What’s the best and cheapest way to improve fuel economy on a 97 chevy s-10 4×4 pickup with a 4.3L vortec?

6 Responses to What’s the best and cheapest way to improve fuel economy on a 97 chevy s-10 4×4 pickup with a 4.3L vortec?

  1. dan h June 2, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    Keep it tuned up and keep the oil changed and put a K&N air filter in it.
    Keep your heavy ass foot off the gas.

  2. hemi426mopar June 2, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    New air cleaner,plugs,wires and only use 4 wheel when needed a new PCV valve,fuel filter and QUIT FLOORING IT lol kiddin,but thats about it espessily the air filter.

  3. messenger_of_the_void June 2, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    The cheapest one is definitely keep your tires pumped up, maybe a few psi above normal. Ride will be a little bumpier, but nothing grotesque.

    Make sure the oxygen sensor(s) is/are working well. Clean out the throttle body if you've got any carbon buildup there…Make sure the EGR system is functioning properly…sorry I'm not more specific, I don't know this truck's specifics at all… Umm, if the timing is adjustable, make sure it's where it should be. That's all I can think of off hand aside from what's already been said… Oh, and don't brake uphill. Oh yeah, and make sure the cat isn't clogged and also that the thermostat is good. If the engine doesn't heat up all the way, you lose mileage.

  4. elmoslady2466 June 2, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    trade it in

  5. Dreamweaver June 2, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    Without doubt the best way is to fit a Hydrogen boost generator they claim to reduce fuel by 25%-50%

    http://www.savefuel.ca/

  6. UCANTCME June 2, 2009 at 7:42 am #

    IT MAY SOUND FUNNY BUT YES ON THE TUNE UP BUT DO CHECK THE TIRES FOR PROPER INFLATION AS WELL AS GETTING THE ALIGNMENT CHECKED.

    THE ALIGNMENT IS ALWAYS THE MOST FORGOTTEN THING TO LOOK AT BECAUSE IF IT DRIVES STRAIGHT AND THE STEERING WHEEL IS STRAIGHT IT MUST BE ALIGNED……..(WRONG)