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Author:  supadupa [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Gas Mileage Thread

I want to make a huge thread of what everybody drives and gets in terms of mileage.

Can everybody list the year of the car, transmission, displacement, the amount of mileage you get per tank, and anything else relavent to why you get the mileage you do.

I'll start...

91 Firefly/ Auto Tranny/ 1.0 liter/ all city 400kms /city and highway 450-500km.

Author:  HiTempguy [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:20 pm ]
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89' Pontiac Firefly Turbo/5 speed/1.0L turbo/ all city 425kms/ city+highway 500km

Author:  M3 [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:27 pm ]
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1993 Geo Metro 1.0L (non-XFi)/5-speed (4.39 final drive)
Mods:
+10 cam gear
2" mandrel bent exhaust with stock cat and 2" Thrush Turbo Muffler.
Removed TBI bridge, and air cleaner arm.
Home made water injection using washer fluid.
Avg 49 MPG with 145-80-12 tires.
City/Hwy driving 300 miles to a tank (only takes 6.5 gallons to fill).

Author:  CMA [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:08 pm ]
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92' Suzuki Swift /5 speed/1.0L / all city 350 mile ( at about 80 kph)/ city+highway 400miles ( at about 120kph)

my information may not be actual... depend on conditon of my car (serious!)

look at my profile for a very little mods

Author:  LooseCannon [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:46 pm ]
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'95 Metro hatch / 5spd / 1.6L DOHC / 350km city / ? highway / around 7.3L/100kms

Author:  tuffcarguy [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:53 pm ]
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lets do extremes shall we?? :wink:
72 chevy vega / 355 c.i. / th350- 3speed auto/3.73 gears. with a 10 gallon tank i get about 60 miles to the tank,regardless of highway or in town. :lol:

92 chev suburban 2wd/ 383c.i./ corvette spec 700r4 4-speed auto/, 3.73 gears
15 mpg around town and a best of 22 freeway. with 40 gallon tank i went 800 miles before refilling :shock:

91 geo convertible/ 1.3 DOHC / 5 speed/ 36mpg around town 38 highway.

guess which one i drive the most!!! :lol:

Author:  t3 ragtop [ Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:13 pm ]
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92 metro convertible g13b DOHC conversion 35 mpg highway

91 metro convertible g10t turbo3 conversion 50 mpg combined (@ stock boost, 42 mpg @ 12 psi boost)

both cars have lots of mods to suspension, engine, exhaust, wheels and tires, and bodywork. both have 4.39:1 transmissions.

Author:  slazzy2k [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:00 am ]
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91 Sprint / 5 speed / 1.0 liter / city 475km / highway 650km

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Author:  BlueEraser [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:08 am ]
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Y2K Metro FastBack :wink: / 5 speed/ 1.0L/ city+highway 47MPG

I'm currently test running an M3 special (water injection) with 15* BTDC.
I'll get around to getting a +10 cam gear someday.

Author:  Freeman [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:39 am ]
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1989 Chevy Sprint 1.0l 10* cam gear no muffler, side exit exhaust, no air filter, 14" steelies, big stereo, no passenger seat. I can get about 650 kms on a tank while baggin' on it the whole time. 40 kms daily half freeway at 80km's and half street at 60 km's. It also burns about a litre a week of oil. :blaaah:

Author:  Kento87 [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:47 pm ]
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tuffcarguy wrote:
lets do extremes shall we?? :wink:
72 chevy vega / 355 c.i. / th350- 3speed auto/3.73 gears. with a 10 gallon tank i get about 60 miles to the tank,regardless of highway or in town. :lol:

92 chev suburban 2wd/ 383c.i./ corvette spec 700r4 4-speed auto/, 3.73 gears
15 mpg around town and a best of 22 freeway. with 40 gallon tank i went 800 miles before refilling :shock:

91 geo convertible/ 1.3 DOHC / 5 speed/ 36mpg around town 38 highway.

guess which one i drive the most!!! :lol:


87 Pontiac Fiero, 4.9l/300C.I. Caddy V8/ 5spd 12 gal tank = 75 miles!

89 Metro 5spd 1.0, 58 miles so far and gas gauge has not moved yet! =)

Author:  M3 [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:06 pm ]
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Kento87 wrote:

89 Metro 5spd 1.0, 58 miles so far and gas gauge has not moved yet! =)


That's because you used a little over 1 gallon so far.

