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A look at 5 parts that could be making your car or truck thirsty

Millions of drivers waste fuel needlessly every day, without even realizing it. Whether by carrying around extra weight or running a vehicle that’s in need of maintenance, bad fuel mileage often creeps up slowly – swilling away your hard-earned money, and contributing to excessive emissions. If you don’t monitor your vehicle’s fuel consumption regularly, increased fuel consumption can be even harder to detect.

Is your ride running at maximum efficiency, or is it wasting your money and polluting needlessly? If you’re not sure, here’s a look at four parts that can be easily replaced and one that should be removed when not in use, as a starting point, to help ensure your car, SUV or pickup isn’t drinking more than its fair share of fuel.
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That is a good article!

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Nice to see it all in one place. I would add brakes, wheel bearings, and diff oil to the list, all of which can affect mileage if worn or mis-adjusted.

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I used to lose 5mpg on my Toyota Tercel when I had the ski rack on top. It didn't weigh anything--it was the wind resistance!
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I got an extra 5 mpg (city) from increasing my tire pressure from 30 psi to 60 psi.
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I got an extra 5 mpg (city) from increasing my tire pressure from 30 psi to 60 psi.
...what did that do to the handling?
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...what did that do to the handling?
Nothing that I can tell. Drives on the freeway super smooth and great around town too.
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I got an extra 5 mpg (city) from increasing my tire pressure from 30 psi to 60 psi.
LOL that us super hard to believe
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Nice to see it all in one place. I would add brakes, wheel bearings, and diff oil to the list, all of which can affect mileage if worn or mis-adjusted.
I had a 95.5 Rodeo. I changed to synthetic oil, tranny fluid, diff fluid and I legitimately picked up 1.5 mpg.

I also replaced the super restrictive air intake with a 45 degree tube and filter and picked up another 3 mpg and a mega shit ton of power.

I never saw such a restrictive air intake in my life. The inlet was literally an 1/8 of an inch from the fender and the fender had not kind of opening that air could be pulled in from

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I had a 95.5 Rodeo. I changed to synthetic oil, tranny fluid, diff fluid and I legitimately picked up 1.5 mpg.

I also replaced the super restrictive air intake with a 45 degree tube and filter and picked up another 3 mpg and a mega shit ton of power.

I never saw such a restrictive air intake in my life. The inlet was literally an 1/8 of an inch from the fender and the fender had not kind of opening that air could be pulled in from
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Engine specifications

Engine manufacturer:


Isuzu 6VD1

Engine type:


spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type:


petrol (gasoline)

Fuel system:


indirect injection

Charge system:


naturally aspirated

Valves per cylinder:


2

Valves timing:


Additional features:


Multi-point fuel injection



SOHC



Emission control:


Emission standard:


Cylinders alignment:


V 6

Displacement:


3165 cm3 / 193.4 cui

What power?


Horsepower net:


130.5 kW / 177 PS / 175 hp (SAE net)

Torque net:


255 Nm / 188 ft-lb

Horsepower gross:


Torque gross:




Car power to weight ratio net:


81.6 watt/kg / 37 watt/lb

Car weight to power ratio net:


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