Ahh! 17 MPG is killing me!

PeterBergin at aol.com PeterBergin at aol.com
Wed Nov 21 09:20:56 PST 2007

Yea, you got something wrong.  My Avant which I purchased with 68k,  chipped 
it, run 17 inch wheels and big rubber gets 18-19 in city driving, 24-26  if no 
lead foot on highway (do a lot of 500 mile weekends with the car loaded  
heavy).  If cruising over 80 with heavy foot get 22-23.  Car now as  225k on it.  
When I first bought the car (came from Calif and me live in  Minnesota) when 
the cold weather came my mileage dropped and got low heat on the  temp gauge, 
replaced thermostat and mileage and tempt came up.  I have  experience bouts of 
low MPG and several of the culprits were vacuumed  leaks, MTS, tempt sensor 
on radiator.
Just a note, when traveling cross country and get gas with no ethanol,  MPG's 
go up 2-4.  MN has tonal pretty much year round, have bought 94  octane no 
ethanol (marine gas) and notice a jump in MPG.
 I presume you have tested MPG by actual gas used and verified your  Speedo 
for accuracy?
Cat's plugged?
Good luck
91 Avant 

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