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Old 01-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Hey, everybody

Hi, I have been interested in good mpg since I started driving, gas was only $.50 a gallon back then. ( ya I'm old) anyway this is a cool site, I finally found some people that share a common interest.
current vehicles 94 f-150...... 2000 merc sable. I have given up all hope of getting good mileage from the truck but, the merc has some potential, at least on the highway. (Stupid auto tranny). I have a scan gauge and have been messing around with fuel adds, different oils and a fuel warmer. so far my best mpg (full tank) is 34.5, Hope to learn a few new things here.
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:59 PM   #2
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:52 AM   #3
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ELF, you don't want to know how old you have to be to remember 20 cents a gallon. Good to have you here. ScanGauge wakes you up, doesn't it.

3-4 years ago I had a Sable wagon, loaded. Never got better than 25 MPG. You have made a very good improvement over that. See ya around.

Consider entering your car info in GS Garage. Also Gaslog info.
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You're getting better than my fully-loaded automatic 06 toyota matrix. those things are heavier than the fully-loaded 5speed corollas by 300 pounds or so . weird because the corolla is longer.... then again the matrix is wider and stiffer.

Anyways, i'm new here too, so nice to meet you ELF. Is your sable a GS or the LS premium model?
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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The f-150 is a 5.8 ext. cab long box 4x4 auto, really tough to get good mileage, 12.5 city 15 hwy is the norm, had a few tanks 16+ mpg, but need perfect weather and a tail wind for that.

The sable is the LS, It doesn't have all the options though. All I cared about was the nice aluminum wheels that come on the LS.
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Welcome to the board, ELF. It's good to see another GasSavers Member from the Minneapolis area! I live in the suburb of Champlin, about 8miles NW of downtown Minneapolis.
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The f-150 is a 5.8 ext. cab long box 4x4 auto, really tough to get good mileage, 12.5 city 15 hwy is the norm, had a few tanks 16+ mpg, but need perfect weather and a tail wind for that.

The sable is the LS, It doesn't have all the options though. All I cared about was the nice aluminum wheels that come on the LS.

Yep, 16mpg would be good for that truck. I'm guessing you tried tire pressure, and driving under 60mph. I guess I like a challenge. You could always aero mod it.
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Welcome ELF -

You're already a Hypermiler, in the winter. And with so many mods left to make!

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