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 Post subject: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:23 am 
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About 2 months ago my check engine light came on so I pulled into one of the local autozones on the way home to have it scanned. Can't quite remember the exact code, but it was emissions related, something about "below threshold".
The tech reset the car and i was off. 2 days later(about 100 miles) it came on again.
I haven't fixed it, because I replaced the exhaust manifold, O2 sensors, catalytic convertor pipe, and cat back pipe including muffler in November 2008 at around 30,000 miles ago and I find it hard to believe I've already had a failure already.
Anyway, my average MPG since the c.e.l. came on has actually gone UP from 43-44 to 49-50 :huh: . Which is a big reason why I am not in all the big of a hurry to fix it.
And for the "DMV" freaks, my state of registration does not require emissions checks. I could run open headers and no one would really care, except my neighbors when I leave for work at 4:30 in the morning. =)


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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:08 am 
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The endless enigma....

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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:27 pm 
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Just filled up the troll today. MPG is up to an all time best of 54.14
I am NOT going to try and fix whatever has the c.e.l. on.


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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:09 pm 
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Is that a '34?

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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:11 pm 
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Phil N Ed wrote:
Is that a '34?

33 Ford Coupe. Not mine, just a really cool pic I found online somewhere a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:53 pm 
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GTDave wrote:
About 2 months ago my check engine light came on so I pulled into one of the local autozones on the way home to have it scanned. Can't quite remember the exact code, but it was emissions related, something about "below threshold".

33 Ford, that's a Model "C" and coupes are great, especially those suicide doors!
Regarding your check engine light, maybe it's just a simple adjustment on your throttle position sensor.

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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:52 am 
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I dont know what it is, but my mileage is up 12% so it cant be all bad.


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 Post subject: Re: C.E.L. on, MPG up
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:31 am 
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GTDave wrote:
I dont know what it is, but my mileage is up 12% so it cant be all bad.


You have some great posts here, and I'm sure you'll sort this out.
Think positive and take it one step at a time.

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