[V8] Gas hog V8s

Unka Bart gatorojo at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 31 15:32:08 EDT 2005

I dunno, Kent, ol' compadre, but both of my 3.6 cars, the slush and the 
'91 manual, got about 15 in mixed (mostly town) driving (said avg 16 on 
the multifunction computer readout), while the Gentleman's Express 
(4.2L manual)  averages 12.4 with a light foot (confuser reads 13.0) 
and 18.5 on the road, cruise set at 74mph.  I'm thinking I might need 
new plugs, but I'd still hazard a guess that the 4.2 is thirstier.

Even at $3/+gal, the 4.2 has sooooo much more zing that I wouldn't go 
back to a 3.6 if it gave me 30 mph around town.

YM, naturally, MV...

yer kindly Ol' Unka Bart

On Aug 31, 2005, at 12:09 PM, Kent McLean wrote:

> jason.carey at riverrestoration.org wrote:
>> ... 22mpg is a real average and thats driving 85 mph on the highway.
>> Is this unusual, would another V8 not expect such decent milage?
> Is there a big difference in mileage between the 3.6L and 4.2L?
> It may help sway my decision if-when I find the "right" V8.
> --
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke
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