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Fuel Economy and Mileage

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Fuel economy and mileage is commonly referred to as the amount of fuel used by an engine over a given distance. Generally, compact cars go 35 miles per gallon versus 20 miles per gallon for sports utility vehicles (SUV).
1 dirty or cloggedair filter element . 2 Low tire presure , or incorrect tire size. 3 dirty or clogged fuel jets. 4 emissions system not funtioning properly .   If the egr or O2 sensor were a problem, the check engine light would be on. Many factors affect fuel consumption including Tune up p…
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Running on empty there is some strange opinions with the answers so far ---for the last 20 years or so most fuel pumps are electric motors and in the tank ---with the fuel being the lubrication and cooling median--so running out means for a perioid of time there is no cooling and no lubrication---b…
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Several ways to make a vehicle use less gas. 1. Driver awareness- pretend egg between peddle and foot. Don't race up to a stop light and stomp on brakes. Go up hill same speed as down hill. Don't use A/C.; stop buying gas guzzlers; Keep vehicle maintenance records up to date; etc. 2. Vehicle: instal…
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change the air filter, and spark plugs and if the oil hasn;t been chaged latly   i have a 2000 2.4 it does the same thing its either the plugs filter or the o2 sensor take car and get a obd2 test and see if a catalyst code comes up and that's your issue.   if you have platnium tippe…
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That guy down there is sort of right. its way more complicated than that though. I really do not recommend you installing it yourself even if you are good with cars. It is such a pain to bend it right and all that good stuff. Believe me I've done it before what you want to do is make sure that yo…
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Hey Nachiket==It is probably the cooling fans. Have them checked out, GoodluckJoe  the prooblem most probably is the water pump which might be leaking. U need to replace the water pump.sometimes u cannot make the leakage through u r naked eye check if u r loosing coolant if u r then there must…
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Answer If you had an EGR problem, the car would be stalling at idle or it be pinging at speed. Check the spark plugs, spark plug wires or distributor cap. The car sounds like it's misfiring. It will idle fine, but under load the problem shows up.
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it's all very simple, if you have all the right tools. you will have to take off a lot of the extremities. it's best to start off with disconnecting and removing the battery, disconnect all of the leads going to the starter motor and remove the starter motor itself, there are two bolts on the starte…
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locating oxyegen sensorsthe censors are on the exuast pipe most likely there are 2 before the cadallitic coverters and two after
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Take your car to your dealer and they will replace the trip computer for free under the warranty-- they did it for me
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Injectors sticking, o2 sensors bad.  If you have a PCV Valve (Positive Cranckcase Ventilation) it might be full of oil that never returned into combustion chamber.  mass air flow sensor might be stuck, throttle body dirty, new air filter needed ? tune up needed (new plugs and wires and c…
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Well...that's a good one. The "BEST" gas is probably the most expensive one available at a major refiner's gas station. He puts more effort into that grade than any other grade. So, you pay your money and run the best octane rated fuel with his idea of what is best to stop 'PING', fouling, and var…
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If it is both -3F and low on gas YES. You should always have your gas tank as close to full as possible in the winter to prevent gasline freeze. You may even have to put in a can of anti freeze (specially made for gasoline) to prevent such problems.
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Try checking behind the air intake plenum. It should be a round thing.
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Rebuild engine It happened to me. I spun two crank bearing. I had to tear the engine apart and replace the crank and the bearings. Get somebody to check the outer tie rods. I had a car that did that. The noise will be less if you change lanes.
