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    OVER-BOOST!! under pressure's Avatar
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    Fuel Economy Driving driving to Reunion

    Well that's if you keep your foot out of it! I know the mountains have a strong pull on my foot. So let's see who can get the best and the worst mileage. Last trip I got almost 23 mpg, but Christine is running very strong now and I did do some adjustments on the boost that haven't been tested.

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    Reunion 2004

    Hi Rick. I have all last year's receipts from the trip home with the 9L. On the best stretch it got 26.5 MPG and the worst was just below 24 MPG. The average for the whole trip was 25.4. I seem to remember SVO Eric busting into the 30MPG range last year on one of his trips. Eyelawdoc has an astounding number from an 84 SVO that had a fresh engine installed last year. He got 36 out of the car from Will. I don't know if that number was repeatable on a regular basis.

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    ive been avging 18-20 mpg on the highway. hopefully ill find something out at the reunion and get it up to ~24 where it should be.

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    On my reunion trips I get 26-28mpg. My best ever was back in '97 on a trip to the Can-Am SVO show at 34mpg (~475 miles on 14 gallons). Must have been down-hill from Illinois through Michigan We shall see what I get this year.
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    Numbers for this year's trip.

    On a 590 mile stretch that included the Auto-X, the Tee Top got 24.82MPG. Most of that was sightseeing up the Natchez Trace at 45-55 MPH, a little stop-n-go driving in Nashville before on to Lexington and Richmond.

    This stretch floored me. For 310 miles on the way back it used 11 gallons. Nearly 28.2 MPG. Much of this was at 60-75 MPH. I was idling in neutral on many downhill sections, though. I also didn't use the A/C on the way back.

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    roughly

    24-26 mpg with the air on part of the way up....
    28.5 mpg on the way back to about georgia....downhill?

    in the stocker 9L....
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    I got 23 mpg on the way up to the reunion 3k @70mph no A/c. On the way back I did better at keeping it under 70mph and most the time under 3k rpm, with the A/C 24 mpg. I needed the boost a few times!

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    Well my results are in:

    22.35mpg headed south with an 60.8mph average
    25.69mpg headed north with an 62.0mph average

    I had more city traffic on my way down due to a poor route choice, with more highway on the way back. Not bad for a 246rwhp car.
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    22MPG or 333 miles on a tank.
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    First of all, Paul Becker and I car pooled, and we got 24.5 mpg coming home and 24 going to the reunion. I think we need to email that kid that was bashing us for wasting gas and see what he got for mpg over the weekend. Most imporantly, I know he didn't have the fun that we did, and as the commerical says "priceless"!

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    Originally posted by jayG
    22MPG or 333 miles on a tank.
    Is that with the toluene in the tank?

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    The Road Warrior and my brother's 9L with 58K on the odometer both got 23 MPG @ ~70 MPH on the trip home.

    On the way up when we were in a little bit of a hurry to get to the dyno, we got 22 MPG @ ~77 MPH
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    On the way down i was cruzing around 85 to 90 tacking 3300 to 3700 and got 26.2 mph .And no radar dector!

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    Originally posted by NavySVO
    Is that with the toluene in the tank?

    Dam skippy!
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    I was towing!

    With the Dodge towing the svo I got 14 mpg over the weekend. Thats with alot of short trips in town and the wife going shopping who knows where. Last time I checked I got 22 mpg in the svo around the house.
    Last edited by svobrown; 10-08-2005 at 04:50 PM.
    Time to clean up the engine bay!

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