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Re: MPG survey

Economy?  What's dat? :)  If I drive the speed limit (yeah, right) on the 
interstate I get 21MPG.  In town it's 17MPG, if I'm taking it easy.  Real 
world figures for me are normally 19-20 highway, 15-16 city.  I think the 
local Texaco station is dedicating a new 92octane gas pump in my honor...

My ignition system has definitely improved my mileage but I think you can see 
why I want to convert to fuel injection.  Not only would FI squeeze a couple 
more ponies outta the engine but I'm pretty sure it would improve my mileage by 
a point or two as well.
     Toby Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

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Subject: MPG survey
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/13/97 10:44 PM

Several posts have mentioned that certain folks MPG figures were too
low.  Just what is an acceptable/expected range city and hwy?
     The Dustin Hoffman add says 27 MPG for a '66 fastback.  That must be
dual carbs on the hwy...  My stock '66 Sqbk probably should get tuned
up, but it has been getting 18 MPG city.  (I havn't really dared take it
out for more than a couple trips on the hwy yet)
     Toby, kinda curious what the fire breathing motor of yours is like on
the "economy" tip...

Peter Parker
Portland, Oregon

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