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Old 04 Mar 2020, 09:29 am
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Ok my gt with stage 1 program is getting 18-22 mpg 80% highway driving
I would like to hear what everyone is getting stock,stage 1, and any other program you may be running
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Old 04 Mar 2020, 10:29 am
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Here's my experience. All have auto transmissions.

2001 PT Limited - about 22 mpg.

2005 PT GT - about 22 mpg.

2005 PT GT w/Mopar Stage 1 - about 22 mpg.

2007 PT Turbo Lite Conv. - about 22 mpg.

2007 PT Conv. with Custom 15 psi tune - about 20 mpg.

2006 Dodge Charger Daytona w/5.7 HEMI - about 22 mpg.

2006 Dodge Charger Daytona w/5.7 HEMI and Diablo Sport 98 Octane tune - 22 mpg

2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack w/392 HEMI (me driving) 24 mpg.

2017 Dodge Charger Scat Pack w/392 HEMI (my wife driving) 18 mpg.

2003 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab Truck w/4.7 OHC V8 - 16 mpg.

1984 Chevy C35 Drill Rig w/350 Summit Racing Cam Edel. RPM Intake and Carb. - 8 mpg.

So from my experience, a Dodge 392 HEMI is more economical to drive than anything else I own or have recently owned.
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Old 04 Mar 2020, 10:51 am
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I don't have a Stage 1. Yet. My '03 GT manual gets 24 most of the time. I did get 8 mpg a few tanks ago, but I assume I was idling while doing some work and didn't realize for how long.

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So from my experience, a Dodge 392 HEMI is more economical to drive than anything else I own or have recently owned.
Sure, but you need that high quality gas for that. When my Dad got the PT he was getting 24 and I was getting 17 mpg with an '83 Imperial. I was still paying less for gas than he was because I was using regular compared to his super.

FWIW, my 5.7 Hemi Commander 4x4 has gotten from 11! to 18 mpg. I think my wife's best tank has been 13 and change, but I am usually getting close to 16 mpg.
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Old 04 Mar 2020, 11:24 am
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Both of my 03 GT manual trans get 24mpg with a Stage 1 and with the stock programming on the highway. It is less in town but I am not sure of the numbers.
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Old 04 Mar 2020, 12:38 pm
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2004 turbo lite: been tracking for seven years - average 20 MPG city/highway.
I've seen it as low as 14MPG city in the winter, 17MPG is more typical.
Highway is typically about 34 MPG!!
But I have clocked one run at 55MPG ( an hour trip downhill all the way )

always running 94 octane Chevron with zero ethanol...
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Old 04 Mar 2020, 01:30 pm
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Here is the data I acquired for a run. Also a little information about mods that may have contributed the MPG?
It looks like when it is all said and done the actual MPG was rounded to 27 MPG.

222.5 mile round trip

Ultra Gauge
28.04 MPG corrected calibration error -.75 confirmed
27.29 MPG
8.22 gal used. Topped off return fill up
Variance with fill up .19
27.068 adjusted MPG

Safeway brand 91 octane fuel
Champion standard copper spark plugs
GAP .042
Standard Heat Range
DST 93 Tune
MSD COIL
MSD 8 mm Spark Plug Wires
K&N Cone open air filter
Tire PSI set cold @ 42F 36.5psi


Altitude min. Sea Level + 167ft
Altitude max. Sea Level + 7061ft
Coolant Running Operational min. 172F
Coolant Running Operational max. 186F
Coolant Running Operational average. 179.6F
Ignition timing advanced 12*- 50.5*
MPH average 43MPH
Maximum MPH 86.5 MPH
Hg/PSI -15.65Hg- 7.95psi
Ambient Temperature range 34F-74F
Average Temperature 52F
IAT 44F-108F



There are dozen threads started about MPG,

YES! Another gas mileage rant!

What kind of gas mileage are you getting?

http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...ating-mpg.html

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NON-TURBO, MANUAL transmission owners: fuel economy + fuel light?

Gas Mileage

really really bad fuel mileage

Bad gas mileage, reason?

How is this possible?

my gt gets 15mpg after stage 1 install????? please help

First mileage check on our new/old Cruiser

best mod to improve gas mileage?

Gas Mileage

Replaced plugs and wires...gas mileage worse

Why Don't PT Cruisers Get Better Gas Mileage?

Horrible Gas Mileage!

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Local Dealer and BAD, BAD, BAD Gas Milage...

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Old 04 Mar 2020, 03:16 pm
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Here's my experience. All have auto transmissions.

2001 PT Limited - about 22 mpg.

2005 PT GT - about 22 mpg.

2005 PT GT w/Mopar Stage 1 - about 22 mpg.

2007 PT Turbo Lite Conv. - about 22 mpg.

2007 PT Conv. with Custom 15 psi tune - about 20 mpg.

2006 Dodge Charger Daytona w/5.7 HEMI - about 22 mpg.

2006 Dodge Charger Daytona w/5.7 HEMI and Diablo Sport 98 Octane tune - 22 mpg

2019 Dodge Charger Scat Pack w/392 HEMI (me driving) 24 mpg.

2017 Dodge Charger Scat Pack w/392 HEMI (my wife driving) 18 mpg.

2003 Dodge 1500 Quad Cab Truck w/4.7 OHC V8 - 16 mpg.

1984 Chevy C35 Drill Rig w/350 Summit Racing Cam Edel. RPM Intake and Carb. - 8 mpg.

So from my experience, a Dodge 392 HEMI is more economical to drive than anything else I own or have recently owned.

I one time had a 392 Hemi that only got 8 to 10 mpg. Of course, that was in a '58 Chrysler Imperial. Did haul all of those 5,000 pounds pretty well.
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