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Old 05-02-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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I am getting poor gas mileage on my V6 06 convert Mustang. I have had the cars tires rotated and balanced, new air filter, oil change, tire pressure. I have been looking at the chips you can put in the car to get more gas mileage. Has anyone used one before. I see them on e-bay for only 20 bucks. Would a new intake work? I just want to get that 28 miles per gallon some people are getting. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:30 PM   #2
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NO!!! PLEASE DO NOT BUY ANY CHIP FOR ANY CAR OFF EBAY unless its BIG name brand. Those "knockoff" chips you see ad for $20 30 40 bucks are a scam. Remember if it seems to good to be true, prob isn't true.

Have you changed your fuel filter too?

I'd suggest, looking at a custom tune for brenspeed, or bama using the SCT device. Really it won't help aton but it will. Also, i'd suggested for you and your s197 buying the CAI / TUNER combo pack. Getting a CAI will help. But overall your not going to see major gains because at the end of the day the mustang is a performance car not a toyota or honda.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:54 PM   #3
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Those chips are just resistors made to make your car think the mass of air is lower/higher than what it actually is. At best it's a waste of money. At worst it can lean out your motor and damage it.

Go buy a fuel filter for $15 bucks.

As for 28mpg... where you getting that from? A lot of people claim some really weird (and high) numbers. At 28 mpg that assumes continous motion (not a lot of city) also, a manual tranny will get better mpg than an auto on the V6.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #4
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13 mpg yeah! Lmao no I know I'm horrible I don't have a v8 to drive slow :P
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #5
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fuel filter will help but as was said mustangs are not economy cars mine gets about 18 mpg around town but it is a v8 and supercharged.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:00 AM   #6
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fuel filter will help but as was said mustangs are not economy cars mine gets about 18 mpg around town but it is a v8 and supercharged.
WOW thats really good for in city, i have a new edge GT and mine isn't S/C and i only get like 17 or 18 in city.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #7
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I think I'm getting around 23 with the GT and it has an SCT tune.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #8
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If you buy one of those sorry *** $20 chips on ebay, you might as well but magnets to put on your fuel lines to "take advantage of the magnetic streamlining effects that magnets have on gasoline in the fuel lines, delivering fuel more smoothly to your engine and giving you up to 15MPG ."
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