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Old 07-29-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
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Really low mpg

Ok only had car about 2 weeks and am only getting 12.5 mpg and dont have a heavy foot by any means actually i baby the crap out of it. It is a 2010 2ss. Is this normal and if not what can i do the fix it? I have seen things about doing a reset on here and also the type of gas? Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Yea that's pretty low. Especially for the automatic with AFM. Can't speak much for babying it lol, but I drive mine pretty hard and get about 15 - 17 around town.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #3
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It goes without saying, i hope you're using premium gas. that will improve MPG.

and yeah, that is quite low. I have quite the heavy foot and i'm getting ~18MPG with most of my time spent driving in the city.

my MPG did increase a tad after doing the Fuse Pull. Should reset your fuel map. this is crucial for a 2010 SS auto IMO--they're usually the models that have this problem.. You'll notice a difference.

really easy to do. here's the instructions
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:49 AM   #4
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Get a V6
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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before I started modding my L99, on the hwy, I would easily get 25-28 mpg. Now with the SC, I get 22 mpg.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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Get it checked out.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #7
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Ya I'd probably get it checked out. I have an L99 and I usually drive it pretty aggressively and my DIC says I'm around 17.5 mpg....and my AFM is disabled.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:39 PM   #8
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All depends on your definition of city driving - what is your average speed on the DIC?

I do all city driving, and my average speeds never gets over 15mph, with lots of start/stop traffic. I have a v6 and never get more then 15mpg.

For me its not the cars fault, its the kind of driving I do.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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Wow thats low I have a ZL1 and still in break in process and im even avg 17 mpg.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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my avg speed is 25 mph and i only drive it about 15 miles a day.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:05 PM   #11
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Press and hold the reset button on the directional signal stick (left side if you're sitting in the driver seat). Let the system reset the average mpg. Drive it for a week. See what happens.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:53 PM   #12
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I have a V6 and I got pretty bad mileage, too. At first. Over time, it drastically improved. I'm guessing the same will happen for you once the motor breaks in. I agree with Hannibal. After a while, resetting the meter definitely showed improvements for me.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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Drive 65 mph on the highway and don't let it idle too long. If its still an issue, take it in the shop.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #14
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I feel your pain man, I DD my SS in southern cali, and with traffic here, I'm generally in the 12.5-13.5 mpg range, but then I get some open tarmac, punch it and have zero regrets.
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