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Better MPG-How can I get it??

What are some good tips on how to get better gas mileage in my 01?

I just had to get my tranny rebuilt and a tank seems to last a little longer actually for some reason.

I do not even need to tell you why Im interested in this, lol, Until we drill alaska dry gas is gonna be around 4 bucks a gallon regardless of where you live.

I just want to know what else I can do for my lude to get better MPG. I dont really wanna sell it as buying a new car would be financially destructive to me right now. So i figure i gotta make do with what I currently have. You leet guys have any tips for me? thanks in advance!
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Buy a Hybrid.

ok ok ... jk.

Doing a Major tune up will probably get the best results. But other then that. Stay off the gas and cruise.
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yep fuel filter, air filter, new plugs and wires... anything that lets your engine breathe better and work more efficiently helps
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First stay out of Vtec, tune up, keep the rpm under 3k. use the premium gas not regular drive ez no fast take off don't fill ur tank slap full. I drive a 99 ford explorer sport with a 4.0 v6 OHV. i can get 25-30 mpg on the hwy and 20 city. How i drive at 55-60 not 65-70. AT 65-70 my rpm is about 2500-2800 at 55-60 its about 2k. Don't fill it up slap full b/c the fumes will leak out means a lil less gas in the tank. A side note ppl will say fill up your car at night b/c it's colder and you will get a lil more gas. Well the tanks are under ground at are the same temp all the time.
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"A side note ppl will say fill up your car at night b/c it's colder and you will get a lil more gas. Well the tanks are under ground at are the same temp all the time."

Good to know, i always kinda thought bull**** on that one.

im gonna start investing in a new air filter, and plugs ASAP.
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I assume getting a piggy back system and tuning your car to run lean would help. Any other ways to tune your car to get better mpg?
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Get some engine restore, STP fuel treatment, sea foam. All of that will give u a better running engine with will help in MPG.
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I did run seafoam and noticed better mileage. It took a good 15-20 minutes before my car would stop smoking btw, it was awesome, although I'm sure the neighbors hated me.
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MSD coil with ngk plugs i head they help.
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I wonder if water / methanol injection would help...it does lean out your a/f and raise your octane rating...you could probably use 87 and save money that way also...
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make sure ur wheels are aligned and at the right pressure. tighten your gas cap until it clicks three times to insure a proper seal.
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Buy a Hybrid.

ok ok ... jk.

Doing a Major tune up will probably get the best results. But other then that. Stay off the gas and cruise.
odd...i was gonna say get a hybrid civic
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or convert your lude to electric



i would have to say, that is out of the question for all of us
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Best way to get better mileage. Don't run the car hard. Go easy on the throttle. I shift at around 3K, 4K if I'm in a hurry, stay away from VTEC, don't usually go faster than 65-70, and Cruise Control whenever possible on a level road...And I've been averaging around 30-31 mpg.

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from cars.com

* Take It Easy—aggressive driving ruins efficiency as much as anything. Revving the engine, quick acceleration, and high speed travel reduce your MPG a lot faster than you may realize. When applicable, use your cruise control to help keep the RPMs level.

* Timing is Everything—Stop-and-go traffic, crowded roads, and looking for a parking space are all fuel-burners. Try running your errands outside of rush hours and peak shopping times. With the amount of stores that are open late or 24-hours, you can find most of what you need later or earlier than peak times. Not only can you save time getting there and parking, but it is often cooler at these times so you don’t have to run the air conditioner.

* Proper Maintenance—inexpensive do-it-yourself maintenance such as replacing your air-filter and properly inflating your tires, and using only the necessary octane can make a big impact. In addition, using the proper weight of oil and performing scheduled tune-ups can make noticeable improvements as well.

* If you have more than one car, use the more efficient one—Sure it is a little harder to squeeze the groceries into that small trunk rather than the back of the SUV, but this may help you afford to get that filet rather than chopped liver (unless of course you like chopped liver).

* Lighten the load—the weight that an engine has to push directly affects the fuel efficiency. Take all unnecessary items out of your vehicle (you should probably keep the spare tire and related tools). In addition, although most people like going for rides, try to only take those that need to go.

* Reduce your trips—
o On the way home, stop and pick up what you need so you don't have to go back out later.
o Not to support any one type of business, but try to buy what you need at a single location rather than driving to multiple stores (as long as you don't have to drive too much further to get there).
o Clean out the fridge and cupboard rather than going out for a meal.
o Order delivery. Sure someone is using gas, but the driver will usually be delivering to multiple people, thus having a more efficient trip.
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* "Carpooling, it's not just for work anymore"—
o Go grocery shopping with your neighbor.
o Split the dropping off and picking up of the kids with the other parents.
o Get together with friends and family at each other's homes. This way only some, not everyone, will be traveling.

