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Old 11-06-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Maximize Economy

My 1995 900 b204 Isnt getting near as good MPG as my 9-3 always does..

Id like to maximize the economy on this car. Any tips how?
Im willing to go to extreme measures.


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Old 11-06-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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get rid of weight, ie back seats, exc.... inflate tires to 36psi fresh air+ fuel filters, spark plugs
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Is start with tire pressure, fuel injector cleaner, spark plugs, air filter... Normal maintenance stuff and go from there...
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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Alignment if it's been a while.
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Is start with tire pressure, fuel injector cleaner, spark plugs, air filter... Normal maintenance stuff and go from there...
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Go cheap and then work up from there.

...and then clean and lube the throttle body, and remove the O2 sensor to check for blockage or excessive coking. If it's reading as an open circuit, it might be dumping fuel....
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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What are you getting for mpg anyway?

As eveyone said plugs, filters, etc make your your e brake isnt sticking or something

And maybe get a tune? After youve done the basics of course
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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Manual. I have been getting 22 mpg. Also, its cold now and my temp gauge never goes over1/4 of the way up.
Also, a cel just appeared for coolant temp sensor.

I think its been dumping fuel, smells like rotten eggs now


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Replace the thermostat.
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Manual. I have been getting 22 mpg. Also, its cold now and my temp gauge never goes over1/4 of the way up.
Also, a cel just appeared for coolant temp sensor.

I think its been dumping fuel, smells like rotten eggs now


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This seems the most-likely.
the ECU will dump a lot of fuel if it thinks the car is running cold.
it will also prevent the ECU from using the O2 sensor if it's in "startup" mode all the time.

I have a spare sensor if you'd like. they're only $11 new, though.
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Rotten egg smell is the catylitic converter. That would also decrease gas mileage.
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Replace the thermostat and temp sensor both
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #13
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Yep, if the coolant temp is low the car will stay in warm up mode which makes it run rich.

If you've been running that way for awhile you should probably change your oil too. Running too rich will foul the oil. Pull the dipstick and smell it.

Also, lower weight synthetic oil will get you some mpg's too.
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and remove the O2 sensor to check for blockage or excessive coking. If it's reading as an open circuit, it might be dumping fuel....
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