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dorkweed    313
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Have put 2 tanks of fuel thru my 2016 Silverado 4x4, with the 5.3GDI, 6speed auto now.  First tank netted an even 19mpg (hand calculated..........overhead read 19.4) driving strictly in M5 to shut out 6th gear and avoid it going into V4 mode.  This tank also included about 40 or so miles of towing my work trailer.

 

Second tank netted me 22.2mpg (overhead reading 22.7) also driving strictly in M5 again.  No trailer towing on this tank.

 

Pretty nice so far.

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dorkweed    313
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Third fill up today...................this tank netted 21.2mpg (hand calculated), while the display read 22.0mpg.  Just saying.

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dripley    1,083
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Did you ever get us a picture of said great mileage vehicle? If so I missed it.

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dorkweed    313
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3 minutes ago, dripley said:

Did you ever get us a picture of said great mileage vehicle? If so I missed it.

 

 

Wanna get the "camper shell" on before pix;  as that's the way the truck will be for all the time I own her!!!  Getting it installed tomorrow!!!  Stay tuned!!:thumb1:

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dripley    1,083
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Patience, patience, patience!!

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dorkweed    313
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Here you go guys!!  Be gentle..................this ain't no 3/4 ton like MightyWhitey was!!!!!IMG_0765.jpgIMG_0766.jpgIMG_0767.jpg

 

 

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dripley    1,083
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Great looking truck. Somebody stole your back seat though.

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dorkweed    313
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4 hours ago, dripley said:

Great looking truck. Somebody stole your back seat though.

 

 

All the back seat on MightyWhitey did was collect  "stuff"!!!  MeanGreen, my '99, was a regular cab.  Miss that truck big time!!  

8 foot bed............catch all!!!

 

Truck had to fit in the garage also!!!

 

I axed the gumbys that installed my top ...................how much it weighed.................................they said about 200lbs. total!!!!  Does that sound correct??!!

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dripley    1,083
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Mine is a catch all too, but necessary. Though I went to the dump yesterday and had to stop on the scale. 8160#'s with me in it. I believe a diet is in order.

 

As far as that top, 2000 sounds way out there if is just a shell. Fiberglass I am assuming? 200 would be more like it unless something else is going on inside of it.

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AH64ID    637
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Out of curiosity did you check out the ecodiesel at all?

 

200lbs doesn't seem too far off of what I would guess. 

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dripley    1,083
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I guess I miss read your post. Could have sworn you said 2000#'s. I will be quiet now.

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dorkweed    313
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18 hours ago, AH64ID said:

Out of curiosity did you check out the ecodiesel at all?

 

200lbs doesn't seem too far off of what I would guess. 

 

 

Looked, and drooled a bit.  But at this time, with that APPS issue, and with the health problems Dad is having, I just needed to unload MightyWhitey and get into something new.  I had my mind made up that it was a new truck that day.  Didn't think I'd get anything near what they offered in trade for MightyWhitey.  I dunno................I may keep this truck 2 years, or I may keep it 10.  And truth be told, I really don't need the diesel anymore................I'm not towing anywhere near as much as I used to,  and this truck handles my work trailer and boat  just fine.

 

They were willing to deal on this truck.................not so much on the Ecodiesels!!  I did ask also!!  They knocked off over 15% of the sticker and with the trade in of MW, I drove out spending only about 70% what I thought I would for a new truck that day!!  Made it much easier to handle paying for the Line-X and the Camper shell!!!

 

4 MODS so far...............

 

1.  Line-X the bed

2.  Camper Shell

3.  Oil Catch Can

4.  Range AFM delete module

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CTcummins24V    254
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Nice truck! DW, I highly recommend a Hellwig rear sway bar. Really helps out body roll and makes towing a lot better. Riding empty is even better. 

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notlimah    469
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On August 4, 2016 at 1:49 PM, dorkweed said:

 4 MODS so far...............

 

1.  Line-X the bed

2.  Camper Shell

3.  Oil Catch Can

4.  Range AFM delete module

 

Are the oil catch can and afm delete mod strictly a 16 thing?

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AH64ID    637
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Why delete the AFM? 

 

The couple of vehicles I have driven with it were flawless and smooth. 

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Dieselfuture    288
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Not to burst anyones bubble, but I heard some car manufacturers got cut lying about mpg, even though your hand calculating might be right on, what they did is messed with speedometer just enough to make it look like you were getting good mpgs. Plus waranty runs out quicker. Just a rumor that I heard, pretty sure they talked about it on tv a few years ago. Check it against a GPS on higher speeds, see how close it is and maybe with some one next to you going same speed that you know and compare. If it's of any interest that is. 

