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    Unfortunately 92-93 octane haha seems like their is no other choice.......if you keep your rpm's around 2500-3000 and try to stay out of boost you should get better gas mileage. My problem is I have trouble staying out of boost I just enjoy it too much!
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    say youre driving a tank of gas. thats 15.9 gallons total. if you fill it with 89, say that will be 3.10; 3.10x15.9=49.29 say you put 93 in and its 20 cents more: 3.30/gal; 3.30x15.9=52.47

    so its really only a few dollars per tank.
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    is it bad to have the rpm's too low, say between 1500 and 2000

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    i usually dont go below like 1800
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    Not sure if it would be bad per say but I believe you will be under the powerband so you will most likely have a bunch of turbo lag and you will have to downshift to get any power if you would want to pass someone.
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    Hate to say this since I love my rex but if you are driving long distances then the rex will get very expensive fast. I go through about a tank and a half a week so thats 60 bucks here for me a week. I get about 20-22 mpg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kileryoyo View Post
    Hate to say this since I love my rex but if you are driving long distances then the rex will get very expensive fast. I go through about a tank and a half a week so thats 60 bucks here for me a week. I get about 20-22 mpg.
    I only spend about 30-40 bucks a week but end up driving 300 miles or a little over each week.
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    30 bucks/wk at 200 miles/wk
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    How can one improve their gas mileage other than laying off the turbo.

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    Gas is always cheaper for me at school where I spend the week then at home where I spend the weekends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon lee View Post
    How can one improve their gas mileage other than laying off the turbo.
    Avoid boost, accelerate lightly, and shift at the proper speeds (I'm pretty sure thats spelled out in the owner's manual).
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    I usually get somewhere between 23-24 mpg. On a recent trip to FL I got about 27.5 so it's not altogether that bad. I get about a 330 miles before the low fuel light comes on. Hope this helps you figure out how much you're gonna end up spending on gas. But, yeah, always use premium gas, in your case 93.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon lee View Post
    hello everyone,
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    Are there any simple things that I can do to help insure that my wrx runs smoothly for a long period of time? How many mile could one expect to get out of their wrx, 100k...150k...200k?.
    The Impreza is very dependable if properly maintained and yes could last 200k.
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    Also one thing I have noticed after driving the car is that the engine ticks after it is used. The engine ticks as the car is cooling down after being used right? The engine on my wrx ticks after being driven for only a couple of miles, is this normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brandon lee View Post
    Are there any simple things that I can do to help insure that my wrx runs smoothly for a long period of time?
    Yes, change the oil regularly. Then, check the oil level often between changes. The dipstick on our cars can be hard to read at the best of times, but stick with it and make sure you always know that there's plenty of oil in the car.

    The consequences of running any engine without sufficient oil are serious, but those same dire results will manifest even more quickly in a turbocharged engine.
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    Thanks for all of the advice guys

    I heard that turbo charged engines need special oil, is this true?

    I was reading about turbo chargers online and one site recommended that users let their engines idle for 15 seconds before shutting off the engine to allow the turbo charger to cool down. I guess that the turbo charger continues to spin after the ignition is turned off, but since the engine is off, oil is not circulating in the turbo charger. So it is good to idle the car so the turbo charger can cool down with oil circulation.

    Has anyone heard about this?

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