Cowlitz: I filled the tank before I left and filled it upon my return. I calculated the distance to my destination and doubled it for the return. Upon my return (to the same gas station I filled at) I filled the tank to find out how many gallons I had used, then factored it in to the total distance traveled... it actually came out to 6.2 ha! I know there are some factors that might give or take 1mpg, I just couldn't believe it was that low! Its a 20gal tank so assuming that at 6mpgs I have 120 miles per tank
. Which on a 80 mile (round trip) is within my range for my calculation.
The only thing I did not check that you mentioned is the tire inflation. other than that the motor got a complete tune up, I suppose the exhaust system could be an issue, Its 2 into 1 right now, ive been thinking of making it a 2 pipe straight back no muffler, its a 4 in exaust tho so I don't think theres a point in going any bigger. Maybe that will help?
Been considering turbo as well, but kits are 2k plus.. I paid 1500 for the entire bus.
I guess I could just learn to live with it, but it doesn't sit right with me that it would cost me $250 to travel 600 miles, that's a plane ticket.
Bus-ted: I think for any real change id have to either change the gears or tires, I am new to bus type tires so im not sure what is available, however I know they are 11-22.5, im not sure I can go any taller
The way I see it is gears are going to be the only thing that make a difference, but im concerned if I make the gears to high ill have a problem with hills. That 6.9 is gutless as it is.
Im just not sure which direction to go, do I turbo it? Do I change the gears/tires? Do I try and open my exhaust up or mess with my injection pump? Oh it also wont do over 60mph.. that's fun.
Either way thanks for your input!