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drainoil 06-30-2012 04:32 PM

Been lurking for some time now. Very impressed with what many here are able to do with their vehicles. Especially those with full size pick-ups and vans.

I've got a '90 Plymouth Voyager with the 2.5 turbo automatic all stock. I'd really like to squeeze as much mpg out of it as possible.

MetroMPG 07-02-2012 11:53 AM

Welcome to the forum.

How are you doing with the van now? To start, you might want to make a garage entry and begin a fuel log.

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drainoil 07-02-2012 10:26 PM

Thanks. Filled out the garage info as best I could.

I've read multi-meters are recommended. Anything else right away thats not too expensive?

Being this is a factory turbo engine, is there anything I could do regarding that? Fyi the factory turbo is pretty small.

drainoil 07-03-2012 10:23 AM

I should have added that I'm currently getting about 19 mpg average. I drive with a pretty light right foot.

MetroMPG 07-03-2012 11:08 AM

FYI: Fuel Economy of 1990 Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager 2WD

I think this is your Voyager's EPA rating: 19 mpg (combined) 17 city / 21 hwy. You can do better! (I assumed the premium fuel requirement for the 2.5L engine means: turbo.)

(Too bad it's automatic instead of 5-speed.)

One of the first recommendations is to get a fuel consumption gauge. Instant feedback & resettable average consumption is critical to playing the MPG game. Since your van is pre-OBD-II, you'll need to look at the MPGuino. (Safe to assume you've got some mechanical skills? You'll need to locate/splice into a few wires.)

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