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Old 09-10-2011, 07:26pm   #1
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Default Finally a MPG thread!

I don't think we've had one of these here yet, I could be wrong but like my wise old Grandfather used to say... "What ya gonna do?"

Anyhow.... Driving from Suffolk, VA to Northern MI I averaged 24.1 MPG with speeds generally around 80 - 90mph on the highway with a couple triple digit runs thrown in for good measure.:auto:

I have heads, cam, Vararam, 3200 stall, 3:42 gears, blah, blah, blah. I don't know if 24MPG is considered good but this is the first time I actually checked it since I've had the car and I can live with it.

OK, I got the ball rolling, let's here what everyone else is getting.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:28am   #2
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Sounds reasonable given your mods...

I've never bothered to check mpg, but I do know this. With just headers/air filter, I used to be able to make it from here to Bowling Green on one full tank.

520 miles - 18.5gal tank would be 28mpg, so I was averaging better than that.

I've been there twice since heads/cam, and know I can no longer make it on one tank, but never calculated to see just how bad it is. May have to do that next May.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:20pm   #3
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Did Texas to Carlisle last year have H/C intake etc In 01 Z06 doing manual calcs I averaged 28 mpg I'm down 2 mpg from stock #s
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We just came back from a trip, I put a 1,000 miles on it and spent a lot of the time in the 80 to 90 range. I reset it when we left and the avg.was 24.7 MPH.

I have the same gears and a stall.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:44pm   #5
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I avergaed 30 MPG on the Hot Rod Power Tour this year. 2K miles

From home to Florida was 32
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:50pm   #6
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I avergaed 30 MPG on the Hot Rod Power Tour this year. 2K miles

From home to Florida was 32
I call BS.


(I don't really call BS but this thread isn't growing the legs I thought it would so I need to add a little accelerant.)
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:12am   #7
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I checked mine On Florida I-95 once going 65mph cruise on and got 29.5 ,hell at 60mph you are barely doing 1500 RPM .
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:16pm   #8
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Did 400 miles last Wednesday. Avg 30.1mpg at 75-80 mph.

Don't have the hot rear end gears...what i lose off the line i make up for in mpg...
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:21am   #9
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I also have the 2.73 gears,that is why I get great MPG.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:22am   #10
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I hear the C-6's are getting 30 MPG
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:09pm   #11
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Coming back from carlisle in august, 2 people lot of luggage and stuff,avg.70-75 mph. 29.2 vararam, and tune and B&B exhaust 6 speed Ken
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Last fall from Columbus to St. Francisville, LA.

Reset the average mileage when I filled up in Nashville heading south and pulled into St. Francisville showing 34.9 MPG on the DIC.

One days drive with about 95% of it freeway.

Overall did 7 states and 2,331 miles.

Ohio to
Kentucky to
Tennessee to
Mississippi to
Louisiana to
Alabama to
Georgia to
Tennessee to
Kentucky and back to
Ohio

I pulled back into the driveway showing 31.9 MPG.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:25am   #13
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On a few runs to my parents house (480 mile round trip) I have gotten 28 mpg consistantly.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:14am   #14
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From D.C. to Florida and back, averaged slightly under 42 MPG. 878 miles each way.

Oh. Wait. C5 Open Discussion. My bad.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:23am   #15
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8.8 mpg average in the 97' at VIR over 2 days.........
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8.8 mpg average in the 97' at VIR over 2 days.........
That's about what I am, I need to get a final tune, but right now i'm averaging between 10 -15mpg.
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That's about what I am, I need to get a final tune, but right now i'm averaging between 10 -15mpg.
, hell the blue one got 22 coming back from FL!
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, hell the blue one got 22 coming back from FL!
Sure, using cruise control and stuff..I don't drive my vette..except when i'm beating on it
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I call BS.


(I don't really call BS but this thread isn't growing the legs I thought it would so I need to add a little accelerant.)
AM I too late for a rebuttle From Missouri to Florida is downhill. People may laugh but I have actually calculated fuel that way and you do get a little better when traveling south, over a long distance.
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Sure, using cruise control and stuff..I don't drive my vette..except when i'm beating on it
Hahaha, that was beating on it........pinging and all
Hell the 97' with an A4 still get 19+
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