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Re: Fuel economy (was Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries)
> From: "Arun Rao" <email@example.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.