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Old 01-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I am new and a complete newb!!!

Hi I have my car for a year now and looking for tips to make it more fuel efficient. Its a 2002 z28 camaro with a ls1 in it. I bought it because its supposed to be one of the most fuel efficient v8s out there.

I know it isn't a geo metro or anything but can any of ya guys give me tips? and no i won't pull out the v8 right now i get about 25-30 mpg on the highway with a modded trans. the trans has a higher stall converter so = less mpg but i won't take that out either.

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Old 01-06-2010, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM,

An LS1 V8, huh? Well, there are some power/economy folks here, that I'm sure can help you with the specifics of your kind of car. But, the general ecodriving techniques will still apply -- check out the list!
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will you take out all your spare seats? we do that.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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NeilBlanchard-

well i actually do alot of those driving moves already. i live in a big city and i drive my car maybe once a week. i don't use my breaks very often and coast in N alot when it comes to stoplights and stopsigns. i try to never drive in in climate weather.

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I was kinda toying with the idea not really for mpgs but it equates to that too... perhaps i should as i hate being chauffeur anyway.
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we also disconnect half of our spark plugs to burn leaner.
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Welcome to the site ryonyanko. Check out these two linkes. They'll answer a lot of your questions.

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Old 01-06-2010, 10:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome Mr. Ryon. I'm sure there're all kinds of aero mods you can do to your z28 :-).

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