Increase gas milage on a 96 T&C

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Just Me (remove, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. These things are gas guzzlers, I know, but is there anything that might
    be upgraded to get a gallon or two more per mile on this baby?

    I'm getting 14.5mpg average according to the on board computer.

    This baby's got 110,000 miles, but a new transmission. Air filter is
    new and oil is changed regularly.

    Plugs? Additives?

    Not looking for a million dollar solution, just to optimize.

    Just Me (remove, Jul 24, 2006
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    NewMan Guest

    What size engine you got???

    I had a 1994 GC with 3.3l V6, and I was getting about 18 mpg city.
    14.5 seems low unless you have the 3.8l engine.
    NewMan, Jul 24, 2006
  3. I am getting about 17.5 in the city and 23 on the highway with a 99
    3.8L. My onboard stays about 19.6 average. Suggest the OP check it
    manually, maybe the on board computer is fouled up.

    Frank Boettcher, Jul 24, 2006
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    dtzjread Guest

    I have a '95 T&C with the 3.8L V6 MFI Engine. It has about 150k on the
    clock, and a recently rebuilt transmission.

    I get 18 - 19 mpg around town (traffic lights every 3 feet or so) and 25mpg
    on the highway.

    I havent done anything special to get this gas mileage - make sure you tires
    are AT the recommended pressure - not over or under. Do the regular
    maintenance things - I am told that a clogged fuel filter can make a big
    difference, although I have never noticed an increase when replacing an old

    Don't use the AC unless you have to - dont go faster than you need to,
    anticipate stops and slow down rather than brake, walk once in a while - all
    the normal advice. If you really want better gas mileage, get a small car.
    My other car is a Honda Civic.

    dtzjread, Jul 25, 2006
  5. I do have the 3.8L and the computer is in line with the actual. It does
    a lot of city driving.

    I'd be thrilled to get 17.5 city, every little bit helps.

    What "tune-up" suggestions might help?

    Not worth anything major, but a small repair would be.
    Just Me (remove, Jul 26, 2006
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    hartless Guest

    And have you checked your tire pressure? That's the first thing to check,
    and is usually the most suspect for poor mileage. Is it at the rating of the
    label in the door?

    Have you changed the O2 sensor?

    You questioned Plugs! Well when was the last time they were changed? As well
    as the wires?
    hartless, Jul 26, 2006
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    frenchy Guest

    also when accelerating, let up on the accelerator a touch to get it to
    shift into higher gears as soon as possible.
    frenchy, Jul 27, 2006
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