Author:  CMA [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 1:09 pm ]
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Kento87 wrote:
tuffcarguy wrote:
lets do extremes shall we?? :wink:
72 chevy vega / 355 c.i. / th350- 3speed auto/3.73 gears. with a 10 gallon tank i get about 60 miles to the tank,regardless of highway or in town. :lol:

92 chev suburban 2wd/ 383c.i./ corvette spec 700r4 4-speed auto/, 3.73 gears
15 mpg around town and a best of 22 freeway. with 40 gallon tank i went 800 miles before refilling :shock:

91 geo convertible/ 1.3 DOHC / 5 speed/ 36mpg around town 38 highway.

guess which one i drive the most!!! :lol:


87 Pontiac Fiero, 4.9l/300C.I. Caddy V8/ 5spd 12 gal tank = 75 miles!

89 Metro 5spd 1.0, 58 miles so far and gas gauge has not moved yet! =)


:shock: your fiero is worst than f50? ( 12mpg).... eh is it for racing only?

Author:  Kento87 [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:34 pm ]
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CMA wrote:
:shock: your fiero is worst than f50? ( 12mpg).... eh is it for racing only?


Bad Carb right now =)

Author:  HiTempguy [ Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:38 pm ]
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More like "bad tuning" :wink:

Author:  Rickster [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Gas Mileage Thread

supadupa wrote:
I want to make a huge thread of what everybody drives and gets in terms of mileage.

Can everybody list the year of the car, transmission, displacement, the amount of mileage you get per tank, and anything else relavent to why you get the mileage you do.

I'll start...

91 Firefly/ Auto Tranny/ 1.0 liter/ all city 400kms /city and highway 450-500km.


91 Swift GT/5 Speed/1.3L DOHC/Mildly Modded

Timing advanced 4 degrees to +10. Sunoco Ultra 94 octane fuel.
Mobil-1 10W30 Synthetic. Lucas 75W90 Synthetic in the tranny.

Got 50 mpg (imperial) today by keeping my speed down to 105 kph or 65 mph at approx 3200 rpm max on the highway. Keeping the speed down was difficult, but I managed for this report! :D

Author:  LooseCannon [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:59 pm ]
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curious how you knew you only used exactly $20 worth of gas.

Author:  CMA [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:12 am ]
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carefully watch numbers of litre and price on gas station?

Author:  LooseCannon [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:41 am ]
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how does that answer my question? i didn't ask how he knew how much he spent.

Author:  Rickster [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:36 am ]
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LooseCannon wrote:
curious how you knew you only used exactly $20 worth of gas.


CMA wrote:
carefully watch numbers of litre and price on gas station?



Hey Guys,

CMA is correct and I will clarify myself. :)

Before heading up north I filled my tank until the pumped clicked off and I added no more gas. I then reset my odometer.

When I came back home to T.O. I did the same as above and recorded my mileage. The pump just happened to click off at $19.99 so I added the penny. Simple math came up with the MPG. I still prefer the "old" imperial system of MPG vs metric due to my age.

I've been driving for 30 years and I've always done it this way.

Hope that answers your question LooseCannon.

Breaking news...

Gas prices spiked up again this morning! :x

Author:  LooseCannon [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:26 pm ]
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sounds good to me.
you can understand my confusion with exactly $20 right?

Author:  tymlee [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:03 pm ]
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93 Metro (non XFI)/ 5 speed Tranny/ 1.0 liter/ mostly highway 55MPG

Driving at 75 Mph

MSD Blaster 2 Coil
2" exhaust with High flow Cat
NGK plugs
10W30
Stock 145-80-12"s

Author:  bluelightning [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:54 pm ]
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91 Chevy Sprint Turbo/1.0L/5 speed 425-50km city, 500-50km city+highway

Author:  jsenner [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Best MPG I ever got was in Utah

I once averaged 64 MPG over 700 miles when I lived in Utah... summer weather, above 5000 feet, in the mountains using 85.5 octane.

Normally I get about 55 MPG combining city and highway driving in the summer where I live now.

Jeremiah
http://jeremiahsviolins.com

Author:  DanLaf [ Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:40 pm ]
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I just got my '91 metro convertible in July. My experience thus far has been:
31.5 mpg driving on the interstate wot (~85) from oregon to minnesota (less than 280 miles per fill)
recently drove to southern minnesota respecting posted limits of 65mph and got 38 mpg
drove 80 miles to a nearby town going ~55 (60 downhill 50 uphill) and got 58.7 mpg!
Speed makes a tremendous difference!

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