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Re: Fuel economy (was Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries)


>  From: "Arun Rao" <rao%frisbee@frisbee.pixar.com>
> 	Also, my trip-computer is clearly *not* to be believed. When I said
> 	I got only around 21-22 mpg, I was quoting actual fill-to-fill averages
> 	-- my trip computer consistently over-estimates by about 2 mpg.

See the archives about discussions on adjusting the computer.

> 	Well, I filled up yesterday, and I'm going to try and keep my speed
> 	down to around 65 and drive more sedately.  Horribly difficult
> 	sometimes: there's always some guy on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge
> 	just *asking* to be blown away :-).  Let's see what happens.

Getting a 3600 pound car moving from a stop also burns lots of petrol.
Easy takeoffs should contribute to better MPG too. 

> 	By the way, what kind of "tune-up" could one do on these cars
> 	('85 5000ST)?  I've put in new (Bosch Platinum) plugs and an new

Bosch tri-electrode plugs work better, thats the general opinion from
several in this group.  

> 	filter (it may have been easy for some folks, but it was a real
> 	pain in mine ..) but I can't think of anything else that I could
> 	easily do.  If it ain't broke ... etc., I suppose.

Cap and rotor, fuel filters, and fresh oil can contribute to better
MPG and performance too.  

happy motoring,
Carl DeSousa