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i have a 1999 Camry and basicly the same thing is happening. i took it to a service dealer and i was told it was from over filling the gas tank. gas runs down the vent line and screws up a sensor in there of some kind i was told it doesnt affect the operation of the vehicle at all. it is around 190.…
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Be sure to replace the O2 sensor. That's a big one especially if it's high miles and has never been changed. Answer Things to check/try in order to improve fuel mileage on almost any vehicle: 1) Tire Pressures. Are tire pressures no lower than manufacturer recommendation? Remember to check tire pres…
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dirty intake filterclogged fuel injectors (rough idle?)bad fuel regulator (do you smell gas?)heavy foot ( do you speed?)i owned a dodge neen ( manual) for 4 years and put 100,000 miles on it this car is great on gas and gave me no problems besides blown head gasket at 50,000 miles.use regular unlead…
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The smell that you are getting is a result of your fuel jets are blocked with a foreign body, check your fuel jets. Depending on the age of your vehicle they will need to be replaced.correct answerthe smell is caused by unburnt fuel leaving the engine as you are cranking it nuthing to do with blocke…
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Knowing the car history would be a big factor for me. If it wasn't maintained, I wouldn't touch it. What part of the country is it from, the North is brutal on older cars. How it is costing you? Any car at the right price is good. What condition is it in? Have an independent repair shop check it out…
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I have a 97 Town and country LXI FWD with a 6 cylinder engine. If you are standing at the front of the vehicle looking at the engine, the PCV valve is on the left side of the engine under the intake runners. There is a long hose that runs all the way under the intake runners and then connects into t…
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%FOLLOWUPS% I have not seen the film, however, the only "gas for less" that rings a bell is on Lincoln Ave. just north of Irving Park Rd.
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This is from a pamphlet published by the Federal Consumer Information Center:The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that consumers lose billions of dollars a year to odometer fraud. Odometer readings may be rolled back or documents can be forged. Making miles disappear …
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AN older car with lower mileage beacause, even though and older car may be old you know it's still good because, it lasted this long and to purchase and older car with less miles mean from way back then the person never did any hard riding on the car and if it's still riding now then frankly it's a …
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The average amount of miles per year on a car is 12,000 miles. Do the math: if the mileage is much over this, that is considered too many, and the car would be worth less. On the other hand, it the car has less than an average of 12,000 per year, that adds to its value. Example: An 6-year-old car sh…
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%DETAILS% Answer They can put your car in ANY dept. they wish as long as you are in DEFAULT. My advice is NOT to wait, they can REPO it without telling anything. Good Luck
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It can be repoed at home, at work, at Walmart,ect. No, a key is not needed by a professional.
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Considering that the LENDER will be the one to report it as a "repo", wouldn't it be best the discuss it with the LENDER?
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NO locked anything in any state. CALL a local atorney for state specific advice.
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Here are some tips for improving your gas mileage.Drive slower. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph), rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent. Driving at 75 mph, rather than 65 mph, increases fuel consumption by another 25 …
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No. Your miles/gallons of gas will remain the same. However, you will contribute to a cleaner Virginia environment!   Many states and regions require the use of "oxygenated" fuels, especially in the winter months. The stuff puts out less pollution but will decrease your gas milage by as much …
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You do use more gas after the half mark because of evaporation. It's one of the first things you learn when you work with check emissions. This is why they test your gas cap as it allows a minimum amount of evaporation, but it does still make its way out of the tank without going through the engine.…
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%FOLLOWUPS% Just a few notes: A '92 & it's now 2003 how many miles does it have? My '92 Toyota has over 200,000 so I don't expect it to match listed sources on anything. Is the air filter clean? Dirty or damaged air filters will hurt your gas mileage. With all the new stuff listed, that m…
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%DETAILS% He is right! Running a warm engine under load uses far less fuel and causes far less wear than running a cold engine under load.This is why fire engines and other emergency vehicles often use engine preheater systems that keep the engine coolant at operating temperature (or close to it)…
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%DETAILS% For a simple answer: no. For a technical answer: not really.There are other factors that affect mileage more than the weight of the gas itself. The biggest factors in mileage are the vehicle itself (size, tires, etc.) and external conditions (wind, rain, road gravel, pavement, etc.). &…
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# 1 Have someone recheck the gap on the spark plugs. The plug gap being too far apart and could cause this. # 2 sometimes the service providers use wrong engine oil, it can make 5 to 10% more consumption, or even forgot to change the oil-filter, have one case in Sacramento, the filter just after ser…
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%DETAILS% Yes, fuel consumption will increase with use of your AC system. Your serp belt is only turning a free-wheeling pulley on the front of your AC compressor. When you request AC, an electric clutch behind the AC pulley engages, then your serp belt is turning a demanding compressor. This exc…
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%DETAILS% Try this address: http://www.garybhaley.com/HondaInsight/hondaInsightFuelMileage.aspIt has a chart of the different brands of gas and the MPG the person found.   The test site seems very suspect, as lots of variables are left unconstrained.Was the gas bought at those stations rea…
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Car with Best Fuel Efficiency Check out www.fueleconomy.gov for yearly information on all US cars fuel ratings. Any hybrid car (Honda Insight, Toyota Prius) will have excellent fuel ratings. Also, turbo diesel engines by VW do very well. Both the VW New Bug and the VW Golf models with TDI engines ge…
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new spark plugs use the maximum rated tire pressurecheck your tire pressure ofteninstall narrower tiresdon't use offroad or snow tires if you don't need them.eliminate all dead weight. two of my cars have completely stripped interiors. Also makes big difference in performance.don't keep your fuel ta…
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All gasoline comes from the same refineries. What matters is the additive that each brand adds to the gasoline. Good standard brands are Chevron, Texaco and then Mobil.It's true. All gas comes from the same distributor. Different brands, Shell/Mobil, Chevron/Texaco, Diamond Shamrock, etc. chemicals …
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See link below.They have info back to 1985. Very Nice.
