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Old 04-03-2013, 11:06 AM
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The 5.0L isn't really that bad on gas for a truck. I had one in a 3/4 ton ex-cab/sb with a 4l60e and 3.73s through a 14bolt sf. Still got 15 mpg in city and cracked 20 on the freeway. Just yanked it with 250,000k on it (still running) to go in my 1984 Caprice. I have 5.7L vortec with an F-body LT1 cam that's going in it's place. Find another 5.0L or step up to the 5.7L. The best gas mileage improvement you'll see with these trucks is good control of your right foot.
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