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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-09-2004, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Cool 3.5l Mpg

This weekend, after almost 3 weeks without my baby, we got 457.3 miles on one tank of regular gas...........how frikkin cool is that??????
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How far down did you run the needle? I can usually get over 300 miles if 90% of that is highway, but I only run the gas needle down to just above the last thick black line.

What did you have done to your car that you didn't have it for 3 weeks?
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i once got 400 even on a trip through new hampshire, probably would've been more if we didn't go up and down the mountains
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how the hell do you guys get more than 300??? with my 3.3 im getting 300-315 miles on my tank.
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Just got a new PCM, Coil pack and Tranny Flush.

Normally run down to the last black line too, a little too chicken to go any lower with the baby boy in the car!!!!
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About 400 miles is what I get on a tank of regular with my 3.5.
24-25 MPG with 60% highway,25 % countryside roads, and 15% city.

I have a flowmaster exhaust and a K&N cone air filter.Im waiting for the throttle body spacers to arrive and hope to get another MPG or so....

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i drove my 3.5 from peoria, Ill to Madison, Tn on one tank of gas.. i think its like a 450 mile trip... it takes 8 hours... it was a stroll... heh
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My 20's keep my MPG down to around 300miles a tank....i rarley hit the highways

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how the hell do you guys get more than 300??? with my 3.3 im getting 300-315 miles on my tank.
It depends a lot on how you drive. I do about 70% city driving so the best I can get on my 3.3 is 22-24mpg. If you feel your mileage is unusually low check for codes (O2 and EGR especially), replace your plugs and wires if they're getting old, and check for proper tire inflation.

03SXTgangsta, you get 300mpg? Damn, I gotta get me a SXT. :p
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OK, then something must be VERY wrong with my car. AT BEST, I get about 330 miles to a tank! I'm about 60% city, 40% highway.

It is going back in the shop again this week for some MORE warranty work. Anything in particular I should have them look for?
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Gas mileage is mostly a matter of driving habits. My 3.3L averaged 23.5 (360 miles/tank = 8 working days) over two years. The 3.5L in my R/T is ruinning about 22 - IF I leave the autostick alone. But I think it's going to settle in at about 20MPG (320miles/tank = 7 days) for my commute (80% highway). I haven't had it on a road trip, yet.

But I use WOT a lot
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97 142k miles.
32 mpg to Florida. Cruise was set 95% of my trip at 70-75mph.
Locally we get 24mpg mixed.
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If you add in city miles in there, or a lot of entrance ramps to your highway miles, you will notice a big drop. I've posted on here before my OTIS reading of 460 DTE (Distance Til Empty) and that doesn't account for the first gallon (you can drive about 30-35 miles before the DTE starts to count down) and the last two gallons still left in the tank when it reads 0 DTE. I can usually go 450 miles or so before refueling on straight highway if I just set the cruise control and let it do its thing.
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damn, I thought I was special :(
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I get an average of only 17.5 MPG
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