Its been consuming under my watch for the last 3 tanks so I was careful to watch my foot. It may not be an issue at all if what BrownBuick says is true so I could be over-reacting but I dotn have another SSEi to compare it to. No other symptoms. Mechanic who did an alignment yesterday checked everything out ok but it was just one opinion.
But, I will tell you this. While I was driving today, it seems that there were 2 occasions where it was "spirited", where I would just step on the gas and it would just go. But it could be just in my head and not used to the stiffer throttle spring and the SSEi in general. Or mayby the engine cooled down when I did it, I dont remember exactly. Were taking it on our vacation starting tomorrow, I just hope nothing breaks down, I can tolerate the gas consumption. It will be a better ride than our Seville who'* suspensions got a leak so not a good idea to load the back with luggage.
Also, the boost gauge at idle when the A/C is on fluctuates very slightly, but I assume thats normal, right? I just want to make sure I got all these SSEi related nuances down.
Oh yea, didnt have a chance to check and wont be able to replace the cat with a high flow one since im going on vacation, but that is a definate once I come back. I do remember now that the previous owner (douchebag that he was) had the "seafoam" procedure done at the dealer, and the cat is still original, and now that I think about it that could be the source of the issue.
Will report back once I 'git er done' as they say.