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Old 09-22-2007, 11:54 AM   #101
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Did a retard bomb explode on gassavers? I havent been on in about two months and this kind of crap is the first thing I see? Get a damn grip. this guy wants some help thats what this site is about. Just because he may be better off than most of us doen't mean we shouldn't offer him help. He obviously likes the car and just wants to save a lil gas whats so wrong with that? So don't tell him to do stupid things like get rid of it for a vx. It isn't like he sells crack or something.
Oh, lighten the hell up! People who want to save gas ain't supposed to have a sense of humor? If you read the thread you will see the guy got help, and if it matters, I threw in what little I know. If you wanna see super serious 24/7 turn on CNN or pick up a paper!
PS: I do like yer "retard bomb" comment. Mind if I crib that for future use?
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:25 PM   #102
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Like I said, parents got it for me. I got the S/C because it was standard on the Limited Edition.

I don't think you get where I'm coming from. I don't want to make any drastic changes, I'm just looking for a few more bucks at the pump. I tried some of those techniques on here and some from my friend mnhshockey, and am averaging 18mpg in the city over 24 miles, which is about what I get in my G20, and actually better than what I got when I had the G35. The first tank wasn't so good though haha.


It's only to be expected when you get a new toy to go throttle happy on it. 18mpg in the city is dang good tho. It's nice to see luxury cars designing their engines with gas consumption in mind. I wonder if the car doesn't have cylinder shut off when not under load? It is becoming more common.

I'd be curious to know what you can manage on the highway. Keep us updated.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:37 PM   #103
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It's only to be expected when you get a new toy to go throttle happy on it. 18mpg in the city is dang good tho. It's nice to see luxury cars designing their engines with gas consumption in mind. I wonder if the car doesn't have cylinder shut off when not under load? It is becoming more common.

I'd be curious to know what you can manage on the highway. Keep us updated.
I'm about 99% sure it doesn't have cylinder shut off since it's supercharged the vacuum created at low throttle would really bog it down.

Last night I took it out on the highway for about 10 miles at probably 60-70mph and was averaging 24mpg, which is better than my G20 can do as is. The motor is small on the Infiniti so I have to give it a few thousand RPM's just to maintain that speed, whereas in the Range I think the combination of inertia (5500 lbs w/out driver) and excellent low end torque gives it quite the upper hand!
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where's your tach at that 60-70mph? How many liters is the engine?
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:28 PM   #105
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where's your tach at that 60-70mph? How many liters is the engine?
I would have to double check but I believe its just under 2k. 4.2 L V8

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I would have to double check but I believe its just under 2k. 4.2 L V8

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Is Rover still using the old skool Buick design engine? Just wondering, 'cause I like engines, but I'm too lazy to Google.
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Is Rover still using the old skool Buick design engine? Just wondering, 'cause I like engines, but I'm too lazy to Google.
No, it's a Jaguar motor from the type S but tuned a bit for more torque.
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No, it's a Jaguar motor from the type S but tuned a bit for more torque.
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Well, obviously, I don't want to keep my car for the same reason, but for most of us with old cars, economic reasons preclude us from going out and buying new ones. However, the best we can do is get the least polluting car for the money, or drive what we're stuck with the least.
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excellent point! we should do the best we can w/the resources we have.

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no worries, i've been "blasted" because i'm not convinced global warming is caused mostly by mankind. i agree pollution is a huge issue and do my part to conserve. some views or questions may get unjustly attacked--just shake it off! best of luck in your FE endeavors.
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