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Hello everybody my truck has only 700 miles and i when to a trip when i came back i got the conclution that it did 15.4 miles per gallon ( all hway ) when i bought the truck the factory paper in the window said 15 miles city, 19 hway but my truck spend much more gas than that.
I need to know if you think there is something wrong.
what can i do to make the truck get better gas mile.
It is a 4x2, i use 87 oct gas, the tires have 35 psi and everything is standar.
will make a diference if i change the oil and i put mobil1?
when do you recommend to change for mobil 1 ( 1200 miles is ok?) or should i wait to get the 3700 miles that is the dealer advice?
How difficult is to do the oil and filter change? I have never done one do you have pics and intruction step by step about oil change?
i did the gear oil change myself it was pretty easy with you advices but i don t know if the engine oil change will be more difficult.
Pls let me know.
 

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Oil change on the 4x2 should be easy. You don't have to remove a skid plate I don't think. I don't remember seeing one on mine at least. You are fine to go ahead and get it changed. Some say sooner the better.
As far as miles per gallon. You are running quite normal for this truck. You see some people with a few mods get a little better but not much. You have to remember your truck is still not broke in either. Give it some time it may get a little better but don't look for any miracles. Remember this is a V8 not a v6 you are going to use some gas. Also it has a lot to do with your style of driving. Do you have a heavy foot at take off? if so you are going to burn more fuel than driving easy. I have a really hard time with this because I just love to punch it. LOL
Oh well thats life I guess.
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Hi guys. The oil change is very easy. Plenty of ground clearance to get my beer belly under there without jacking it up. I do have a skid plate coveribg the filter. Just 4 easy bolts, though.
Mileage is about right. I was used to flooring it from a start but have adjusted my driving habits a little and the mileage is creeping up. I started at about 14.5 and am up about a mile now. Let me know when you hit 19!
 

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alohaarg said:
Hello everybody my truck has only 700 miles and i when to a trip when i came back i got the conclution that it did 15.4 miles per gallon ( all hway ) when i bought the truck the factory paper in the window said 15 miles city, 19 hway but my truck spend much more gas than that.
I need to know if you think there is something wrong.
what can i do to make the truck get better gas mile.
It is a 4x2, i use 87 oct gas, the tires have 35 psi and everything is standar.
will make a diference if i change the oil and i put mobil1?
when do you recommend to change for mobil 1 ( 1200 miles is ok?) or should i wait to get the 3700 miles that is the dealer advice?
How difficult is to do the oil and filter change? I have never done one do you have pics and intruction step by step about oil change?
i did the gear oil change myself it was pretty easy with you advices but i don t know if the engine oil change will be more difficult.
Pls let me know.
I wouldn't get too upset about low gas mileage just yet aloha. It should get better with the more miles you get on it. Give it at least 3k miles before you start looking hard at the numbers. That will give you time to get some synthetic oil in the engine and also let the engine loosen up some. By the way, the numbers your getting aren't too bad for 700 miles. Pretty darn good actually...
 
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