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Duramax mileage??

Postby DAVE » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:00 am

Just wondering about your mileage. not towing, just running around hwy, city, real mileage not what the computer is saying. I am looking into getting a 4x diesel van.I think mileage would be less on a van, pushin a cube threw the air and all.

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Postby MrBill » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:42 am

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If I was going to do the van thing. I would look into the new dodge van. 3.0 Turbo direct inject.
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Postby DAVE » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:58 am

MrBill wrote:Dave
If I was going to do the van thing. I would look into the new dodge van. 3.0 Turbo direct inject.
http://www.dodge.com/en/sprinter/index.html
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Bill I think those vans are cool, I don't think you can get them in 4x4??? also I would like to be able to haul my toy box trailer. the trailer is around 10,000 lbs give or take.

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Postby Ken » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:20 am

My new 2007 gets between 17.5 and 18.5 just about every tank...that's combined city/hwy. I have yet to take it on a long...relatively flat (no sierras) without towing a trailer.

Going to Tonopah with the trailer and quads...I got 15.
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Postby scotte » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:40 pm

I've got almost 70K miles on my 2003 dmax/allison. My commute is from Placerville to El Dorado Hills, and lately I've been trying to keep it 65-70MPH and I've been seeing 18MPG (averaged going up and down). When I used to drive 75MPH I was seeing 17MPG. Mine's a 5 speed, and that difference of 5-10MPH is enough to keep it down around 2000RPM. The 6 speeds should do better with highway milage. On the flat, I see 20MPG at freeway speeds.

I've seen as high as 22MPG on sustained lower speed highway driving on flat terrain (~60-65MPH) and as low as 12MPG towing a wheeler at 75MPH. On a trip back to wyoming, I got 18MPG on I-80 with the cruise set at 80MPH on the flats across Nevada.

I didn't know they were making vans with a dmax in them. Interesting! If you aren't towing, the difference in cost probably isn't worth it, in my opinion. $8000 will buy a lot of gas.

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Postby MrBill » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:20 pm

scotte wrote: I didn't know they were making vans with a dmax in them. Interesting! If you aren't towing, the difference in cost probably isn't worth it, in my opinion. $8000 will buy a lot of gas.
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The van I was bringing up was a 3.0ltr Dodge Van. I think the 3.0 is from Germany.
But, Dave want's towing up to 11K lbs. The above rig is not set-up for that kind of pull power.
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Postby DAVE » Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:31 pm

Looks like you can get the dmax in a van but they use a differant trany then the allison,,, somethig about it will not fit when you have 4 wheel drive.. to long or something.
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Postby MrPolaris » Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:57 am

I have taken a couple long trips, up to Oregon and i was going about 75-80 got about 21 MPG. . . driving from home to Roseville and back I get about 18.1, this was based on my calculations and not the computers calculations. . .

Heading on a long trip this weekend pulling the toy hauler, so will see what I get on the long haul
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Postby Pepe » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:53 pm

I didn't know GM was putting the Duramax in a van. There was a aftermarket company makeing them with 4 wheel drive runing around in Moab last easter. They even took it up potato salad hill. :shock:

My 05' crew cab gets ~17 in normal bay area traffic. It is true if you keep it under ~65 mph or 2000 rpm it will be better. Towing a 18' trailer with 1 quad in the truck and a Jeep and a quad on the trailer I get ~ 10 to 12 mpg from the bay area to Truckee. Thats all hand calculated, but the computer is fairly consistant at adding about 1 mpg to whatever I am getting. Keep in mind that your getting that kind of mileage with tons of power and no worries going over the hills, AC on and everything. :D

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Postby DAVE » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:28 pm

http://www.quigley4x4.com/

This company builds for ford and GM


Has ford got the bugs worked out of the 6.0 diesel, I know the new diesel is 6.4 :roll:

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Postby Ken » Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:50 pm

As far as I know... from 2004 and higher Ford is fine. Just 03 had the 500 :shock: service bulletins.
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Postby scotte » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:41 pm

Yep, from everything I've heard and read they got all the bugs out of the 6.0.

This should be a good year for GM. Even though the changes to Ford and Dodge diesels aren't really all that much more extensive, from a pure customer acceptance/marketing standpoint I think there's a general impression that they are all new engines since the displacement has changed. Guess we'll see...

I wonder if Toyota is ever going to get their 3/4 ton Hino-based diesel or whatever it is out. Although if it's priced anything like the new Tundra, forget it...

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Postby Ken » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:08 am

I heard the Tundra was 'spensive....
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