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Old 03-30-2004, 11:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any advice on how to improve my gas mileage? I have a 2000 with about 45k miles and I get about 224 miles per tank. I always use fuel cleaner and maintain it every month. When I drive, I make sure to keep the rpm under 2k, but I do most of my driving in the city. The price of gas is getting expensive this summer so please help!
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i get about 270 per tank.use the cruise alot, and staying out of the throttle is about all you can do
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Honostly theres really nothing you can do.
There are no magical devices that save fuel.
Dont get fooled by the tornado or anything like that.
Mustangs just arent meant to save gas.
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i get about 200 miles per tank
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but you got 4.10s , good trade off if you ask me.
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Old 03-31-2004, 02:33 PM   #6
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I got 310 miles out of a recent tankful. I regularly get 25 mpg doing 75+ mph. If I keep it below 70 I get 27 or so. I do 90% of my driving on the highway, 206 miles from home to work.

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i get around 260 a tank, but most of my driving, id say 90%, is city. And occasionally i get in the gas. okay. a lot.
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My 02 with 40xxx miles on it gets about 250-260 miles to the tank...that's mostly highway miles with me making the 3 hour trip in an hour 45. But that's just me. I try not to be too heavy on the gas, but I have fun sometimes. Have to make sure my tires are still back there every once in a while
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CAI, exhaust, chip, etc... will all help save fuel, but gotta remember to keep your foot out of the gas pedal.
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Old 04-01-2004, 09:30 PM   #10
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Per tank is the most inaccurate way to figure MPG out.
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i suppose we should do it per half tank..?

haha, but really, why is that? and how should we figure it out?
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i suppose we should do it per half tank..?

haha, but really, why is that? and how should we figure it out?
You fill your tank up three times and take in a row and record your gas mileage and then average it out or something like that
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Use your trip odometer, figure how many miles you got on how many gallons, then divide gallons into miles, that will give you miles per gallon, that is how you figure mileage.
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Use your trip odometer, figure how many miles you got on how many gallons, then divide gallons into miles, that will give you miles per gallon, that is how you figure mileage.

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Just never do "per tank" very inaccurate.
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Just never do "per tank" very inaccurate.
Unless you fill it to the top, and run it till it's dry :p

To improve gas mileage you can do a few things...
Stop driving (not a very popular choice)
Dont take the RPM's over 2 grand
Inflate all tires up to 32-35 PSI
In a stick, dont Down Shift
In an automatic, be sure your OD is on
Dont street race, drag race, or autocross
Dont use crappy gas
When was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
Use cruise control when you can
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I do 206 miles to work and 206 miles back. I know exactly what my mpg is, day in/day out, every week since I bought it. However I never tried to see how far I could go on a tankful, but 310 is my high for now. I probably could have hit 350 no sweat.

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Old 04-03-2004, 07:54 AM   #17
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I have a 3k stall torque convertor, big *** rims, i run my a/c sometimes... and I never let my rpms drop below 3 grand.

I get like 11 mpg.
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Here is one you might or might not know, on highway trips in hot weather, you will actually save gas by running your a/c and rolling the windows up tight, the decreased wind resistance compensates for any loss by running the a/c, or so we were told in automotive classes.
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I run the A/C while my windows are down. That way I get the benefit of "looking cool" but also get the coldness of the A/C.
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lmao.
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It'd be funny if I were kidding.

At $2.19/gallon, ouch. But damn does it look cool.
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lol,
no its still funny to read.

Damn where do you live? Its like 1.60 here and i think its alot!
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When I was test driving my GT convertable and another one, the salesman that was with me had the A/C on with the tops down, now that I thought was bad, lol. You actually could feel the cold air on your face though. It would help like if you were stuck in a traffic jam, of course it would also contribute to overheating your engine.
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Damn where do you live? Its like 1.60 here and i think its alot!
Palm Springs, California. -Everything- is like 50% more expensive here.
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Unless you fill it to the top, and run it till it's dry :p

To improve gas mileage you can do a few things...
Stop driving (not a very popular choice)
Dont take the RPM's over 2 grand
Inflate all tires up to 32-35 PSI
In a stick, dont Down Shift
In an automatic, be sure your OD is on
Dont street race, drag race, or autocross
Dont use crappy gas
When was the last time you changed your fuel filter?
Use cruise control when you can
dont you mean upshift?!? downshifting will kick your RPM's higher.

and also, roll up your windows and turn your a/c onto Max a/c note regular a/c putting it on max a/c saves gas because the car cools circulated air from inside the car. this air is already cooler than the outside air which means the a/c unit wont have to do as much work to cool it down. less work means less power needed, less power needed means less gas wasted.

also, if you are driving, keep the RPM's low and if a traffic light up ahead turns red (even if you are far away from it) take your foot off the gas pedal and just coast all the way to the light. hopefully, if your timing is somewhat decent, you will come up to the light at about the time it turns green. then you can just push your accelerator and you will keep moving. by doing this you use less gas because you dont waste the gas speeding up only to come to a complete stop a few feet later, and also, it takes more power and thus more gas to get you 45 mph from a dead stop than it does to get you there from 25-30 mph. thats two ways of saving gas at one time. my gf tried that for a week when she was low on cash. she left for work about 15 minutes earlier, since the modified style of driving is obviously slower, and she ended up saving a sh1tload of money on gas. now thats the only way she drives.

plus things like a CAI, exhaust, chip, anything that improves air/fuel flow will help gas mileage.
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dont you mean upshift?!? downshifting will kick your RPM's higher.
Yup.... nevermind me... I'm usually asleep when I post. Thank you for catching that.
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He had it right. He said DON'T downshift. Therefore he meant to keep rpm's low. All the words kinda jumble together when ur reading it.
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Now here's something. I just got back from my oldest daughter's house. 194 miles on the trip odometer, 6.3 gallons of gas. Filled it so full I probably spilled .2 gallons on the ground.

31 mpg. Windows up, cruise set at 74 mph, Max A/C on the whole time. Wild.

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