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Re: milage lost [Re: 2002_Sporty] #1025755 04/10/11 02:41 PM
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bingocouple Offline OP
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so maybe the first cat is plugged. I still have to take mine off and take a look. How hard are those bolts to get off?

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Re: milage lost [Re: bingocouple] #1025756 04/10/11 08:34 PM
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I wasn't able to get mine off, but then most everything I have done on this Sporty has been seized. Not all but most. It is my belief that this had a rough life in the north before we got it, and not enough upkeep or cleaning.
Have a few band aids at the ready. Or Krazy Glue. lol

Good Luck.

Re: milage lost [Re: bingocouple] #1025757 04/12/11 06:08 AM
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bingocouple Offline OP
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well I am back to 180 miles to the gallon again. I have no idea where to look now. Any ideas?

Re: milage lost [Re: bingocouple] #1025758 04/14/11 12:45 AM
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You running original tire size and rims?
I know when I put my 235's on Ford Rims on the Kia I lost some mileage to that. But no where near that much of a loss.
Tire Pressure...lol...every little bit helps eh.

Will keep thinking about it here.
Good Luck.

Re: milage lost #1025759 04/14/11 08:42 AM
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Mudrunner
I got another 180 MPGs on this tank of gas again.
Im going to see if I can use my father in laws shop this weekend to do some work, if he lets me.
I accumulated some tune up items in the past few months.
Fuel Filter
Oil Filter
Spark Plugs
PCV Valve
Spark Plug Wires
Valve Cover Gasket
Throttle Body Gasket
Synthetic Oil
Metal Hose Clamps to remove fuel filter snap fittings.
Hope I can use the shop and get the time to do it.


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Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.
Re: milage lost [Re: 2002_Sporty] #1025760 04/14/11 02:31 PM
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bingocouple Offline OP
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Its funny, this tank I got 190 miles and I still have a 1/4 tank to go. I wonder if it has to do with the gas attendant either topping the tank off or stop when the machine stops. It does seem that it takes quite a while for the truck to come off of full, but when it does the gas goes down quickly.

I am running 30x9.50x15. I am covering a mile in 9/10ths, so I am just adding 10% to my milage. I have the next 3 days off, so I may tear araprt my cats and check them out and gut where needed.

Last edited by bingocouple; 04/19/11 02:39 PM.
Re: milage lost [Re: 2002_Sporty] #1025761 04/15/11 10:45 PM
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I got another 180 MPGs on this tank of gas again.

DAMN...180 MPG....now i'm really unhappy with my 19-21mpg lol


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Re: milage lost [Re: londart] #1025762 04/16/11 08:23 AM
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Mudrunner
Oops; 180 miles to the tank.
Thanks for the correction Smart Arse. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/butwiggle.gif" alt="" />


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Tires:235/75/15, Wheels: Black 15x8 Steel ProComp 2.5" B.S., Hubs:Warn Manual, Lift:3" UPYOURKIA, Trailer Hitch, Cargo Rack, Clinometer.
Re: milage lost [Re: 2002_Sporty] #1025763 04/19/11 02:37 PM
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I put a can of the restore product into my engine last week. I have noticed a good change in engine performance. What normally would take me over 1/4 tank to drive is now taking less than a 1/4 tank to drive the same distance.
Also I think it depends on if the gas station attendant actually fills the rig or stops at the first burp.
It does seem like I have a little more power though.

Re: milage lost [Re: bingocouple] #1025764 04/19/11 05:31 PM
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ummm.....Did you say Gas Station Attendant??

Are we to understand you don't pump your own gas??
Too good for that are you? Don't want to wrinkle the suit from getting in and out of the Sportage on the way to the office?? hmmmmm lol

When I fill my tank, I Fill my tank I get all the burps out, shake the truck a little, put more in.
Last fill I was able to stuff in 57L x $1.19 = $68.12.

What is the full name of this can of "Restore" stuff you used?

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