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Cavanagh
04-17-2007, 01:25 AM
I know this has been covered inside and out, but i was wondering what other 5sfe/4afe owners get in the city for mileage. Are the ST's gas tanks smaller? because i dont seem to be doing that well... i get around 235-240 on E. I think thats somewhat poor since some of my friends with bigger motored cars get 250ish, but then again there tank sizes are realitivly bigger. I do have a minor exhuast leak, and an auto, but i dont think it should bring it down that much. Any suggestions ? Well i guess my main two q's are: Are the ST's gas tanks smaller? and What do you guys get CITY wise.

zmile06
04-17-2007, 01:34 AM
i get 300 if i push it on a 93 auto ST with full exhaust cat delete.

TheNefariousOne
04-17-2007, 01:39 AM
I get usually around 22-25 combined city/highway with a manual ST. As far as I know, the ST has the same tanks as the other trim levels though there have several different size tanks available on 5th gens IIRC.

grayscale
04-17-2007, 02:14 AM
Your guys mileage blows, it should be better on the 4afe. I get average 300miles to the tank city/highway driving- 5sfe/12gal tank.

CsvtOwnzRice
04-17-2007, 02:32 AM
Im gettin 20 in the city and over 30 on the highway so far
- since ur car is over 100k i suggest new fuel/air filter
- after that you should run fine :bigthumbu

extremeskillz
04-17-2007, 02:38 AM
you should be getting 300ish mile on 5sfe. Even with mods you should still be getting this. Mod are supposed to improve your gas mileage unless you guys have heavy feet.

85gtsblackman
04-17-2007, 02:41 AM
my 91 stx would take 14.1 gas of gas from bone dry and get an average of 440-480 miles out of a tank

my 22re gts with 14.5 gas of gas still gets 330-360 out of a tank, with 4 bad injector, and a really bad exaust leak

KoreanJoey
04-17-2007, 02:43 AM
Last tank = 360miles.

Best tank = 450+

GT Gas tank.

85gtsblackman
04-17-2007, 02:48 AM
3sge or 5sfe

KoreanJoey
04-17-2007, 03:33 AM
Gen 3 3SGE... way better gas mileage than that turd 5SFE

Cavanagh
04-17-2007, 03:51 AM
Im gettin 20 in the city and over 30 on the highway so far
- since ur car is over 100k i suggest new fuel/air filter
- after that you should run fine :bigthumbu
Ya Jon, i checked my air filter, thats fine, but i havnt checked my fuel filter. :smokin:

burnyd
04-17-2007, 03:55 AM
my 6gc 5spd St /w 7afe gets at a full tank of I want to say is around 13 galons I think? but the best I ever got off of 13ish gallons was around 425miles.

Shadowlife25
04-17-2007, 04:10 AM
God my mileage blows....
I get a MAX of 225 miles per tank in my AT. From empty to full. Averages to 14mpg.
3" exhaust, no cats. New factory air filter in stock airbox. no intake leaks,(tested)
I also redid the plugs, wires, oil change radiator flush...
I guess fuel filter is next..

Any other AT guys have mileage numbers?

VikingJZ
04-17-2007, 04:14 AM
My last tank was 367 miles.


With a 13 gallon tank, that equates to roughly 27 MPG.

Not bad for 184,000 miles and a modest oil leak.

celica9303
04-17-2007, 06:26 AM
form what the manual for our cars say we have a 15gal tank for the 5sfe. i fill up arond 11 gal. and get bout 21 miles ger gallon

KoreanJoey
04-17-2007, 06:41 AM
No the 15 gal gas tank of for the AT.

amx
04-17-2007, 07:02 AM
My mileage stays pretty constant at anywhere from 28-30 mpg city, and I don't baby the car too much, so I really wonder how it'd do if I drove with fuel consumption in mind. :D I usually fill up around 1/4 tank, gives me 300 miles or so. I ran it down to the gas light this summer at 330 miles, but it only took like 12.5 or so when I filled up so it could probably go a lot more.

I have a 1991 dealer brochure that says all the celica models shared the same 15.9 gallon gas tank, but I don't have my manual right now so I can't double check that. I could have sworn the All-Trac's tank was larger than the others though.

grayscale
04-17-2007, 07:08 AM
form what the manual for our cars say we have a 15gal tank for the 5sfe. i fill up arond 11 gal. and get bout 21 miles ger gallon
All of the owners manuals say this. I've had three 5th gens and1 had the 15 and thother two had the 12. 15 wasn't just for the AT.

