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Old 03-19-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Spikes Silverado Story

2006 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 6.0L


If you remember, I had a 98 F150 that I managed to push past the 200k mile mark. after some issues with the transfer case back in January, my wife and I decided it was time to move onto something better. and with a child on the way, I needed a full 4 door truck to fit the carseat and whatnot. so we traded in "Adrienne" for the Chevy (she hasn't told me her name yet).




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Spark plugs DONE!



Seafoam gas and oil DONE!



Change oil to RP and wix filter DONE!



Change rear diff fluid to RP DONE!


Wheels


Tires DONE!

Clean engine and engine bay

Headlight retaining pin.

New Carrier Bearing for 2pc Driveshaft


Electric fan conversion


Custom CAI and new Air filter will follow the E-fan conversion for clearance reasons


"Underskin" to reduce turbulence under the truck at speed


Gear ratio change








BIG projects that I'm still debating on:

6 speed Allison transmission (The 4l80E is great, but I want an allison... lol)

twin turbos or a supercharger considering the engine is running 9.4:1 compression. Turbo's would be easy to fit into the engine bay or if I wanted a rear mount system, there's plenty of room. havent fully decided on either of those as the truck makes plenty of power down low and with the 4.10 gears, turbos might work better.

Duramax/Allison swap.... 5 year pipe dream...lol
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:06 PM   #2
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after attaining an average of 10-12mpg both city and highway, I decided enough was enough. considering that my current job requires me to drive just about 100 miles one way to work, something had to be done about the fuel mileage in the truck. the 4.10 gears arent helping matters, but I'm not going to swap them out (just yet).


first things first, changed the spark plugs
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highway/city combined fuel economy went from 10.3 mpg to 11.8 mpg


Spark Plug pics. starting with #1 cyl and going thru #8


as you can see, some of them are corroded/worn down to a nub, and the others had plenty of arcing and buildup/contamination on them.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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second thing was seafoaming the truck.

( videos in work)


after seafoaming the truck and changing the oil from conventional to Royal Purple 5w-30, fuel economy went from 11.8mpg to 14.2mpg.
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next steps include:

changing the rear diff fluid to RP and possibly a larger capacity diff cover

electric fan conversion

custom CAI

possibly some "underskin" to reduce turbulence under the truck at speed, possibly a rear gear change (still haven't decided).




long term considerations:

6 speed Allison transmission (The 4l80E is great, but I want an allison... lol)

twin turbos or a supercharger considering the engine is running 9.4:1 compression. Turbo's would be easy to fit into the engine bay or if I wanted a rear mount system, there's plenty of room. havent fully decided on either of those as the truck makes plenty of power down low and with the 4.10 gears, turbos might work better.

another thought that popped into my head was a Duramax/Allison swap.... 5 year pipe dream...lol
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Also at some undetermined point down the road, I'll be swapping out the stock 16" wheels to something a little bit taller with some better tires.
something like this
considering I do tow and haul lots of random stuff on a regular basis and the soft sidewalls of my current tires arent helping things. not to mention the 500mile roundtrip I make for reserves each month.


I dont have a whole lot of cosmetic ideas for the truck, tho a 2-3" lift might come at some point down the road. a new grille is in the works, just havent found one I like yet.
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still missing it... lol

dont make me get Greg Norris after you again.
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Nice work! The truck looks great and I have never seen plugs that worn in my life (lucky I guess). The gains after the seafoam and RP is amazing. Please post the video. I have thought about doing that on my Dodge Ram. Already did the 16 spark plugs and it had almost no noticeable difference.

Maybe a seafoam and go purple in the rear gear (3.92). Looking forward to more ; )

Or maybe just get a new Chevy
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Nice work! The truck looks great and I have never seen plugs that worn in my life (lucky I guess). The gains after the seafoam and RP is amazing. Please post the video. I have thought about doing that on my Dodge Ram. Already did the 16 spark plugs and it had almost no noticeable difference.

Maybe a seafoam and go purple in the rear gear (3.92). Looking forward to more ; )

Or maybe just get a new Chevy
I've got about half a dozen vids that I'm working on compiling for the seafoam oil change... but windows movie maker is not working right now...

but yeah, the plugs were most likely stock, and the oil was conventional and well past its prime.
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A 572 BB with 8-71 blower will give you a big change in fuel mileage
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Makes sense that they were stock with that kind of wear. I would be thrilled if I could get my Dodge back to 14mpg. It is a fuel pig.

