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Old 09-07-2006, 02:56 PM   #1
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Hi guys, any suggestions for FE modifications that would help a 1998 Plymouth Neon, Auto Tranny?

Not sure what current MPG is on it. I would guess somewhere near the factory specs: 29/38 MPG

I'd LOVE to get it to 40/50.
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Old 09-07-2006, 03:24 PM   #2
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Hi. I think your the first neon owner on the site. First thing you should do is start tracking your mpg. Fill the tank till it clicks every time you full you tank then divide miles by the gallons.


This thread contains all sorts of information (It might be a bit overwhelming).

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=1088

50 in an auto will be very hard to do. Not impossible but very hard.
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Old 09-07-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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Get a scangauge from scangauge.com Slow down to the speed limit. Track every mile you drive.
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Old 09-07-2006, 06:22 PM   #4
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Welcome!

Welcome to GS!

Get some way to see instant FE -- if the SG-2 is too expensive, get something to show your air/fuel ratio versus how hard you're pressing the gas pedal (seat-of pants maybe) and you have a cheapo version. Otherwise, 99% of us here swear by the ScanGauge. The other 1% owns SUVs, so they left

As mentioned, over-inflate your tires, slow down (keep it under 60 mph if possible), coast as much as possible and...

Ask us any questions you might have.

Good luck, and Happy FE-ing

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Old 09-07-2006, 06:48 PM   #5
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Swap in a manual box. If it's anything like my cars, that ought to be good for 10+ mpg.
That would be my thoughts too. Otherwise, figure out a way to drive that A/T at the max efficiency. If you can, you're far better than I.
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Old 09-07-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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More MPG?

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Hi guys, any suggestions for FE modifications that would help a 1998 Plymouth Neon, Auto Tranny?

Not sure what current MPG is on it. I would guess somewhere near the factory specs: 29/38 MPG

I'd LOVE to get it to 40/50.
You might think about modifying (chemically) that slop they call pump gasoline! I heard a neat term for this stuff..."government gas". LOL! Why not? Gives us something else to ***** at! -TH
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:44 AM   #7
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i had a 96 plymouth breeze 2.0 L engine with manual trans, i routinely got 23-27 mpg mixed driving.
as far as i am concerned, it got rotten mileage for the size of the engine even though i wasnt' trying to get good fe.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:25 AM   #8
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It's a damned shame they replaced it with the Caliber. That car was light, nimble, efficient, and tore it UP on the autocross track. Freakin car companies anyhow.

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i think the caliber is a pretty practical vehicle, it's a small car that you can pack a tonne of crap in it and it isn't an suv.
you can probably do without the 2.4 L engine, but i think chrysler got it right with the caliber.
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yeah, it's not to my tastes either, but i think it is a smarter vehicle than the big 3 normally come up with.
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