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Alright, you guys, here's the deal: I bought my car just about a year ago. I consistently get about 280 miles before the empty light comes on, mixed city and highway driving. Some of the other posts around here lead me to believe that I should be getting higher mileage from my motor. What are some possible problems I might have? I've been getting the same mileage since I bought the car. It runs fine, pulls great, etc.

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Bro, I get 260 before the light.
These cars belong to satan.


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damn the best i get is 220 per tank iv changed plugs wires cap and roter cleaned the tb and thats as good as it gets for me any suggestions
 

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Thanks, guys; if I'm getting about average that's cool. Anybody else want to chip in?
 

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i fill up around 275-290 miles, and usually am able to pump in around 9-10 gallons, depending on whether i ran the a/c that week or not.

for the past month, i've been hovering around 31mpg, but last week dropped to 28mpg cuz i had my a/c on due to the heat wave in jersey.

suggestions to improve mileage: clean TB, new plugs, wires, distributor cap/rotor, new air filter, oil change, tires with less rolling resistance, fuel injector cleaner, a wax (less wind resistance! just kiddin...), and most importantly, don't drive like speed racer!

good luck bro

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I went 327 miles on 10.5 gallons with my last tank- 31 mpg. Stock (except for K&N filter) '94 with 179,000 miles on it. Most I've ever been on one tank is 430 miles (all highway). I generally get at least 300 miles per tank in the summer with mixed driving.
 

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Last week I got 26.5 mpg, probably 80% around town with the A/C on (heat index of 115 on Friday!!!!) Strictly highway driving I get about 30-31 with the A/C on and as high as 33 without A/C running. This is with a JWT ECU and 93 octane. Best mileage I had ever had before was 30 mpg.

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i know mine's a little low compared to average (especially when you consider that i dont speed) but jlequipment you are getting DICKED. take it to a dealer
 
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I get 30-32 mpg or 300 miles on 9.5 gallons. Mostly highway. You guys should be getting better mileage unless you are driving crazy.. I'll tell you I put my foot down and shift at 5-6 a few times to and from work so go figure. Also at 110k my car has original 02, wires, cap or rotors. I am changing them anyway though.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by andymainer:
Also at 110k my car has original 02, wires, cap or rotors. I am changing them anyway though.</font>
I hope nothing changes for you after the tune-up!!


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Very Funny 94, Good point too. The reason for the tune up is becasue one day after i let the car sit for 3 days it gave me a hard time starting. So figured I'd be proactive and tune her up before I find myself F'd in the driveway or side of the road.
 

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I changed my original wires, rotor & cap last week at 179,000 miles- still have the original O2, clutch, exhaust system, & brake rotors. Runs great.
 

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damn i must be doing something really wrong im getting the worst fuel mileage that iv ever seen out of a nissan and i cant fix it this damn 17 - 20 miles a gallon really sucks and thats if im nice and dont get on it
 

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jlequipment,

here's a stupid question. how are your tire pressures/alignment? that could do a little wackiness to your mileage.

otherwise, like LimitedSlip said, take her to a dealer.

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Remember the post about how much gas our tanks hold.

Remember how that kid put all on the line trying to max out his cruising range keeping us all in suspense. He even drove though a bad neighborhood at night to spice things up.

Hilarious..!!
 
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