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Old 04-19-2021, 05:02 PM   #11
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The vacuum booster hose is larger, if your looking to replace all the hoses
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Old 05-14-2021, 07:53 PM   #12
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the truck idles a ton smoother and has better power delivery. it still has a mild wobble/hunt at idle but *meh*



one interesting data point. I normally get 17mpg combined (99.9% city) and i kinda light foot it around. The last fill up was after taking two kayaks on over head racks 35mins away and back while mashing the throttle like it was a need for speed game. I still got 17. which means, the mileage likely went up. ill track the gas mileage with the next non-asshat-driving fillup and report back for record keeping sake.
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Officially measured several times, the Teal Terror gets 27.5 MPG on the highway if I drive it nice in 5th gear on the flat. Around town it gets 25 MPG. But we're talking about an engine that gets over-the-top lubrication (Hy-Per-Lube and oil change every 1,500 miles) and has tip top maintenance on tune up stuff.

I find this amazing because the overhead Lund moonshade is a wind resistor, is pretty heavy fiberglass piece, and the truck also has an aluminum canopy. Some extra load in the bed, not much, but the rubber bed liner weighs at least an additional twenty pounds. I also run 15-inch tires.

About hose replacements: Pull one size hose at a time. Just one hose. Go to parts store and have them match it off the stock rolls of hose they carry. Buy enough hose to cover ALL of that particular size you have going in your truck. Replace one at a time when you get the hose home. That way you won't forget which hose goes where and end up with a mess. (LOL I have done this when I had the 89 truck. It was a mess.)

Go to next size hose. Pull one, match and buy enough to do all. Go home. Rinse and repeat. Any hose with an old type screw clamp, that clamp should be replaced with a modern one. They look cooler anyway in the chrome color. Make sure you mount them so the clamp screw faces in a direction where you can get to it easy if you have to later. Any hose that connects to an ALUMINUM fitting should not be overtightened. You can crack the fitting with the clamp. Water hoses are especially prone to this. Ask me how I know that too. LOL...yeah I learned a lot when I had that 89 single cab. Most of it was learned the HARD WAY.
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the truck idles a ton smoother and has better power delivery. it still has a mild wobble/hunt at idle but *meh*
COMMENT: That could be almost anything. Injector getting a bit old. Using suspect gas supply, needs full tune up, etc. Who knows? Gasoline with added ethanol...you have to get it from a super-reliable source because ethanol attracts water from the atmosphere like a damn magnet. They don't tell you that. And this type of fuel must be processed, delivered, and stored by people who know what the hell they are doing (not cheap ass fuel delivery companies) or you will get some water in the fuel every time. Our local Fred Meyers dumped their supplier after multiple complaints about missing, bad idle, etc and found out they were sloppy on the transport and allowing air to reach the fuel too much.

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one interesting data point. I normally get 17mpg combined (99.9% city) and i kinda light foot it around. The last fill up was after taking two kayaks on over head racks 35mins away and back while mashing the throttle like it was a need for speed game. I still got 17. which means, the mileage likely went up. ill track the gas mileage with the next non-asshat-driving fillup and report back for record keeping sake.
COMMENT: I know you have a 96 so that means you have a four-banger, right? You should be getting better than 17 on the freeway with that. If the engine is lubed really well, you get some RPM drop at speed because the engine is not having to work as hard to maintain a certain speed. More work, mileage drops, etc. We're not talking a big drop in RPMs here, but enough so the engine isn't having to work quite as hard.

Detailing the engine bay completely out can help, because it helps the motor throw off heat a lot better. That can add maybe a mile a gallon or something. It's a bunch of small stuff, with everything working together. New tune up parts, a timing check to see if you are a half degree off or something, a good air filter...it's a big list. Everything interacts to increase mileage. Even your tires and alignment are a factor. I really don't KNOW how the Teal Terror gets that 25 MPG average, especially dragging that over-the-windshield Lund moonshade and that canopy on top. Could be a combination of things. I use top of the line on everything related to spark, i.e. the wires, Chevron Supreme gas, NGK or Denso plugs, no cheap distributor cap or rotor. Ridiculous oil changes every 1,500 with the HyPerLube, other stuff. I dunno....maybe it's all that together. Some people say I'm obsessive about it but the truth is I just don't like problems and the wife and I use this truck to run our cleaning business, which we still do three days a week. A breakdown going to a job would cost us an average of $250-300 bucks for that day. (We're good, but we're not cheap.) There's a picture of us at that link. Too bad we don't look that cool today. That was a long time ago. To give you an idea on how old we REALLY are today...the wife was Miss Vista, California....IN 1978.

By the way, when I linked that page I wasn't trying to advertise. We have a six-month minimum waiting list to get regular service and we're retiring in a year or two anyway.
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