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    Senior Member Josh's Avatar
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    Fuel Mileage

    I searched for a thread and could not find one so I figured I would post this up.

    What is everyone getting for city/highway fuel milage?

    With the 3.0 prv I was 20/29

    With the 5.3 LS I am about 15/27 (poor city mileage because I drive like an idiot)

    Interested to see where other are at.

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    Senior Member Jonathan's Avatar
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    My MPG on the first 1,000 or so miles of this season (the last 5 tanks of gas anyway):

    20.790
    22.467
    24.477
    25.793
    23.793

    I have a stock engine and automatic transmission. No real modifications to speak of other than a cold air intake instead of the 3-way hot air bypass thingy. This is combined highway and city. Mostly highway though 'cause I stay the hell away from driving in the city if I can.

    I see my mileage go down though when I am doing work on the car and start it only to let it idle in the garage, etc. That and driving the snot out of it at times. Gotta make sure that full throttle microswitch is still working!
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    '82 T3 Turbo FABombjoy's Avatar
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    About 26 highway Kjet turbo. With this exhaust housing, at 75-80 in 5th just about any throttle input lead to open loop fueling. EFI should calm that down a bit.

    City drives were too short for a reliable number.
    Luke S :: 10270 :: 1982 Grey 5-Speed :: Single T3 .60/.48 Watercooled :: Borla Exhaust :: MSD Ignition :: MS3X In Process :: DevilsOwn Methanol Injection

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    Not a DeLorean Guru
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    I don't have individual city/highway numbers, but I am averaging 18 MPG. I drive nearly entirely suburb/city, and have a big cams/heads/exhaust setup with the EFI and spark optimized for power.
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
    1999 Corvette, heads/cam/exhaust, 440 BHP
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    Senior Member Rich's Avatar
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    Stock motor, 5-spd:

    City - 20mpg
    Mixed suburbs/hwy - 22mpg
    Long trips at <70mph - 27mpg
    March '81, 5-speed, black interior

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    Senior Member mr_maxime's Avatar
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    Usually 23-25mpg. Stock 5-speed except cold air intake.

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    For trip planning purposes I use 20 MPG. With mixed city and hwy driving I get about 25 with a stock motor and automatic and A/C on. If you carry stuff on the luggage rack it will decrease your numbers.
    David Teitelbaum

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