2006 Chev 3/4 ton 6.0 gas mileage

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MJM316, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. MJM316

    MJM316 LawnSite Member
    from Mpls,MN
    Posts: 48

    As many of you 6.0 owners know gas mileage SUCKS! :cry: What have some of you done to help get better mileage? Also what have you done that hasn't done a thing? Thanks :drinkup:
     
  2. MrRob

    MrRob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    drive 45 constant everywhere & you might get 15mpg :)
     
  3. MJM316

    MJM316 LawnSite Member
    from Mpls,MN
    Posts: 48

    I still think I would get 10.6:laugh:
     
  4. MrRob

    MrRob LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    everyday driving in town I get 10-11. Worst was 8 on a bobcat pull job back & forth thru town. When we do snow, I dont even bother.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    ouch....my diesel gets twice that.

    I though my gasser was bad.

    That's too bad to hear, I really like those trucks.
     
  6. MJM316

    MJM316 LawnSite Member
    from Mpls,MN
    Posts: 48

    Ya I know so do I and I know I didn't buy the truck for gas mileage but when I'm runnin around town without a trailer or load in the box and fillin up 2-3 times a week it REALLY starts to hurt the pocket book
     
  7. OrangeToys

    OrangeToys LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW MO
    Posts: 1,021

    I have an '04 and my I have been getting 12-13 on the highway staying about 60-65mph. I did put on a Intake and Throttle Body Spacer, and Im going to put on exhuast soon which should increase a little more maybe 15-16. but guess ill find out.

    when working i'll get 8-9 when pulling my trailer around with 2 mowers and some handhelds.
     
  8. Brad Ent

    Brad Ent LawnSite Member
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    2500 HD 6.0L 12-13 empty, 9-10 towing
     
  9. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    I have an 04 2500HD extra cab 4x4 longbed. The best I ever get is 12. I average just over 10, but I am always carrying payload, or towing. The only modification I have made is a K&N filter.
     
  10. MJM316

    MJM316 LawnSite Member
    from Mpls,MN
    Posts: 48

    Ya the best I ever get is 10.6 and that is religiously. So what type of exhaust are you gonna try out denbowlawn? I could live with 15!
     

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