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Old 02-23-2015, 09:00 AM   #36
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I can get high MPGs on highway also. But where I drive, is primarily city with Highway driving maybe once a month for a couple of hours.
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I drove from nebraska to california, with a completely stock car got up to 30mpg at the peak in utah, but since then ive added a airaid cai, 73mm throttle body 4.10 rear gears an am eibach limited slip, and a custom tune from a shop out here an average without the cai, throttle body an gears out here i got 21mpg now its 17 no matter how conservative i drive

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well yeh my gt got 26highway going 70 how are u guy's v6's getting such bad mpg maybe gotta get the v8 to make up for the xtra push needed at the pedal u guys are doing to get 13 mpg
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mine was whining too wat did u have to do to get it fixed..... please tell me ford warrantied it

I have a V6. If yours came with 3.73s from the factory then they'll cover it because it's a common occurrence with the GT from what I've heard. There's a lot of YouTube videos with the GTs starting to whine with the 3.73s if you want to check those out to see if it's the gears or something else.


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well yeh my gt got 26highway going 70 how are u guy's v6's getting such bad mpg maybe gotta get the v8 to make up for the xtra push needed at the pedal u guys are doing to get 13 mpg

I think it is time for me to upgrade 😂


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MPG is 90% based on where you live and 10% on the road you take. Someone in west Texas with flat straight roads is going to get much better highway MPG then someone like me. I live in CT and drive to Maine quite often, which means going over hills/mountains rather then flat and straight highways.
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I have a V6. If yours came with 3.73s from the factory then they'll cover it because it's a common occurrence with the GT from what I've heard. There's a lot of YouTube videos with the GTs starting to whine with the 3.73s if you want to check those out to see if it's the gears or something else.


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yup its my gears i have 3.73's ima have to take her in
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well yeh my gt got 26highway going 70 how are u guy's v6's getting such bad mpg maybe gotta get the v8 to make up for the xtra push needed at the pedal u guys are doing to get 13 mpg
Ha wow I think I need to upgrade to that too
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Something that hasn't been said yet is make sure you're using quality gasoline. That can affect MPG.
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MPG is 90% based on where you live and 10% on the road you take. Someone in west Texas with flat straight roads is going to get much better highway MPG then someone like me. I live in CT and drive to Maine quite often, which means going over hills/mountains rather then flat and straight highways.
?!?! Hills are the BEST for MPG. Easy up, gain speed down, repeat. Driving from OH to NC is crazy fun this way.

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Something that hasn't been said yet is make sure you're using quality gasoline. That can affect MPG.
+1 I get the best running non ethanol 89 or shell 93


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?!?! Hills are the BEST for MPG. Easy up, gain speed down, repeat. Driving from OH to NC is crazy fun this way.

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True, but 99.99999% of people, me included, don't. I set the cruise control at 75mph from CT to Maine hills and all.
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I'll tell you what's not good for mpg's, flooring it through the winding roads going up south mountain in phx, az. It sure is fun though my mpg went down .4 afterwards.
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True, but 99.99999% of people, me included, don't. I set the cruise control at 75mph from CT to Maine hills and all.
Haha, true! It's so fun though!

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I'll tell you what's not good for mpg's, flooring it through the winding roads going up south mountain in phx, az. It sure is fun though my mpg went down .4 afterwards.

Or the Apache trail drive. I go till it turns to dirt then back. Usually a good couple hour drive.
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Or the Apache trail drive. I go till it turns to dirt then back. Usually a good couple hour drive.

We rented a Mustang convertible a few years ago and drove to Tortilla Flat for lunch and then back again. The river was running over the road just past town. Also stopped at Lost Dutchman Park and Ghostfield. Great trip!


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Or the Apache trail drive. I go till it turns to dirt then back. Usually a good couple hour drive.
I need to do that one. My daughters loved the south mountain drive to the summit.
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I need to do that one. My daughters loved the south mountain drive to the summit.

We drove up to the top of South Mountain Park also. Unbelievable view of Phoenix. Very windy up there.


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I thought switching from a 2.73 to a 3.73 was suppose to increase city milage and decrease hwy milage. I was getting above 20 avg. and I drove hard. Then got gears changed and accel coils and different iridium plugs put in and the mpgs dropped big time. The gears would drop it alittle but the coils could be bad or could the spacing of the plug mess up mpgs? Or even a accel coil pack if one was bad I would think the engine wouldn't run at all. I thought the accel coils would help my milage by burning up more fuel and creating more power.


