smallest V-8 made by Chevrolet since the 50's. They made the 265 and 283 cu.in. V-8. I call it the engine that can!!

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Hey Celery, we are having a heat wave here!! At 38 right now!!!
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Old 01-18-2018, 12:01 PM   #23032
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Maybe some models, mine's 17 MPG on the best day.
i thought you had a Ford escape?? That 4 cylinder should get more than that!
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:14 PM   #23033
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Bad memory Dan. It's a Taurus with a 3.0L V6.
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:18 PM   #23034
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I remember he's got a Taurus.

Can't tell what I get city drive as I don't get to drive only city to test it... and I do not know the standards to follow for it. But I did some heavy city drive a couple of times with the usual highway drive and got less than 16 MPG.

Some new cars of the same performance get +20 MPG city drive. That's how far they advanced.

But I guess the MPG is not what always matters. It is in how long you get it what matters more.
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Yep, thats true! If it works for you don't get rid of it. If i need to, i will put another motor in it. Only way to get rid of it is to crash it bad! I still won't buy a brand new truck. I have seen way to many trucks around the same year and model. I can transfer everything to it for towing.
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It can't live forever Dan.
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It will most likley outlast me! No rust but for some light scale on the roof. I can still see the paint underneath the truck and bed.
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Well, my desk is done. All put together!! Will post a shot in a few. Right now i want to rest for a bit.
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Not great shots as the window is screwing the picture up. Will try again later. Its smaller than i thought but it will do for now.
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Yeah, try again when the sun goes down.
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