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Old 03-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #1
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Mpg's?

Failed emissions not to long ago (started a thread and we all talked about the problem) and I've also notices that I only get around 220miles on a tank. I don't gun it around town and I normally just drive to my school, practice, and my girl friends so like 200miles a week. So is 200miles on one tank for a 2001 V6 auto normal? Or am I running rich?
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Thats about what i get. Our tanks arent all that big, about 12 gallons i believe, so 220 is about normal for me (usually in the 240 range, so about 20 mpg) however this is running on my mid bama tune, and with me occasionally putting my foot into it so it could be better. For a 12 year old car though i dont believe its had a tune up nor have i swapped fuel filters on it. Mostly cause in the past 7 years before i got it in june it put about 50 miles on it a year, and had 52k on it when i bought it. Im planning on doing a tune up soon, so ill post back with everything, and good luck in getting everything figured out!
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Thats about what i get. Our tanks arent all that big, about 12 gallons i believe, so 220 is about normal for me (usually in the 240 range, so about 20 mpg) however this is running on my mid bama tune, and with me occasionally putting my foot into it so it could be better. For a 12 year old car though i dont believe its had a tune up nor have i swapped fuel filters on it. Mostly cause in the past 7 years before i got it in june it put about 50 miles on it a year, and had 52k on it when i bought it. Im planning on doing a tune up soon, so ill post back with everything, and good luck in getting everything figured out!
15.4 gallon tanks in ours
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Thats about what i get. Our tanks arent all that big, about 12 gallons i believe, so 220 is about normal for me (usually in the 240 range, so about 20 mpg) however this is running on my mid bama tune, and with me occasionally putting my foot into it so it could be better. For a 12 year old car though i dont believe its had a tune up nor have i swapped fuel filters on it. Mostly cause in the past 7 years before i got it in june it put about 50 miles on it a year, and had 52k on it when i bought it. Im planning on doing a tune up soon, so ill post back with everything, and good luck in getting everything figured out!
Hmm ok, I think I'm going to change the spark plugs and get some new wires, and do an oil change soon to see if that helps out at all!

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15.4 gallon tanks in ours
That's what I heard but I normally fill around 13.8 gallons
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O.o seriously? Ive only at most gotten 11.5 from almost empty. Makes me wonder whats in that other 3.9 gallons of space
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O.o seriously? Ive only at most gotten 11.5 from almost empty. Makes me wonder whats in that other 3.9 gallons of space
Even once the low fuel light comes on there is roughly 3 gallons in the tank. I've accidentally tested this. After running her dry she ate up 15.2. Specs say 15.4 but I'm not worried about a 1/4 gallon.
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Haha ive never actually had it come on, the lowest its ever been is halfway between 1/4 a tank and empty. My old cars fuel gauge didn't work and the fuel pump over heated because it was empty one day reading at a quarter full. Lesson learned this car usually stays full
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Does yalls get better gas mileage from full to half or half to empty.. I drive about 150 miles aweek to and from work and I can get four days on the last quarter of the tank but the first 3 get gone quick

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I fill up ever two weeks but still its weird
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Does yalls get better gas mileage from full to half or half to empty.. I drive about 150 miles aweek to and from work and I can get four days on the last quarter of the tank but the first 3 get gone quick

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I fill up ever two weeks but still its weird
Your car is heavier with a full tank, using more fuel.
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Does yalls get better gas mileage from full to half or half to empty.. I drive about 150 miles aweek to and from work and I can get four days on the last quarter of the tank but the first 3 get gone quick
I have noticed this too, full to 3/4 in one day then two days for the tank to go down to half then like a week till I have to fill up again.

I don't think it is a difference in gas mileage just how the gauge is set up.
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I was only gettin like 170 to a tank for a while, I just put new pre o2s hopefully I get better now.
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Acutally this could be due to where i get gas.... the cheaper one acutally lasts me longer from (dont remember the name) and recently ive been getting gas at moble and my mpg's has dropped.....
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Just about all gas is the same. The only difference are the additives they. Put but even those are almost the same. Gasoline stations all buy from the nearest refinery. Why is Argo cheaper. Because they don't accept credit cards. And charge for debit
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Yeah you should get ALOT more to the tank. Last time I checked I got like 325 to my tank and it was mostly city driving. I tribute the gas mileage to my driving style. My wife and I were burning up way to much gas between the stang and the truck so we made a deal to drive more conservatively. So when we're accelerating, we don't rev the motors past 2k rpm. Yeah it bogs the v6 a bit but the gas mileage is tons better! Plus I keep all the tires between 35 and 40 psi. 40 for a lot of freeway driving.

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On the gas topic my gm mechanic that works on my truck hates all gas stations but chevron/texico and shell. But my grandpa who is a truck and hauls fuel to different gas stations says, "my hell! They come outta the same factory!" either way I always shoot for mid grade chevron when I can afford it, cuz they do have different additives and detergents.
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Yeah you should get ALOT more to the tank. Last time I checked I got like 325 to my tank and it was mostly city driving. I tribute the gas mileage to my driving style. My wife and I were burning up way to much gas between the stang and the truck so we made a deal to drive more conservatively. So when we're accelerating, we don't rev the motors past 2k rpm. Yeah it bogs the v6 a bit but the gas mileage is tons better! Plus I keep all the tires between 35 and 40 psi. 40 for a lot of freeway driving.

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On the gas topic my gm mechanic that works on my truck hates all gas stations but chevron/texico and shell. But my grandpa who is a truck and hauls fuel to different gas stations says, "my hell! They come outta the same factory!" either way I always shoot for mid grade chevron when I can afford it, cuz they do have different additives and detergents.
Damn! 325 is a ton! I wish I could get that! I don't mind filling up once a week tho
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What??? 325??? Is that untill your light comes on? I deliver pizza, so I need all the mileage I can get, I usualy shift under 2, with an occasional redline lol, but I barely get 200, what mods do you have?
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What??? 325??? Is that untill your light comes on? I deliver pizza, so I need all the mileage I can get, I usualy shift under 2, with an occasional redline lol, but I barely get 200, what mods do you have?
Yeah man I get like 215 then the light comes on so idk about 325 that's a bit crazy!
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Yeah you should get ALOT more to the tank. Last time I checked I got like 325 to my tank and it was mostly city driving. I tribute the gas mileage to my driving style. My wife and I were burning up way to much gas between the stang and the truck so we made a deal to drive more conservatively. So when we're accelerating, we don't rev the motors past 2k rpm. Yeah it bogs the v6 a bit but the gas mileage is tons better! Plus I keep all the tires between 35 and 40 psi. 40 for a lot of freeway driving.
Great miles per gallon but no smiles per gallon. My right foot would revolt.
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Great miles per gallon but no smiles per gallon. My right foot would revolt.
Hahaha it's all about smiles with my car!
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Yeah if I could afford it I would drive my pony like a raped ape too lol those numbers are based off my car being completely stock other than my front brakes.
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