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: gas mileage


chuckles07@aol.com
19-09-02, 10:50 PM
what kind of gas mileage should i be getting for my 1995 900s stick with a KN filter? i am getting only 16, is this really really bad?

Mark P
20-09-02, 02:40 AM
16mpg is very low indeed, even if if your driving style is 'spirited'.

There's another thread going withthis same topic and people are generally getting around 28-30 in everyday driving, dropping to mid 20's with heavy urban/enthusiastic motoring. I can even get 40 on a run if I stick religiously to 70mph (97 900s NA)....

Might be time for a tune-up

Mark P 8)

ERP
21-09-02, 06:11 PM
With my stage 3 ECU I still get as high as 32 MPG when I cruse at ~60 mph. Although I have seen it as low as 12 mpg when I take many short trips around town. You should average ~24 mpg. How many miles on your Saab? Your front O2 sensor could be malfunctioning, they usually last ~100,000 miles. I replaced mine at 80,000 miles and noticed a gas mileage increased and a performance increase. I also recommend that you put Techron Concentrate in you gas tank once or twice a year to clean the fuel injectors. Also check the plug gap, I keep mine at 0.9mm (.035 inches), maybe its time for new plugs too. Also check tire pressure.

Eric

http://www.lehigh.edu/~erp4/Saab.html

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chuckles07@aol.com
21-09-02, 09:31 PM
my car has 65000 on it and had the 60000 tune up. what is an O2 sensor? i wioll check the plugs and tire pressure.

sa900ab
11-02-03, 12:37 AM
HA! On the way to school and back i have noticed a drop form 21mpg when i bought the car to 11.8 most recently, Im hardly on the freeway and I would have to say my driving style is a notch above spirited. :lol: