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Old 08-18-2005, 11:11 PM   #11
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Well, I went through a 1/4 tank of gas [lower portion of the gauge.. so i guess that could be less than 1/4 tankin reality] in 50mi. So, my fuel economy is good, considering I sit at 3k rpm at 50mph.
That'* 11mpg. You sure it can get that bad?




in response to the above two posts: He'* got no 3rd and OD, 3k @ 50mph is a given :P
that has to be in 3rd, because 50 mph is more like 4k rpm
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Well, I went through a 1/4 tank of gas [lower portion of the gauge.. so i guess that could be less than 1/4 tankin reality] in 50mi. So, my fuel economy is good, considering I sit at 3k rpm at 50mph.
That'* 11mpg. You sure it can get that bad?




in response to the above two posts: He'* got no 3rd and OD, 3k @ 50mph is a given :P
that has to be in 3rd, because 50 mph is more like 4k rpm
true story.. i shift into 3rd at 48 at full throttle
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Well, I went through a 1/4 tank of gas [lower portion of the gauge.. so i guess that could be less than 1/4 tankin reality] in 50mi. So, my fuel economy is good, considering I sit at 3k rpm at 50mph.
That'* 11mpg. You sure it can get that bad?




in response to the above two posts: He'* got no 3rd and OD, 3k @ 50mph is a given :P
that has to be in 3rd, because 50 mph is more like 4k rpm
true story.. i shift into 3rd at 48 at full throttle
You should shift into 2nd with you trans... I hit second at 47 and third at 87...

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Well, I went through a 1/4 tank of gas [lower portion of the gauge.. so i guess that could be less than 1/4 tankin reality] in 50mi. So, my fuel economy is good, considering I sit at 3k rpm at 50mph.
That'* 11mpg. You sure it can get that bad?




in response to the above two posts: He'* got no 3rd and OD, 3k @ 50mph is a given :P
that has to be in 3rd, because 50 mph is more like 4k rpm
true story.. i shift into 3rd at 48 at full throttle
You should shift into 2nd with you trans... I hit second at 47 and third at 87...
WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?

mine hit 2nd @ 38 and 3rd @ 75 mph
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hm, i was under the impression that it was second because my car does 2500rpm in 3rd at 60 (found this out after an accidental OD-disengagement)
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hm, i was under the impression that it was second because my car does 2500rpm in 3rd at 60 (found this out after an accidental OD-disengagement)
I think he is getting stuck in second... OSG has the 2.97 trans as opposed to the 3.33 that some of the SSE'* have here...

My 2.84 Trans in the 91 will shift into 2nd at about 45, and third at 80-82...

The 95 has the 3.06, but a 5900-6000 rpm shift in both first and second...

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my bad.. im done responding here
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Well, I went through a 1/4 tank of gas [lower portion of the gauge.. so i guess that could be less than 1/4 tankin reality] in 50mi. So, my fuel economy is good, considering I sit at 3k rpm at 50mph.

If it really is the cat, how can I prove it, other than replacing it?
Well one way is to keep running your car with it on the car ( cat) and wait till it gets red hot and burns your car to the ground.

Seen it happen. Almost happened to me. It was someone else'* car, it would NOT start, or start then bog and die. He wanted it moved from a mall to his appt( I was renting from him). I had Renée with me and maybe another friend. I finally got it running, had to keep the rpms up on the car so it wouldn't die, then shoved it into drive ( he was going to scrap the car anyhow). No slowing down for me, just give it the whole way. It'* about 5 minutes driving on the HWY 80 km/h. By the time I got there someone mentioned they could see glowing under the car, it was the cat, but luckily it didn't burn to the ground.
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Well, the heated discussion of my shift points I see have been resolved.

1st - 48mph
2nd - 78mph

If I floor it, the car will drop down to 2500RPM at 55. But the transmission isn't slipping at 3000RPM. So I don't know. It does the same thing in first and at every other speed and whatnot. Oh well.. I'm not really beating on the transmission per se, but I'm not babying it anymore.

I don't think it was 11mpg. Let'* see... i put $10 in, 2.39/ga at the time, that'* 4.1ga total. drove 50mi on about that gas [when I filled up the low fuel indicator had just came on, and now it just came on for me now again]. So my guess I used about 4.5ga in 50 miles and sure enough 11mpg. God damn that'* really shitty. What the hell is wrong with my car? is it because i sit a 3k most of the time? I don't really just aimlessly run the car now, I just drive it.

Maybe I should drive her around a little then park her and look at the cat? If it'* glowing red I guess I know what'* wrong, eh?
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