Last post on Oct 17, 2006 at 9:06 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
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GMC Canyon, Truck
#195 of 199 Re: A/C or lack of it MPG [padfam2]
Aug 20, 2006 (12:20 pm)
13 MPG sounds dismal on this truck. Either something is wrong or you are flooring this thing at every opportunity. For comparison, my full size '06 Silverado Z71 crew cab (4WD) gets 15-16 MPG in town, more on the highway when driven CONSERVATIVELY. That's with 5.3 liter V8 and 3.73 gears, with A/C on all the time (I live in Florida).
i would recommend trying higher octane fuel. The computer will advance engine timing more with higher octane before the knock sensor registers pinging, for better mileage. Try 89 for a while, then 93. See if the mileage improves. Avoid jackrabbit starts.
I run my Z71 Silverado on 89 octane brand name gas, such as Mobil or BP. Avoid cheap no brand name gas stations. who knows what additives they use. Too much enthanol in the fuel will lower your gas mileage.
#196 of 199 Re: Oil Pressure Sending Unit [gmintz]
Aug 24, 2006 (8:11 am)
Never Mind gents. Upon a more detailed look I found it. The location is right above the oil filter itself.
#197 of 199 Problems with starting your canyon??
Aug 30, 2006 (7:11 am)
I have a 2005 canyon that has decided not to start. I had to have it towed because we could not even jump it. The dealership is taking days to charge the battery. I do have a pretty extensive stereo system in it. Would it be taking the all the juice from the battery?? I have had the stereo for a year now and no problems before. Or could it be something else? I do not want to pay out of my pocket if this is a problem with these trucks.
#198 of 199 Re: my 2004 gmc canyon [onenonly604]
Oct 09, 2006 (4:44 pm)
Hey I have the same problem I have a 06 Crew cab 4x4. My gas gauge first started saying i had half tank then it would go to empty then re start and would say empty . Then next day just stayed on empty had half tank in it .Took it in they replaced the fuel pump module and the sensor , they called me and said it was still saying empty. so they are looking into it some more . Let me know if you found out what it was . Thanks
Oct 17, 2006 (9:06 pm)
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