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If you mileage has dropped dramaticly in a short span of time there is one very probable answer. The thermostat to you engines cooling system may have puller through into the engine itself, or simply be in need of a replacement. With no thermostat the coolant is constantly circulating the engine. It…
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According to the US DOT Federal Highway Administration, the average annual miles per vehicle is 12,334 per year. This is based on a total annual miles traveled (3,049,047 million) divided by the total number of vehicle registrations (247 million). This data from 2007 but statistics like this are oft…
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Mileage reimbursement It all depends on what you want to give. The company I work for pays 34 cents per mile. A quick Google search reveals numbers between 30 to 39 cents per mile. I don't know where you live, but where I work in Florida they pay .55/mile.
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%DETAILS% There are so many variables that might be involved in your calculations regarding 1/2 a tank and 1/8 of a tank, i.e.: Was the air pressure in your tires the same both ways of travel? Did the relative ambient temperature remain constant? Did you purchase the gas at the same vendors durin…
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One way to determine how many miles per gallon you get out of you car is fill the tank with gas, reset your milage counter (or just keep track on the odomiter). when the tank nears empty use this formula. MILES DRIVEN / TANK SIZE = MPG The resulting number is your aprox. miles per gallon Its mo…
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To answer your two-part question: Not always and no. A 3-liter engine is a larger engine than a 2 liter. The size is determined by calculating the volume of each cylinder and multiplying that value by the number of cylinders the engine has. An engine is essentially a pump. Since a larger engine c…
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%REPLIES% Answer Ive heard of some volvo's Running well past 400,000 but they usually say "high milage" is 75,000 or more. Some may dissagree, but alot of imported cars run longer with less trouble. Not always true tho. Answer This can be estimated from published figures on a country's vehi…
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This is a meaningless question, as it relies on data that you have not supplied, such as what type of car...A brand new Honda Insight Gas-Electric-Hybrid will cost *far* less to travel 833 miles than a 1969 Cadillac Sedan Deville with carburettor problems and fouled sparkplugs, underinflated tires a…
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Accellerate more gradually, don't drive more than 55 mph, and slow down more gradually. Driving style has so much to do with fuel economy.Also, reduce air resistance and weight, e.g. remove bike racks or roof storage if you have them. Slower breaking. Make sure your air filter and oil are clean. Che…
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That's slightly below average. I've been told the average driver puts 14,000 miles on a car in a year.
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832 miles / 15 MPG = 55.5 gallons832 miles / 17 MPG = 48.9 gallons
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Check mappoint.msn.com or maps.yahoo.com
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%REPLIES% Answer YES! Answer It depends upon the car. Most typical vehicles don't improve mileage when running a higher octane gas. They don't have enough compression to justify the higher octane. Even in the rare cases a car does get better mileage than it might on lower octane, the …
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I would say that there should be heaps of life left in the Civic, depending on how its been driven. 80,000 miles of being thrashed could well be the end of it. I'd say you could start worrying around the 130,000 mile mark, if the car is treated well.My 86 CRX has over 200k on it and is redlined almo…
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%DETAILS% That has been my understanding as well and it seems logical as gas is very heavy. Keep in mind, however, that to let the fuel go too low in the tank can stir up rust particles & tiny debris at the bottom of the tank. This could jam up the fuel filter.   On the other hand, the…
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Two things - repairs cost less on manuals because all you're really dealing with is a clutch instead of a whole transmission and manuals typically get better gas mileage than an automatic because you are in full control of the gear you're in.   Most definitely! They are better all the way aro…
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Personally, I would not buy a used car that has been driven more than 15,000 miles a year. Good luck, I don't think that is what they were asking...I think they wanted to know fuel mileage. I have a 1996 with a 2.2L and I get 31 highway and 27 around town if I drive like a sane person. . JC
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The FTC seems to be concerned about this product. http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/04/energysurf2002.htm   look at it this way there is nothing i mean nothing in diesel or gasoline afected by a magnetic field. I work at a oil refinery and gasoline is made and tested there absolutely no effect w…
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It could depend on how you drive it, how much you sit at idle and it could be out of tune.
