Thread: Gas Mileage??
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#5: 02-12-2008, 03:29 PM
 
 unclemat
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Originally Posted by Pijanica84 View Post
Recently bought my 05 LGT 5 speed manual. I am wondering what the average mpg you guys are getting. Average miles per tank? My avg. mpg gauge that the car has is reading 16.3 right now and its about 20F here so i let her warm up for about 10 mins before driving daily. Seems like im getting horrible mpg's, this is all city by the way.
Don't idle that long. 30sec - 1 min tops!!! Idling not only wastes fuel but is also hard on engine. You get HEAPS of fuel dumped into crankcase, which dilutes the oil, lowers flashpoint and causes oil to burn easier.

Again, DO NOT idle the car, just drive gently until both coolant and oil temperature reach operating levels. Oil templ. gauge is very useful for it.

You will also improve your gas mileage.