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Old 03-22-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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How can i increase my mpg?

Hello all.. I own an '01 TL and this thing is giving me around 110miles at half tank.. I have no mods to the engine at all. I replaced my spark plugs, new tranny, and seafoam.. I do have to replace my timing belt as the other one is bad.. What can i do to improve my mpg?

I drive city most of the time. And I do NOT floor the car at all. I get around 11-17 miles.. And at 17 miles, thats mainly highway.
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did you do the 100k service?
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make sure tire pressure is up to spec, maybe even go a few psi over, get rid of any unnecessary weight in the car, coast whenever possible, and accelerate slowly and smoothly.
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did you do the 100k service?
Naah.. I just hit 100k.. What is in the service?
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Water pump, timing belt, ect...
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Water pump, timing belt, ect...
Is it worth to do this kind of stuff @ the dealer? Or should i just go to a shop?
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lose some weight. i.e, go on a diet you pudgy bastard.

weight loss = more mpg.
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lose some weight. i.e, go on a diet you pudgy bastard.

weight loss = more mpg.
I dun have anything in the car when i drive except a 140lb boy.. Maybe its those 2ton textbooks i carry for skewl.
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105k service and SEAFOAM!!!
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ill give it a try
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city mileage in the TL isnt the greatest for most. There is NO miracle way to improve mileage.
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city mileage in the TL isnt the greatest for most. There is NO miracle way to improve mileage.
I know.. Im not that desperate that i need to be a hypermiler.. Those ppl are freakin crazy.. like the gas hippies.
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Checked your air filter lately?
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Checked your air filter lately?
yea.. replaced em with OEM. I do know and have been told to change my timing belt.. How much of a difference you think that'll make?
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and lets take apart your IM and TB and clean that shit too..
and seafoam?
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... I do have to replace my timing belt as the other one is bad.. What can i do to improve my mpg?....
Bad- how do you know? Cracked, or ?
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lose some weight. i.e, go on a diet you pudgy bastard.

weight loss = more mpg.


remove all lining from your trunk.
lift up the rug in your car and take out the foam under it.
remove the foam under your hood.
lose the engine cover(s)
remove your door panels and take our the foam under them.
remove any junk from your trunk (clothes, trash, papers)
remove your owners manual.
remove your spare,jack, tire iron (not recommended)
replace big box subs with shallow mount 8 inch sub in stock position.(i have no sub)
remove your cat shield
get and CAI (but dont floor it to hear the sound)
replace your exhaust with aluminum piping (beware of rust)
mount some 16 inch wheels or lightweight wheels (less than 18lbs a rim)
increase tire inflation
only run half a gas tank at all times
replace valve stem caps with plastic caps
replace OEM lugs with light weight lugs
replace heavy OEM rotors with lighter ones (drilled slotted)
remove diffusor from your headlights
get smaller, lighter mufflers
get a lighter rear sway bar
lighter strut tower bar
Some coilovers and lighter than OEM strut and springs(k sport)
get a light weight radiator
port and polish your intake, throttle body
get headers
get a pulley
carbon fiber hood
carbon fiber trunk
remove spoiler or replace with CF one
remove lip kit

