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Excessivev Fuel Mileage
Glenn asked if he might have a problem in getting extremely high fuel
Glenn - back from days of yore comes thiss tory. A friend of mine
had a '66 Pontiac LeMans with a 389 GTO engine, but a 2-barrel carb.
everyone thot it was a 326 (identical from exterior) and he had a lot
of fun blowing people off stop lights......but wait, there's a
No one EVER accused a Pontiac 389 of getting gas milage!!! My 66 GTO
never did over 14 mpg no matter what. BUT......this friend went on a
trip and came back confused, saying he'd gotten almost 25 mpg on the
last half of his trip. he wsa trying to figure out what the deal
was, or whether he'd lost ALL his basic math skills.
Turned out his fuel pump had ALMOST gone out, but not quite. It was
delivering maybe 30% of the rated volume, which let the engine run
HORRIBLY lean, but still ran...at least on straights and for
cruising. Problem was, this would have burned his valves over time.
He replaced fuel pump (prob'ly $19 then...) and went on his gas-
Hey, it's something to check!!!!!
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