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#51: 01-01-2013, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Almatti View Post
RDPOE, you will see that drop in MPGs with Winter Blends as POEMAN says. I see it in all the cars for some time now. But it shouldn't be that dramatic (31 down to 22)....10-15% is expected.
Originally Posted by minuccims View Post
The engine is tuned to run very rich when warming up. This may be the instantaneous drop. See if the drop lessens as the engine warms to operating temp.
Right guys, I'm crossing my fingers that this will be due to more frequent short trips during the holidays. Typically, my drive is ~48 miles round trip to work with 80% of that highway. Thus, I've been able to enjoy decent mileage.

I expected the drop to about 29 mpg with winter gas, no problem. What I wasn't expecting was the drop to 24 mpg. I really hope this evens out as I return to my normal driving habits.

As a note, all my numbers have been from calculated mileage. The car estimate is typically 1-1.3mpg higher than reality and the instantaneous mileage is a joke! Tire pressures kept at ~35/33 psi, adjusted for temp.