Gas Saving Mods
This is a discussion on Gas Saving Mods within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by Schmalgar bah you guys shouldn't be mean or smartasses about mileage. *Of course* we don't buy these ...
09-09-2010, 08:51 PM #81
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09-11-2010, 02:13 PM #82
Icrazy6 and Milkman said it right. I'm still laughing. Nuff said.
09-20-2010, 09:16 AM #83
I just went on my honeymoon. Driving from Baltimore to Bowling Green, Ky. (to the Corvette factory and museum) to Pigeon Forge, Tn., Lake Lure, NC and back to Baltimore I averaged 25.5 m.p.g. . I have a 2002 WS-6 T/A M6, drove with the T-tops off or with the A/C on and myself and my wifey. I was averaging (I said averaging) 80 mph even though I did neutral coast down the mountains when it was in my favor. I'd say thats reasonable fuel consumption for this driving.
09-20-2010, 09:21 AM #84
09-20-2010, 09:57 AM #85
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Navy Blue Metallic
- 2000 T/A Firehawk M6
i drove to TN and averaged about 27MPG. that was windows open most of the way and T-tops off the last 2 hours. Two stops for gas along the way. Daytime vs nighttime makes a BIG difference in our cars.
Drove home from TN at night. mostly windows closed t-tops on the whole way and trying to get decent economy. AVG 26MPG.
The elevation profile was in my favor coming home as I live near sea level and where i was in TN was roughly 2000 feet. Yet I still got better economy on my way down there. To me this means our headlights are far worse than windows or T-tops for economy.
Both directions averaged roughly 80MPH this is about 12 hours driving time and between 5 and 6 tanks of fuel total round trip.
Tire pressures were 33lbs at all four corners. Running higher pressures is one way to squeeze a little more MPG's
This was on a fresh oil change and air filter and two bottles of fuel system cleaner were run through the car as well.
I believe my car has original plugs at 55k miles when i departed. I should get on changing them but dread actually doing this job.
09-20-2010, 01:37 PM #86
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- 2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT
09-20-2010, 06:05 PM #87
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