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what kinda mileage are you guys with 1st gens with 4.3s gettin? im lookin for a new daily and i was originally lookin for one with a 2.8 or maybe a 2.5, but ive come across a few nice 4.3 trucks.
 

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eh... nothing to great to say about thier mileage. In my 4x4 Blaze with 3.73s i was getting like 16 driving kinda hard. But if i hit it in 4 low you could watch it go down lol. All in all.. look for a stick and don't drive fast and you'll get decent mileage.
 

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ive pulled 26+ on a couple highway trips and arounds town i get high teens depending on how much i flog on the beast

4.3 5 speed extended cab 2wd sonoma
 

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If I'm normal I can squeeze 325+ out of a tankful. At 2.79 a gal
for reg now [the phuckers] I go pretty slow, not far and not often.
 

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I usually got around 22 to 23 mpg in my reg cab s10 with my lead foot. Actually I got 22-23 driving no matter what I was doing.
 

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I get 19 in town with a heavy foot and 160K. I was getting 8 when I first got it, but with a little work i improved it quite a bit.
 

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im getting around 19.4 in my 4.3 jimmy automatic

40% city and around 60% freeway (80mph)

probably would get better if i was doing like 60 instead of 80
 

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im lucky if i get 18 around town. With a 60/40 (highway/town) mix it usually averages out 16-17MPGs
 

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I'm getting 22 to 23 with a hard tonneau cover, fat tires, 308 rear gear, auto trans and a duel exhaust. At 75 mph it drops back into the 20 mpg rainge.

I forgot to mention the TBI spacer.
 

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I'm getting around 15-16 mpg in a 4.3 vortec, with 3.42 gears. I'm a lead foot as it seems most people are on this site.

Does anyone get better milage using high octane gas?

Cy
 
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