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2002 2500HD 6.0L 4.10 Rear / 17 Mpg ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dkscott, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. dkscott

    dkscott Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I bought a 2002 Chevy 2500HD ext cab. It has about 1200 miles on it now. Most of my driving has been in town and without towing. I'm lucky if I get 11mpg. My buddy just bought the same rig in a crew cab version. He has approx 900 miles and has been driving mainly highways. He claims he is getting 17-18 mpg. But I think he just has trouble doing simple math . Any imput ?
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2002
  2. Bill c

    Bill c PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ny
    Messages: 85

    17-18 mpg he is pulling your leg.I have had my hd for 6 months and only average about 10 mpg.
  3. wolfie

    wolfie Senior Member
    Messages: 174

    I have about 6000 miles on my 6.0 now and average 11.5-12.5 this week I got 14.1 and i get 13 quite often I don't think I'll ever see 17-18... that's about what the duramax gets in town and a little more on the highway.
  4. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    Highway only YEA

    I've got 4,200 miles on mine & highway only I've got 18.4 twice but mix mostly city 12, plowing 6 :D but who cares I'm making $$$$$. 6.0 - 4.10
  5. Mike Fronczak

    Mike Fronczak Member
    Messages: 64

    Highway only I'd belive it. I haven't checked my 2002, but on my 99 with 454, auto, 4:10's I checked on the highway a couple times 16 mpg.
  6. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    Highway only

    Yea & when I mean highway only it was filled up 1 mile before getting on & filled back up with in 1/2 mile of getting off. I set the cruise control at 70 mph 90% of that time. I'm leaving on a 700 mile trip it it this weekend & I'm going to have my pop-up tonneau cover on so I can see if it help on the MPG's. ;) A friend said he got 1.8 more MPG's with his cover on so I'm going to check mine this weekend.
  7. Ohiosnow

    Ohiosnow Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 415

    Well it does help

    :) I got 19.3 at 70 mph on cruise control, over 440 miles (1- tank)not too bad but it really $ucks getting passed by all those cars :mad:.