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Old 08-25-2008, 05:55 PM
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First off Welcome and sweet looking shadow , always liked them cars ... im pretty sure you should be getting alot more miles to the gallon then you are getting but i dont think you will get 35 mpg but have you did a tune up on the car when you bought it and i would check everything from the airfilter down to the fuel filter and do a complete tune up you should be atleast getting 25 / 28 mpg i would think
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:15 AM
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Have you tried any of the fuel injector cleaners, the kind that treat the fuel? Sometimes they help with a little bump in the mpg if it is really gummed up.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:37 PM
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Do you see an increase in mpg when you take longer trips?
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:56 PM
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CP - what is the mileage on the shadow and how are the tires
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:50 AM
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Hey Doc, do you think a block heater would help, or can you even install that in this? Also I saw a radiator hose attachment that heats the coolant perhaps that could work as well.
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Thats true Doc, just trying to think of helping the engine get up to temp faster. I assume there is some carbon buildup as well.
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hmmm. I've had my share of Shadows and Sundances, and 24mpg is pretty average with the automatic tranny. with a 5 speed, my one Sundance pulled down 29mpg, but I was driving 14 miles each way to work. with the shorter 2-3 miles jaunts, I can't imagine you'll see much over 10mpg.
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Fuel consumption problem happening use of user. The user is use the car for save the fuel without work. Day by day Fuel price increase, so most importance that the save the fuel and save the money, minimum use the car. For example Price is increase 20% then effect on consumption 25%. Means Customer or user save the 25% or deduct the ride 25% against the Price of increase 20%.

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