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mc_acoustic 05-18-2013 11:45 PM

Bolt ons and gas mileage?
 
Just curious.

Should my milage have gotten better with bolt ons?

I have CAI intake
BBK long tube headers with hi flow cats
MRT 2
Trifecta tune.

And I am driving VERY VERY lightly not full throttle AT ALL... under 2k rpms no matter what (SO SLOW) City driving. But like I said... very very flow start (people on bikes get ahead of me quicker) And city driving is 50 km (or 30 miles an hour) I never drive in traffic hour aswell... mostly stopping at red lights.

And I am getting 18 miles to the gallon... Is this normal with boltons or is something wrong?

Mvp_Me 05-18-2013 11:59 PM

did you try to reset the gas mileage meter after all of those modz done?
mines was always at 17-18mpg and then i reset it and it shows me the correct mpg

mc_acoustic 05-19-2013 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Mvp_Me (Post 6561688)
did you try to reset the gas mileage meter after all of those modz done?
mines was always at 17-18mpg and then i reset it and it shows me the correct mpg

yes I did.

c_cook94 05-19-2013 01:59 AM

Idk man. I've had an injen CAi, tune and axle back and was getting great MPGs. I installed bbk long tubes and now MPGs went down the drain. I sent Vince a datalog but he hasn't gotten back to me. Idk what the deal is. Hopefully it's something in the tune. I've checked everything. No CEL

mc_acoustic 05-19-2013 03:04 AM

How long ago did you datalog?

I sent my datalog 10 days ago and nothing yet about it.

CamaroC-17 05-19-2013 09:39 AM

I remember I sent him a log (this was at the start of the tune craze when everything first came out ) and waited a couple months thinking he was just overloaded...nope he just missed my email

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Lil' Nasty 05-19-2013 10:34 AM

My gas mileage was bad (to me) around 20-21 but once I felt my car re learned everything, I get about 23-24 in the city now. Best I've gotten on the highway was about 30.5 with full bolt ons

TooCool5 05-19-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Lil' Nasty (Post 6562443)
My gas mileage was bad (to me) around 20-21 but once I felt my car re learned everything, I get about 23-24 in the city now. Best I've gotten on the highway was about 30.5 with full bolt ons

30 - 34 Hwy with my bolt ons.

c_cook94 05-19-2013 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by mc_acoustic (Post 6561934)
How long ago did you datalog?

I sent my datalog 10 days ago and nothing yet about it.

I sent it to him last Saturday, 8 days ago

rtcat600man 05-19-2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TooCool5 (Post 6562757)
30 - 34 Hwy with my bolt ons.

:word:

I have done 25 mile tests numerous times on the way to work in the morning. Always setting the cruise at 70 MPH. I have seen 30 - 33 + MPG every time.

Chrisco22 05-19-2013 08:55 PM

Man reading all this makes me feel like a complete dick of a driver -_-.. i average 16.2 mpg overall, and only 19 on the highway lol.. I bought the car to enjoy it, it is what it is.

mc_acoustic 05-19-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Chrisco22 (Post 6564308)
Man reading all this makes me feel like a complete dick of a driver -_-.. i average 16.2 mpg overall, and only 19 on the highway lol.. I bought the car to enjoy it, it is what it is.

Thing is, you probably drive fast and pull 0-60 a ton

I am driving like a granny just to see the milager I get and I am lucky to get 18 mpg.... something is wrong from the looks of it on my end.

htoniv 05-20-2013 01:11 AM

I average 20 aswell... id say mine is 85% highway and 10% local and 5% traffic :(

Mvp_Me 05-20-2013 01:22 AM

Car must be running rich as hell, thats all i can come up with. whenever vince gets back to you he can look at the log and lean it out if thats the main problem.

mc_acoustic 05-20-2013 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mvp_Me (Post 6565037)
Car must be running rich as hell, thats all i can come up with. whenever vince gets back to you he can look at the log and lean it out if thats the main problem.

My dad (Who has owned about 20 muscle cars in his 50 year life) said that my car was running REALLY rich. I definitely trust his word.

That being said, I am not too sure but if the car is running rich, and vince took a look at it... would my car LOSE power?

(I am probably thinking wrong but maybe running rich = better performance?.. Correct me if I am wrong... which I probably am...)

Mvp_Me 05-20-2013 07:05 AM

If you're running too rich you are losing power but running rich is way better then running lean. You want that perfect mixture of afr to get optimal performance from any vehicle.
I had a SS cobalt before the camaro and I went from sc to turbo and I was on a rich tune for three months. When I get a good tune and leaned her out I gained 70whp lol she was a beast! Don't expect that much gain from a n/a car tho, its just an example.

mc_acoustic 05-20-2013 04:55 PM

I dont know if this matters or not... but I did receive catalyst air flow p420/430 engine light codes on my car.... I cleared them and removed them from the engine with trifecta (I cleared them first then went into the menu to make sure they never come back)

Could this be the reason why the car is running rich?

Mvp_Me 05-20-2013 11:48 PM

honestly its hard to tell, i would say its all in the tune. timing, afrs and so forth.
before you over think it start by having vince overlook the tune and tell him EVERYTHING thats been going on so he can properly diagnose the problem and then go from there. the big problem is.......... getting in touch with vince.

KaBoom1701 05-21-2013 06:59 AM

MAF sensor?

mc_acoustic 05-22-2013 09:16 PM

Cleaned maf and vince sent me a new tune.

He said with the trifecta tune I am supposed to use 91+... I have 87 and always have so I might try 91 out!

Mvp_Me 05-22-2013 10:24 PM

93 would show best results. i know it can be hard filling up with 93 all the time but once you start modding like this it time for premium. like they say, you gotta play to play.

Angrybird 12 05-22-2013 10:28 PM

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mc_acoustic 05-22-2013 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Angrybird 12 (Post 6577696)
Hmmm

This made me lol at work....


One question for you guys.... Since the trifecta tune is for performance....

Would "babying" the gas pedal and driving slower be worst for gas milage?

I ask because some people have said that the tune is revolved around the fact that you would want more power... so it wouldn't use as much gas or something...

mc_acoustic 05-23-2013 09:35 AM

So vince sent me the new tune, I tuned it... drove about... hmm lets say about 50 miles just to see how it is... all city driving about 1 hour of driving...

Reset the gas milage meters and what not...

its up coming 18.5 miles to the gallon... Not bad.... but taking into the fact that I drove an average of 20 miles an hour.... should say something....

I was driving slower then the buses next to me... everyone was passing me....

Is something wrong? Is there something I can do to increase my milage? Could going to 91 octane bring it up?

rtcat600man 05-23-2013 09:59 AM

Problem is city driving. High RPM' shifts, stop and go traffic. ETC ETC

Get it our on the highway, set the cruise to 70 MPH, reset the DIC, and enjoy the 30+ MPG readings.

I see 30+ on the way into work. And close to 20 on the way home. But Itake a differant route and play a whole lot more on the way home.


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