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Old 03-20-2007, 01:17 PM   #11
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Yes lash, you along with other members were helping my wife purchase parts for the 95 while I was in another city at work.
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When I got my first Bonne (NA) I averaged JUST over 200 miles a tank on mostly city driving. I replaced tune-up items and I never got much more. I decided to use STP Complete Fuel System Cleaner for the first time, and my gas mileage actually improved by 25%. My gas mileage still was never that great in that car.

I got 440 miles on a tank a couple weeks ago, city and highway. All highway is about 500 miles if not more (never tested). I used the cleaner when I first got the car last April. It didn't help by 25% this time since it already got very good mileage to begin with.

FWIW, have you ever used any type of fuel system cleaner?
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The best mileage I ever got in the 90 SSE I owned ( with 3 passengers and a full trunk) was driving to Florida (22 hour) on Cruise Control and got 902 kilometers which is 564 miles per tank. I wish I could get that with the 95 SSEi.
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200 miles per tank is a fairly non-standard way of expressing fuel economy. How much gas does it take to fill up?

On my 98 I think the "Check Gages" light comes on way too early for fuel. If I park "nose low" for any amount of time below half a tank, the light comes on and the warning bell rings for fuel.

Even on the flat and level the warning will sound with 5+ gallons of gas left in the tank, that'* at least another 100 miles of range (well over a 1/4 tank of gas) even with a conservative calculation of 20 MPG.

If you're refilling the tank because the warning went off, and not keeping track of how much gas you put in and do the math with the miles, there'* really no way to know if your fuel economy is out of whack or not.

I know if I pulled over and got gas every time that dern warning came on, I'd be refilling my tank at about 200 miles quite often. I've learned to keep track of my miles driven, use the gas guage and to ignore the fuel level warning; particularly since around where I live there are a bunch of spots where you have to sit nose down either sitting at a red light or waiting to pull out onto a road.
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How about I say 13 to 16 mpg then.
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While 13-16 mpg isn't great by any standard, you will likely never reach the 30 or so that some get with that particular car. That said, it should be a reasonable goal to get somewhere in the mid 20s highway at least.

FWIW, I have been known to use some fuel system cleaners with decent success. Be wary of them until you research or know what ones will work, though. That market is chock full of snake oil products. I'll have to search around and find a site I once used that does comparisons...hmmmm.

I periodically use Red Line to keep my injectors clean and keep varnish down. It contains toluene as a main ingredient.
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High 20'*??? Man I was hoping for more than that. I guess the 37 mpg highway that I got with the 90 SSE was amazing then. I was hoping to get at least 33 highway with the 95. The 95 actually seems like a smaller and lighter car.
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I honestly don't know what the average highway mileage here is, but I'm happy with the 30-32 I get on long trips. I know that a few others get better than that, but it probably varies somewhat by particular car.
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Check the Fuel sender for dampness or leakage. On my 96 SE, i have to replace it this weekend because it is damp and leaking. Right now i average 10-12 mpgs.
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Can you clarify what you mean by the "fuel sender"? I've replaced that gas tank and everything inside was fine, I ever replaced the sock.
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