Hi, I just picked up my new truck yesterday. 1996 Chevy K1500 Silverado
Z71, 350 engine, automatic (4L60E I believe), not sure of the dif yet (going
to be figuring it out today, I hope). My question is regarding the tach and
RPM. As I was driving it around, I was doing 75-80 on the highway and the
tach said I was doing around 2100 RMP. This seems very, very low to me
since to do the same in my Audi (91 200TQ), I'm doing around 3200 RPM. Is
this actually possible? Or do I have an issue with the tach?
TIA and Enjoy
unless your audi is a v-8, it sounds about right...
the fewer the pistons, the higher the revs/red line...
2100 does sound low at 75 mph tho (we're not talking metric here,
i'd think that 2100 would be at about 65 or 70 mph?
Thank you everyone who responded. I'm still kind of amazed at it, but I'll
just enjoy the fact that if it was 3000 RPM on the highway, I'd get a lot
worse gas mileage. On that topic, what kind of gas mileage can I be looking
at for this truck? I filled her up as soon as I picked her up, haven't had
to fill it again yet.
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