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%DETAILS% My 1994 Taurus (a Sable with a different emblem on the hood) gets about 25 MPG, so it should take 49 gallons (plus a couple ounces) to go 1226 miles. Don't know how much gas will cost on the East Coast, but it's still under $2 in the Midwest, so it would cost $95-$100 here.   25 …
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%DETAILS% There is no noticeable loss in mileage, certainly none in coolant of using a/c at 60% capacity versu 100% capacity.   It depends on which car you have. Some just mix in hot air to make it warmer. Other's shut off the compressor after the internal temperature has reached a certain…
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Being a typical Ford product, you should get at least 100,000 miles out of this vehicle before you start having to replace parts, or do anything other than routine maintenance.   Ford, checy, or dodge. Alll newer vehicles run a long time without problems. If you do your 100000 mile tune up, y…
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A highway trailor combination, pulling a 53 foot trailor, with a full legal load, and equipped with a commercial diesel engine of 300 to 400 hp, will get about 5 to 6 miles to the US gallon of diesel fuel, less in the mountains.
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Logic says 4WD saps more energy from the drivetrain, thus it will rob you of an extra couple miles per gallong.-bZj
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04' Toyota Tundra V8 gets 15/18 city/hwy 4WD 16/18 city/hwy RWDit depend on what year your talking about for example a 2010 Toyota Tundra V8 13/17 city/hwy provided by Toyota.com
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The annual estimated mileage calculations stand at 15,000 miles per year. There are no adjustments made for individual cities.  i read that people in gearogia have the highest annual miles on cars than in any other state it was said to be 22,000 miles a year avearage
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Answer You can look up this information under the "Specifications" tab for any car at edmunds.com . I have gotten almost 34 mpg on the highway driving alone doing no more than 60 mph. I may do better at 55 mph. -Addition - I drove from Maple Falls WA to Bridgeport WA (225mi) alone with a toppe…
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%DETAILS% Answer You can look up this information under the "Specifications" tab for any car at edmunds.com .
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20 mpg is what you are getting, and many people would love to get that mileage.A typical minivan will get 17-22, an SUV 11-16, a car 20-30, and a motorcycle 30-50mpg.The mileage you are getting is pretty good, unless you have a very small van.   20-30 for a car is "standard" but I would not c…
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Is the question how do you convert Kilometers to miles? If so, here's the formula: (Number of kilometers) / 1.6 = (Number of Miles)
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that is not necessarily true because i have found ones that actually do work but it's more of a combination then a single one. i did a few test runs with my own vehicle and others to make sure they did work did 4 cars without it on the first test runs and used the same 4 cars on the second test run …
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why does a larger diameter exhaust increase power? lower bac-pressure. A reduction in flow resistance to exhaust gasses leaving the engine is a net increase in flow potential, hence more power. It requires less fuel to do the same work. Now consider putting something in the exhaust system that incre…
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yes, a tonneau cove helps a little, it decreases the amount of wind drag on your tailgate, but so does taking the tailgate off or just putting it down if youre going on a long trip   The previous answer given is technically incorrect. Usually tailgate down you increase the drag on a truck and…
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I get close to 325 miles about 25-27 miles to gallon
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Gas would cost nothing if you are traveling down hill the whole way. However the formula on a level plane would be as follows: Miles/Miles per gallon x price of one gallon. For example, assuming 30 MPG and $2.00 pe gallon: 884/30 x 2.00 = 58.93. .
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Without actual odometer readings, it would be darn near impossible to tell. Some people are very meticulous in the upkeep on their vehicles, so they could have a car with 200,000 miles on it, looking like brand new, whereas another person who really doesn't care how the vehicle looks like, or doesn'…
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The answer depends on how well you service the car and keep up with repairs. How much money are you willing to spend on it???
