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Old 08-10-2014, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I drive a 2002 Saturn SL-1 and would like to improve the mileage as much as possible. Anyone know if there are reasonably priced intake and exhaust modifications that would yield better mileage?

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:05 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome from the suburbs of Washington DC. What kind of mileage are you seeing now? Set up a page in the garage so you can track your progress.

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Old 08-11-2014, 10:59 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Mcrews is right. The best gains are from driver modification, and instrumentation (SG or ultragauge) would help you the most.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Keeping your car clean, not hauling dead weights around, also helps with the mileage.

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