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
04-17-2007, 07:24 AM
hmm...i have manual 91 st and usually fill up at around 260...im sure i could go a good 20 more miles but i always just refill at 260 to be on the safe side...when i goto beach and back and do city driving and stuff, i get well over 300...

vip09
04-17-2007, 08:25 AM
On my last couple tanks I've gotten around 390 miles. That is with two bad o2 sensors. I usually get over 420 miles on a tank if I don't hit lift too much.

burnyd
04-17-2007, 08:30 AM
God my mileage blows....
I get a MAX of 225 miles per tank in my AT. From empty to full. Averages to 14mpg.
3" exhaust, no cats. New factory air filter in stock airbox. no intake leaks,(tested)
I also redid the plugs, wires, oil change radiator flush...
I guess fuel filter is next..

Any other AT guys have mileage numbers?

sounds like your car never leaves boost lol.

celica9303
04-17-2007, 09:18 AM
how come i get such lame milage????

grayscale
04-17-2007, 11:01 AM
^ How many miles to the tank do you get?

KoreanJoey
04-17-2007, 11:31 AM
how come i get such lame milage????

Because the convertibles are pig heavy...

Murgatroy
04-17-2007, 11:43 AM
Chaos has a ~13 gallon tank from empty. I have put as much as 500 miles on a tank all highway at a constant RPM and load. I have measured her countless times and she always runs in the low to mid 30mpg mark with mixed 'spirited' driving. I normally get 350 miles a tank on her. I know her intimately and have an open exhaust and intake tract.

Mudhoney is still new to me, being the 3SFE we are still getting acclimated, she turns a higher RPM on the highway and sees redline more often. I haven't run her too dry to see exactly what the tank holds, but I assume it is around ~12-13 gallons as well. I am getting about 290-300 miles a tank on her. Recent tune-up and seafoamed when I bought her, gutted cat.

This to me is perfect. I had a Festiva that pulled 50mpg without flinching, but Fuzzbubble had no power. I had a Camaro that wouldn't get better than 5mpg no matter what, and often she would drink a gallon in less than one. The Ninja was a 10 second car.

KoreanJoey
04-17-2007, 11:59 AM
Umm... yeah... I drive my car pretty hard usually... I <3 accelerating, don't care much for speeding, I autoX, I <3 on ramps and off ramps and god bless the two-lane roundabouts.

Cavanagh
04-17-2007, 03:00 PM
No the 15 gal gas tank of for the AT.
I thought i read that the A/T held 16.9 Gallons.

zmile06
04-17-2007, 04:20 PM
Your guys mileage blows, it should be better on the 4afe. I get average 300miles to the tank city/highway driving- 5sfe/12gal tank. Your tank has to be bigger then 12gal, i filled up with 13.

zmile06
04-17-2007, 04:25 PM
I'm changing the fuel filter soon as this quarter of school ends, because that has to be where im losing MPG. I have over 250k on my car, and like 150k on the engine. I'm also going to do the timing belt water pump and whatever gaskets i find. Going to be fuN! I should see a great improvment though after i am done.

I am also going to get camber kits installed on my lowerd celica finally. This summer is going to be a good one for the celica!

Shadowlife25
04-17-2007, 05:24 PM
I actually don't boost much. With gas being so expensive, and my girl and I sharing the car...
I usually shift at 3k rpm so that I'm always between 2k-3k to keep in the mpg sweet spot. I don't know.

91PinkCeli
04-17-2007, 05:34 PM
I am only getting about 230 to the tank as well. I have a new air filter, new plugs and wires. Also when i gas up I can smell gas in my car for about an hour. Does anyone else get this? I am tired of the crappy gas mileage. I have a 90 gts manual by the way.

DarkSideCelica
04-17-2007, 06:35 PM
92 GT auto with 125K.... 5sfe motor, K&N drop-in air filter, NGK blues spark plug, 2000 camry header with exhaust wrap, seafoamed when i got the car, new OEM denso plugs, new fuel filter

AND HEAVY 17s :p

i get abt 25.5 mpg (abt 315 miles) with 60% freeway and 40% local.... i go abt 75 - 85 mph on the freeway, and use cruise control at 75 mph at late nights...

extremeskillz
04-17-2007, 07:42 PM
I am only getting about 230 to the tank as well. I have a new air filter, new plugs and wires. Also when i gas up I can smell gas in my car for about an hour. Does anyone else get this? I am tired of the crappy gas mileage. I have a 90 gts manual by the way.


Your leaking fuel. The fuel line and/or return line is leaking somewhere. You need to run your car and check underneath to see if you can see visible leaks. Usually its the where the lines meet the hard lines to the tank. Reason for this the ties that keep the lines secured to the hard lines are corroded. Simple fix and should fix your gas mileage.

