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What can be done to improve fuel economy on a 2006 GMC with a 5 liter engine?

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All depends on how much air you are using,if less air is used,you can adapt a modulator with the engine

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What is over drive for?


Overdrive is used for fuel economy. Normally, the highest gear on a vehicle has the engine-to-transmission ratio at 1:1, meaning for each revolution of the engine, you get one revolution of the driveshaft. This normally provides best fuel economy. To improve on this, overdrive actually gears even higher than 1:1, meaning that you get a bit more than one revolution of the driveshaft for each revolution of the engine. This can improve fuel mileage, but also has risks - the engine can easily bog down under heavier load conditions or on inclines. Most vehicles that used O/D, one you shift into it, use it when the engine load allows for it, and will automatically shift down to the normal Drive range when needed.

Sep 15, 2016 | 2003 Ford Explorer

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Improve Your Car?s Fuel Efficiency


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Check Tyre Pressure

Keeping the tyres well inflated is one of the simplest things you can do to help improve your car’s fuel efficiency. You can improve the mileage by about 3.3 percent if you keep your tyres inflated properly, according to the DOE.

Lighten Your Load

Empty out your boot of unnecessary items. For every extra 45 kg you carry, your fuel efficiency can drop by 1-2% in a typical vehicle.

S-L-O-W D-O-W-N

The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. Driving within the speed limit recommended by the manufacturer helps save fuel. Driving just 5mph over the speed limit can affect fuel economy by up to 23%. Likewise, quick acceleration consumes too much fuel; accelerate slowly and gradually.

Do Fuel Quality/Types/Additives Help Mileage?

Petrol pump attendants often try to convince you to go for ‘Speed petrol’ or ‘X-tra Mile diesel’. But this need not necessarily help improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Always use the grade recommended for the vehicle by the manufacturer. Higher octane fuel may not only be a waste of money but may harm the vehicle, as well. However sticking to one brand of fuel is always good for the engine. Know more about Octane Ratings

Tune Your Engine

A well-tuned engine can improve fuel economy by up to 4%. So change your oil and follow your car manufacturer’s recommendation on servicing.

Clean the Air Filters Regularly

Air filters keep impurities from damaging your engine. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve fuel economy by as much as 10%.

Keep the Windows Closed

Driving with your windows open considerably reduces mileage, far more than keeping the AC on while driving along highways. So preferably keep the windows closed and the AC on if you want to keep cool. Of course the air-conditioning decreases fuel efficiency considerably, so use it judiciously. Windows down or A/C on — which is more fuel-efficient?

Clean Spark Plugs

Ensure your spark plugs are in good condition. Renew the plugs and wires at intervals specified by the manufacturer. This will keep all cylinders firing properly resulting in higher efficiency.

Don’t Be a Clutch-Driver

Never keep your foot on the clutch while driving. When you do this, pressure is being placed on your clutch, and it not only reduces mileage, but also wears out the clutch plate, replacing which is not cheap.

Keep the Car in Showroom Condition

It’s always prudent to keep the car in the showroom condition. Remember that any modification to the car, such as broad tyres, diffusers etc., will adversely affect the mileage.

on Sep 11, 2010 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

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Bad O2 sensor


If your car has lost several miles per gallon of fuel economy and the usual tune up steps do not improve it. This *is not* a pointer to O2 failure, it just brings up the possibility. Vacuum leaks and ignition problems are common fuel economy destroyers. As mentioned by others, the on board computer may also set one of several failure "codes". If the computer has issued a code pertaining to the O2 sensor, the sensor and it's wiring should be tested. Usually when the sensor is bad, the engine will show some loss of power, and will not seem to respond quickly

on May 19, 2008 | 1987 BMW 5 Series

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How can i improve fuel economy


About the only thing that really works is:
1. Be gentle on the gas pedal.
2. Drive slower. 55 on the freeway not 75.

