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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 00, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have an 85 camaro with a V6 2.8 engine and i am getting terrible gas mileage for that size engine. I checked this week and it was only 10.8 miles per gallon. This is mostly city driving, so if i can't get any better than i can't afford the gas of being my daily driver. What could cause this porblem, what is normal.?? Thanks for the help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 00, 06:14 PM
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check engine codes your engine is probally running in limp home mode
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 20th, 00, 07:38 PM
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When was the last time you did a tune up? How about a new oxygen sensor? The sensor should be replace about every 60,000 miles and a tune up should be done at least once a year, air filters as needed and oil every 3-4 months.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 00, 09:48 AM
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and at that age, your catalytic converter is as clogged as my uncle jim's liver! heheheheh a clogged converter can make your car Sluggish , low on power and run hot. you should add a new one to your list of "things to do "

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