Discussion in 'Towing' started by BURBAN GUY, Mar 24, 2012.
Gotta go fast enough for that 2-50 AC to kick in.
With that 44 gallon tank to fill, Kroger fuel points are the bomb! At least right now I can fill it up (usually 30--33 gallons)for under $60 with my points. Going around Houston and out to Stafford and Sugar Land for work, Mom and I can usually get a week to 10 days out of a tank, try to not get below 1/4 tank. Not interested in buying a fuel pump yet!
Best mileage on our Burb 5.7 vortec is around 15 on the highway. Last road trip was last October, to Lafayette, Louisiana and back, in a little under 2 days. We were loaded up to the headliner and window to window, going to a car show to try to sell some toy cars and old car ads and such. We did, and the larger tank meant we didn't have to gas up until halfway home. My Dad's 06 Yukon XL Denali with the 6.0 only holds 31 gallons, and the way the 6.0 slurps the gas, we had to gas up in Lafayette, before the weekend was over. We'd be towing a small U haul trailer with the Denali, but that truck got bad mileage whether loaded or empty. And it goes so good it's hard to keep your foot outta it LOL!
But the vortec is pretty respectable in the performance department. This Burb, it doesn't take any effort to get it up to 75 or 80 on the freeway. And a load doesn't have much effect on it, other than needing a little more stopping distance. The Denali has the 4 wheel discs and all wheel drive, so it stops on a dime and gives you change. And when we first had that truck, it handled like something a lot smaller. Got the factory option 20s on it,with 275/55-20's on it so a good footprint. Looked badass too,all black and nice stance. But it's got a bunch of issues, chiefly transmission and oil pressure, so it's parked.
When empty did you ever make the pump hit 44g? I've saw that in the manual but thought it was a typo lol. Nobody believed me when I said diesels were 42g and gas were 44g. I never went bone dry but I believe most i put in was 40g and that was definitely not cheap lol...
Ohhh yes I forgot all about it!! That’s when funds were low and stuff kept going out or messing up.
It does feel nice when most of those gremlins are cured. Before my 98 was repainted, I had contemplated selling it and replacing it with a 03-06 Chevy half-ton because of it having issues left and right. It was kind of neglected during it's time with very many owners (I believe the seller said it had maybe 10 owners?). Once the injector spider was replaced, driver's side head replaced, and among other things, the SES finally shut off and never came back.
Once it was repainted, I knew it was going to be too hard to let it go. That was already four years ago, hard to believe I've owned it for 6 years now, time goes by quick!
Mine was wheeled pretty hard by the previous owner. I was looking under the dash the other day at the keyless entry box and you could see mud splatters under the dash. I think that’s where a lot of my problems came from.
So did you have a cracked head causing a misfire?
Only reason I own it is to tow this to the water and back.
Don't see too many ECLB half-tons around, looks very nice!
I want one to replace my ECSB lol
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