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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2002, 06:50 PM
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burning too much gas

only geting 350 km to a full tank
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2002, 10:47 PM
 
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<font face="Comic Sans MS">Was this a request, a comment, a rant or something other?

It would help immensely to know exactly what it is... I.E. what year, what model, what tires you have, what gears and what size tiresyou have, your propensity to hammer the throttle, what mods you've done (including mods that added weight to vehicle) which engine, and so forth... Oh knowing fuel tank size helps too... Going 217 miles on a 14 gallon tank would be a lot better than going 217 miles on a 20+ gallon tank... [img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]</font>
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pvc,cap&amp;rotor,plugs,wires,air filter,fuel filter,tune up stuff, that will all effect your fuel mileage if you dont maintain your ride., or maybe you just need a diet!! J/J
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 09:37 PM
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sounds like 2.8 syndrome to me, i have the same symptoms. pdaddy is right, tune up time, for the longest time my timing was out, infact i just fixed that a couple days ago, it was out by 8 degrees. something else to note is when you get shocked by the distributor you need new plug wires.
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I ditto that. I normally got 450 to a tank in my 83... I get 500 to a tank in my 4.3 powered 88. same size tank too [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: burning too much gas

Ahh, Grizz, a fellow Shakespeare fan (Henry V).

Anyway, one of these days I'm going to stop putting my foot in it and actually start taking a baseline for gas mileage. The only problem is that I drive about four miles to work or so and then I'm done. The truck is barely warmed up when I get out there! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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i dont know much about kilograms, cause they dont teach you conversions in school, but my k5 gets 9 miles per gallon, and my s15 jimmy was getting 10 mpg before i took her off the road.
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Not to get picky, but it's kiloMETERS.

If you're measuring kiloGRAMS, then you're probably selling something illegal! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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oops.. heh heh, i meant kilometers. i try not to sell anything illegal. it's against the law [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Actually, that quote of mine was said by H. Plantaganet... can't remember who he was or why he said it but I saw it on a T-shirt at my local Rugby Club's pro-shop (not unlike a golf course's pro shop)
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