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Old 05 Oct 2003, 04:41 pm
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Default Stage I Installed; Week 1 Update

Well, after having the Stage I for a full week, I can report back that I am still as satisfied with it as the day it was installed. What's more, I can confirm what others here have suggested--that miles per gallon have increased!

In my first 5 months, I averaged 19.4 mpg; my best ever was 20.4.

With stage I installed (and even with full throttle acceleration 'testing' nearly all the time), I averaged 22.8 mpg. That is a 10% increase, with more expected, should I start driving 'normally' again, without all the full-throttle starts.

I remember getting just over 300 miles on a full tank just once before (and ran out of gas 100 yards from the service station at 307 miles showing.

With stage I, I was at 310 miles, and the needle hadn't even settled on the peg yet. I used to let it sit there for about 20-25 miles, assuming a gallon or so left in the tank after hitting the peg.

This increase in mileage is the cherry on top of a great upgrade!
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Old 05 Oct 2003, 05:07 pm
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Deleted by Steve. I found your earlier post on the install. Thanks
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Old 07 Oct 2003, 08:07 pm
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Hey man you really shouldn't let your tank get that low, it's not good for the fuel system.

If it doesn\'t fit get a hammer. If it still doesn\'t fit, get a bigger hammer. - Jesse James
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Old 07 Oct 2003, 11:45 pm
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Generally speaking, it's bad to let a fuel pump (or most pumps) run dry.
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