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Old 08-06-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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02 GT gas issue maybe??

Ok I knew getting a mustang in the first place meant the gas mileage wouldn't be the best.. but i want to make sure there isnt a problem so i took down some numbers..

202 miles/1wk 3 days
186 miles/1wk
179 miles/ 1k 7 days

Are these numbers okay? b.c i hear that the GT should atleast go 250 miles for you...or around there.. thoughts?
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

you probably need to keep up with how much gas you put in it if you want to figure out your gas mileage
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

my '03 21/27

I get about 280-300 per tank and about 380-400 if all interstate, you need to fill, up then fill up again and take the miles and divide by the gallons and it will give you mpg.
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

oh ok so for instance i fill up a full tank of 12 gallons and i get 190 miles out of it, i just divide 190 by 12, but how do i know whether its city or highway?
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oh ok so for instance i fill up a full tank of 12 gallons and i get 190 miles out of it, i just divide 190 by 12, but how do i know whether its city or highway?
yeah thats right, your the one driving if you get 190 and all you've done is city driving then....... if it's combined then...... I just filled up and clocked 289 with 13.5 gallons so thats 21.4 mpg and thats combined but mostly city.
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

ok next time im going to just fill it up and watch closely...

does anyone know how much the 02 gt can fill up? i dont want to overfill!!

but from the miles i am getting it already looks bad.. something seems to be wrong i mean shouldnt it go atleast 250 miles for me..
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

Is this a troll, wtf
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

depends on how you drive it. and there is a lot of factors that lower mpg. riding with the ac on in city, riding with the windows down on highway, stop and go driving, accelerating too fast, etc just to name a few.

and just stop filling your gas tank when it automatically stops... thats why it stops automatically... so you dont overfill...
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

Yep how you drive matters the most. I notice when I take a long trip on the Highway my gas hand does not move that much, but when i start driving in the city more that changes.
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

I get 27-28 mpg in my GT on the highway... between 17 and 25 in town... very dependent on throttle usage
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

my 03 cobra gets 16 city 22-24 interstate you should be able to do 22-25 on the interstate
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ok next time im going to just fill it up and watch closely...

does anyone know how much the 02 gt can fill up? i dont want to overfill!!

but from the miles i am getting it already looks bad.. something seems to be wrong i mean shouldnt it go atleast 250 miles for me..
The Mustang has a 16 gallon tank, with a 3 gallon reserve. When the low fuel light comes on, you should have around 3 gallons left, and thus the car needs about 13 gallons to fill.

OR you can pump until the gas pump goes *click* and shuts itself off... after that point, just resqueeze it to make sure it goes *click* real soon again. Some times the pump will read a gas bubble or burp as your car being full and it won't be.
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

I think its 15.5 or 15.7 so not quite 16 gallon tank
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

You can probably fit another .3 in the filler neck though.

Honestly the best way to check your mileage is to fill it up, reset your trip meter (or mark down your mileage), drive until its low, mark down what your trip meter says, fill up again and mark down the gallons you pumped in.


Now you have how many gallons you used from fill up to fill up, and the mileage you drove. Divide the miles by the gallons. MPG.

This method makes the size of your tank irrelevant, since you go by how much gas you use from full to full.
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I think its 15.5 or 15.7 so not quite 16 gallon tank
I've put 15.8 in the GT before... and it was quite low, but still running. I would like to think I still had a tiny amount left in the tank
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

If you're in the L.A. area, same as me and drive stoplight to stoplight.. Yeah you'll see between 170-200 per 12-13 gallon fill-up unless you throw some highway driving in (a little bit of steady cruising usually bumps me up to 230-250)
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

it never hurts to change your fuel filter how many miles?
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

I think every 30,000 miles it needs a new fuel filter. Depends on gas a little bit i bet
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Re: 02 GT gas issue maybe??

+1 CHANGE the fuel filter, I do it yearly, easier to keep up with
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