* Buy a Locking Gas Cap—Reports from several automotive parts stores report whenever a ****e in gas prices occurs they see a run on keyed gas caps. Many of the people purchasing them tell the clerks the same story, "I went out in the morning and my tank had been drained."

* No Joy-Riding—
o Remind the kids that driving is a privilege and not a right. The same bike that got them around when they were fifteen probably just needs some air in the tires (and I bet they forgot how much fun it is to pop wheelies).
o This could be a good time to rebuild the carburetor on your classic weekend driver.

* Explore More Activities at Home—
o Pay-per-view or home movies vs. the video store or theater.
o Yard / Housework: finally clean out that attic / basement or weed that flower bed that keeps bothering you.
o Athletic Activities: play catch, soccer, bike riding, hiking, jogging, walking, meditation, etc.
o Miscellaneous: board games, darts, reading, family talk hour, call old friends, write letters, hobbies, etc.

* Explore More Activities Close to Home—
o A Little League, high school or youth organization game can be as much fun and a lot cheaper than taking a road trip or driving into the city for a college or professional game.
o Explore the nature in the parks in your community rather than driving to the larger parks.
o The local thrift stores can be more interesting than some museums.
o Community Service—You could perform some roadside beautification (a.k.a. picking up trash) and give smug looks to all those passing motorists who are wasting gas.
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* o Explore the nature in the parks in your community rather than driving to the larger parks.
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^^ which site did u find that one off of, lol
forgot to add that lol it was cars.com
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what are parks.... ?
best example would be yellowstone, or the everglades, or grand canyon, or yosemite, etc.

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best example would be yellowstone, or the everglades, or grand canyon, or yosemite, etc.

If you were joking i feel like an idiot
You forgot jellystone
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best example would be yellowstone, or the everglades, or grand canyon, or yosemite, etc.

If you were joking i feel like an idiot
Well, I hate to say it...but you might wanna start looking at rides for the short bus

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What are some good tips on how to get better gas mileage in my 01?

I just had to get my tranny rebuilt and a tank seems to last a little longer actually for some reason.

I do not even need to tell you why Im interested in this, lol, Until we drill alaska dry gas is gonna be around 4 bucks a gallon regardless of where you live.

I just want to know what else I can do for my lude to get better MPG. I dont really wanna sell it as buying a new car would be financially destructive to me right now. So i figure i gotta make do with what I currently have. You leet guys have any tips for me? thanks in advance!

SLOW DOWN!!!
seriously I find driving 5 or so miles an hour under the speed limit helps a great deal also, prime rpm range for max fuel mileage is around 2,000-2,300

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Buy a Hybrid.

ok ok ... jk.

Doing a Major tune up will probably get the best results. But other then that. Stay off the gas and cruise.
I havn't seen a hybrid yet that got better gas mileage than my dad's old 1985 CRX did. His was the HF model. 60 MPG

Taking your foot on the gas will help too, set cruise control that thing works great try setting your cruise control in a 55 mph zone to 50 and see how much you save in gas. Plus its only 5 miles an hour, are you driving more than an hour to and from where you are going? You might be and I am very sorry about that, I'm lucky I only live like 4 miles from work. But seriously I see guys take off from a traffic light like they are doing a quarter mile time or something only to have me pull right next to them again at the next light, WTF.
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seriously I find driving 5 or so miles an hour under the speed limit helps a great deal also, prime rpm range for max fuel mileage is around 2,000-2,300



I havn't seen a hybrid yet that got better gas mileage than my dad's old 1985 CRX did. His was the HF model. 60 MPG

Taking your foot on the gas will help too, set cruise control that thing works great try setting your cruise control in a 55 mph zone to 50 and see how much you save in gas. Plus its only 5 miles an hour, are you driving more than an hour to and from where you are going? You might be and I am very sorry about that, I'm lucky I only live like 4 miles from work. But seriously I see guys take off from a traffic light like they are doing a quarter mile time or something only to have me pull right next to them again at the next light, WTF.
Yea, it just boggles my mind when I see someone hauling ass to a red light. Doesn't make any sense
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If you drive an auto you could drop it into Neutral when stationary.
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If you drive an auto you could drop it into Neutral when stationary.
ya that does work to or if ur going to hit a red light shift it in N.
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