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Old 04-09-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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CAI Install gone good or bad?

So I just got my Airaid CAI and I just finished installing everything and rechecked everything.

When I started her up it read that I had 366 miles left till Empty.

Which is strange because I am 100% sure that when my tank is full I only get 260-280 Miles till Empty and I just filled up this afternoon.

Also if you think of it this way my average fuel economy is 16.2 mpg and the 2014 Mustang V6's hold 16 gallons of fuel. So 16.2 X 16 = 259.2

Yes I have a very heavy lead weight for a foot that's why I get an average of 16.2mpg's in a V6!

So is this a good thing or bad thing lol?

Install an Airaid it'll add 100MPGs! lol

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Did you get a tune as well? If not, its probably because you are running leaner than stock. More air + less fuel= more MPG's.
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So I just got my Airaid CAI and I just finished installing everything and rechecked everything.

When I started her up it read that I had 366 miles left till Empty.

Which is strange because I am 100% sure that when my tank is full I only get 260-280 Miles till Empty and I just filled up this afternoon.

Also if you think of it this way my average fuel economy is 16.2 mpg and the 2014 Mustang V6's hold 16 gallons of fuel. So 16.2 X 16 = 259.2

Yes I have a very heavy lead weight for a foot that's why I get an average of 16.2mpg's in a V6!

So is this a good thing or bad thing lol?

Install an Airaid it'll add 100MPGs! lol

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415 to a tank no cai. 65-68mph 2.73 6spd. Shell fuel 93 octane. Hope I didn't rain on your parade lol. 366 is good, I drive like fuel is $10 a gallon. This is only on my daily work commute.
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Holy **** 16.2 mpg in a v6? U must floor it every chance u get lol. I get 15.2 with spirited driving in my gt
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So I just got my Airaid CAI and I just finished installing everything and rechecked everything.

When I started her up it read that I had 366 miles left till Empty.

Which is strange because I am 100% sure that when my tank is full I only get 260-280 Miles till Empty and I just filled up this afternoon.

Also if you think of it this way my average fuel economy is 16.2 mpg and the 2014 Mustang V6's hold 16 gallons of fuel. So 16.2 X 16 = 259.2

Yes I have a very heavy lead weight for a foot that's why I get an average of 16.2mpg's in a V6!

So is this a good thing or bad thing lol?

Install an Airaid it'll add 100MPGs! lol
Did you disconnect the battery during the CAI install? If so, your ecu reset back to stock gas mileage calculations. Once it gets use to your driving habits again, your miles to empty reading at a full tank will reflect
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415 to a tank no cai. 65-68mph 2.73 6spd. Shell fuel 93 octane. Hope I didn't rain on your parade lol. 366 is good, I drive like fuel is $10 a gallon. This is only on my daily work commute.

Lol well with 93 octane this is what I'd expect. I assume the OP is using 87?
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Did you get a tune as well? If not, its probably because you are running leaner than stock. More air + less fuel= more MPG's.
No sir my X4 Tuner is on the way from AM.

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415 to a tank no cai. 65-68mph 2.73 6spd. Shell fuel 93 octane. Hope I didn't rain on your parade lol. 366 is good, I drive like fuel is $10 a gallon. This is only on my daily work commute.
I use the same thing lol 93 octane took me almost $60 to fill up my tank yesterday.
Gas is expensive though almost $3.79 for 93 octane here in South Texas.

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Holy **** 16.2 mpg in a v6? U must floor it every chance u get lol. I get 15.2 with spirited driving in my gt
Well I mostly drive in the city and that does hurt my fuel economy as well and I just have a very stubborn foot lol.

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Did you disconnect the battery during the CAI install? If so, your ecu reset back to stock gas mileage calculations. Once it gets use to your driving habits again, your miles to empty reading at a full tank will reflect
Ah, Yes I did disconnect the battery as per the Airaid CAI instructions instructed to disconnect the negative terminal from the battery prior to installation. Thanks for the answer I thought it would have saved everything like it did to my radio and my track apps and stuff on the display.

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Lol well with 93 octane this is what I'd expect. I assume the OP is using 87?
Nope I use 93 octane. I always thought the higher the octane the faster it burns?
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I would mostly not worry and see what happens with math not the computer. Also look in the manual and do the idle relearn procedure.
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Damn you...$3.79 for 93? I pay $3.82 for 87 here in CT.
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It's like $4.23 for 91 out here in SoCal.
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$3.60 at shell, $3.89 for nonethanol 93 at a local gas station. Southeastern louisana
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