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I never understood how increasing revs makes better city mileage. I have 2.73s and never break 1500 in real city driving.

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Old 02-27-2015, 06:14 AM   #55
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well yeh my gt got 26highway going 70 how are u guy's v6's getting such bad mpg maybe gotta get the v8 to make up for the xtra push needed at the pedal u guys are doing to get 13 mpg

Yeah my V8 gets 16-18 mpg overall combined city and highway and that's even getting into it sometimes. If I'm on a trip it gets into the 20's. I will say this though my 2002 4.0 V6 Explorer got worse gas mileage than the 06 Expedition I have especially when loaded.


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Yeah my V8 gets 16-18 mpg overall combined city and highway and that's even getting into it sometimes. If I'm on a trip it gets into the 20's. I will say this though my 2002 4.0 V6 Explorer got worse gas mileage than the 06 Expedition I have especially when loaded.


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i noticed my 2004 v6 wasted the same as my 2014 v8 dont know why but its about the same.
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2014 base automatic V6 and I get average 16 mpg mostly city some highway.


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I average 24 mpg. I get 18 in town because the idiots think stop lights are the answer to everything and you wind up stopping every minute to wait on traffic that does not exist. I would do great on the highway, but not by. doing 80+ Like normal. I have a lot of 30+ mpg runs on roads that are 65 mph. The major rule is to not do a lot of short runs that do not get the engine really warmed up, keep the rpms below 2000 as much as possible, and buy tires with a good rating for fuel mileage. Do a test, run a set distance of several miles. Reset the fuel monitor for each run. First run do as close to 2000 rpm as possible, then repeat at the same speed doing 3000 rpm. You will probably be shocked by the difference.
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yeh thats what i do also stay under 2xxx rpms and it does effect the mpg alot .
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yeh thats what i do also stay under 2xxx rpms and it does effect the mpg alot .
Well that's no fun.
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That is horrible gas mileage. Are you sitting in your driveway reving the engine all day and not driving anywhere? Lol
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Could be stop an start traffic as well i live in so cal an there is terribke traffic everywhere i keep my rpms low as i can in traffic but i also have 4.10 gears o get an average of 17.2 mostly short drives but with heavy start and stop

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I have a 2014 V6 in Dallas, Tx. Half and half on city/highway and I average between 19 and 21. I do have a heavy foot tho. But I didn't buy a mustang for good mpg. I use 89 octane. Thinking about going to 93 to see if there is a difference...


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I have a 2014 V6 in Dallas, Tx. Half and half on city/highway and I average between 19 and 21. I do have a heavy foot tho. But I didn't buy a mustang for good mpg. I use 89 octane. Thinking about going to 93 to see if there is a difference...


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Our engines are designed for 87, running higher octane won't help significantly. If you run it for a while the engine will learn the new trim pattern but you can't take advantage of higher compression ratios you need to get the most out of premium gas. Regular gas has a higher power content, premium gas can just compress more before detonation (why high compression ratio cars need premium as well as FI). I say run what is recommended unless you are modding the engine or racing, it's not really worth the extra cost.


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That is horrible gas mileage. Are you sitting in your driveway reving the engine all day and not driving anywhere? Lol

that's the type of gas mileage you get in New York City. not even manhattan just Staten Island. My daily commute is like 40 min stop and go and less than 10 min highway. Using the heat doesn't help either.


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Our engines are designed for 87, running higher octane won't help significantly. If you run it for a while the engine will learn the new trim pattern but you can't take advantage of higher compression ratios you need to get the most out of premium gas. Regular gas has a higher power content, premium gas can just compress more before detonation (why high compression ratio cars need premium as well as FI). I say run what is recommended unless you are modding the engine or racing, it's not really worth the extra cost.


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Its funny you mentioned that. The other day just for curiosity I put 89 in my car and drove probable 40-50 miles and reset the MPG calculator on the car and it read a constant 33-35 where under the same driving conditions with 87 it would normally be 28-30. Not sure I believe there could be that big of a difference as I've never heard of higher octane help MPG as long as you run what is recommended.

I travel for work and drive the exact same stretch of highway for 3 hours every week so I am going to do some testing and manually calculate the MPG's with 87 (which I already have), 89, and 91 just to see.
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I just got back from a lil road trip and avg the best of 33.7 all interstate driving 75-80mph This was my first long stretch I've driven my car on since I've owned it. 89octane


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I read somewhere that 93 octane will give you a gain of like 7hp. Anyone know if that's true?


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