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Old 11-16-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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Question What is your Ave Fuel per gallon on V8 LS3?

I was just out of my curiosity , the manual book says : 24 highway , 16 city .

But the highest number i got is 17.4M Per gallon even if i'm on highway :(,
17.3 (currently) maybe i don't shift it correctly?

Let me know what's yours
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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I'm getting 18.5 on average....
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #4
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My average 18 to 20.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:58 PM   #5
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My average 18 to 20.

How do i get the numbers up?? I've been trying hard but it just stuck at 17.3 for like 2 weeks now lol
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:59 PM   #6
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I was just out of my curiosity , the manual book says : 24 highway , 16 city .

But the highest number i got is 17.4M Per gallon even if i'm on highway :(,
17.3 (currently) maybe i don't shift it correctly?

Let me know what's yours
You're not cruising long enough distances in 6th gear to bring your average up any higher.

Hit the highway... cruise in 6th... then reset your "Average" and you'll briefly see your "Instant" mileage.

17 is pretty good for a mix of city & highway
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:00 PM   #7
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I get about 24 hiway and 19 city. Mileage is going to vary greatly by how you drive it, how fast you drive the hiway miles, and even what altitude you're at.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #8
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You're not cruising long enough distances in 6th gear to bring your average up any higher.

Hit the highway... cruise in 6th... then reset your "Average" and you'll briefly see your "Instant" mileage.

17 is pretty good for a mix of city & highway

How do i reset? There is a function inside the menu key?
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #9
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15.5 my commute is short (9 miles) and i love getting up to speed quickly love this car (ls3)
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:03 PM   #10
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22 on long highway trips. 18 at home but i spend a lot of time in 6th
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:03 PM   #11
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #12
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I get about 24 hiway and 19 city. Mileage is going to vary greatly by how you drive it, how fast you drive the hiway miles, and even what altitude you're at.
dang , i'm jealous lol . Does fuel grade matters? If i use 87 , will it burn it quicker? just wondering . I'm assuming everyone use 93 here?
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #13
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im getting around 17.5 to 18 around town, which isnt too bad considering i have a vector 2.5 cam install, kooks 1 7/8 headers, corsa exhaust, and roto-fab cai, and a vector dyno tune. i'm putting down 464rwhp and 420rwtq
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:05 PM   #14
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:10 PM   #15
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How do i reset? There is a function inside the menu key?
Go the the Avg Economy screen... Push & hold the button on the end of your turn signal.

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dang , i'm jealous lol . Does fuel grade matters? If i use 87 , will it burn it quicker? just wondering . I'm assuming everyone use 93 here?
If you drive an SS, you're supposed to use high octane gasoline. I've only seen 91 in my area.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:12 PM   #16
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Mileage has less to do with the way you drive... and more to do with how many times you have to "stop & go" on the way to your destination...

Red lights...
Stop signs...
Traffic...

I can cruise at 75-80mph on a 600 mile trip and get 24mpg on the highway.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:20 PM   #17
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I usually get around 16-17 MPG... got a ton of stop lights around me and my drives are usually short.

Freeway I have gotten up to 24MPG, but my average tank lasts between 250 - 300 miles. Hope this helps!
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #18
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Does cruising use more gas than driving normal on highway?
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:28 PM   #19
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #20
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I'm getting a pretty steady 15.5 to 16.5 around town, Trip to Tahoe in June it averaged about 24.5 with a high of 29.5 coming back down the mountain. I just got back from a trip to Socal and averaged 22.9 (but we kept a pretty good pace on I-5).
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:17 PM   #21
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copied from my car journal...

I use actual calculated mpg.. not the trip computer (although trip is only off by like 1-2mpg)

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Date (Start)-(End)[Total Miles, Gallons, Tank MPG, Average MPG][Tank $/Gal, Tank Total Cost]

