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What is your mileage?

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by Leviarus, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. masm60

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    I have a '98 ZX2 - completely stock. I haven't tested my milage accurately but I get about 240 miles per tank going back and forth to work and about 300 on the highway at about 70 mph average speed.
  2. Visualjazz

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    I did 53 Mpg a couple of weeks ago. Been doing 2 gallon tests, by light comes on put 2 gals in measure mpgs. Mainly highway didnt go past speed limit windows up no a/c lol. Tire psi 40, not stock smooth acceleration. I got 39 mpg this week but found out rear passenger tire was at 10 psi and has a screw in it so ill be back up once i get that tire patched.
  3. homestead367

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    I cant imagine that you are getting 53 miles per gallon. Do you have a stick or and auto. Are you running the stock rims with 40psi in the tires? I have started to increase my mileage a little bit im up to about 29 with a mix of city/highway. I just upgraded my exhaust pipe from the flex pipe back its now 2.25" and has a high flow turbo muffler. I just ran sea foam through my intake about 10,000 miles ago. I just ran it through my gas tank and my oil about a week ago, and changed my oil after driving about 30 miles. Could the iridium spark plugs be hurting my mileage. I heard that E-3 spark plugs help with gas mileage and horsepower over even iridium. Anyone have any ideas. Im open for any. I rarely use my A/C. Normally when im driving over 60 my windows are closed.
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    I do the seafoam treatment too. Intake 2x a year, oil every oil change, gas 1x a year. Ya im on the stock swirlies 40 psi, actually had to replace a tire yesterday :( got a nail in sidewall. Stupid tire is still new, no treadwear only 3 months old. Had no road hazard coverage because it wasn't offered for that tire size. It is a stick and i have the motorcraft platinum sparkplugs i think. I average around 40mpg city/hwy mix. Dont use a/c cuz car will stall city lol. Windows down going 60 or sometimes up. When up ill use vent. I did the 53 windows up vent mainly hwy.
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    That sucks. Your car shouldnt stall with the A/C. The coil pack, racewires, and iridium spark plugs fixed my idle and smoothed it out.
  6. Visualjazz

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    Oh I'm stalling because of a/c bypass thing i did due to what i thought faulty ccrm. But turns out it was just part of the wire that goes to compressor itself was bad. So just gotta rewire that part and ill wire like originally was. Should be fine.
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    Im getting about 33mpg city with 00' zx2 stock everything 5spd manual
  8. smoke-n-squeal

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    Just figured my milage out for my last few fill ups and I'm getting anywhere between 29 and 37. I typically accelerate easy but on the interstate I'll run 80 so I'm sure I could do better. My car has also been missing the last few fill ups but I'm still getting 33. I changed plugs and wires and still feels like it's missing. Going to see if I'm getting any errors and I guess I'll pick up a coil pack while I'm at it.

    '03 zx2 stock except for K&N air filter with ATX.
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    After changing out my timing belt, doing some harder driving I got 31 mpg. Thats a mix of highway and city. I think having an automatic kills my mileage.
  10. alordofchaos

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    No offense, but that's not a very accurate way to measure mpg, unless your light always comes on when you are near a gas station.

    Try filling your tank, resetting the trip odometer, and when the light comes on, refill again. Divide you miles traveled by the # of gallons you just put in to get your mpg

    do this 3 or 4 times and report back your average :) betcha it'll be lower!

    I have an auto (cuz I thought my wife might have to drive it), '98, stock except exhaust. Averaging around 28 mixed, mostly hwy right now.

    get around 30-31 straight hwy.
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    My average is about 28. Although after getting my timing belt replaced I think it has been getting better mileage. I do exactly what you say. I get 32-33 straight highway.
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    I haven't calculated my mileage yet, but I get about 300 miles out of a full tank.
  13. jman985

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    35.5 mpg (all highway) on my 98 zx2

    Hey all,

    1st off, what a great site and I hope to get to know you all over time. I really appreciate my car as I drive from Muncie to Indy and back 5 days a week. I have been doing this for 5 years and man have the miles accumulated on my car!
    I purchased the car in 2001 with 29K miles and it now has 245k miles. When gas was under $2/gal I did not pay attention to gas mileage so much, but do remember that my fuel light came on around 320 miles (approx 24 mpg) of driving. I filled up 3 times a week, but again gas was cheap.
    I have taken a greater interest in boosting mpg over the last few months and have taken a few steps that have produced wonderful results.
    First, my auto trans started giving me issues about 8 months ago and I thought I was going to have to get rid of my car (btw its paid for) due to the cost of transmission work. However, I had my mechanic flush the tranny fluid and put Lucas Tranny Fix before giving up. Worked like a charm, shifts like new. With confidence in Lucas products, I started using Lucas Fuel Treatment (upper cylinder lubricant) and noticed that I was getting around 380 miles out of a tank of gas. Then I replaced my air filter, became cognizant of tire pressure (32 psi), and added Lucas Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer (20% Lucas 80% 5W30 Oil) with my last oil change. I have been exact with mpg calculations after last oil change and experienced 34.5 mpg first 3 tanks and 35.5 the last 2 tanks of gas (Almost All Highway Miles). I have been filling up twice a week instead of three times. I do not believe that any one of these steps produced the results, but rather all of them together. My RPM at 70 mph is around 2600 rpm.
    The only issue I am concerned about now is when the car has set for several hours, there is a flutter like hesitation on initial acceleration that goes away after I have driven a quarter mile, and its smooth as silk after that. My guess is that a little coolant gets into my 1st cylinder as I do have some minor coolant loss every couple weeks, and it uses zero oil between changes.
    Any thoughts?
    Again, glad to meet you all and look forward to corresponding with you!
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    I have a 98 5 speed and the best i ever got was 38 all flat roads never going over 1500rpm until 5th gear. On the highway i got 32 are 34 i can't remember going 75 80

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