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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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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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Old 07-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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My 1970 Buick with the original 350 V8 got 12.5 mpg before I put in the 455! Something ain't right when a new fuel injected pushrod V8 with AFM gets the mileage that carbureted 350 had

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my avg speed is 25 mph and i only drive it about 15 miles a day.
This has something to do with it
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:54 PM   #16
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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
savage4625,

Here are some tips you can follow to maximize your Camaro's fuel economy:
  • Keep the vehicle properly maintained: The best fuel economy possible is the direct result of proper vehicle maintenance, so please be encouraged to follow the vehicle’s maintenance schedule.
  • Keep the tires properly inflated: One of the major contributors to poor fuel economy is under-inflated tires. Tires with low pressure create drag that the vehicle’s powertrain must overcome, wasting fuel.
  • Change the air filter: A vehicle that has a dirty air filter can’t efficiently draw air into the engine, forcing the engine to expend energy to "breathe" and wasting fuel in the process.
  • Use the proper oil: Oil with a higher than required viscosity will create more drag on the internal components of the engine, causing more work (especially when cold).
  • Use the recommended grade (octane) fuel: An octane rated fuel recommendation is provided in your owner’s manual. Using higher octane fuels will neither increase performance nor improve gas mileage.
Last but not least, you can find ways to improve your driving habits (I know you said you baby your vehicle):
  1. Avoid quick acceleration from a standstill and high cruising speeds on the highway.
  2. Remove unnecessary items from the trunk.
  3. Combine smaller trips
I hope that helps,

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Old 07-29-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
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I have had my L99 for 6 weeks and now have 900 miles on it, average just moved from 13 to 14mpg last week. I have not reset it yet, and have a leadfoot that won't quit.
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