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28 mpg

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by DanGer, May 25, 2009.

  1. May 25, 2009 at 12:11 PM
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    My last tank of gas i filled up 93 right before leaving school. My truck was loaded with everything I had at school. Then I spent 4 hours on the interstate driving speed limit (65mph). Then spent some more time on the highway once I got home. I filled up before I did any city driving (I was a bit under 1/2 tank).

    I drove 328.8 miles and filled up 11.8 gallons :)
     
  2. May 25, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    I just got back into Tucson. After pulling into the parking lot, the Scangauge read 26.4 MPG! I was going 75-80 MPH on the interstate.
     
  3. May 25, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    That is pretty sweet! I just did my 30k maintenance so I am eager to see what this tank will give me. I have driven over 420 miles and my fuel light just came on. 175 of those were city driving and the rest were highway (i got back to school yesterday)
     
  4. May 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Just filled up again. 424.8 miles and put in 17.4 gallons. just over 24, not bad for a fair amount of city driving
     
  5. May 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    I used to track mine.. but then I borrowed my little Gas tracking book for other things.. and it disapeared.. so i need a new memo book
     
  6. May 25, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Damn the 4cyl. Good job guys and congrats.
     
  7. May 25, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    Haha thanks luk. I switched to full synthetic in everything (manual tranny, rear diff, transfer case, engine oil) removed the secondary air filter, and put in an AFE. Once I get my headers on I will be able to tell you which mods helped with fuel and which didn't
     
  8. May 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    I did the same thing at 15k. I used Lucas Synthetic Oil for my diff and tranny. Since then, it has been smooth sailing. Before I did the switch to Synthetic, I was not recording my MPG. I have been getting good mileage in town and great mileage on the interstate. I am looking forward to some MODS this summer - new wheels, tires, and muffler. (I will note how MPG will be affected)
     
  9. May 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    Thanks!
     
  10. May 25, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Ya I am waiting until I have someone who can help me put my headers on but it is nice to see if the filter makes any real difference while i wait
     
  11. May 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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  12. May 25, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    28mpg is impressive! I cant seem to squeeze more than 22 out of mine.

    A little off topic - have you noticed a difference in shift quality after switching to synthetic oil in the trans? What brand oil did you use?
     
  13. May 25, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    It is a great device. It really helps with MPG and much more!
     
  14. May 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    that is really good. I just got back from a 700 mile drive up to AR and back with a loaded truck (motorcycle (VFR 750) and camping gear). No interstates, just back roads and US highways. Only got 22-23mpg. About what I thought it would considering I was going through the Ozarks half the time.
     
  15. May 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    A little bit, not too much though. At first definitely not, but it seems every time i get in there or if I have been driving for a while the shift are a little smoother. Maybe after a bit it will sorta break, and maybe I am talking out of my ass

    I used mobil 1 75W-90 gear oil in my transmission per chris4x4's advise.

    To sum up: it is a little smoother, but not enough difference to change it just for that reason.
     
  16. May 25, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    Well I absolutely babied the trottle and had it in neutral probably 10-20% of the time on the interstate. I coasted in neutral for 3.6 miles at one point :)
     
  17. May 25, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Give it time, and it should be smooth. After a few miles, it was smoother.
    I used Lucas Oil in my Taco. It works well IN my truck.
    When I change it, I will give Mobil1 a try.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    My kind of thread and i don't know exactly what a scangauge is yet but i think i want one too....

    I bought my 96 last week with the sole intent of letting it save me some money on my 100+ miles a day of work related running around. My previous vehicles have all been more in the 14-16mpg range so it was quite a thrill for me to fill her up with only 11 gallons,(base model, 2.2, 5 speed) and figure out 28 mpg on my first tank. That was with a/c blasting and a mix of city/highway travel. I was taking it quite easy but not up to full scale coasting manuvers.

    My second tank i didn't do the math on but instead ran lucas fuel system cleaner through and added slick 50 to my oil change. I logged just over 29 on my fillup today.:). I feel sure my first long distance trip will put me into the low 30's. Pretty darned impressive for a truck with 140,000 on the clock. Pretty impressive period. Using it as much as i do, it will soon have paid for itself in fuel savings.:D J
     
  19. Jun 12, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    Do you know the compression ration of your engine? I personally have notices much better MPG with ethanol free gas and 93 octane
     
  20. Jun 12, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    Not sure exactly dgerm but the specs called it at 9.50:1,

    I've been running the 87 myself but agree 100% about the ethanol being a poor performer in comparison to the real thing. We have very little of it in my state but when i travel up north, its all i can find from V.A up. I see my fuel economy decrease by 5-10%, which equals out any savings ethanol might trumpet. Plus its not good for older vehicles. I can't stand the stuff really.

    The 93 is tops in all of course but i never spring for it anymore as i'm becoming a cheap bastard:D J
     
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