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Old 09-06-2012, 09:50 AM   #215 (permalink)
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When you get down that low, try cycling the ignition off and on a few times before bump-starting. It takes more than the standard 3 seconds to get the fuel pressure up. Do a really fast off-on, wait for everything to click, do it again, and then again. If you do this on a quiet morning you can actually hear the fuel pump's tone change once the pressure is up. It sounds like the difference between an automatic idling in N and then in D.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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