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Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

I filled up my tank last Monday 04/04. It's now thursday 04/14 and I had to put more gas already.

I clocked just shy of 200 miles. I rarely 'get on it' and when I do it's only for a few seconds. Anyone have similar results?

I'm averaging 16.67 mpg ALL city. /:
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

even with my boosted F22 and H23, i was getting 23-26mpg.

somethings wrong. have you done a tune-up??
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

yea something is wrong there. 16mpg's is V8 status
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

idk when the last tune up was done. but I plan to do one asap. plugs, cap and rotor, wires, oil, seafoam. maybe a new K&N CIA filter?

I'm hoping that yields better mpg
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

check o2 sensor. Mine was like that for awhile and thats why
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check o2 sensor. Mine was like that for awhile and thats why
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

It'll throw a CEL. Do you have any CEL's right now?
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Ya ull throw a code for sure.
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

ive got the EXACT same milage as you are. i just changed my air filter, new tranny fluid.
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

Go about it smart. Don't just dump a bunch of money for no reason. Start with things you can check. Plug gap, if they are burned out of spec replace em. If your wires are brittle and lacking elasticity to the insulator then replacement them. Seafoam is a treatment. For my situation a plug gap of. 070 was the culprit.
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yea something is wrong there. 16mpg's is V8 status


or STi status
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or STi status
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

sorry guys ive been busy.

but no, i have no CEL.

Nevrdun: I plan to seafoam soon and tune up. Hopefully that helps. What is the recommended sp gap?
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i think its around .43 for my 5th gen, not 100% sure though, should be close to that for most cars, do you have a book for it? it should tell you
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sorry guys ive been busy.

but no, i have no CEL.

Nevrdun: I plan to seafoam soon and tune up. Hopefully that helps. What is the recommended sp gap?

just to be ultra positive, does your CEL even light up when you turn the key to II position?


and stock gap is .044
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just to be ultra positive, does your CEL even light up when you turn the key to II position?


and stock gap is .044
It only lights up along with all the other dash lights at start up or the II position. But it doesn't stay on and I think its supposed to do that lol
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Maybe the computer isnt picking up the sensor not reading?
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Mine gets horrible mileage as well. Combined hwy and city is 18mpg LMAO. Then again, I'm running the A/C, and my 'lude has 200k miles on the H22. I don't expect much out of it.
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My H23 has 190k miles on it, with a bad cat (so I'm throwing a CEL for secondary 02 sensor) and I still get 23ish mpg combined.
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Actually it's probably slightly higher than 23 mpg. Once I get the CEL taken care of it'll be even higher. Yay.
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What's your beef bro?

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PS - Nissan sucks.
Hatin' cause I get SBC gas mileage.

PS - H23 is the retarded cousin of the H22.

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PS - H23 is the retarded cousin of the H22.

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Nope, laughing because you get SBC gas mileage and 4-banger power lol.

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

Yeah my H22 was nearing the end of it's life when I sold it haha. Lacking in the compression department bigtime (140-150 psi across the board).
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

I'm afraid mine is gonna be lower when I test it.
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Re: Poor Gas Mileage anyone?

135 psi is the minimum it should be according to the Helms. As long as you're above that, you'll be fine for a while.
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even with my boosted F22 and H23, i was getting 23-26mpg.

somethings wrong. have you done a tune-up??
Boosted cars usually get better gas mileage.
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