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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:40 pm
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Default Improving Acura 3.5 RL Fuel Economy?

Is there any way to improve the gas consumption in a 2001 RL? maybe some new fuel injector I can buy? I dont know but it seems like the car is a bit of a guzzler. Any advice?Thanks!
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:44 pm
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tune up, clean your fuel injectors, check tire pressure, fluid levels remove as much unneeded wieght
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:46 pm
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fuel filter spark plugs spark plug wires air filter PCV valve change the oil/filter tire pressure . all the little maintence stuff really does help. take it in for a tune up. injectors are expensive. your looking at over $100 an injector X6+ labor...just put in an injector cleaner every oil change.
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Old 25 Aug 2007, 02:48 pm
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That is a performance vehicle and so the whole system is set for performance rather than economy. Similarly it is too easy to drive it with a zing, but that kills the mpg.Maintenance as mentioned is key, synthetic lubricants in the engine as well as in the drive line will help some as will the air filter change, tire pressure adjustment to spec etc.But feathering the gas pedal (slow and steady acceleration when possible), combined with anticipation and coasting rather than stop start stop type driving will help a great deal.Speed robs you of gas mileage as well. stay within the limits and you will see the mpg go up. Not going 10 over will improve your mpg by a hefty 5 to 10 percent.
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