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Old 11-10-2014, 05:39 PM
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I recently flushed my radiator and my mpg jumped from ~17 to ~21. Same year and engine

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Thats a huge jump from just a coolant flush. You have the same engine and year as the op?

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Re: Better mpg?

It was burning up the coolant constantly, flushed it when I changed the oil. Probably a combination of both


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It was burning up the coolant constantly, flushed it when I changed the oil. Probably a combination of both

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That makes no sense. If its eating the coolant its still doing it. A coolant flush wont fix that. Was your coolant low? What temps was it running at? Can you smell coolant? And what color was the oil/coolant when it was done?
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Re: Better mpg?

I hadn't checked it in a few weeks but I must have gotten to it just in time as the reservoir was near empty. I didn't notice any increase in temps but in the 2 years I've had the thing I hadn't done a coolant flush. It could have just been reaally old to be burning up so quickly.

Idk if that had any affect on the oil and it was like all the other changes I've done.

No idea if it helped or not but my highway Mpg is now sitting at 23 when I'm cruising


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