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Old 06-28-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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First and foremost, i have to say that i love my car, but one thing is starting to piss me off now. Gas milage. I have a 2LT/RS M6 for those who dont know, and have about 700 km on it (Canadian Car). About 15km were highway. This car is honestly reading 16 L/100km! And thats me shifting 98% of the time just before 3000 rpm. Ocassionally taking it to 4000. Im driving her slow and im getting this reading and now my car is sitting on the driveway. I havent broken her in yet, but after break in, im going to be pushing her hard, and im afraid to see what its going to read. The Challenger RT i was in last time which was being ran VERY hard, read 19L/100km. And thats a 5.7 hemi.
Is anyone else getting very bad milage out of their v6?
16L is just ridiculous and im afraid what it will be after break in, remember, this car has never been past 4000 rpm and i literly shift between 2-3000 rpm.
Can my car just be an odd gas guzzler or are they all like this?
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:09 PM   #2
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Check this thing. The plug that goes into the air intake after the filter. Make sure it is plugged in. I unplugged mine last night and plugged it back in to make sure it was good and tight and my car got peepier and gas milage driving around today went up around 4 miles per gallon.

It is the air sensor.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:18 PM   #3
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thanks alot scott, i will check mine
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #4
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hey scot how do you pull it out?
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:21 PM   #5
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for the first 500 miles i put on the car i got 16.4 mpg, and I've got 1000 on her now and have been getting 21.5.
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:39 PM   #6
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Pink, is that city and highway mixed? If its purely city, are you pushing her hard?
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #7
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just did the conversion, my car is doing 14.7 mpg pure city and only shifting below 3000 rpm, isnt that oddly low?
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Old 06-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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Yes, I have been driving my car fairly hard. When i take off from a redlight I always go over 3000 rpms. My trip to work everyday is 15 miles, for the first 7 miles or so it's highway then its redlight after redlight. So i guess about 50/50 hwy-city.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:05 PM   #9
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man that's seriously low!!!
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converted its 14.7 mpg. All city, and shifting before 3000 rpm 98% of the time. The car only has 700 clicks but i dont think break in has anything to do with it, for the first 400 clicks the car was getting between 14-15l/100km, 15.6 -16.8 mgp, now its gotten worse with the same driving. I think my car might have somthing wrong with it
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:13 PM   #11
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take it in!! If you're shifting before 3000 rpms you should be getting better mpgs than that.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:18 PM   #12
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Dennis, your car isn't even broken in. Wait until you have 2,500 kms on it.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #13
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but its getting worse, i did take that into consideration until i saw my cars fuel economy going downhill with more km on it.
Hylton, when did your car start getting better on gas?
And just a side note question, everyone is telling me that after 1000 km, that its ok to drive her hard, should i wait till 2500km?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:29 PM   #14
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but its getting worse, i did take that into consideration until i saw my cars fuel economy going downhill with more km on it.
Hylton, when did your car start getting better on gas?
And just a side note question, everyone is telling me that after 1000 km, that its ok to drive her hard, should i wait till 2500km?
You are nowhere near being broken in yet. At 1,000 kms, I increased the load and RPM on the engine but no balls to the wall activity. Have some patience and take it on a long drive somewhere.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #15
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will do. I still think that its a little too bad mpg for break in
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:55 PM   #16
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iv been driving all city maybe 30-40 km highway it has about 270km on it and im getting about 12.8L/100km
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:08 PM   #17
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for the first 500 miles i put on the car i got 16.4 mpg, and I've got 1000 on her now and have been getting 21.5.
Damn, that's crazy
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:27 PM   #18
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Got 360 miles on it. 3 days, Avg. 22.4 city and highway. Still breaking it in.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:38 PM   #19
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I don't know if its good or bad for it being so low TJ. I'll just say I'm getting 21 to 22 so far with less than 500 miles on it. 60% highway
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:41 PM   #20
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mine is just reading 16.3 now. Im going to take it in. There has to be somthing wrong.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:42 PM   #21
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francone, is yours a manual or auto?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:06 AM   #22
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Are you using the AVG MPG in the DIC or based on your own calculations. My first 200 miles the DIC was reading 16.5 MPG, so I reset it and since then its been between 20-22 MPG.
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Are you using the AVG MPG in the DIC or based on your own calculations. My first 200 miles the DIC was reading 16.5 MPG, so I reset it and since then its been between 20-22 MPG.
Good point! Dennis, sometimes you have to play with your DIC to be happy...
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Good point! Dennis, sometimes you have to play with your DIC to be happy...
Maybe Megan Fox or Isabel Lucas could reset your DIC for you.

BTW, I did reset my avg fuel soon after I picked it up. Come to think of it, I think it might have been low as well and I thought I'd reset to see if it changed. Give that a shot definitely.

I won't know for sure what mine is until my next fill up. I will calculate it then.

Don't let your DIC miss-lead you.

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Keep in mind that the average economy feature also takes into account your idle time, so if you're sitting in your car a lot playing with things, or showing it off, you are getting 0.00 mpg (or l/km or however you northerners rate yours...). Try resetting it after the "new" wares off and you spend most of your time actually driving.
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