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Alright yesterday going from Yakima, WA to Seattle, WA my 94' ES with no engine mods or anything got 30.2 mpg average. WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I DID TO THIS CAR!?

PS: The engine is a 3.5 with a newish set of fuel injectors and a new air filter, the hydraulic lifters are making a slight tacking sound in the lower rpms and thats all there is to it.
 

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Alright yesterday going from Yakima, WA to Seattle, WA my 94' ES with no engine mods or anything got 30.2 mpg average. WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I DID TO THIS CAR!?

PS: The engine is a 3.5 with a newish set of fuel injectors and a new air filter, the hydraulic lifters are making a slight tacking sound in the lower rpms and thats all there is to it.
What are you asking?
 

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Thats what they can do under "normal" conditions.

Why buy a uncomfortable "little" car that get's 32 mpg.

My wife got 32 with the cord ...i can't!

I would assume the milage was calculated.
 

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I got roughly 35ish on my trip from ky to pa, no ac running, and almost no stops, and at a high speed, that, is what helps the most is the no stopping.
 

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How about this:

On a trip from northern Arizona, to Rocky Point Mexico, my friend got 32 MPG in her 98 Lexus LS 400 with a 4L V8... We were flabbergasted... =D
 

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I got 34 from Whitby, ON to London, ON, about a 250km trip, averaging 120-130km/h, in a 2004 3.5 Trep with a Special PCM and Special exhaust.
 

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Phst i beat you all!!!

My car don't use any gas! Might have something to do with it not having an engine? :dunno:
 

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That's great mpgs. I only get half that! Of course my trips are short and usually dragging a car full/ half full of people.
 

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phst i beat you all!!!

My car don't use any gas! Might have something to do with it not having an engine? :dunno:
lol!
 

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Ummmmmm, is 30+ MPG too good for you? I get around 20 :(
 

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lol no I like that kind of mileage its just that the last 3 times I had run it I only got 26mpg and that is calculated and measured on the OTIS. I calculated it when I saw it on the OTIS because I couldnt believe it.
 

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Phst i beat you all!!!

My car don't use any gas! Might have something to do with it not having an engine? :dunno:
Hmmmm.... Use the force, you must, young padawan!
 

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lol no I like that kind of mileage its just that the last 3 times I had run it I only got 26mpg and that is calculated and measured on the OTIS. I calculated it when I saw it on the OTIS because I couldnt believe it.
24-26mpg is actually avg for speeds around 75 mph.



I know I can get 26mpg @ 70-74, above 75 it goes down to 24-23mpg til 80mph. Without Drafting other cars.

I personally hate these threads with claims with really no proof. Everytime I am on the highway I draft. I honestly do. Exspecially when driving some what fast. I can get close to 30 mpg at 80, with drafting. No one never admit to doing this.

So I just laugh when I read soem one gets 30+ at highway speeds, yet they do not say anythign else related.



So, Not ot be an ass, but unless u actually can record, a vid showing your speed, the view ahead, and the otis instant mpg, i won't believe a 3.5 got around 30 mpg above 70mph.Goes for Second gens too.

If some one wants me to post prove. I can.

Just like the How Fast have you gone thread. All Talk, no proof.
 

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24-26mpg is actually avg for speeds around 75 mph.



I know I can get 26mpg @ 70-74, above 75 it goes down to 24-23mpg til 80mph. Without Drafting other cars.

I personally hate these threads with claims with really no proof. Everytime I am on the highway I draft. I honestly do. Exspecially when driving some what fast. I can get close to 30 mpg at 80, with drafting. No one never admit to doing this.

So I just laugh when I read soem one gets 30+ at highway speeds, yet they do not say anythign else related.



So, Not ot be an ass, but unless u actually can record, a vid showing your speed, the view ahead, and the otis instant mpg, i won't believe a 3.5 got around 30 mpg above 70mph.Goes for Second gens too.

If some one wants me to post prove. I can.

Just like the How Fast have you gone thread. All Talk, no proof.
I don't know about you, but if I'm driving at 80 mph I'm usually too busy driving to videotape myself. I'm assuming it's the same deal with most people, so forgive our unfounded exuberance when our car surprises/delights us. Just because I can't prove I got 28 mpg at 70-80 mph in light traffic doesn't make me any less pleased that it happened (that's the day she earned her stripes!), so please stop trying to kill our collective buzz.

TL:DR - CRY MOAR!
 

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Well you wont have to worry about me claiming it again any time soon as the engine froze up today.
 

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Does anybody know of a spare first gen 3.5 laying around somewhere (that still runs well) as I may end up needing it.
 
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