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TourDeForce
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Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304015 (Re: The Digital Slacker) 08/21/06 03:32 PM

You guys get descent mileage. I used to get 28 to 30+ on the highway in my V-6 Contour, but the V-6 Mystique is getting about 22mph no matter where/how I drive. Same computer code, new Autolite plugs/wires just like the Contour, UIM/LIM has been B-12'd a couple of times, good maintenance on everything else.

I've got mystery mod, no CELs, & SVT exhaust. I've tried stock air filter setup with various filter brands, and am now running open element for the last 8 months or so. No difference.

I'm gonna try swapping out the fuel pressure regulator for a fresh one & performing a full UIM/LIM rebuild. Soon as I get time...



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SVTC1136
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Reged: 01/25/06
Posts: 44
Loc: SD, CA
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304019 (Re: TourDeForce) 08/21/06 03:43 PM

Originally posted by TourDeForce:
but the V-6 Mystique is getting about 22mph no matter where/how I drive.






You should try changing gears, I'm sure you'll do better than "22 mph"

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IRingTwyce
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Reged: 07/01/03
Posts: 1882
Loc: Graham, TX
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304034 (Re: TourDeForce) 08/21/06 04:19 PM

Originally posted by TourDeForce:
You guys get descent mileage. I used to get 28 to 30+ on the highway in my V-6 Contour, but the V-6 Mystique is getting about 22mph no matter where/how I drive.



My gas mileage has begun it's descent as well. I used to get decent figures, but a clogged O2 sensor has reduced it severely. I used to get 29 on the highway. I think it's dropped to about 24-25. I've only been able to break the 30 mpg barrier once or twice. Very frustrating! But then again, I'd MUCH rather sacrifice 1-2 mpg for ice cold A/C!! (I'm a sissy that way! 75 hits, and the A/C goes full blast!)

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todras
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Reged: 05/29/00
Posts: 21197
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304056 (Re: IRingTwyce) 08/21/06 05:09 PM

I average about 23 mpg and about 280 miles per tank in my 98 E0. I fill up when the needle hits the E line. Sometimes the gas light comes on and sometimes it doesn't. I should have at least 2 gallons left in the tank according to my calculations when I fill up. I'm not going to chance it and see if I can go another 30 miles.

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-'98 SVT 1,173 of 6,535
-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
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TourDeForce
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Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304059 (Re: IRingTwyce) 08/21/06 05:16 PM

You've been stalking me just waiting for me to slip! Damn Nazi!!






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todras
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Reged: 05/29/00
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Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304106 (Re: TourDeForce) 08/21/06 07:01 PM

I have 3 new O2's. The only other things I could do are clean the UIM/LIM and get a new fuel filter. The manifolds were supposedly recently cleaned.

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-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
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XKontour98
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Reged: 09/18/02
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Loc: Rochester, Minnesota
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304120 (Re: todras) 08/21/06 07:47 PM

guys are getting way better than I am. With mostly hiway I get about 24mpg. In the city its right around 20


I dunno whats going on. I know that I am running a bit lean, but common!



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IRingTwyce
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Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304124 (Re: XKontour98) 08/21/06 07:50 PM

Part of getting the higher mileage is the way I drive. I almost always keep the RPMs low. I'm usually in 5th gear by 30-35 mph. Sometimes I'll shift skipping gears. Often 1-3-5, sometimes 2-4-5. Doing this I discovered the V6 has just enough low-end grunt to SLOWLY get the car moving from a stop in 4th gear.

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Stevers
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Loc: Between the Moon and New York City
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304129 (Re: IRingTwyce) 08/21/06 07:52 PM

~25mph highway on the mystique
~21 (70% highway) on the GTO

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-98 LS with BPU
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gooserex
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Reged: 03/16/05
Posts: 140
Loc: Toronto
Re: Your Current Gas Mileage new
#1304265 (Re: Stevers) 08/21/06 11:35 PM

Still the usual consistant ~450kms/tank while running on Sunoco 91, usually see 500kms /w 94.

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