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Old 10-23-2006, 08:42 AM   #11
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after hearing you guys talk about mileage and having put in a new timing chain and gears i thought maybe i should do a mileage check both local and hi-way. i thought it was ok till i read this today....now i'm thinking i should be really impressed!

local driving was about 40% city and 60% regular highway....averaged 26 mpg with just me in the car.

hi-way trip was all 4 lane to pick up friends at the airport. steady driving, cruise set on 75 but on the way back there was 3 of us and a trunkload of luggage....got 33mpg.

not bad for an 89 with almost 300,000km(187,000miles) on the odometer!
These 3800'* (all the different versions we have) can get suprising mileage on highway runs. Coming back from South Dakota, with the cruise set between 75 and 80 I got almost 37 MPG. Of course, it was flatter than a pancake and whatnot, and I never expect to see it again, but it was fun for that one run.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:46 PM   #12
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I managed to see 28.something on a trip through indiana (3 others in the car, but flat as a board)

Most of the time in town (Cincinnati is slightly hilly and a friggan stop-go traffic nightmare) I see an average of 16-17 per tank... I really need something to help with that... Anyone figgured out how to turn off 2 cylinders yet?
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:10 PM   #13
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I managed to see 28.something on a trip through indiana (3 others in the car, but flat as a board)

Most of the time in town (Cincinnati is slightly hilly and a friggan stop-go traffic nightmare) I see an average of 16-17 per tank... I really need something to help with that... Anyone figgured out how to turn off 2 cylinders yet?
Kinda hard to do on the fly, but you could pull the wires....

please don't
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Wow, he definitely would not like the seats that will go in the race rabbit.

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I managed to see 28.something on a trip through indiana (3 others in the car, but flat as a board)

Most of the time in town (Cincinnati is slightly hilly and a friggan stop-go traffic nightmare) I see an average of 16-17 per tank... I really need something to help with that... Anyone figgured out how to turn off 2 cylinders yet?
Kinda hard to do on the fly, but you could pull the wires....

please don't


Aww man! I thought that was a GREAT idea
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I'm hoping that my new O2 sensor will push me up past my all time high of ~23.
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I'm hoping that my new O2 sensor will push me up past my all time high of ~23.
Mine didn't
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I'm hoping that my new O2 sensor will push me up past my all time high of ~23.
Wow thats pretty bad...

I managed a 30 climbing the Mountains of Virginia and west Virginia

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My current mileage that I am getting on my 90 LE is 26mpg. 28 miles to work. 23 hwy and 5 city streets. Not too bad for my bonnie with as many miles as I have.
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Coming back from Denver going to North Platte, NE , cruising at 80, never touched the pedals for 250 miles (it was early in the am and no traffic). I had 4 people, loaded trunk and only managed 33 MPG. I might have to bite the bullet and replace my original O2 sensor.
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