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05 Feb05 I drove a 93 cavalier with a 2.2L automatic 1145 miles from N.H. to FLA. averaging 80MPH the whole trip, cost was $85.12 in gas @ $2.11/gallon.   If you drive 1000 miles and average about 28 MPG and gas costs $2.95/gal, It would be about $106.20.
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I don't know what you mean by acceptable. 205k is quite a bit of mileage for any engine, even a Honda. If it was serviced regularly and not abused, it should have more miles left in it. It all depends on the history of the vehicle.
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Bigger people are usually heavier and therefore will need alot more power to achieve equivalent speeds of smaller lighter people.It is all to do with power to weight ratios and aerodynamics (wind resistance).
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Verually all of it!! It takes only a small amount of fuel to drive the other components such as the generator, aircon pump, water pump etc.   About 20% of fuel is used to move the car, the rest is lost to the atmosphere in wasted heat!
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When you retain an totalled vehicle, you receive a little less in your settlement amount. If this amount is enough to pay off your vehicle, you can keep it, but you will not receive your part of the settlement, if any, until after you have the title & it is released from the finance company. Als…
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From the AAA In the US, according to the AAA, the cost of operation is an average of 56 cents per mile. AAA includes the cost of depreciation of a new car, more than $3,500 per year. The actual cost can be much higher or lower depending on type of car, new or used, and miles driven. The more miles y…
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Benefits to Waxing a Car Waxing a car might provide temporary protection against paint oxidation and degradation from the ultraviolet portion of sunlight, but only if UV blockers are in the wax. A thick, hard wax also offers slight protection against rust from moisture accumulating in pinholes i…
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engine out of tune/needs repair how you drive low air pressure in tires parking brake left ON many things can do it  dead 02 sensor  A heavy right foot.Answer Using too "thick" an oil. Many people disregard factory specifications thinking that "thin" oils will damage their engine. It's a…
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YES as long as the drive wheels rotate while the car is being towed. The front wheel drive cars are towed with the front wheels off the ground. Rear wheel cars are towed with the rear wheels off the ground. No mileage can be accumulatd on the odometer with the drive wheels up in the air. Most wreck…
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It depends on the vehicle and your state's exemptions.In Ohio there is an exemption for vehicles of up to $1,000. You can also pay the Trustee the diff instead of surrendering the vehicle.Every state has their own exemption amounts. (There are also Federal exemptions)
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the Inertia Fuel Shutoff Switch is located in the trunk. It is mounted under the luggage compartment floor cover at the back of the LH rear cargo storage compartment. The reset button must be pushed to reeet the IFS once it has been triggered. Basically it is behind the rear wheel well under the tru…
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The answer is likely, the muffler on you vehicle has two main intentions. Being the limiting of noise and usually act as some form of catalytic converter to limit pollution. However this action limits the flow of exhaust from the engine and thus increases back pressure decreasing the efficiency of t…
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Another thing to know is that most modern vehicles have the fuel pump in the gas tank and the gas is what keeps the fuel pump cooled. When you let the tank go to almost empty the fuel pump is not kept cool and this will cause it to fail prematurely. Always, always fill the tank at 1/4. And get your …
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They ALL have a mix of fuel suppliers, You can't find any one company that supplies only American fuel. Each and every distributor gets their fuel from overseas AND USA. Some get more than others, but when faced with only buying American, no one individual company does. On the contrary there is one…
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All gas stations have mix from all different parts of the world. America's stockpile is largely unused in case we get into a war and loose all access to foreign fuels. However Sunoco and BP don't use Middle Eastern fuel, so you'll have a better shot at getting American fuel at their gas stations tha…
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take your truck original sale value then kelly blue book it for the current year. take the difference and devide it by the 5 years. now devide the miles by five years. that's how much you could expect to loose with that average mileage per year. that truck shouldn't go below about 3 thousand in good…
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Answer I have all stock and I get 13.4 average MPG accoring to the Onboard computer. (5.3 liter 1500)
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According to http://fueleconomy.gov, a 1989 Ford Tempo should get about 25 miles per gallon, which is approximately 10 liters per 100 km.  Answer They get 19-21 MPG.
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