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AaronsX Nov 18, 2011

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  1. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Just wondering what everyones MPG are at and what type of driving you get this MPG at...
    I go throught some subdivisions hittings lots of stops signs and then trying to make it to school on time so im not that easy on the pedal. Then I hit a big open road that is at 55 speed limit. Its about 3 miles in the subdivions and 4 miles on the 55mph road one way to school, 5 days a week. Other than that I do city driving so I hit stop signs and stop lights, then weekend traffic is awful! This past week I have passed 2 people on the way to school because they were going 40 in a 55 so that made my MPg drop some... But here it is ::drumroll please::

    11mpg! :concern: Yup...I have calculated it before and got 13mgp...this really pisses me off. I know I did not buy my Xterra for the mpg but still come on they advertise it getting 16/18??

    Oh and im only running a pml...this is why im about to lower my front back down and see if it gets better.
     
  2. Xterradude05

    Xterradude05 Wheeling Founding Member

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    Wow.... That is crazy dude. I thought my gas millage was bad but I don't feel so bad now averaging about 17.. With everything considering (4-wheel drive, obsession with driving fast) i guess I'm coming out good. Might just wanna try tuning it up bro because that's worse than a full size suburban.
     
  3. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Yup...Heres what I did. Put $30 in last weekend it got me to about 3/4 full... I drove all this week (156 miles) took me to above 1/4. I filled up til the pump stopped. It used 14.9 gallons...
    Take 156 divided by 14.9 and you actually get 10.5
    Ridiculous....

    Im going to slow it down this next week and a half and see if I get any better milage...or there may be change coming in the future.
     
  4. Cyclemut

    Cyclemut Wheeling Founding Member

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    Aaron, you need to check your tune dude! Timing, clean your MAF, check/replace your plugs, check your cap and rotor, keep the A/C off (remember, even the defrost mode will turn your A/C on) and lay off the jack rabbit starts.

    On long trips, we're getting 22mpg, but that's doing 75-80mph on the interstate, A/C on from Denver to Amarillo and back. In my '05, I got upwards of 27mpg if I didn't lay on the throttle and used cruise most of the way at a lower speed (70-75mph).
     
  5. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Im pretty sure my radiator has a crack and is leaking but not dripping on the pavement. But that shouldnt matter
     
  6. Rons04x

    Rons04x Bought an X Founding Member

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    I think im getting ~11-14 mpg it pretty bad i fill up once a week, since i drive 30mins to work/school everyday. The lift and tires arent helping either.
     
  7. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I avg 13MPG.. But Im due for a tune up too...
     
  8. TheFauxFox

    TheFauxFox Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Eh, I haven't done a tune up in a while either. I average about 17-18.5 depending on where I"m going. I travel home once every few weeks (230 miles), which is about 30min of city driving just to get to the interstate. Tack on another 20-50 miles of campus driving and I still average closer to 17.5. When I travel on the interstate, I usually keep it around 67 since there is really no reason for me to speed home late at night.
     
  9. NismoFire

    NismoFire Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    15.7 on the last 3 tanks. I've got a 5spd 4x4 2002.

    I have city driving every day for about 5 miles, then another 9 miles of highway/interstate. On the way home from work, I drive ALL interstate to avoid rush hour traffic in the city..that route is an extra 2 miles, so 16 miles total on the way home.
     
  10. Xterraforce

    Xterraforce <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Am I reading this right? Looks like you started with 3/4 tank then used how much it took to get back to a FULL tank after driving. If so, there's your problem. That would make it seem like you burned 1/4 tank more than you actually did.

    Anyway, I normally get 14.5 MPG during the week. I drive 11.5 miles each way for work and have ten traffic lights. I also go up a mountain on a very curvy two lane road on the way home, but some of the extra fuel burned going up must surely be saved going back down.
     
  11. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Man, I thought I got bad mileage. A full tank on the freeway gets me an average of 17.5 MPG. Now I consider myself Lucky.
     
  12. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Ok ok ok im the idiot here....xterraforce is correct. Im pretty sure I did not fill up all the way the first time....so there is my problem. I will report back in about a week or 2 with the Ccorrect mpg. MY BAD :punch:
     
  13. chuckamazuk

    chuckamazuk First Fill-Up (of many) Founding Member

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    I just drove my X to Chicago and back; I averaged 14.9mpg.
     
  14. Ricel

    Ricel Wheeling Founding Member

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    Last two tanks of highway only driving are around 13.5... Welcome back winter.

    Thats after new cap rotor plugs wires and seafoam.

    Am throwing a SES light for large vaccume leak...
     
  15. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    I'm guessing mine will be about 14-16
     
  16. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Alas! I filled up today! my needle said just a hair below half a tank but yet it took $42 to fill up lol. Then the needle goes way above the Full mark. But I calculated it and it came out to..........

    A Whopping 15 MPG!!!
     
  17. Xterraforce

    Xterraforce <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Sounds about right. Not exactly going to win any fuel economy awards but it's a lot better than what you thought it was last time.
     
