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Old 03-07-2016, 10:27 PM   #1
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I drive a 2012 Ford Focus Sedan SE, and i have a catback exhaust system, the snorkel taken off, and a K&N drop in filter, and i was On Interstate 45 , 10 mile drive to my dads to my moms, and somehow my car MPG says it made it up to 52 MPG, is my guage broken? I was steady at 70, with occaisional letting off gas, because you know, Houston, But that seems a little too great for my car.

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Old 03-07-2016, 10:50 PM   #2
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Mine has done that a couple times but it always levels out, I even got a solid 41 mpg on a full tank of gas after I filled it up with premium 93 all hwy road trip. Hasn't happened since.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:45 AM   #3
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Did you hit reset before your 10 mile drive? I'm usually around 34 mpg city/hwy mixed in my 5spd, but if I reset on the interstate, I've seen it hit 40 mpg.
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Crazy optimal conditions could make that happen. My distance to empty has read ~500 miles on long trips.
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Did you hit reset before your 10 mile drive? I'm usually around 34 mpg city/hwy mixed in my 5spd, but if I reset on the interstate, I've seen it hit 40 mpg.
Yes, when I drive around town I get 29-34, but 53 seems a stretch on the freeway
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With the right wind and easy on throttle and premium fuel - I can believe 52 mpg @ 10mi run.

If I feather it I get 40+ on my work commute (22mi), but then I get bored and drive "normally" and it averages back to 34-35 in few days - with regular fuel and occasional wheel-spinning nonsense.
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Optimal conditions: I've seen over 60mpg over 20 miles on a fresh fill up going 40mph on the flat with no stopping.
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Okay so its not just me
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Damn. You DCT guys get way better MPGs.
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But i just use plain ole 87 gas,none of that premium nonsense
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