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Old 05 Apr 2002, 06:36 am
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Default Fuel consumption ; How to reduce

Hi PT Cruisers !

I hereby would like to ask you for your help.

I would like to reduce the fuel/ gasoline consumption of my PT Cruiser (this will be understandable for most Europeans since the huge gasoline prices keep us somehow from getting the full enjoyment of our PT's).

Can anyone suggest on how this can be reduced without jeopardizing the Manufacturer Warranty?

I wish you all lots-a-fun Cruisin' this new season, and I look forward to your feedback !

European Cruiser Rally (Germany-Belgium-France) is scheduled for May 1-4, 2002 !!!

PT Belgium



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Old 05 Apr 2002, 11:28 am
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If you have a 5-speed, keep the RPMs really low. No mods for that. I got a Borla header, Borla dual exhaust and open air intake and it has given me better highway gas mileage. You could try that, if you wanted. Narrower tires would probably do it too, but that's no fun. Driving less does it too. Hope something here helps.

RN

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Old 05 Apr 2002, 11:54 am
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RN,

Thanks for your e-mail.

I surely won't drive less miles, nor will I fit narrower tires !

My PT is equipped with a Automatic Transmission = fuel consumption is higher than the Manual Gear.

I believe I'll check out the Borla stuff !

The PT Cruiser pics on your page look fabulous.

Thanks again,

PT Belgium


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If you have a 5-speed, keep the RPMs really low. No mods for that. I got a Borla header, Borla dual exhaust and open air intake and it has given me better highway gas mileage. You could try that, if you wanted. Narrower tires would probably do it too, but that's no fun. Driving less does it too. Hope something here helps.

RN

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Old 05 Apr 2002, 10:46 pm
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Another thing that helps with improving milage is to check your tire pressure frequently. I check mine every 2 weeks, keep them set at 34 to 35 psi. ( not sure what the equivalent metric pressure is )

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