More extreme:
remove your glove box
lose the backseat if you dont have kids.
replace all glass with plexi
remove airbags
strip interior
scrape off all rust proofing from under your car
get a 6 speed swap (tranny is lighter)
get forged pistons
knife edge your crank
light weight flywheel with your 6 speed
lose weight yourself
remove moon-roof and replace with carbon fiber
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^hahaha uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh DAMN
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Geez, buy a rail buggy lol...
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Im about to look into some of that though
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remove all lining from your trunk.
lift up the rug in your car and take out the foam under it.
remove the foam under your hood.
lose the engine cover(s)
remove your door panels and take our the foam under them.
remove any junk from your trunk (clothes, trash, papers)
remove your owners manual.
remove your spare,jack, tire iron (not recommended)
replace big box subs with shallow mount 8 inch sub in stock position.(i have no sub)
remove your cat shield
get and CAI (but dont floor it to hear the sound)
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mount some 16 inch wheels or lightweight wheels (less than 18lbs a rim)
increase tire inflation
only run half a gas tank at all times
replace valve stem caps with plastic caps
replace OEM lugs with light weight lugs
replace heavy OEM rotors with lighter ones (drilled slotted)
remove diffusor from your headlights
get smaller, lighter mufflers
get a lighter rear sway bar
lighter strut tower bar
Some coilovers and lighter than OEM strut and springs(k sport)
get a light weight radiator
port and polish your intake, throttle body
get headers
get a pulley
carbon fiber hood
carbon fiber trunk
remove spoiler or replace with CF one
remove lip kit

More extreme:
remove your glove box
lose the backseat if you dont have kids.
replace all glass with plexi
remove airbags
strip interior
scrape off all rust proofing from under your car
get a 6 speed swap (tranny is lighter)
get forged pistons
knife edge your crank
light weight flywheel with your 6 speed
lose weight yourself
remove moon-roof and replace with carbon fiber
someones bored
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atleast you got a job..economy got me layed off
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anyone wanna take a guess at that weight loss?!^^

dare i say 4-500 lbs?
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anyone wanna take a guess at that weight loss?!^^

dare i say 4-500 lbs?
is your avatar photoshopped...?
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I have tried changing this and that for MPG...but what made me get better was actually changing how I drive. I have a leadfoot and even when I THINK I'm being good, I'm not. I recently started scrutinizing the MPG displayed while driving and I've managed to increase by about 3mpg that way. It made me more honest with myself about my driving habits.

That being said...don't pay attention to the needle...In my RSX...I could swear to the MILE where the needle would be...(on fillup would take 37 miles for the needle to move, etc) In the TL it seems different EVERY TIME! Driving chill this time though, I have been able to hit about 160 miles at the halfway mark. Probably a 300 mile tank, I'm hoping.

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Hello all.. I own an '01 TL and this thing is giving me around 110miles at half tank.. I have no mods to the engine at all. I replaced my spark plugs, new tranny, and seafoam.. I do have to replace my timing belt as the other one is bad.. What can i do to improve my mpg?

I drive city most of the time. And I do NOT floor the car at all. I get around 11-17 miles.. And at 17 miles, thats mainly highway.
get a motorcycle.
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^^^ i know some guys with 1300's that get worse mpg then my car lol

shoulda bout a Bike a month or two ago.. bikes go on sale bigtime in the winter...
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the drop
very detective-like of you..

but yes, that was to get an idea before we dropped this past weekend... i'll have some real pics of the drop today.. actually pretty identical to the chop.

im kinna sad i dont have the adjustability i do on my accord though
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have you had an alignment and/or inspection recently? how are your tires looking?
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Buy my bike LOL i got two... 60mpg...
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have you had an alignment and/or inspection recently? how are your tires looking?
Treads about 5,000 miles. And yea they alligned.. Free alignments at Discount Tires(45$ one time fee for unlimited allignments for that set of tires only)..
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its discount tires out there its americas tire out here.... the affliated...

Speaking of that i need to get aligned I have that same thing you got. Just do some of the stuff Phee was saying
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80 miles at halfway mark

stupid stop and go traffic

but normally, i get about 18-20 mpg city which isn't bad for this car i suppose. i try to keep the revs below 2500 (before u call me a grandma i keep up with traffic just fine, thank you). and i do a lot of coasting.

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i went from 310 on a tank to 423 in two different weeks because i changed driving habits.. im at 415 at the moment with 1 notch left...

driving habits do a world of difference.. and im not a lead foot either, just accelerated slower and drove 70 rather than 80-85 on the highways...

100+ miles...
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That's what I'm talking about...reality of how "good" I'm being gets trapped somewhere between my brain perception and my right foot.
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