My 97 K1500 - 4 wheel drive gets 15-18 mpg, mostly in the 15-16 mpg range, I
wouldn't think you would improve on that much with two wheel drive. It
would be worth having the computer codes read, looking for the obnoxious and
common p1870. This indicates that the computer has detected some slipping
amongst the transmission components, which can be fixed by some shops for as
little as $200 or so (if you can find someone to install the sonnax valve in
the valve body), if the truck has over 100000 miles, it would be worth it to
get a reman'd transmission with a warranty. They are great trucks, and
there are lots of them around here that get bought with over 150,000 on the
clock, and last well past 200,000 without major repairs.
"wyoung" <wyoungATintrexDOTnet> wrote in message
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 20:02:44 -0700, wyoung <wyoungATintrexDOTnet>
If you need to ask about fuel economy when buying a Suburban......
And yes it is possible (easy with the right tools) to turn back
digital mileage. Easier than analog.
If you're worried. 2 things can help a bit with your worries.
1) Complete service history (best method for any vehicle).
2) Buy a diesel (on the fuel economy question). With a little
tweaking they'll run used french fry oil, home heating oil (in the
summer and pretty much any other light oil (there's links on the web
if you're interested). Keep in mind that you can only legally use non
taxed fuel's "off-road" ;-)
They're really such good trucks with resale & durability that unless
you're doing a lot of mileage the fuel economy becomes a non-issue
when you calculate it all out.
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