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Old 04-27-2008, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody!

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I drive a gas sucking 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX with 3.8L v6. I recently purchased a Scangauge II to help me get better mileage and while researching it I found this site. I look forward to implementing the various mods and techniques I've read about on this site to help improve my mileage.

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Old 04-27-2008, 10:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-27-2008, 10:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. What kind of mileage you getting now and what's your commute like?
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thankfully my commute right now doesn't exist since I don't have a job at the moment. But once I get a job it would probably be about 30 miles one way with a few hills and some flat areas.
My mpg is around what the EPA values showed: 17 city, 23-24 highway. I really hope that with the help of the Scangauge and the info from this site, I can increase those numbers some.
I have started shifting into neutral at stoplights since my Scangauge showed it reduces my gallons per hour a little bit.
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Welcome to the site, sounds like you're off to a good start? Any goals?

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