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Old 03-03-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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Any good suggestions for improving MPG?

I have a 1995 Mustang and I was just curious to any good improvements to do to help improve MPG. I'm not looking a an immediate answer, just more of a "hmm...how could it be done?" kind of question. Stay classy my friends.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: Any good suggestions for improving MPG?

assuming the car is in tune and well maintained ( air filter ,plugs etc )
thats about all you can do
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Re: Any good suggestions for improving MPG?

And remember to drive sensible...don't be gunning it off the line
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Re: Any good suggestions for improving MPG?

windows up, ac off, tires aired up to the correct level, and go 55-60mph instead of 70 on interstate. Dont rev super high, shift earlier than normal (find the sweet spot) if auto just let it do it and dont accelerate as fast. Air filter, fuel filter, plugs/wires checked, clean the MAF sensor good. Fuel injection cleaner will help keep injectors from gunking up.
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K... Under 55 mph windows down gives better mileage than ac. After 55 wind drag is an issue and the ac is more efficient. I put lubro-moly in my oil as an experiment and I have already seen positive results. 60 kms per tank so far and it's getting better. You can find it at napa

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Re: Any good suggestions for improving MPG?

Yah routine maintenance is probably the best way to maintain your mpg's or increase slightly if it has been neglected by a previous owner.

All those cheesy parts out there like the "turbonator" that claim 4mpg gains are pointless. So don't be fooled by the rediculous marketing tactics.
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Yah routine maintenance is probably the best way to maintain your mpg's or increase slightly if it has been neglected by a previous owner.

All those cheesy parts out there like the "turbonator" that claim 4mpg gains are pointless. So don't be fooled by the rediculous marketing tactics.
Pretty much the best advice so far. Keep the car in a good state of tune. Toe into the pedal only as much as necessary to get up to speed. You will lose 4 mpg by doing 70 rather than 55. Udps help a little. Cai hurt mileage. Anything thicker than w40 will cost you fuel. But don't buy into that 5w20 crap. A w30 in the 4.6 is perfect.

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Pretty much the best advice so far. Keep the car in a good state of tune. Toe into the pedal only as much as necessary to get up to speed. You will lose 4 mpg by doing 70 rather than 55. Udps help a little. Cai hurt mileage. Anything thicker than w40 will cost you fuel. But don't buy into that 5w20 crap. A w30 in the 4.6 is perfect.

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A CAI hurts your milage? I thought it helped. Lol
Grrrrrrr. Bugger. Hehehe

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Re: Any good suggestions for improving MPG?

Hey I am averaging 20.9 mpg, I keep my stang in tune, I have a CAI, I recently started playing around with some additives and I have had a huge spike from Mystery oil. I add about 6 oz at every fill up and i have seen a 3 mpg increase since last week. It was the key I have been looking for.

Just some insight.
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Hey I am averaging 20.9 mpg, I keep my stang in tune, I have a CAI, I recently started playing around with some additives and I have had a huge spike from Mystery oil. I add about 6 oz at every fill up and i have seen a 3 mpg increase since last week. It was the key I have been looking for.

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Try lubro-moly. You can find it at napa.

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