  18. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Yeah and I've stayed off the gas pedal all week and going down hills sometimes i throw it into N.
     
  19. JGBimle

    JGBimle Bought an X Founding Member

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    13.1...
     
  20. xearth

    xearth Wheeling Founding Member

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    I'm rolling between 12.5-15.8 for the last few fill ups
     
  21. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    I just filled up with ethanol-free gas to see if I can see how much it will increase my mileage, I will post here with my results next weekend.
     
  22. Xterraforce

    Xterraforce <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Cool. I'm interested to see how it turns out. On one of my motorcycles it makes a 5mpg difference. That's the only thing I've tried it on though. I figured it averaging four tanks of each. Another thing to consider is if your area uses a different fuel blend for summer versus winter. They do here and my '91 240SX gets a consistent 28mpg on the summer blend and 24mpg on the winter blend. The first year I owned it I though it was due to the colder weather then I found out about the different blends. Sure enough, the next winter we had a couple of weeks of way above normal temps and it didn't help the fuel mileage one bit.

    I haven't tried any experiments with the Xterra but now I'm wondering about something. This year and last I took trips to Florida in November. Both times I used less fuel on the return trip back to TN and couldn't figure why. Now I'm wondering if it could be because when I fill up before leaving central Florida I'm getting the same blend as we have in the summer. Hmm...
     
  23. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Update: I have noticed a definite increase in power and octane ping/rattle is completely gone. To fill up it took $59 from empty with the gas light on. I may have to refill cause my wife enjoyed the new power and lead-footed her way around town. Silly wifey.

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  24. I try to use ethanol-free gas all of the time. It nets much better mileage with my 2nd gen. It's also better for the engine.
     
  25. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    So far I'm loving it. Have you been able to calculate the difference between fuels? I am curious as to exactly how much it helps. I don't have extra dough to dump in the tank, but if it can be justified. . .

    Thanks for the addition Ryan.

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  26. I run about 15 mpg with the 10% ethanol gas. I can do 19 mpg with the ethanol free gas. Ethanol free gas cost 10 cents more per gallon. A full tank for me is 21 gallons meaning that each ethanol-free tank cost $2.10 more than the 10% ethanol tank, however I get ~80 more miles in an ethanol free tank. To do the same mileage for a 10% ethanol tank, I would need to purchase an additional 5.33 repeating gallons. Which means that as long as gas stays above $0.39 a gallon (which I assume it will), the ethanol saves me around $14 a tank.
     
  27. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Outstanding! Thanks for sharing Ryan. Sadly, around here ethenol-free gas is ~$0.50 more than the ethenol counterpart. I have been tracking stations that sell it, they are all expensive.

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  28. It's because you are in Mississippi...the dirty south. haha
     
  29. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Lol. Home of the dirty shamoo.

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  30. Skisnokc

    Skisnokc Test Drive Founding Member

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    we just drove to Kansas City & back running 78-80 mph in the notorious Okla wind we averaged 15.2. I'd like to see a bit better but she is bone stock so maybe a drop in k&n & the resonator delete might help a bit, but of course that ethanol blend sh!% that passes for gas these days doesn't help either
     
  31. Roadwarrior

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    Probably in class..
    As of recently I have been averaging 17-18 mpg, but that is because I am in the college kid mode, with no jack rabbit starts, no drag racing, and being smart when yo put the AC on, or have the windows down.. 55 mph is the threshold that you change over Windows down < 55 < AC. I also don't drive much, other than home, which is an 80 mile haul there and an 80 mile back.. but filling up in Boone and then driving home, I have averaged 17 mpg.. which I am beyond happy with..
     
  32. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    Ok, we got about 210 miles from that tank of non-ethenol fuel, BUT it was all in-town driving and my wife admitted having more of a lead-foot than usual. Considering I get 250 miles per tank of ethenol-enriched gas on long freeway trips, I am probably getting slightly better mileage on the non-ethenol fuel. I will go through a couple more tanks to really get a good idea of the difference.
     
  33. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    I'm in the 10mpg range right now.. I have a badly cracked exhost mani and I think it's killed my mpgs


    Sent from my iPhone that doesn't crash like the android did...
     
  34. AbuseTheElderly

    AbuseTheElderly <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    I would gladly trade X's if you want Dave! I'll take 10mpg if it comes with all your mods.
     
  35. CMD

    CMD Bought an X Founding Member

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    I get an average of 250-280 per tank. So I guess an average of 16-17
     
  36. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Filled up today at speedway instead of the bad kroger gas haha going to see if I get any better results.
     
  37. TheFauxFox

    TheFauxFox Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    After my PML, I still got about 18mpg with a bad alignment on my way back home.
     
  38. buttsy

    buttsy Test Drive Founding Member

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    What makes you think you have a Rad leak? Make sure there's no Coolant in your oil?
     
  39. AaronsX

    AaronsX Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    But now that the weather has turned cold it has stopped leaking.
     
  40. buttsy

    buttsy Test Drive Founding Member

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    Phew, but also not phew... Head Gasket WOULD conveniently explain your MPG problem
     

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