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Old 12-12-2010, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I've read through a few post here and though I should join. I recently got a '00 Cavalier 2dr 2.2 auto. Its a commuter/beater car as I drive 90miles round trip a day to get to work. I was driving a '93 S10 with the 2.5 and was getting 24mpg before winter hit, dropped to 19-20 after that. I got 31.1 on my first fill of the Cavalier so I'm happy with that. As I just got the car I'm still getting things figured out and seeing where its at as far as maintenance. At 156k miles its in decent shape and just getting broke in . My OBDII scanner gave it a green light with no codes so that's a good sign.

I do all my own vehicle work when I can. I come from a background of racing cars. Had a 95 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX that I modded for power (about 380hp) that I auto-crossed and drag raced, legally of course, but now I'm looking forward to modding the Cavalier for MPG. I'm looking into an Ultragauge to get some extra data out of the car. I had DSMlink in my GSX which was nice for tuning the ECU. Is EFILive the main one for GM or are there others.

I plan on doing the simple stuff first like tuning the car up and maybe doing a WAI, couldn't hurt cause its -15F today. I'm fairly good at conservative driving, in the S10 it wasn't a choice with 100hp. I have a fairly hilly commute so using patience to get up the hill is helpful. Its mostly 65mph 2 lane highway and I try to stay around 55 or less depending on traffic. Its funny when people fly past and I arrive maybe 1-2 minutes after they do at work (I paint at the Bobcat plant in Gwinner, ND). All though I can't say too much as I used to be that way with the Eclipse.

sorry for the long post just putting some info out there.


ps this avatar had me laughing

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