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Old 06-16-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Talking 2001 Chev 2500HD

Sold my Duramax to solve little ca$hflow i$$ue.
I found in absolutely mint, well maintained 2001 Chevy 2500HD with a 6.0 Vortec, 4 speed automatic with 4.10 gears. I will be pulling approximately 8000 lbs. Anyone out there have a similar rig that can tell me what kind of gas mileage to expect and can I expect adequate power?

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Old 06-16-2015, 08:00 PM   #2
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LOL power to spare but you won't pass a gass station. Great motor though. .


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Old 06-16-2015, 08:08 PM   #3
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Plenty of power, I still tow regularly with mine. I found it does best towing heavy loads using super unleaded. 8 to 10 towing depending on terrain and speed. Good luck you will love the capability of that truck.
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Old 06-16-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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With my 2002 2500HD 6.0L gasser/4.10 gear towing my loaded 8,500lb TT I average 8mpg to 9mpg under ideal towing conditions. Throw in a nasty head/crosswind I've dropped as low as 7mpg.

I start considering my next fuel stop between 1/4 and 1/2 tank of fuel....... empty to 1/4 can go fast


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Old 06-18-2015, 12:24 PM   #5
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13mpg around town, towing average around 8mpg. Florida and back averaged 6.5mpg. Never had a power problem but on hard acceleration it likes the 4500 to 5000 rpm band
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:33 PM   #6
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My 8.1 liter is around 7.5 mpg. At least with the big block I don't see the high rpms my small block loved so much !!
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:42 PM   #7
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I had the ECM on mine reprogrammed by a company called Black Bear. They removed the rev limiter, played with the timing and shift points a bit and now it's a great performer on super unleaded.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:08 PM   #8
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I tow with an '07 3500HD Silverado 6.0l.
Never had a power issue towing a 28BHBE with average weight around 8800lbs.
Average approx 9-9.5 mpg in BC interior. Lots of hills here. Axle is 3.73 I think. Never really paid attention to ratio as she does the job I ask of her with no complaints. Trans is 6spd.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:05 AM   #9
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I'm about the same as the others, roughly around 8mpg. I'm running 265's so that's dropping my final gear ratio a little bit. I've never felt short on power either.
However, Im going up I-40 through Black Mtn. to Tennessee next month so that comment could change!
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Old 06-27-2015, 12:15 PM   #10
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I just bought a 2005 Chevy 2500 4x4 with the 6.0, 4 sp auto, and 4.10. It has oversize tires. 285's instead of 245's. I pull a 24FBS and got 8 mpg, figured by pen and paper. I'm not sure how to figure in the tire change, but I do know they are about 2" taller than specs call for.

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