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Old 08-31-2005, 02:27 AM   #31
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Yea i'm the one with the walker O2 sensor. My mileage improved after putting that in. All my plugs are very clean so it'* not running rich (i don't think). It does smell rich out of the exhaust though but that could be the no Cat. thing. I'm not going to buy a new air filter for it until i just go all out and get the CAI so if that'* it well then that'* it. But i am going to start running E85 fuel in it. At $2.89 a gallon as of today, i can't afford regular anymore. Nice thing living in minnesota, we have LOTS of corn to burn. Lol
e-85 is for fuel flex vehicles only, it will corrode your fuel system parts because they are not designed to withstand the high alcohol content in e-85 which will eat right thru them
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Well i got money today but gas also went up to 3 dollars a gallon, which means i have enough gas for 10 gallons. That'* only a little over a half a tank. That'* still not gonna help the mileage tracking... damn.
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well, what you could possibly do is run the car out of gas, then put an exact amount of gas in <like 5 gallons or something like that> and then run it out again, and you have your fuel mileage.

Note: i recommend against this whole heartedly because you can quite possibly fry your fuel pump in the process.
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It almost is out of gas right now, the needle doesn't even move off of the white line when you turn it on. So maybe i'll try that and get a close estimate. Oh and gas went up to 3.19 today.
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It almost is out of gas right now, the needle doesn't even move off of the white line when you turn it on. So maybe i'll try that and get a close estimate. Oh and gas went up to 3.19 today.
but i MUST caution you, you run the risk of destroying your fuel pump in the process.
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Yea i know. No big deal.
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