MPG tricks that work?

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  1. Adieu

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    Crankcase additives like LiquiMoly or Motorkote?

    Diesel oil?

    Fuel additives?

    Tire pressure?

    I drive A LOT, could use all the help I can get on MPG
     
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    Don't go over the 2000rpm mark,

    Minimize idle time

    Don't use AC

    Do the speed limit

    Use cruise control often

    Remove all unnecessary weight

    Lose weight

    Drive with windows closed to reduce drag

    Get a low gear ratio if you use highway frequently or high ratio if you use city roads more

    Don't use 4x4
     
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    Lucas fuel injection additive... $33 a gallon...use 6-8 oz per 10 gals...I use on every road trip and it improves mpgs

    Mr. 10K
     
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    Are there any better ones?

    I'm coming from driving diesel.... there, Lucas makes CLAIMS, but can't hold a candle to Howe's (sadly a diesel-only brand)

    And maybe it's BECAUSE of driving diesel, but I'm a faithful convert to running additives.... COULD just be the fact that ULSD is utter sh!te to begin with, and the sad sad state of added-as-an-afterthought civilian gas station diesel pumps wasn't helping matters
     
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    You want better mpg's or what? Get on that treadmill and while you're loosing weight you get to build your leg muscles and stronger legs can help in pushing the truck to places... Pushing the truck gives you infinite mpg's
     
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    Won't help

    I use it as a people hauler....people who mostly ain't me
     
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    Hahaha well it gave me a laugh for what it is.

    Truly I say do what you can but instead of spending more to attempt to increase the mpg's just save what you can and maybe a hybrid Tahoe or an EcoBoost is the best long term goal.
     
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    Cost of vehicle operation has nearly NOTHING to do with MPG.... mostly vehicle price and service costs

    Example: You run a $30k Prius for 200k miles, and your cost per mile of JUST paying down that Prius....will be approximately the cost per mile of putting gas into an Expedition

    it's just one of the last places to squeeze a few bucks savings out
     
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    Programmer and exhaust

    Mr. 10K
     
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