05/16/2010 (0016)-(0239) [223 Miles, 14.54g, 15.37 MPG, 15.37 MPG] [$2.97, $43.21]
05/20/2010 (0239)-(0529) [290 Miles, 15.34g, 18.90 MPG, 17.13 MPG] [$2.93, $45.11]
05/24/2010 (0529)-(0799) [270 Miles, 15.58g, 17.32 MPG, 16.60 MPG] [$2.95, $46.12]
05/29/2010 (0799)-(1069) [270 Miles, 15.66g, 17.24 MPG, 16.58 MPG] [$2.83, $44.46]
06/04/2010 (1069)-(1292) [223 Miles, 14.40g, 15.48 MPG, 16.86 MPG] [$2.77, $40.04]
06/24/2010 (1292)-(1575) [283 Miles, 15.41g, 18.36 MPG, 17.11 MPG] [$2.87, $44.37]
07/02/2010 (1575)-(1864) [289 Miles, 15.01g, 19.25 MPG, 17.41 MPG] [$2.99, $45.04]
07/06/2010 (1864)-(2188) [324 Miles, 15.42g, 21.01 MPG, 17.86 MPG] [$2.99, $46.24]
07/13/2010 (2188)-(2483) [295 Miles, 14.53g, 20.30 MPG, 18.13 MPG] [$2.91, $42.43]
07/18/2010 (2483)-(2754) [271 Miles, 14.23g, 19.04 MPG, 18.23 MPG] [$2.97, $42.41]
07/21/2010 (2754)-(3082) [328 Miles, 15.75g, 20.82 MPG, 18.46 MPG] [$2.89, $45.67]
07/26/2010 (3082)-(3383) [301 Miles, 15.09g, 19.94 MPG, 18.59 MPG] [$2.89, $43.76]
07/30/2010 (3383)-(3587) [204 Miles, 10.50g, 19.42 MPG, 18.65 MPG] [$2.95, $31.08]
07/30/2010 (3587)-(3922) [335 Miles, 15.57g, 21.51 MPG, 18.85 MPG] [$3.35, $52.31]
08/01/2010 (3922)-(4096) [174 Miles, 08.64g, 20.13 MPG, 18.94 MPG] [$3.59, $31.11]
08/02/2010 (4096)-(4418) [322 Miles, 14.43g, 22.31 MPG, 19.15 MPG] [$2.91, $42.13]
08/06/2010 (4418)-(4772) [354 Miles, 16.30g, 21.72 MPG, 19.30 MPG] [$2.89, $47.26]
08/11/2010 (4772)-(5065) [293 Miles, 14.58g, 20.09 MPG, 19.34 MPG] [$2.95, $43.17]
08/18/2010 (5065)-(5381) [316 Miles, 15.82g, 19.97 MPG, 19.38 MPG] [$2.93, $46.52]
08/25/2010 (5381)-(5672) [291 Miles, 14.83g, 19.61 MPG, 19.39 MPG] [$2.83, $42.13]
08/30/2010 (5672)-(5944) [272 Miles, 15.07g, 18.04 MPG, 19.32 MPG] [$2.87, $43.40]
09/08/2010 (5944)-(6241) [297 Miles, 15.79g, 18.80 MPG, 19.30 MPG] [$2.77, $43.89]
09/15/2010 (6241)-(6557) [316 Miles, 16.53g, 19.12 MPG, 19.29 MPG] [$2.81, $46.60]
09/22/2010 (6557)-(6859) [302 Miles, 14.75g, 20.46 MPG, 19.34 MPG] [$2.79, $41.31]
09/29/2010 (6859)-(7139) [280 Miles, 14.44g, 19.38 MPG, 19.34 MPG] [$2.79, $40.43]
10/04/2010 (7139)-(7312) [173 Miles, 08.65g, 19.99 MPG, 19.34 MPG] [$2.79, $24.22]
10/11/2010 (7312)-(7579) [267 Miles, 13.91g, 19.19 MPG, 19.36 MPG] [$2.83, $39.50]
10/16/2010 (7579)-(7868) [289 Miles, 15.28g, 18.91 MPG, 19.35 MPG] [$2.84, $43.54]
10/22/2010 (7868)-(8158) [290 Miles, 15.47g, 18.74 MPG, 19.32 MPG] [$2.89, $44.86]
10/27/2010 (8158)-(8435) [277 Miles, 15.35g, 18.04 MPG, 19.28 MPG] [$2.89, $44.51]
11/08/2010 (8435)-(8711) [276 Miles, 14.58g, 18.93 MPG, 19.27 MPG] [$2.93, $42.85]
11/14/2010 (8711)-(8990) [279 Miles, 14.65g, 19.04 MPG, 19.26 MPG] [$2.87, $42.19]
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:22 PM   #22
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18.? to 21 till the weather temp droped now 16 to 19.
got 24 on the trip home 400 miles with my new car....then never again haha I play a little TO much some times...
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:23 PM   #23
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Does cruising use more gas than driving normal on highway?
Cruising in 6th gear is how you get the best mileage.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:27 PM   #24
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13.8 in town ... I drive it like a 4 speed, and have fun and not worry about mpg ...
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