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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:15 pm

occasional demons wrote:If the engine is not getting to temp, 15 mpg is going to be pretty average for short stop and go trips. the 41te won't go into overdrive until the engine is warm.

The GF's Sundance Duster (3.0 V6) only averaged 9 to 10 mpg when she worked local. I kept telling her to take the bypass to work, so it would at least get up to highway speeds, and probably up to temp.
I have decided that this is the best answer as to why I'm only getting 150 per tank, i only drive 6 mins to work and 6 back

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:57 pm

That would certainly be a big part of it. You should at least take it out once a week and drive a good 20 to 30 miles, to keep the engine from getting gunked up.
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Post by neongirl87 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:15 am

Yeah, i usually travel farther on the weekends, and get it on the highway

150 just doesn't seem good to me, but again i fill up with 20-25 bucks

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Post by chip0wa » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:11 am

02 w/ Manual trans, average 35 on 100% highway commute if I can keep it at 65. Traveling at 75 is 30mpg

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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:37 pm

I barely got 200 miles this last fill up, that still doesn't seem right at 17$ at 1.89$

I was reading around and I see that it's bad for the engines if it's only used on short trips and that it's just as bad as putting it through stop and go traffic

so because i only drive my neon a total of 10 miles/20 minutes daily it's causing it's bad performance?

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:59 pm

10 miles should be enough to get it to operating temp in moderate weather. My commute to work is 16 miles/25 to 30 minutes, and I can still get ~300 miles from full to 1/4 tank.
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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:18 am

Still Only Getting 200 per tank! That's 100 Miles LESS than most of yalls replies!!

Everything Is Pretty Much New In This Car, I Just Dont Get It

I'm really starting to think its just because the car is only driven a total of 20 minutes/16-18 Miles round trip a day

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Post by Haganracing » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:33 pm

I used to get around 200 miles per tank when I was tuned and running more boost. Got around 22mpg.

Now that I'm back to stock, I'm getting around 260mpg and 27mpg
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Post by neongirl87 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:41 pm

any more ideas of what it could be guys?

I'm telling you, this car is brand new!

i have replaced everything you can think of

filters, sensors, plugs, etc...........

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Post by NickKo » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:47 pm

neongirl87 wrote:any more ideas of what it could be guys?

I'm telling you, this car is brand new!

i have replaced everything you can think of

filters, sensors, plugs, etc...........
Be sure to stay on top of TIRE PRESSURE !! :!:
Neons are sensitive to improper tire pressure.

If you're driving around on tires that are down to, let's say, 20PSI, that is too low.... Even if they don't look like they are.

Note :
Overfilling tires, will lead to premature tire wear in the center of the tire tread.
Pay attention to the Max PSI, listed on the tire sidewall.
( I am not advocating filling the tires to the MAX psi, but it will give you a guideline.)

If you don't have a tire gauge.... It is a good idea to invest in one.


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Post by akirony » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:25 pm

neongirl87 wrote:Still Only Getting 200 per tank! That's 100 Miles LESS than most of yalls replies!!

Everything Is Pretty Much New In This Car, I Just Dont Get It

I'm really starting to think its just because the car is only driven a total of 20 minutes/16-18 Miles round trip a day
I think that's your only problem here. My buddy was experiencing everything as you. I had him read this entire topic post. The next week he got +300 trip full to E. He'd just switched jobs to somewhere in Irving from Garland. He used to work 5mins from home.
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Post by neongirl87 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:41 pm

akirony wrote:
neongirl87 wrote:Still Only Getting 200 per tank! That's 100 Miles LESS than most of yalls replies!!

Everything Is Pretty Much New In This Car, I Just Dont Get It

I'm really starting to think its just because the car is only driven a total of 20 minutes/16-18 Miles round trip a day
I think that's your only problem here. My buddy was experiencing everything as you. I had him read this entire topic post. The next week he got +300 trip full to E. He'd just switched jobs to somewhere in Irving from Garland. He used to work 5mins from home.
Yeah, because I keep my tires at pressure all the time, and are new tires as well

well that sucks, but oh well can't complain at 15$ to fill up from E

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Post by acer54 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:14 am

I'm averaging about 30 mpg per tank full :lol:

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Post by I love my neon » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:35 pm

I average about 230 Miles per tank. I drive alot and have large evap leak and small evap leak codes also. But they have been on the car since i got it over 12k miles ago. Cant complain with how I drive and with an ATx
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Post by trojmn » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:02 am

I read through this thread and I think maybe my miles per tank calculator needs to be re-calibrated? Ive tried entering all the irrelevant information that i have and I keep getting back vague numbers that make it impossible to compare the avg rate of fuel consumption of my current tank of gas with any previous tank or even with what other people are getting. I'm pretty sure its something with car because last week I filled up for $22 and today it was $28 even though Ive only been over 100MPH twice today. I'm sick of spending all this money on gas do you think there is a part that i can spend more money on to fix it?
I love my neon wrote:I average about 230 Miles per tank... Cant complain with how I drive and with an ATx
no that doesn't sound right at all, sure you can. Try, don't be a quitter.

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Post by I love my neon » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:33 pm

Well I'm sure if I fixed those two things it would help a bit, I'm waiting for the temps to heat up as I don't have a garage to work on the car . I have a intake sitting waiting to be put in so That may help with some better air flow.. I'd rather not fix the Evap leaks though as It doesn't effect how I drive(gas is cheap I'm used to paying up to $70.00 for a full tank when gas was High and even with lower prices $48 on my other car) and I could use the money towards other things for it.
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