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Old 07-24-2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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Horrible fuel mileage

Know I have a mustang and the last thing to be thinking of is fuel economy right? Well, I have 90 gt mostly city driving, normal driving, 5 speed and factory 3.08 gears engine is stock except for flowmaster mufflers and off road h pipe and cold air intake. I'm getting maybe 13-15 miles per gallon or around 200 miles per tank. Plugs are new and car seem to run ok. Fuel filter isn't too old. What gives?

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Oh and to add when I do all hey I average 23 mpg I know how to add up mpg so I know it isn't my math
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It's a v8 mustang. Full tune up and tire pressure. But the right foot will save the most gas
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Know I have a mustang and the last thing to be thinking of is fuel economy right? Well, I have 90 gt mostly city driving, normal driving, 5 speed and factory 3.08 gears engine is stock except for flowmaster mufflers and off road h pipe and cold air intake. I'm getting maybe 13-15 miles per gallon or around 200 miles per tank. Plugs are new and car seem to run ok. Fuel filter isn't too old. What gives?

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Oh and to add when I do all hey I average 23 mpg I know how to add up mpg so I know it isn't my math
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It's a v8 mustang. Full tune up and tire pressure. But the right foot will save the most gas
Like said a above your driving habits and tune have a lot to do with it.
Proper tire inflation and a clean air filter can have a huge effect on mileage.
Remove any unnecessary weight and resist the urge to blip the throttle at the lights and limit those jackrabbit take offs to the minimum.


I can manage 22-26 mpg out on the highway in my car and in town driving usually nets me around 16-19 mpg if I drive conservatively, but hey, where's the fun in that.
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I have an 02 gt that has been serviced regularly and taken care of. I get roughly 15 mpg in town and 22 on interstate. and it is about 200 miles til it's time to fill up again. so sounds pretty normal.
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I get around 17 mpg last time i took the time to empty the tank and calculated. Hard to avoid slinging it around a corner or gunning past vettes? ;] JK the second doesn't really happen at all.
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I get around 17 mpg last time i took the time to empty the tank and calculated. Hard to avoid slinging it around a corner or gunning past vettes? ;] JK the second doesn't really happen at all.
Why not slinging past vettes? Your boosted right?
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Haha, I wish. The saleen foxes weren't boosted from saleen/vortech until i think '90, not exactly sure though.
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