In general, trucks like your are not economy vehicles. Don't expect to see 40mpg

Jun 11, 2015 | 2006 Dodge Dakota

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I owned 1300 cc belta car , the fuel consumption rate is 8.5 km/l in urban setting . Is it normal consumption rate? I think it a little high rate for 1300 cc


commenting on fuel consumption is like asking "how long should a piece of string be?". The variables to be considered are tyre pressures, size of tyres, width of tyres,tread patterns,wheel alignment, loads carried by the vehicle, climate temperature and conditions, driving techniques,traffic conditions, speeds travelled, use of gears to maintain correct torque range from the engine, electrical loads required from the alternator and terrain conditions
Some of the things that you can do to improve fuel economy include selecting neutral when stopped as this reduces the load on the engine at idle and the fuel setting is less, having your foot on the clutch loads up the thrust bearings on the crankshaft. An automatic is always trying to drive when stopped so by placing it in neutral when stationary allows the engine to idle at a lower fuel setting. run on standard size tyres and increase the air pressure around 4psi make for less rolling resistance from the tyres so the economy will be improved. Carrying as little as is necessary, (That includes driver and passenger weights) reduces the load on the engine--more economy.Using a cruise control were possible or reading the traffic conditions so that vast speed changes are required less so will improve economy. experiment with different octane rated fuels ( be wary of e-fuels) While you may be reading manufacturers sales rubbish about the expect fuel consumption of a particular vehicle remember that it is sales talk as economy is heavily dependant on engine/vehicle design and driver technique. Basically there is no one single thing to consider for fuel economy but ultimately it all comes down to the driver.

Dec 03, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Multiple misfire on 2004 gmc Yukon 4.8 liter engine, can't diagnose?


Hi kathy
I am sure that your YUKON engine is not idling smooth.
the problem seems to me like you have a vacuum leak, better check inlet manifold and the vacuum hoses.
good luck

Feb 23, 2014 | 2004 GMC Yukon

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My kia serphia year of manufacture is 2000, It does only 6.25 km for a litre How to increase the fuel economy of my vehicle


The easiest (and most important) things are:

Engine tuneup. New plugs, plug wires, and air filter. If it has a distributor cap and rotor, replace them, making sure the plug wires go back to the same places they came off of.

Tires. Good condition and proper air pressure.

Brakes. Good condition and not dragging. E-brake is free and not dragging.

If you like to drive very fast, slow down. a "heavy foot" is very bad for fuel economy.

After the easy stuff is done, check fuel economy again and you may see an improvement of 20% or more!

Feb 15, 2011 | 2000 Kia Sephia

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Poor gas mileage


Cause you're driving a bus. lol. Mileage will vary depending on what fuel you use, how you drive, and where you're located. typically what i've seen on trucks like yours, i'm asuming it's a 6.0 liter, is anywhere from 12-19 mpg. you should see around 15mpg for the most part. if you do a lot of in town driving, expect a lot less. @9-12. if it's less than that, i'd start lokking in to it. try running a K&N air filter and use synthetic engine oil. I've seen noticeable improvements with power and mpg's with that. Also, ensure that your tires are properly inflated as that can make a difference in mileage. use the recomended fuel octane and change fuel filters.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2006 GMC Yukon Denali

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What type of fuel recomended for 2006 gmc envoy


Fortunately the way they refine fuel these days and the way they engineer these cars and engines, the lowest grade is sufficient and will not cause any damage to the engine or void any warranties. So in short, 87 octane is just fine.

Jul 22, 2010 | 2006 GMC Envoy

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Timing chain or belt?


The 2002-2006 Camry received the next generation 2.4L 4-cylinder engine (model 2AZ-FE), which combines decent power with excellent fuel economy. This engine does not have a timing belt, it has a chain that does not need to be replaced.
The second choice is very smooth and powerful 3.0-liter 24-valve all-aluminum V6 engine.
Starting from 2004, the 3.3-liter V6 DOHC VVT-i engine is available on SE V6 model.
Both, the 3.0L and 3.3L V6 engines have a timing belt that must be replaced at certain interval

Nov 15, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Camry

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