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Old 03-21-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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1000 Miles On two Tanks (Average Speed 71 MPH)

Well...... Almost Two Fills aswell LOL Had to put a gallon in after running out of gas at 496 Miles!!!

Thanks for the Picture... and the Thumb


Moved up to North MD this week and here are my awesome results.

Total Trip 988.8 Miles
Total Driving Time 13:49:34
Average MPG 39.6 First Tank (regular)- 40.4 Second Tank (93 Octane 2 Traffic Limited)

Mods: 2.0 Duratec Obx Headers (Yes they fit...) with Custom 2.5" Flex Pipe (No Catalytic Converter) 2.5" Borla Exhaust. Removed K&N CAI (the one ive been testing) for stock Box and K&N Drop in. H&R 1.5" Lowering springs. Gapped Spark Plugs .060 instead of .044.

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With Premium 93 Octane I was running 75+ at 41+ MPG which is Much higher then 40.4 on regular at 73 mph. Premium Only for me Now!

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #2
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Thats awesome dude! Now if only everyone would get rid of their Priuses and get one of these! the world would be set. lol
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Too bad you had to violate Federal and State law to do so....
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #4
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Hi, as seen on the pictures, you have almost 6000 miles on the car. Have your
consumption always been that high? How many miles before it gets that high? Mine has almost 2000 miles and I have been averaging 27.0 mpg with regular gas.
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Too bad you had to violate Federal and State law to do so....
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #6
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wat?
It's technically illegal to install an aftermarket catylast which does not meet the EPA's approval, this also goes on to state that the installation of a non certified catalyst is equivilent to a direct and willful violation of the clean air act. "The installation of non-complying converters by a named party will be considered
a violation of section 203(a)(3) of the Clean Air Act, and the violator may be subject to a civil
penalty of up to $25,000 for each improper installation." I believe that this also applies to removing the catalytic converters as well. If you don't live in a state with vehicle inspections you might get away with it, unless some one were to report you, but this is still in violation of the law.

There is also specifically a $2500 fine for removing, installing the wrong converter, tampering, or otherwise damaging the catalyst on a car no matter if it was done by a shop, or in your own garage.

source: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/factshts/catcvrts.pdf
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If you don't live in a state with vehicle inspections you might get away with it....
Not only does MD do emissions testing they are also one of the 12 states that have adopted the CARB standards. He's gonna have issues....
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So its normal that I am consuming 27mpg now and I should expect it to increase as I get mileage?
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That is nuts. Wonder how much the mods helped, our cars likely run rich from the factory.

I'm not interested in I/E but I kinda want to regap the plugs for sake.

Where in MD? I am a MDer, welcome.
The warm weather has really opened up the MPG's for me. A 70mph cruise got me 35 mpg in the winter, and now the same 70 mph gets me 40-41 mpg. I have almost 9000 miles on the clock now as well. City is now 33mpg under light acceleration...

And whats-his-face wants to trade in a focus for a Prius C? what a waste.
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It has gradually gone up but the biggest gas mileage adders were modifying the exhaust system. Full Race systems open it up so much that i went from 31-32 at 75 to 40+
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It has gradually gone up but the biggest gas mileage adders were modifying the exhaust system. Full Race systems open it up so much that i went from 31-32 at 75 to 40+
I have been averaging 38 - 40 MPG commuting in 60/40 traffic on regular. Not so sure your mileage is so great.
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