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Old 05-16-2009, 11:15 PM   #51
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MY 4th Gen SS was at about 7000 km when she started to pick up power and milage improved markedly !! My 2007 "New Style" Silverado was at abotu 11,000 (yes 11 thousand) Km when it broke in. It depends on alot of variables. Where you engine parts fit tolerances were at, driving, actual tolerances on engine part fitment, type of gas, oil change , for example if you use synthetic from day one iy may never improve cause synthetic oil is so good at lubrication the rings just do not wear. I allways use regular oil for a couple of changes till I feel the break in.......belive me you feel it, it's liek you were just draggin ass for weeks or months cause you dont sleep well or whatever then all od a sudden you feel like a million !!!! You can feel the pick up in power and the milage improvements ! So if you dont have a feel for it you may never notice anything except better MPG ! In that case you have to keep good records or trust the DIC !!

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:59 PM   #52
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Scott -- mileage always improves with time.......as you put more miles on the car......


(......and by the way -- weren't YOU the guy that wrote us wanting to know about breaking the rear tires loose? I don't know how many times you tried that, but I guarantee you that this drops gas mileage!!!

........plus, let's face it -- the Camaro just BEGS to be driven at full throttle from a standstill!!!....) (not that I'm saying you should do that.............)
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:30 AM   #53
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Not quite a full tank thru #8115 yet.
The DIC is telling me 13.9 mpg. And YES
I have been getting on it quite a bit.
Only about 10% has been highway driving.

I would imagine the numbers should go up
pretty far.

The question I am wanting to know about is this

It has been said that the engine is set to "run rich"
during break in. Will the computer automatically
change the mix over time or is it something we have to do?
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:49 AM   #54
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THOR has averaged 20mpg over 8,000 miles -

No -- I'm not kidding.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:49 AM   #55
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THOR has averaged 20mpg over 8,000 miles -

No -- I'm not kidding.
Not bad Scott, is it improving since the first couple thousand?
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:48 AM   #56
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THOR has averaged 20mpg over 8,000 miles -

No -- I'm not kidding.
8,000 miles ? Great Scott !!

Do you sleep in Thor?

Do the front seats fully recline or do you put the back seat down and your feet in the trunk. Tell me you keep pillows and blankets in the trunk... lol
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:07 AM   #57
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I am just wondering, on the highway with me varying speeds to the movie theater the over night only got 20MPG.

In town getting like 13-15MPG. She just hit 500 miles this morning. I sure hope it picks up some, this is worse than I thought it would be.
It should be doing better than that. My Shelby GT500 averages 15 to 16 around town and on Hywy 231 at 65 mph the computer is showing 22.4 mpg.

The sticker states 14 (expected range 11 to 17) and 20 (expected range 16 to 24)

I certainly hope my new camaro will do better that the GT 500. The mileage should be there when we are not horsing around. Someone already metioned mixture, how does the tail pipe look. Also check your tire pressure I keep mine right on spec. The car has 2,300 miles on it.
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