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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Question: Transfer case and how to improve mileage



Tunkwa, 6.0L V8, Sumas, WA, April 08, 2009, 16:29

The bearing on the transfer case is loose. I just replaced the transfer case last year. Also I get 460 kilometers per 128 litre tank..I had a complete tune up changed there any thing else I can do...I bought new tires had 265 75 R16 now have 245 75R16 is this the cause..Help...Thanks John

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    April 08, 2009, 19:16

    Are you sure your transfer case is failing again? That seems awfully soon for a bearing to be failing again.

    In any case, the 245/75R16 is a shorter tire than the 265/75R16 (essentially a 31" tire vs a 32" tall tire). This will make your engine run at a higher rpm at a given speed than your old (taller) tire. You may have noticed a slight increase in acceleration performance. Tire pressure can also influence gas mileage, maybe the shop set it fairly low for comfort? hope this helps!

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