Camry V6 2002 mileage

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Old 14 Feb 2006, 08:31 pm   #1 (permalink)
James Atkinson
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I get about 15.5 mpg in mostly suburban driving during the winter and about
20 mpg. Isn't it a little too high? I am not very heavy on gas pedal.
I do my own oil change with 5w30, I change the air filter every 15 k and
inflate the tires to 30-31 psi
I have 58K miles.

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Old 15 Feb 2006, 08:30 am   #2 (permalink)
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Don`t you mean isn`t it to low, and it probably is, get a mechanic to go
over it. A few things , retarded timing can cost 4 mpg, dragging brakes,
other things a scope can find.

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Old 16 Feb 2006, 07:55 am   #3 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Don`t you mean isn`t it to low, and it probably is, get a mechanic to go
> over it. A few things , retarded timing can cost 4 mpg, dragging brakes,
> other things a scope can find.
>


You're right, it's too low. I meant to say it's too high referring to the
gas consumption.
Also meant to say the same kind of driving during the summer would take me
to 20 mpg. What I did not mention was that twice a day my wife drives the
car about half a mile to a parking lot and back. I also drive this car for
about 10 miles during the day. Do you think that might explain the lousy
mileage?


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Old 16 Feb 2006, 08:56 am   #4 (permalink)
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I have a 4 cil and at coldest temps 0-10f get 20 mpg city , city- hwy I
get 24. In summer I get 27 city 31-32 city Hwy 35- 36 straight hwy. It
depends on how heavy your foot is, but Id say you are low mpg. Mobil 1
5-30 helps. Mobil Trans fluid in Differential and Trans help. So does a
tune up. I dont know your driving situation, or car care or area- temps
driven, but it sounds low.

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Old 16 Feb 2006, 06:08 pm   #5 (permalink)
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When my wife is driving at local roads, I am getting around 16-17 in winter
and summer 18-19 for my Accord V6. The gas mileage should be close for
these two cars.

Short trips not only kills gas mileage, it also creates sludge in engine
more likely.


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Old 17 Feb 2006, 08:09 am   #6 (permalink)
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"harry" <harry_liuNOSPAM@lcc.com> wrote in message
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> When my wife is driving at local roads, I am getting around 16-17 in

winter
> and summer 18-19 for my Accord V6. The gas mileage should be close for
> these two cars.
>
> Short trips not only kills gas mileage, it also creates sludge in engine
> more likely.
>


That's not very encouraging. I used to drive this car about 150 miles a day,
changing oil every 5000 miles. Now I treat the usage as extreme and change
it every 3000. I use Mobil 5W30. I just purchased a Mobil 1 box, next oil
change I switch to synthetic. Since the concern for sludge and water in the
oil, I will have to change the oil at the same intervals. That might prove
to be more expensive, but the question is: will the synthetic help in this
situation?


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