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Initial post: Feb 27, 2012 5:09:25 PM PST
what could I do to increase gas mileage on my 2004 nissan titan 4x4 pick up

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 5:29:49 PM PST
JackV says:
trade it in for a 2x4

seriously, not much. You can try slightly higher tire pressure, egg foot the gas pedal, synthetic oils in engine, transmission, gear boxes and make sure air filter and plugs are in good shape.

Technically, only filling your gas tank 1/2 way helps by not carrying extra weight. Worth it? You decide.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 6:07:40 PM PST
Thanks,may have to trade.It will have to be a 4x4 silverado.and it will help if I could developed an egg foot.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 7:15:19 PM PST
Carl G says:
You forgot about filling the tires with helium or a cover for the bed or letting down or removing the tailgate. A friend of mine has a fully loaded 2010 Titan and I think it gets about 25 white lines to a gallon.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 7:47:37 PM PST
JackV says:
Those are good. How about a big magnet you stick in the front so you get dragged along by the vehicle in front.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 11:29:55 AM PST
Carl G says:
It would have to be an electromagnet or you will be following the vehicle in front everywhere.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 11:52:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 29, 2012 9:12:04 AM PST
Joe Average says:
I switched to synthetic oil in my CR-V 229K miles ago and it might have given me 1 mpg. Might. K&N filter might have given me part of another MPG. Also started running the tires a few PSI higher (still lower than max pressures listed on the tire) and that might have given me another partial MPG.

All together maybe 2 mpg.

Best mileage improvements? Slower acceleration which only helps to the point where you get run over.

What helped the most is that my wife and I made adjustments so we could car pool to work everyday. We stay home more. We combine trips.

We cut about 12K miles out of our annual fuel consumption and benefited from the savings noticeably. Might not fit your needs --- or not.

Are you sure the Silverado is going to get any better mileage?

Depending on your needs you might be able to haul what you need to with a small trailer behind a 2WD car. I haul four kids and camping gear for a dozen with our old CR-V plus a Brenderup 1205S (extra set of sides plus top).

I could do the same with a Ford Focus or a Ford Escape or anything along those lines.

The CR-V MPG loaded is near 22 mpg, empty it's closer to 26 mpg. Newer small SUVs are getting better mileage AND they are a bit larger. Note again that my 'V is very age'd with 229K miles and almost certainly has a little lower engine compression.

Lastly look at the cost of changing vehicles and compare that to the cost of fuel. A $5,000 cost to trade in vehicles is 1250 gallons of fuel at $4 or 20,000 miles of driving at 20 mpg.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 1:36:05 PM PST
Sell it fast and get a small 4-cyl car.

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 2:34:06 PM PST
TURBO DAVE says:
hey

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 2:40:29 PM PST
TURBO DAVE says:
hey why is the 2000 Honda Insight still the highest mile per gallon hybrid around????? in 12 years didn't someone come up with better hybrid ?? Insight and Prius were the early first ,but we can't get better than that in 12 years ?? COME ON !!!! We wen't to the MOON in that time!!! if you notice the standard gasoline engines have gotten a lot more milage and way better power , but still ?? WTF!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 3:20:20 PM PST
Carl G says:
Have you given thought to converting it to Compressed Natural Gas of Liquid Propane?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2012 4:30:33 PM PST
JackV says:
CarlGlas says:"It would have to be an electromagnet or you will be following the vehicle in front everywhere. "

Remember, Carl E says "Light and magnetism are electro magnetic energy, hmmm. At a different wavelength,"

So all I have to do is rig a big light.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 29, 2012 12:02:42 AM PST
Waikoblowa says:
have a 200 Honda Insight. Sweet little car was built for nothing but fuel efficiency. averaging 65 mpg.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2012 8:34:37 PM PST
Tyler says:
Propane will yield about the same cost per mile right now. They ever let them drill and that might be a good choose. Right now it's just for offroad enthusiasts.
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