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Old 05-09-2010, 10:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
Camry MPG Modder
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: York, Maine
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Camry CE - '00 Toyota Camry CE
90 day: 36.18 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by mcrews View Post
Check my posts on the 2002 Q45 grille block and underbelly pan. proved to be worth about 3+ mpgs for me.
You are running a SG and that is really my opinion. You against the GAUGE!!! in real time. Not guessing on the gas gauge needle and waiting for the next fill up.
THe size up on the tires is also a winner for me. btw, what is your rpm at 60mph?
I'm at 1812 rpm at 60mph.
You didnt mention tire preesure? when I am on a road trip I run 49psi. around town I run 40. (i like the ride)
I would redo your check list: 2, 7, 8, 1.
If you do 7 edge to edge, there really is no reason to do a dam. you've smoothed uot where the air goes.
I intalled the IMPUL body kit several yrs before I found this site. ANd would still run it. I just happen to really like the look AND there is 'some' aero gain. What really helped the MPG was that the underbelly pan sealed all the edges so the air flows smoothly.

You certainly have the right attitude so GOOD LUCK and Welcome!
The SG is the best thing since sliced bread!
I already got 35 mpg on my last Gen4 Camry when I lived in SC and "commuted" to NY.
Was 757 miles from my house to my mom's on LI in NY and the '97 Camry would consistently get 34-36 without SG. With a non airbox intake you can "hear" when a engine is "purring" like a bobcat!
But the ability to monitor TPS and MAP just take it to the next level. Ease off TPS, watch MAP and MPG rise while MPH remains constant or drops ever so slowly until the next downhill.

He's mad I say, he's MAD.

If we could take the 1.8 liter 18RC I had in my old Celica, run it with the ECU and EFI of this 2000 and lower the Cd to say .25 this Camry would make 40 mpg. A 6 speed manual would keep it FUN!

I did a experimental upper grill delete by simple removing the upper grille, a few bolts on top and snap in's on the bottom. Stretched a old tee shirt over it, pulled it tight around back and stapled it. Then sprayed it 3 or 4 times with old cans of spray paint.
Its was still cold out and that mad MPG jump from 33.5 to 34.5.

Removed it now that its warm out. It was experimental and pretty dam ratty looking.
Did not want to get pulled over in the local "revenue" generating ticketing that goes on here in "season". Plan to redo once I get some free coroplast.

2000 Camry CE 5 speed 128+K. Best 37.0, Goal is to break thru 36 consistently(Attained). New Goal 38.
ScanGauge II, Unibrow(1 wiper) Air Intake, Mud flap delete, 3.5+" Front Spoiler, Full Moon Hubcaps(Lost). Upper Grille block. (New and improved Fall edition)
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