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Old 01-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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hey, i just filled up my car yesterday and i got 14.1 mpg. which is ridiculously terrible for any V6. so i replaced the spark plugs today hoping to increase mpg and the air filter is a month old. is there any other simple things i can do to get that number up?

EDIT: the ses light is on b/c of cam sensor
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keep your foot outa the throttle!!!!
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Avoid drag race style starts from stops, gradually increase your speed instead of flooring it, keep a steady speed when on the highway. A good tune up, sounds like you've got a start on it. When was the last time the fuel filter was changed?

My Jeep had a wheel bearing crapping out and my mileage dropped, not that I'm saying you should go and replace your bearings, just saying alot of things can affect it, like the shape your tires are in.

If you do alot of highway driving a good coat of wax can bring your MPG up 1 or 2.
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ive been trying real hard to accelerate normally. and on this tank of gas ive done probably less than 5 wot starts. which is a GREAT decrease and still it stays at a low number. about 5% of this is highway, which is part of my problem
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go ahead and laugh, It'* helped me
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go ahead and laugh, It'* helped me

MYTHBUSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we gonna have to find out bout this one??
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If you do alot of highway driving a good coat of wax can bring your MPG up 1 or 2.


go ahead and laugh, It'* helped me

MYTHBUSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we gonna have to find out bout this one??

Wow, now that'* a good idea *runs of to email idea*
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MYTHBUSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we gonna have to find out bout this one??
i volunteer my car, maybe i can get 20mpg hwy
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I've done it with my Jeep (aerodynamics of a brick) when my commute to work was all highway and it worked.
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