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How many miles do you get off a full tank?Only getting 200 driving granny style!

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:21 PM   #1
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Default How many miles do you get off a full tank?Only getting 200 driving granny style!

Yes, I am getting only 200 miles off a full tank and this is while driving granny style, shifting at 2,000 rpm. A friend of mine says he gets 240 off a full tank and he has an auto, and another friend claims he gets 300 miles off his 6 speed. Why am I getting such crappy mpg?

Car has 26,000 original miles, and previous owner said he installed flowmasters.
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that doesnt sound right to me. i get 200 when i really hammer it, 240-50 driving normally, and if i push it i get 300. and i have an A4
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damn i get 200+ with a 3400 stall , 3.73 gears and a heavy right foot
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I get 300-350 if I drive strait highway, but if I drive all my miles around town I only get 200-250. That really depends on what the temperature is outside and how long I let it warm up before I start driving. I DD my car year round in Pittsburgh PA, so some mornings it will idle for 15 min before I actually start going down the road.
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I get 300-350 if I drive strait highway, but if I drive all my miles around town I only get 200-250. That really depends on what the temperature is outside and how long I let it warm up before I start driving. I DD my car year round in Pittsburgh PA, so some mornings it will idle for 15 min before I actually start going down the road.
you really don't have to let it sit to warm up. I used to do it too.

The main thing is you don't want to get on it when its not up to temp.

I just start mine up and go and by the time I make it to the highway where I may want to open it up, its already warm and I didn't waste a drop of gas letting it sit

I get about 350miles, but that's quite a bit of highway.

to the op, how low do you let your tank get before refilling? That can make a big difference. I let mine go till the light comes on or when I'm brave I'll let the line touch the red, then I fill it up all over again
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i get around 315 was more till i put the 17x11s on
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Miles per tank? MPG is what really matters.
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All city driving With 1-2 quick wot pulls a day 3.73's and 3800 stall I average about 200 miles from a full tank to when the check guages light comes on which = about 13.5 gallons used. So 200mi/13.5ga= 15mpg avg. in town for me...
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I don't even think I get 200 miles on my tank. I drive all town though. I have the M6. I thought they got better in town too.
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Put mine on the road yesterday and got 324mpg to a tank with me being A4,stall,A/C on because it was hot as hell and wide tires. Now whether those things make a difference save for the stall not sure.
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Thats odd that you have such low miles and getting that much miles. Try changing the plugs and wires maybe? I usually avg around 250-300 a tank of gas, mixed city and highway but probably 85% is city driving. I also get on it from time to time. If driving the ***** off it all the time I still avg over 200miles to the tank, and thats ALWAYS. I could fill it and go to the track and do 140-150 coming back home on the highway and ill still get a good 200-250miles.. Sometimes wrong there
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Wow, some of you are getting over 300 miles? I have never even seen those kind of numbers in my car. What could I be doing wrong or be wrong with my car?
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im not sure, I would say just try a tuneup first with the spark plugs and wires, all that good stuff. I also wanna let you know im a 1998 with 92k miles on the car. So miles don't matter if its running like it should be.
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Wow, some of you are getting over 300 miles? I have never even seen those kind of numbers in my car. What could I be doing wrong or be wrong with my car?
try driving around 70 with 95% of your driving on the highway
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try driving around 70 with 95% of your driving on the highway
In my car I get better mpg at 75 vs 70mph
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straight highway i get 300-350
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Mostly stock(catless Y, cat back, Lid, MSD wires,PP Tb, no Air System) on 2.73's I get 28 Mpg which is around 340-360 per thank.

This is with a little heavy foot action also.
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Mostly stock(catless Y, cat back, Lid, MSD wires,PP Tb, no Air System) on 2.73's I get 28 Mpg which is around 340-360 per thank.

This is with a little heavy foot action also.
340-360 is more 25ishmpg, but def not 28. I'll tell you how i calculate mine. I fill my tank. Set trip to 0 and I drive. I fill up again.

Check the pump for how many gallons you put in the 2nd time. Check the miles on the trip since the first fill up. say you came out to 312miles and you put in 12.621 gallons. 312miles/14.621gallons=21.33mpg
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i get about 19 mpg. that's about 285 miles per tank if you run it all the way to empty. i never let it go below a 1/4 tank though.

that's driving 80% city, accelerating semi-quickly all the time, short WOT pulls here and there, and in an auto
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you really don't have to let it sit to warm up. I used to do it too.

The main thing is you don't want to get on it when its not up to temp.

I just start mine up and go and by the time I make it to the highway where I may want to open it up, its already warm and I didn't waste a drop of gas letting it sit
I dont let it sit and warm up so I save the engine, I let it warm up the inside of the car because its f'in freezing outside.
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