Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile    Log inLog in 

Real world Chevy mpg

Goto page 1, 2  Next

 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:19 pm    Post subject: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Freeway miles . Weighed the track on certified scales 6900 pounds single wheel regular cab .





Guess I’m doing something wrong because I did better than than that at 26000 gvw with my 98 diesel


 
Back to top
View user's profile
Blackhole49
Tractor Expert


Joined: 21 Aug 2007
Posts: 2545


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I usually don't trust averages on one tank of gas, too many variables. When I drove my Audi back to Detroit MI from Sacramento CA in 2013, the onboard computer consistently said 32 mpg. I took the road less traveled to Denver, then I80 to I94. I kept every gas receipt (including $4.69 per gallon just outside Yosemite), and in 4,200 miles, the real world average was 31.995. Included; a few pictures from a really great trip done on the cheap.











 
Back to top
View user's profile
JDEM
Tractor Expert


Joined: 18 Mar 2016
Posts: 2634


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

What point are you trying to make? A light duty gas engine in a truck got less MPGs then a medium-duty turbo diesel in another truck?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Mike M
Tractor Guru


Joined: 31 Mar 1998
Posts: 29430


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That is pretty much the same I got on my 1996 Dodge ram 2500 4x4 ext. cab with 360 gas and auto. That was going back and forth to work and even sitting idling in drive thru at lunch.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
buickanddeere
Tractor Guru


Joined: 31 May 2003
Posts: 35352
Location: in front of computer

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Compare all costs of a 2020 Duramax
vs a 2020 5.3 DI, 6.2DI or 6.6DI over 150,000miles .
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That’s not bad for a dodge gas in town mpg basically
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The gas would have to get negative mpg to pay for the
emissions garbage on a new diesel
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:32 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I keep hearing how a gas gets better mpg and more power where is it? Not on paper,
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I average every tank every time more than once it’s caught a dirty fuel filter or other problem when the average suddenly drops 5 mpg for no reason . That’s a beautiful trip I’m planning a California trip this fall with any luck anyway. Probably throw a box of tools in the car and ride it down it gets about 28 mpg average
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JDEM
Tractor Expert


Joined: 18 Mar 2016
Posts: 2634


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Oh come on! Hearing these claims where? You argued last week when I stated gas engines inherently make more power then diesels. You then seemed to get upset and added words into the argument that I never used. I never said anything about gas engines getting better MPGs then diesels. I said they make more power. You cannot figure out the difference? You seem to really want to argue but do not want to stick to facts?

By the way, if there IS someone here claiming gas engines tend to get better miles per gallon when doing work, then diesels - please tell us who and where.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JDEM
Tractor Expert


Joined: 18 Mar 2016
Posts: 2634


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Last week you claimed I was wrong, when I stated gas engines tend to make more power then diesels (when at similar tech levels). Now it seems since you could not win that argument, you have changed things around and saying the disagreement was about miles per gallon? Who here on this forum said anything about gas engines getting superior MPGs when working hard, then diesels? I know I never said anything close to that, nor did Mr. Buick-Deere. Who are you saying made that claim?

Again, a non-turbo gasoline engine will just about always make more power and torque then a non-turbo diesel, if same bore and stroke. Same with a boosted gas engine versus a boosted diesel. It is silly to compare a naturally aspirated gas engine to a turbocharged/intercooled diesel. I posted a lot of tech specs to back this up. You posted no real facts to the contrary.

That all said, when it comes to actual overall economy? Besides the extra purchase price pf a diesel, and extra cost of maintenance - there is also the issue of cost of fuel.

I have a 1994 Chevy 3/4 ton 4WD with a gas 350 engine. A 1000 mile trip at 65 MPH will get 12.6 MPG. Total fuel cost is $150.79
I also have a 1994 Ford 3/4 ton 4WD with a 445 turbo diesel. A 1000 mile trip at 65 MPH will get 14.2 MPG. Total cost of fuel - $172.50

Are there diesel trucks that do better? Sure. My 1992 Dodge Cummins 4WD will get 18-19 MPG doing the same highway driving. That said, I have a 2008 Ford 1/2 ton 4WD with a 280 cubic inch engine that will get 22 MPG doing the same trip.

I am still trying to figure out exactly what it is that you are really trying to argue? Perhaps diesel are just "better" because that is how you feel?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
37 chief
Long Time User


Joined: 03 Sep 2007
Posts: 1201


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You are doing something right, buying gas at 219.9. Add a dollar to that, and welcome to Califorina. Stan
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That superior gas engine was running down the freeway at 8000 pounds how is that worked hard? My diesel weighs 9800 pounds and pushes 2 more wheels and does better loaded than your gas engine does with 17000 pounds less Weight on it . And I’m still looking for all that horsepower you keep talking about never have Found it where’d ya leave it ?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I still haven’t found this horsepower you are so proud off ?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
SVcummins
Tractor Guru


Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 16265


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Real world Chevy mpg Reply to specific post Reply with quote



I’m still trying to find all this horsepower you say Is there but I’m just not coming up with it . I see it on paper but that’s about where it ends but your right it makes more horsepower just can’t get to it or use it oh well .
 
Back to top
View user's profile
:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> John Deere All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  

TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

YT Home  |  Forums

Modern View Forum powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters