2003 Camry SE Fuel Economy

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Old 26 Jan 2005, 11:14 pm   #1 (permalink)
Analog Guy
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Default 2003 Camry SE Fuel Economy

How is your fuel economy. I've figured it out for the last 3 fill-ups, and
I am getting something horrible, which ranges from 15 - 18 mpg???

I purchased the car used with 80000 km, and it looks like all the service
was performed.
Could there be any problem that would cause such terrible fuel economy? The
tires are
brand new and are properly inflated.

Any suggestions?


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Old 27 Jan 2005, 08:21 am   #2 (permalink)
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Is it a 4 cil. Something is wrong, It could be alot of things take it to
a good mechanic

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Old 27 Jan 2005, 08:52 am   #3 (permalink)
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did he or you change the rims?
if you did, don't count of getting a MPG calculation.
changing to a larger rim/tires will give you a lower MPG and vice versa

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Old 27 Jan 2005, 11:33 am   #4 (permalink)
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If you're driving it hard in the city with short trips, that would be
normal.

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Old 30 Jan 2005, 06:28 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Do you keep it in Overdrive?
"Analog Guy" <analog_guy@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> How is your fuel economy. I've figured it out for the last 3 fill-ups,
> and
> I am getting something horrible, which ranges from 15 - 18 mpg???
>
> I purchased the car used with 80000 km, and it looks like all the service
> was performed.
> Could there be any problem that would cause such terrible fuel economy?
> The
> tires are
> brand new and are properly inflated.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
>



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Old 30 Jan 2005, 08:03 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: 2003 Camry SE Fuel Economy

OD will not affect milage it is Overdrive

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Old 31 Jan 2005, 08:40 am   #7 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
> OD will not affect milage it is Overdrive


The purpose of overdrive is to increase mileage. If you drive on expressways
or improved streets where the speed limit is above 40 mph then the OD will
kick in and improve mileage. If all your driving is below 40 mph then as you
say OD won't help.
HTH, davidj92


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Old 31 Jan 2005, 10:38 am   #8 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
> OD will not affect mileage it is Overdrive


Ransley. Running the engine faster than really required DOES increase fuel
consumption. A taller gear at speed requires more throttle to maintain speed
which in turn reduces pumping losses (manifold vacuum). For this very
reason, fitting a top gear (an overdriven ratio) that the engine cannot pull
to as high a top speed as the next LOWER gear results in improved fuel
mileage (up to a point). I should also point out that with electronic
controls of the engine and transmission, engine parameters are usually
altered to favor even better MPG when the transmission shifts to OD and the
cruise control is engaged.
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Old 31 Jan 2005, 11:37 am   #9 (permalink)
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Yes phil meant to say will not affect milage Negatilvely. I always use
it and know it improves milage and reduces engine wear Beckys statement
was indicating overdrive will reduce milage.

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Old 31 Jan 2005, 12:34 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I
am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." -- Robert
McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)
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> Yes phil meant to say will not affect milage Negatilvely. I always use
> it and know it improves milage and reduces engine wear Beckys statement
> was indicating overdrive will reduce milage.
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