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Old 01-19-2015, 05:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In my most recent fill up i got 37.11 mpg on my toyota paseo. Im pretty pleased with this number, but wish i could get past the 40's..

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Old 01-19-2015, 07:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Considering the climate in winter. I'd say your mileage is very good and it will probably get to 40+ in warmer weather.

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Have you done any aeromods yet? A grill block, air dam, belly pan, and/or kammback/boattail would be really helpful for you.

You could also do some engine mods like a WAI or increasing EGR flow.

If you do a lot of city driving, you could consider turning the engine off at street lights, however, that will take a toll on your starter.

You can't use a ScanGauge, but you can use an MPGuino that way you can accurately see what works well and what doesn't, especially when fine tuning your driving style.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Considering the climate in winter. I'd say your mileage is very good and it will probably get to 40+ in warmer weather
I agree, you are doing quite well considering how cold it has been in the area, especially with an automatic.
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Ive looked into the mpgguino but I have no idea how to hook it up.

Ive thought about the air dam thing, but havent thought how to build it. I just don't want the car ro look significantly different.

I'm not holding traffic up either. In DC and in my route there us alot of slow traffic.

Piased off today with traffic so much stop and go. Its going to ruin my average for the week
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Does turning the car at lights ruin that much the starter? Ive heard if people doing that for 100k miles without harm.
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Does turning the car at lights ruin that much the starter? Ive heard if people doing that for 100k miles without harm.
Don't really see any glaring starter issues mentioned on the Toyota Nation site. One poster with a 2005 Corolla still has the original starter with 270,000 miles. Hope mine lasts that long!! I do turn off the engine at fresh red lights if I know it will be a long wait.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i have 200k on this car.

I filled up today and got a lousy 32.11 mpg, its because of getting stuck in heavy bumper to bumper traffic early in the week.

id like to install a kill switch, but im not good enough to know how to. Ill just continue with technique..
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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so in my last commutes i have been riding carefully and not taking off fast etc. I decided to try and see what i could get if i got on the gas more and rode over 60mph more on the highways and i pulled into the gas station with 112 miles on the trip to see how my mpg would do. I thought it would be around 25mpg or so. But it ended up being 40.14 mpg! Which is the best ever done on the paseo. So when i drove it harder i got better mpg, how is that possible. Im guessing because i did alot of highway, but seriously. lol

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