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but yeah, the plugs were most likely stock, and the oil was conventional and well past its prime.
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hah, yeah.... no.

why change the current engine out of there if I want big power? I can slap an 8-71 on the LQ4 thats in there





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big thing to watch is your right foot. start driving with your big toe.

another thing to look at, which I need to add is any noticeable difference between regular and premium gas consumption.
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I have tried everything and there seems to be no way to get around the fact that it weighs 6700lbs
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I have tried everything and there seems to be no way to get around the fact that it weighs 6700lbs
the weight is really only an issue during acceleration. it doesnt take much to keep something in motion. what size wheels/tires do you have on it? how many gears in the trans? whats your budget? I know you said you had 3.92s.

ive honestly thought about getting a new set of rear gears (as well as some upgraded axles as well) and getting something that is a little better for highway travel where 90% of my working is done.
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yes, the around town driving is brutal with lots of starts and stops. Running 17s so wheel should not be the issue. It has 5 gears so no sixth to get me the good mpgs.

I put some Seafoam in and so far so good. Waiting to get the stuff to put through the MAF but Autozone did not have it. I will let you know when I have had a chance to really clean it out.
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yes, the around town driving is brutal with lots of starts and stops. Running 17s so wheel should not be the issue. It has 5 gears so no sixth to get me the good mpgs.

I put some Seafoam in and so far so good. Waiting to get the stuff to put through the MAF but Autozone did not have it. I will let you know when I have had a chance to really clean it out.
did you do the full can in the gas tank and the half can in the oil?
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So what are the final MPG numbers after the seafoaming and RP and plugs?
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you go to all the trouble to get better MPG and now your talking about lift kits and bigger tires. There goes your savings in MPG.
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14.2 up from 10-11mpg
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you go to all the trouble to get better MPG and now your talking about lift kits and bigger tires. There goes your savings in MPG.
not necessarily. the lift kit... most likely will add to worse fuel economy which is why I'm not planning on doing it any time soon

the bigger WHEELS, on the other hand are going to have commercial grade tires on them with less overall weight and better road durability and hardness for better fuel economy. (think semi truck wheels/tires only a little smaller or think Prius tires only bigger). I'm not throwing mud terrain boggers on the truck. I'm going with highway terrain tires that are 100,000 mile rated.







as for the fuel economy...



here's the seafoam write up and vids
http://www.lt1engine.com/tech/how-to...arbon-buildup/










and for a video of how bad a car can smoke after the vacuum line portion is done...

http://www.myspace.com/video/camaros...rnout/10631047
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Yes and so far so good ! Want to get their product you spray into the engine ,but have not been to store to grab it.

Also going to put some Royal purple gear and oil in when I get a chance. Thanks for the advice

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Yes and so far so good ! Want to get their product you spray into the engine ,but have not been to store to grab it.

Also going to put some Royal purple gear and oil in when I get a chance. Thanks for the advice
sweet. you dont have to do the deep creep at the same time, you can really do it whenever, but just make sure you let it sit and soak in for about 15-20 min before firing it back up.
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drained the rear diff yesterday morning. sanded down the rear cover that was starting to rust up and painted it black before filling it back up with RP 75w-90 gear oil.

no more gear whine!!!!

going on my monthly reserve weekend this upcoming friday and will see if I gained any extra mpg from the gear fluid swap
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:02 PM   #24
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time for an update...



been debating things about the truck and the 78 camaro... eventually, the 78 will have an LS based motor in it. quite possibly the motor out of the truck...

which would mean the truck would need a new motor... and a Duramax/Allison combo is the way to go.


that being said... I'm still sitting at 9.4:1 cr and wasting potential with the engine...

and considering I dont feel like spending the 5-7k to put on a supercharger...

I think a remote turbo setup is in order




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Old 07-25-2011, 06:32 AM   #25
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Spike you will definitely loose mileage with a lift kit, along with bigger tires you will see a Drop of 4 to 5 mpg, or at least that is what mine got. 06 2600 hd Duramax 4x4 with an Allison. But I didn't buy it for gas/diesel mileage, I bought it to pull.
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