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Old 07-11-2012, 03:58 PM
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Howdy y'all !

New to diesel in 2012 Silverado. Duramax LML. 4x4. CC/SB.
I have some industrial diesel experience but nothing serious. Hav a lot of computer and auto/motorcycle/marine and some Aviation wrenching.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:34 PM
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Welcome to The Diesel Truck Site!!!!
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:06 PM
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Sorry for the late 'greetings', but welcome Oldman to the site.
Also like the name you picked.
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2006 Dodge Ram, 2500, Big Horn, 5.9 Cummins, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty Touch, Oil ByPass Filter Kit, Transfer Flow 56 gal tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec front & rear, 285 x 70 x 17

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Old 07-12-2012, 05:28 PM
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Welcome Oldman!! Now I can say someone else is the old man here!! Glad to have you here on The Diesel Truck Site!! Feel free to jump right in and have fun!
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:21 PM
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Thanks y'all!

Loving the Dursmax. Only not good mileage as others appear to be getting. When I run throttle I get better than cruise.

But I sm here to stick it out. I didn't become "oldman " by quitting!
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:42 PM
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Hey, Oldman, what are those Duramax actually get-in in MPG now a days ?
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2006 Dodge Ram, 2500, Big Horn, 5.9 Cummins, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty Touch, Oil ByPass Filter Kit, Transfer Flow 56 gal tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec front & rear, 285 x 70 x 17

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:26 AM
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Recent trip, 18 overall running hwy 190 most of the way from central Texas to central Louisiana. At 55 for a long run, I averaged 22 where 'level' road kept things stable. Pulling hills and good headwinds would show reduction of 2-3 mpg.

Now, Jump up to 75MPH and you are right on 18 to 18.5 MPG. This was over a 946 mile trip with 'some' city driving as we made it through cities on the trip.

If you drive it like a Hot Rod you are going to dent your fuel tank.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:50 PM
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That is some pretty respectable mileage! 'Bout time they figure it out even a little bit. I am amazed when a new "improved" model comes out and gets worse mileage......
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