I put 87 (the middle grade) in it once and had a lot of knocking and
pinging, back in 2000, so I went right back to 92. Why could that
it has the original O2 sensors. Air filter is new within the last 4
months. Plugs and wells (whatever those are) are original.
Not much has been done to it other than oil, fuel filter, air filter,
brake, tranny flush, etc (had a lurching problem that the flush
Oh yeah, its an ATX as well.
On Jul 5, 2006, at 6:47 AM, Ian Fisher wrote:
> How old are the oxygen sensors? Any maintenance
> performed? Air filter? plugs? oil in plug wells?
> --- Rick Glass <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I would start with dropping the supreme and start
>> running 87 octane.......it
>> may not seem to get better mileage off of the first
>> few tanks, but it will
>> improve after a couple of tanks. Fuel costs too
>> much as it is, why give the
>> extra $$$$ away.
>> Rick Glass
>> '99 SF 98k Flowmasters Kirk'd
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Steven W. Riggins"
>> To: <email@example.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:57 PM
>> Subject: [Shotimes] Poor mileage
>>> Hi again. Thanks for all of your input last time
>>> My 97 has been seeing lower and lower milage, esp
>> in the city. Since I
>>> just got the wheel bearing fixed (which has
>> removed all sounds I was
>>> hearing as well as showing the same temps on the
>> rear discs for 5 days
>>> now), my in-city mileage has been a paulry
>> 14.6-15.5 mpg.
>>> My cams are not fixed yet, but I don't know if any
>> slippage could occur
>>> and still have the car run at all :) I don't
>> notice any rough running,
>>> There have been times where I've noticed a very
>> rich fuel odor after
>>> idling in the garage when I arrive, or leave.
>> more so when its cold
>>> (outside and engine cold)
>>> I had the fuel filter changed a couple of months
>> ago. I run Chevron
>>> supreme and mobil 1 10-30.
>>> What are some of the leading causes? I know I
>> never got over 18-19 when
>>> she was new, but 15 is kinda lame :)
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