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AH64ID    637
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IIRC OEM speedometers only have to be ±10%!!!

 

At least that's what Toyota told me when I told them ours was a little off. 

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AH64ID    637
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Of the 3 rigs I own the worst is off by 2%. The Dodge may have been more but I have been running a Smarty, of some sort or another, since the beginning of 2008 and generally have my odometer ±0.5%. 

 

I always verify the accuracy of my odometer and not speedometer. I have always found the speedometers to read fast even if the odometer is on. I try to forget how much so I don't speed as fast :-)

 

Last month I did 1100 miles in the truck in one day and was within 0.2% GPS to truck... but I have swapped tires since and haven't gone far enough to do a good check thou it looks like I am still within 0.5%. 

 

I verified the error in my Jetta this weekend. In 800 miles it was always 2% slow of the GPS, i.e. at 100 miles on the Jetta the GPS showed 102.00. It was as dead on 2% as I could tell to the odometer; however the speedometer was a 3rd number. 

 

At 80 mph on the speedometer the GPS showed 78-79 and the odometer was recording as if I was doing 76-77. 

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Dieselfuture    288
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Maybe that's why most cops won't even look at you going 5 over, and a lot of them only do something if you're 10 over. Maybe it's been in Cort before enough time. 

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dorkweed    313
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On August 7, 2016 at 8:38 AM, CTcummins24V said:

Nice truck! DW, I highly recommend a Hellwig rear sway bar. Really helps out body roll and makes towing a lot better. Riding empty is even better. 

 

 

This truck is very solid in turns and such empty.  It's got the "Snow Plow Prep Package", so the front springs are stiffer than normal.  When I'm towing my trailer, any "side-to-side" motion, I think, is from the softer side walls of the P-rated tires.  Will consider it though!!

18 hours ago, notlimah said:

 

Are the oil catch can and afm delete mod strictly a 16 thing?

 

 

From the reading/research I've done, many think the oil catch can is a "NECESSITY" in any  GDI engine as there is no spraying of fuel on the intake valves to keep them clean from  PCV vapors collecting/frying on them.  

 

The oil catch can was put on to collect and condense those PCV vapors and to try to keep them out of the intake manifold/valves.  

 

 

17 hours ago, AH64ID said:

Why delete the AFM? 

 

The couple of vehicles I have driven with it were flawless and smooth. 

 

 

Also from my reading and research;  I didn't want to run into the "oil pumping" and "valve lifter" problems that seem to affect some AFM engines.  

 

Drove over 500 miles up and back to judge a retriever hunt test in Stevens Point, WI this past weekend.  Left with about 140 miles on the tank of fuel..................of which about 65-70 were towing.  The "lie-O-meter" in the truck read 17.5mpg when I left.

 

200 mile drive up on Friday, some back and forth to test sites and hotel between then and Sunday, and drove about half way back home before filling.  Lie-O-meter was reading 22.5mpg when I filled.............hand calculated figured to 21.9.  Left the "Range AFM delete" plugged in all weekend.  Almost 22mpg from a V8 gasser with some towing miles on the tank is really good IMHO!!!  And on a truck with less than 2000 miles on her!!!

 

The switch to V4 is very smooth on my Chevy...................just don't want to gamble on the oil consumption or lifter problems.

 

 

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notlimah    469
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Any warranty issues with putting the AFM delete on? Only curious as this is the one vehicle I don't mess with at all. I take it to the dealership only and let them do work. I don't want to run into any major issues though.

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dorkweed    313
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5 hours ago, notlimah said:

Any warranty issues with putting the AFM delete on? Only curious as this is the one vehicle I don't mess with at all. I take it to the dealership only and let them do work. I don't want to run into any major issues though.

 

 

The "Range" AFM delete that I use is just a "MODULE" that plugs into the OBD port under the dash.  All it does is "Modify" the signal into the ECM to keep the truck from going into V4 mod.  Not detectible AFAIK.

 

I've only used it for long highway jaunts.  Don't use it around suburbia;  as I don't need the 2nd overdrive, as most of my driving is 55mph and under!!!

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Mopar1973Man    3,697
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Sounds like your rather pleased with your new truck there Dorkweed. I'm curious of what the life span is like for he newer gasoline powered trucks? Another thing I'm curious about what is the oil change interval like too?

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