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Old 01-10-2006, 10:52 AM   #21
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You better get that mpg on Ohio gas... NY does something to rob theirs of all power producing and mpg properties...
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So if I need to refill, I need to drive all the way to Ohio and fill it up? Right?

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Bring milk jugs, coolers, pop bottles, or whatever and stock up.....
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and make my car into a mobile bomb, I don't think so i think I can get by on NY gas, I'm going to make monthly drives back home to visit and so i can eat at my favorite Italian resturant.
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you might think about changing out the 02 sensor on that as well...your mileage seems a little low to me, but then again thats just me.

im happy that i NEVER get below 20mpg no matter how hard i beat on her...but then again its not a 3800 either...of course i have longer stretches of cruising to even out the spurts of insanity.
I have never gotten above 22, but I have never done a long trip in my car. I ALWAYS get 18, and my O2 is brand new.
Do you do a lot of cold starts or short trip driving? This is a killer for milage too... I drive 9-10 miles to work... Everything from 25-55 mph... I speed a hair so factor in a few more MPH... I still pull 20-23 depending on Sinking Foot Syndrome

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I've never been known to waste a lot of time getting up to (or just a touch above) the speed limit. Just dom't treet every stop light like it'* the tree at the track. And when you gotta stop, don't act like you're landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier (you know, like those folks that scream up to the light at 50 and try to stop at the last possible moment, like the light'* gonna change because it thinks thet're in a hurry).

And, when at all possible, maintain a steqady cruising speed. All the speeding up and slowing down to weave in and out of traffic just wastes gas.
Could you please explain that in plain english? What does steqady mean? or thet're?

I try to do the speed limit- note the operative word is TRY. I don't know of any other way to save on gas mileage other than use the cruise control (but that has it'* risks also).
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I've never been known to waste a lot of time getting up to (or just a touch above) the speed limit. Just dom't treet every stop light like it'* the tree at the track. And when you gotta stop, don't act like you're landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier (you know, like those folks that scream up to the light at 50 and try to stop at the last possible moment, like the light'* gonna change because it thinks thet're in a hurry).

And, when at all possible, maintain a steqady cruising speed. All the speeding up and slowing down to weave in and out of traffic just wastes gas.
Could you please explain that in plain english? What does steqady mean? or thet're?

I try to do the speed limit- note the operative word is TRY. I don't know of any other way to save on gas mileage other than use the cruise control (but that has it'* risks also).
I typed it like that specifically for you hillbilly types....
So bite me, woman!!!
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I typed it like that specifically for you hillbilly types....
So bite me, woman!!!
Where would you like to get bitten? And as for us "hillbilly types" it took one to point out that you can't type in English. BTW- I'm a yankee from Chicago. :P
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Yeah it'* two cold starts a day and I drive 12 miles one way and at speeds of 55-70 (illegally but shhh) and i can get 20-22 mpg. I guess from all your comments I realized that my car does pretty damn good on gas given its size, weight and the pure grunt the motor gives.

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Yeah it'* two cold starts a day and I drive 12 miles one way and at speeds of 55-70 (illegally but shhh) and i can get 20-22 mpg. I guess from all your comments I realized that my car does pretty damn good on gas given its size, weight and the pure grunt the motor gives.

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I would think your milage would be a tad higher.. One start and then 12 miles... But then again it not that bad with stop and go either...

The 94-99 and possibly the 93 with a heated O2 Are a little diffrent in the way they enter Open loop...or is that closed loop

It could be cold and you could have just started the car.... But if you get to the right road speed, and say the PCM is seeing a signal from the heated O2, then say you are at 55 mph, even with a cold engine the PCM can command the TCC to apply.... In the 87-92 models, the engine had to be at 150F beofre the PCM / ECM would apply the lockup in the TC... That makes a diffrence in milage too..

So I do agree, you aren't doing too bad

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