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#1 Old 10-31-2012, 10:43 AM
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Exclamation MPG chip???

i bought a Volo FS3 performance/MPG chip, but returned it. I seen a average of 2mpg increase. I was wondering if anyone has cheap ideas to save MPG? or good ideas to save MPG. i get 15MPG in my 2003X. I cant stand it, i guess thats what you do for love though..

does anyone use fuel chips? or have unbiased opinion about them?

GOAL: save MPG$

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wheres the 0-10 option in your poll?

but seriously i get about 10mpg on average. occasionally these days with the 33's, if I am lucky I might get up to around 12mpg.

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There is no magic chip out there that will do a lick of good (ie pay for its self) for the 1st gen. Your options are deal with it or sell it.
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yeah the whole "SAVE MPGS AND GAIN 100 HP "chip is a scam.wish it wasnt though..

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I get 19-22mpg. I switched to the non-ethanol fuel and it made a big difference. I was getting 15mpg. If non-ethanol isn't available I use either BP mid grade or add Lucas gas additive.

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I get 19-22mpg. I switched to the non-ethanol fuel and it made a big difference. I was getting 15mpg. If non-ethanol isn't available I use either BP mid grade or add Lucas gas additive.
I get about 16mpg with non ethanol fuel, but I havnt found anybody around that sells it. my g35 hates ethanol fuel. with non ethanol fuel I get about 27mpg on the highway in the g, but ethanol is doing good to get 18 or 19. We drove it to florida this summer and i found a few stations on the way that had non ethanol fuel that was only available in premium (what i run in the g35 anyway) and was very happy. I saved the stations in the gps so i could stop at them on the way back. saved me about $60 in gas round trip.

The wifes mdx could care less what kind of fuel you put in it. it gets about 1mpg different as long as you run premium.

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No one ever said they were cheap to run...fuel-wise at least. Get a motorcycle and ride that on days when you can?
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I get about 14-15MPG with my X with very little highway driving. I am quite happy with that for a supercharged brick on wheels. If you want fuel economy then get a used Toyota Yaris type of car for daily driving.

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I get about 16mpg with non ethanol fuel, but I havnt found anybody around that sells it. my g35 hates ethanol fuel. with non ethanol fuel I get about 27mpg on the highway in the g, but ethanol is doing good to get 18 or 19. We drove it to florida this summer and i found a few stations on the way that had non ethanol fuel that was only available in premium (what i run in the g35 anyway) and was very happy. I saved the stations in the gps so i could stop at them on the way back. saved me about $60 in gas round trip.

The wifes mdx could care less what kind of fuel you put in it. it gets about 1mpg different as long as you run premium.
http://pure-gas.org

you can even download the lists to your garmin if you have one. They have an iphone app too.
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closest place with ethanol free gas is about 36 mile round trip, and $.60 more a gallon than what I am paying locally for ethanol gas. $10 more per fill up and 2 gallons of gas burned round trip. Not sure its worth the trouble for regular fill ups, but I will keep it handy for longer trips. Thanks for the info.

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