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Old July 2nd, 2008, 07:55 PM
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How many miles per gallon does the 4bt get realistically on side roads, and does the 4bt prove good for towing.
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 07:25 AM
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The 4BT will pull like no tomorrow. Most diesels are good for that reason. That is why so many people who have big horse trailers or large campers get a diesel. As for fuel econemy I do not have a clue, but I would guess somewhere in the mid teens give or take.
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 08:10 AM
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A former zone member had a 4BT, NV4500 and 4:56 gears on top off 38's or 39's I think. He said he got in the low 20's MPG driving it.
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That sounds pretty good!
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Old July 3rd, 2008, 03:29 PM
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There are many factors but with proper gearing aond OD (B-series engines like to cruise at 1600-1800 RPMīs) you could probably get mid 20īs on the highway at reasonable speeds. However, there are people who donīt get anywhere near that.
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