Im goin to do a fuel filter swap when i do my sway bars coming up this summer to see if my gas mileage improves over what i get now (which is about 25-28 with 3k rpm shifts automatic).

CsvtOwnzRice
04-17-2007, 10:24 PM
CJ Clear your inbox and send me PM wen u wanna go on the backroads

MuscleOwnzRice
04-17-2007, 10:41 PM
cj! get that fuel fixed!

CsvtOwnzRice
04-17-2007, 10:48 PM
wouldnt you say all he needs is a new fuel and air filteR?
exhaust leak wouldnt do much would it?

dan93st
04-18-2007, 04:51 AM
My 93 manual ST takes nearly 14gal from when the refill light comes on. However, I usually refill around 1/3-1/4, as I don't like to let it get that low, so the average fill is about 10-11 gal. I do alot of around town driving, and usually average about 25mpg. On highway trips, I usually get around 35mpg, as high as 42 once on a trip to Pittsburgh with a nice tail wind.

ciento44
04-18-2007, 06:10 AM
I could get 400 out of the GT if i went easy and stretched it. I usually did nothing but highway driving on it, with an occasional highway pull. Average mpg was usually around 30. On the few trips i made from NY to Indy and back, i saw 34mpg out of a tank.

Shadowlife25
04-18-2007, 06:14 AM
No other AT guys with #'s to post up???

geebes
04-18-2007, 07:11 AM
Just trying to get to 100 posts to see what happens to be honest.


I get about 32 mpg in the blue gt, 26 if I am having a lead foot week.

MrWOT
04-18-2007, 08:27 AM
My ST165 has a 12 gallon tank and I've run it dry before. I usually get 23-27mpg depending how hard I push it, on the extremes I've had 16mpg and 31mpg. It's got a worked head with degreed 264 cams in it and p/p manifolds.

grayscale
04-18-2007, 09:15 AM
Your tank has to be bigger then 12gal, i filled up with 13.
They are 12.sumthin tanks, like 12.6, can't remember off the top of me head.

aballz
04-18-2007, 09:24 AM
I think CA cars do worse in terms of gas milege=( 5 speed GTS 5sfe here i usually get about 220, city driving only in San Francisco. I think my highest was 255. 105k on the odo.

grayscale
04-18-2007, 11:04 AM
Good call, CA cars do have the extra emissions pinch.

vip09
04-18-2007, 04:16 PM
No other AT guys with #'s to post up???


I daily drove my All-Trac for a week because my GT-S had a flat tire. I spent $10 a day in gas. I was getting about 12 miles per gallon if I remember correctly. I was running 550cc injectors on the stock ECU though... :ugh:

DarkSideCelica
04-18-2007, 06:06 PM
No other AT guys with #'s to post up???

:squint: look at my earlier post

celica9303
04-19-2007, 04:45 AM
^ How many miles to the tank do you get?

last fill up 4days ago 11.36 gal 211miles
no highway miles

this tank so far (with going to detroit and back today) 220miles (no idea howb many gallons) put 4gallons in before i left to top off the tank just to make sure id get home.

also the car has issues (check out disco dans post in maint and repair, i posted my problems too) cant figure it out at all been like this for about 7-8 months. need to figure it out before i move to vegas later this summer.

- joey
yes the vert is heavy but not as heavy as the trac(correct me if im wrong) and a 5s in a reg coupe and a vert shouldnt be very much diffferent maybe 5 or so miles.

celica9303
04-19-2007, 04:47 AM
i still have the stock 14s running at 32psi allround with nitrogen,tireman set it that way cuz they dont know what a tire placard is (none of the techs ever look, i used to work there)

still looking for 7th gen gts wheels

grayscale
04-19-2007, 05:44 AM
:squint: look at my earlier post
You dont have an AllTrac.

DarkSideCelica
04-19-2007, 05:45 AM
You dont have an AllTrac.

i thought u meant Automatic Transmission :lolhittin

grayscale
04-19-2007, 05:50 AM
last fill up 4days ago 11.36 gal 211miles
Dood, thats like 18.5 miles to the gallon. You have some serious issues. Are you sur you don't have a fuel leak?

celica9303
04-19-2007, 08:06 PM
nope, new fuel filter too

celica9303
04-19-2007, 08:07 PM
my mpg is usually betwen 18-21

91PinkCeli
05-02-2007, 05:51 AM
checked my fuel lines by the way. No leak, even while running, I am at about 1/2 a tank and have 150 miles on it. Let's see how fast it drops though.

KoreanJoey
05-02-2007, 06:16 AM
checked my fuel lines by the way. No leak, even while running, I am at about 1/2 a tank and have 150 miles on it. Let's see how fast it drops though.

