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cbmidi 05-31-2007 07:57 PM

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Hi I am new and tring to, find out how I can get my 97 sable to be more fuel efficent, I doubt it gets 13 MPG now, Like to double that if possible.

rh77 05-31-2007 09:19 PM

Welcome to GS
Welcome to GS :thumbup:

There's actually another member here, ELF, who has his Sable up past 30 mpg...

Check out the Garage and Gaslog: The Sable.

He may be able to provide some insight into how to tweak it and drive it.

I'd start with the usuals -- tire pressures, slow cruise speeds to less than 60, use a feedback device like the ScanGauge, etc. As you become more comfortable: aero mods, grille block, and driving style changes can help significantly.

Check out the FAQ/Stickes in the General FE Forum for ideas. If you have any questions, we're here to help :)

Best FE,


OdieTurbo 06-01-2007 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by theclencher (Post 53983)
13? There is something wrong with it, like a dragging brake or a fuel leak or ?

Yah, 13 seems low. Anyhow, welcome to the site! Lots of friendly helpful folks here! :)

SVOboy 06-01-2007 04:54 AM

Welcome to the site! I think you should be able to make that goal!

cbmidi 06-29-2007 09:44 PM

YeahI got my f e up. I started at the air filter, got a little resault so I then changed the plugs, wires, and fuel filter, and oh yeah tire pressure. I am now getting 25 miles a gallon AVG on the last 4 fill ups. The idle is a bit high though "I think" and the Check engine light is on. is there a way to manally reset the idle with out messing with the computer?

Mentalic 06-30-2007 02:26 PM

That check engine light might have something to do with your poor mileage if you have an o2 sensor going south. Lots of car parts stores will check the code for free.

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