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Fuel Economy (was Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries)
> >If my trip computer is to be believed, I get 25-26 mpg around town
> >(includes some highway driving). I get over 32 mpg on the highway for
> >trips. I think the mileage was better when I used 93 octane, but only
> >expect a real difference if you have a turbo (or perhaps high compression).
> >If I think about these numbers, I have to find them a little optimistic.
> >Does anyone know what the EPA #s are on this car? (5000TQ)>
> > David
> The 32 mpg on the road seems high to me. My trip computer says I get 30-31
> max at an average open road speed of ~40mph. Trip averages seem to come in
> at 26/27 mpg. This is a 4000CSQ, which isn't as slippery as a 5000, but
> What kind of pressure do you keep in your tires?
Good point! Actually, I go for the recommended pressures of 32 psi, but I
may bump it to 34. (I am seeing a little more wear on the outer fronts, but
we all know that is from hard cornering!) :-)
I'll fill up the tank and check the mileage next time I fill up. I'll post
the results and differences with my trip computer.
David A. Kavanagh email@example.com AMIGA!
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