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  1. Raxus

    Raxus TYF Newbie

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    Hey all! Just bought an '05 Tahoe LT Autoride with 122k miles on it for a very good price. This one is AWD with 4 low, 5.3L. Very happy with it except for one thing. Not sure if this is normal mpg or not but got 13 mpg highway coming home from the dealer (dealer was 110 miles away). Shouldn't I be getting better mileage? Thinking I might need to get it tuned up. What do you all think? Anyways here's a pic of her :)


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  2. Tonyrodz

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    Welcome.
    Looks to be in good shape, and it has great miles on it--low. Did you get any service records with it? Imo, it's always a good idea to do a tuneup on a new vehicle.
    Can't hurt to also check your o2 sensors, probably the originas ls in there. Just because you're not getting a trouble code from them doesn't mean they're not affecting your gas mileage. Also, if you can, change fluids and check your air filter. If these have been neglected, I'm sure you could pick up at least 1-2 miles out of it. Btw--these trucks aren't known for their great gas mileage. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
     
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    Welcome from Miami Beach Charles!! Very nice looking 05 Tahoe LT.
     
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    No, no service records. How can I get a hold of them or is it too late now?
     
  5. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Sometimes A Dumbass Supporting Member

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    You can ask the dealer for records, if they have any. Otherwise you're probably out of luck. Welcome from Oregon.
     
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    Welcome. nice Tahoe!
     
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    Welcome Charles!
     
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    A CarFax may show who previously serviced the vehicle. You can contact them and ask for copies of the service records and they may ask for proof that you're the owner or a copy of your DL. I've had some ask and some not ask.

    Finally someone who gets worse mileage than me! Feel so much better now!
     
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  9. Rocket Man

    Rocket Man Sometimes A Dumbass Supporting Member

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    Hey I got 6.9 on my last fill-up of The Beast if that makes you feel good.
     
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    No, you make twice the horsepower, at least! LOL
     

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