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Old 12-02-2002, 06:52 PM   #21
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My car also gets really bad gas mileage. I'm getting like 200 miles to the gallon with stop and go driving in the suburbs.(Sometimes i am a leadfoot, but i still shouldn't be getting that bad of gas mileage) I also have the problem with the gas gage jumping all around. When it'* at 1/4 left, its empty. and i see the thing jump all over. As soon as i go under half way, i fill up. Just to be safe. I will be replacing my 02 sensor soon 'cause that seems to be the best solution.
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My car also gets really bad gas mileage. I'm getting like 200 miles to the gallon

DAYUM, 200 miles per gallon? Sounds pretty good to me. Wish I could get that much. Hehe.

I normally get around 250-275 in town and around 400-450 on the highway.
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Opps, didn't catch that typo. wouldnt that be great if you could get that kind of gas mileage.
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You can , it'* called a moped !
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Just finished a 1300 mile round trip to N CA and back. Got 25 mpg pushing hard (75-80) over the Siskiyou summit on the way down. Didn't push so hard coming back along the Coast route, and got 27. Stuck to 70 mph. Not bad for an SSEi.
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Damn Will I wish I had your mileage. I'm still trying to fix my problem. Is there a service manual for just Bonnevilles?? I went to a couple places and there is only a Haynes book for GM models 1985-2000, and it'* not too specific for my 94 bonne. I looked in that book for the pcv valve but couldn't find it. Will, do you know where it should be on mine since it'* not an */c? Thanks to everyone who replied.
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try going on ebay. some guy is selling a buge repair manual on cd rom for 94 bonnevilles
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I think the CD manual you're talking about is a generic scam. Basic all-model stuff. Be careful with that one. Chilton'* makes the best aftermarket manual, but it'* never bad to have both it and the haynes, or even clymer.

Not sure about the PCV location. I know where mine is, so I'd be looking for a small cover bolted on to the plastic intake or even the lower aluminum intake. I can check my book later tonight.
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Damn Will I wish I had your mileage. I'm still trying to fix my problem. Is there a service manual for just Bonnevilles?? I went to a couple places and there is only a Haynes book for GM models 1985-2000, and it'* not too specific for my 94 bonne. I looked in that book for the pcv valve but couldn't find it. Will, do you know where it should be on mine since it'* not an */c? Thanks to everyone who replied.
try here for the actual two volume book set.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1873485049

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Yeah, my Bonnevile'* gas gauge gets a little funky below about 3/8ths of a tank, but it'* way better than the gauge on my last car (1995 Formula Firebird).
In the first couple of months of ownership, I ran the bird out of gas 4 or 5 times! When the gauge indicated 1/4 tank or less, the thirsty Formula could run dry any moment...

I don't know about the Bonneville gas tanks, but the late model Firebird tanks have a shape similar to the letter "V". When the fuel level is halfway between top and bottom, the gauge reads "1/2", but the tank is actually WAY below 1/2 full.
My Bonneville is a little bit similar, as it takes fewer miles to go from an indicated 1/2 tank to empty than to go from full to 1/2. At least the Bonneville'* gauge has the decency to go all the way to "E" before turning the driver into a pedestrian!

All the brilliant engineering that went into my 155+ MPH, 13 second, dead reliable, daily-driven Formula was impressive. As is the engineering brilliance behind the powerful, fuel efficient, and great-driving SSEi I now drive every day.....
So, WHY CAN'T THOSE BRIGHT GUYS AT GM MAKE A DECENT GAS GAUGE?????

As for mileage. My current L67 is closer to a Toyota in gas consumption than to my old LT1 powered beast.
300++ miles to a tank now. Gotta love it. I used to feel lucky hitting 200 miles with a 15 gallon tank.
I'm saving a pile on gas, and love the 3800 for it'* economy.
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