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    no gas mileage

    have 1989 dodge ram 100 has holly injection on it 67000 orignal miles but it only geys 10 miles to a gal need help new plug wires dist cap rotor plugs new tires 10 miles 2 gal is all @55 or 70 need help dave kelso [email protected]

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    Moderator RACING JUNKIE Harbone's Avatar
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    I have a bone stock 97 Ram 1500 4wd that barely gets 12mpg. Also a 2003 Dodge Durango with a cold air intake kit and cat-back exhaust. It barely gets 15mpg on a perfect day. What you have is not out of the ordinary.
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    want gas milage, buy a small car with a 4 banger. want power drive a v8.nothing i got gets better than 10 and a couple get about 6 but damn its fun to drive them. now my wife has a new hemi in her 300 and man that thing is fast. and she get aroud ,hell i dont know and dont care its a HEMI!!!

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    i get better then that in my 1989 surburban with a 350ci and mine weights 6k pounds with out all my tools and stuff :shock:

    check your brake and E-brake to make sure you not getting any drag and you can check your ai cleaner
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    Driving habits and type of driving has a huge effect on fuel economy. I had a mid 90s Escort 5 speed beater car a couple of years ago that I could only get around 23-24 mpg out of. I live 1.5 miles from the shop so most of the time the car didn't quite get warmed up. I sold it to my brother and he was working a construction job that was over 60 miles each way. He got almost 40 mpg running 80 mph.

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    now im not nocking dodge but my 74 trailduster got 5-7 my moms 84 2wd ram charger got about 10-11 car lot i worked at every dodge we had (truck wise) never got better then 12 and that includes the dakotas and darangos with any v8 its just a dodge thing a buddy back in ia had a 2001 ram quad cab 7-10 only good thing is that mpg usually dont change loaded or not up hill down hill head wind tail wind any thing but thats been my exp
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonmaster093
    now im not nocking dodge but my 74 trailduster got 5-7 my moms 84 2wd ram charger got about 10-11 car lot i worked at every dodge we had (truck wise) never got better then 12 and that includes the dakotas and darangos with any v8 its just a dodge thing a buddy back in ia had a 2001 ram quad cab 7-10 only good thing is that mpg usually dont change loaded or not up hill down hill head wind tail wind any thing but thats been my exp
    Same here sam, doesnt matter if I was hauling a car on a trailer or just a case of beer, that gas mileage was at least consistent!
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    70's gas burning Mopars are the same, loaded or not. My 71 pickup an 77 motor home for example.
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