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Old 03-30-2015, 12:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mazdamx640 View Post
Well I got my fist tank in and it returned 33 mpgs that's not bad considering the rear tires only had 11 and 20. So time to start ecomodding I removed the antenna and license plate bracket. I changed the oil to mobile 1 5w30 and aired the to 51 psi. The next problem I need to take car of is the thermostat because the hottest it ever gets is 175 and I can't find a replacement over 185 degrees
33 mpg with 2 near flat tires is a great start!

Be careful airing up the tires if they have dry rot cracks. I learned a lesson the hard way... 58 psi in 44 max psi tires with dry rot equalled tread seperation while driving

If you can't find a higher temp thermostat, block off your grill to raise the coolant temperatures go full block and trim some out if your coolant temps need it.

Fyi, Saturns seem to like warm air, so a WAI should help based on some other results in the past. Use the search bar to find out the exact parameters.

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