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Old 10-19-2003, 06:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation Intake = Bad Gas Milage?

Hey Everyone,
I have added a short Ram Air Intake to my 2.0 Zetec, ever since then I seemed to have lost about 10-15 mpg. The Oxygen sensor is still in place, and there are no check engine lights on in the car. Anyone else experiencing this problem? Or have any solutions?


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Old 10-19-2003, 06:57 PM   #2
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10 - 15 mpg as you are getting about that many miles to the gallon ? Maybe you are losing that many per tank right ? If its true its due to the fact that in traffic the air the engine is taking in is really hot.
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Old 10-19-2003, 07:06 PM   #3
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or it's because the intake is louder and it's fun to let the RPMs get higher so you can hear you engine. it's all about driving style.
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Maybe you got a little case lead foot....
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Old 10-22-2003, 09:03 AM   #5
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When I put in my mass air, I had the same problem. Its because I liked the new sound and power... I fixed that problem by buying a CAI, same gas problem, MORE POWER!
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you might like the way it sounds so you rev it up more than usual making your gas go away. i didnt have the gas problem till i put in the cam gears then my gas went to hell.
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CAI? what do you mean ZIM? Sorry Im horrible with abbreviations.
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CAI? what do you mean ZIM? Sorry Im horrible with abbreviations.
CAI=Cold Air Intake
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if you have an oxygen sensor in your intake you have a problem...you have your IAT and MAF. not oxygen sensor. but for you to lose gas milage...either you drive like a nut case, horrible w/ match or the little people r stealing gas from your tank.
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yes. cold air good.
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