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Old 04-18-2011, 03:21 PM
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Default Horrible Gas Mileage

Gettin about half the gas mileage I should be gettin with this truck. Did the plugs yesterday was wondering what other little tricks people got up their sleeves for some all around engine tune-up. (Now I do have 33's on the truck but its still suckin gas alot more than it should).
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:22 PM
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use the search function to find some more stuff. Overall maintainance is the number 1 killer of MPGs
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:24 PM
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have you corrected you speedo to account for the larger tires? if not there is no way that you can accurately calculate your gas mileage. as for MPG tricks type "MPG's" in the search field in any of the different engine sections or general discussion section and you will find hundreds of threads on this topic.
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:48 AM
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01: I have the MAF spray cleaner. Can I use it for all intake sensors like the IAC and throttle body etc.? Do I need to go get other cleaners?
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:16 PM
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you can use carb and choke cleaner as well same principal
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:21 PM
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you can use carb and choke cleaner as well same principal
carb and choke cleaner can damage the sensitive MAF sensor, i dont suggest using it on that.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:24 PM
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01: I have the MAF spray cleaner. Can I use it for all intake sensors like the IAC and throttle body etc.? Do I need to go get other cleaners?
any electrical contact cleaner will work on said items. Dont use carb cleaner....
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:29 PM
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I don't know why isoprophyl alcohol wouldn't work though. Manufactures use that to clean computer parts.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:32 PM
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and do you have 4.10 gears for those 33s? and lay off the skinny pedal a lil when taking of as well
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:29 PM
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any electrical contact cleaner will work on said items. Dont use carb cleaner....
Thnx Diablo. I got the CRC MAF spray and will use it all the way thru. There was another sensor near the IAC that is secured by phillips screws. Its in the throttle body after the what looks like a crankcase breather.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:31 PM
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CRC cleaner will work. And you can clean that if you want BUT the screws are VERY hard to get out. Isnt worth it imo.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:32 PM
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any electrical contact cleaner will work on said items. Dont use carb cleaner....
Thnx Diablo. I got the CRC MAF spray and will use it all the way thru. There was another sensor near the IAC that is secured by phillips screws. Its in the throttle body after the what looks like a crankcase breather. I couldn't get them loose and didn't want to strip the heads out. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:34 PM
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Thnx Diablo. I got the CRC MAF spray and will use it all the way thru. There was another sensor near the IAC that is secured by phillips screws. Its in the throttle body after the what looks like a crankcase breather. I couldn't get them loose and didn't want to strip the heads out. Any suggestions?
see above
or here.

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CRC cleaner will work. And you can clean that if you want BUT the screws are VERY hard to get out. Isnt worth it imo.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:40 PM
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see above
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Reading the whole post pays off. lol. Thnx. Cleaned the MAF and idle is better.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:43 PM
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did you clean the IAC as well?
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