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This is a discussion on Craptastic Gas Mileage within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; damn, im really disappointed. the wrx has the same size engine and gas tank as my modded at the ass ...

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    Craptastic Gas Mileage

    damn, im really disappointed. the wrx has the same size engine and gas tank as my modded at the ass protege did, but i got better milage with the protege.

    i drove cruise control at 60mph with windows up no a/c and got about 245 miles during a day trip...then drove around town for the last two days and the light hasnt come on but im sure it will tommorrow as soon as i pull out of my parking spot at a whopping 284 miles.

    my turbo protege with like 13afr idle and 10-11 afr under load got better milage...like in the neighborhood of 330-350 per tank. i would suggest crappy gas in cali, but i had the protege here too. and im not even beating the wrx. i need to check tire pressure but it looked good from a look see...

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    I was suprised a 4 cyl got such bad mileage. I'm lucky if I get 18 mpg. My cars still fairly new though maybe it'll get better.
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    mine has about 2k miles. not getting any better here.

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    4 cyl + turbo does not equal 4cly NA gas mileage.

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    my turbo protege was not n/a and a hell of a lot more modified than my wrx. rich AFRs always, GT28RS at 8psi, no cats, etc etc. and it got about 50 more miles on a tank than my wrx at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05WRX0704
    my turbo protege was not n/a and a hell of a lot more modified than my wrx. rich AFRs always, GT28RS at 8psi, no cats, etc etc. and it got about 50 more miles on a tank than my wrx at least.
    How much power was it puttin down? Also I get about the same mileage as you in my 02. I go about 280-290 on mixed.

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    Also how big was the proteges tank. You cant always say its better cuz you can put more miles on it. There are plenty of factors between two different cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05WRX0704
    and it got about 50 more miles on a tank than my wrx at least.
    well, that begs the question, how big was the tank? I'm sure the protoge was lighter too.... AWD also sucks away power and efficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05WRX0704
    damn, im really disappointed. the wrx has the same size engine and gas tank as my modded at the ass protege did, but i got better milage with the protege
    i was putting down about 215 easily to the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by felo3769
    4 cyl + turbo does not equal 4cly NA gas mileage.

    Ya I guess thats true. I'd rather have the performance so its worth it.
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    I got 280 miles to the tank in a dream I had....

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    The ej2xx motor has a larger bore than just about any other 4cyl motor out there. This means that it needs more fuel to keep the larger piston surface cool. Get some EM and water injection if it really bothers you that much... That should help substantially with sprited driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333
    Ya I guess thats true. I'd rather have the performance so its worth it.
    thing is, its not THAT fast. not like youre running a 12 second car out of the box

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    what mods does every1 have? i get 280-300 when the light turns on when i drive like a maniac, thats still bout 22 mpg.. ive hit 372 miles on 1 tank on a trip to the mountains and back, got 26.2 mpg... when u fill up divide your milage by the amount of gas u put in, not by the mount ur tank holds

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    I get 22-23 mpg.. about 320 miles per fill up-- no matter how I drive usually- But I do mostly highway, which helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrex02
    what mods does every1 have? i get 280-300 when the light turns on when i drive like a maniac, thats still bout 22 mpg.. ive hit 372 miles on 1 tank on a trip to the mountains and back, got 26.2 mpg... when u fill up divide your milage by the amount of gas u put in, not by the mount ur tank holds
    i dont have any mods...damn maybe the gas has something to do with it? what pressure you have your tires at?

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