I'll probably be over that way (if you're at CWU) in the near future if you're still having a problem maybe me and my buddy can help you out.

91PinkCeli
05-02-2007, 05:17 PM
alright well I will let you know. Thanks

supra97rx7
05-18-2007, 03:55 AM
i'm getting 220 miles on 7/8 of a tank.
not good.

JasonX
05-18-2007, 04:45 AM
my gt has the 15 gallon tank. 24 miles per gallon

85gtsblackman
05-18-2007, 01:26 PM
< 300,000 mile engine that has sohc 8 valve and dinosuar technology is beatting u guys in gasmilage

and its a truck engine with a 3.90 rear end

:hehe:

Hiko
05-18-2007, 07:46 PM
I usually get around 26mpg nowadays. This means about 320 miles to a tank. Though I did once get 373 miles off of 12 gallons for no reason that I can think of. And I've never been able to do it again.

T-spoon
05-18-2007, 07:54 PM
I usually get around 26mpg nowadays. This means about 320 miles to a tank. Though I did once get 373 miles off of 12 gallons for no reason that I can think of. And I've never been able to do it again.

Tailwind?

Hiko
05-18-2007, 09:51 PM
:laugh: Maybe.

85gtsblackman
05-19-2007, 01:23 AM
i know what u mean , i got 382 outta my 3rd gen one time

ever since then its between 300-360

Murgatroy
05-19-2007, 11:44 AM
Tailwind?
I did that once coming home from Cincinnati. I rode about 2 foot off the ass of an RV. I did ~150 miles most downhill without the gas needle moving.

b1ackhawk
06-18-2007, 07:19 PM
Just filled up my 90 GTS 5 spd. About 20 mpg. 165,000 miles. Maybe needs a fuel filter...

Ghosty
06-19-2007, 03:52 AM
1992 Toyota Celica ST Automatic.
141,000 mi.
About 1,000 mi since last oil change. Always changed near 3k.
New KN cone air filter, about 600 mi. Short ram intake.
Deleted muffler, replaced section with straight pipe.

About 65-70 percent highway miles on the tank as calculated, 65-75 mph. Not light on the gas in town, not driven terribly conservatively.

292 mi/ 9.316 gal = 31.3 mpg

I don't expect my next fill-up to be as generous, but I think it's a nice, healthy number- especially how much I run it. Before, with a nondescript cone air filter (probably APC) on the same intake, it would average 24-28.


On a side note... I know people usually look to the air filter, O2 sensor, fuel filter when having gas mileage difficulties. But, has anyone ever taken a look at the tube to the gas tank? Forgive my lack of nomenclature, but it's the tube that the actual gas travels to the tank from when you fill it up.

Cuz, I have, and it's rusted as fuck. You can even smell gas vapors from it. I'll get a pic up here when I have the chance. On a full tank, to the top, if you jack the car up just right, some will actually drip out.

If you've done everything and still have bad gas mileage, take a look at that line. Gas might be escaping from it.

hobbie2k
06-19-2007, 04:34 AM
I get about 350 out of the Cobalt in the city, 425 on the highway if it's cool enough for the wife to live without the A/C. The worst I've seen was 29, the best 36.

2007 Cobalt LS Coupe, Base model, no options, 2.2L Ecotec, manual, 2,700 mi.

b1ackhawk
06-19-2007, 01:39 PM
I took at my fuel filter, and it looks like hell (from the outside at least, rusted badly). How in the world am I supposed to get to this thing? Its buried down there...

Blackcloud
06-21-2007, 03:45 AM
I just filled up again today and got 16mpg

hnygt4
06-21-2007, 11:27 AM
my gt four can get nearly 30mpg, being careful, all town driving too, although too much boosting and it ca ngo down to very early teens lol. best is 28-29, worst like 11-12

david in germany
06-21-2007, 12:26 PM
My St averages 32-34 MPG per tank. Mostly 70mph highway driving WITH the AC on.

Lonestag
06-21-2007, 05:57 PM
I get about 33.6 mpg, but I have a hell of a long flat commute. I'm driving a stock 5sfe stick. I'm going to be moving to a different set up here in a few weeks, hopefully i'll squeez a few extra mpg out of her.

balagast
06-21-2007, 06:06 PM
best is 28-29, worst like 11-12

I've gotten about 26 on my all trac, driving it up to school after a good tune up (oil change, dist cap, rotor, plugs and wires etc).
Most definitely my worst is autocross 2 miles and 4 gallons :(

phantom240
06-21-2007, 10:59 PM
I haven't driven my 3sfe enough yet to give a number for mileage, but in a week and a half, I've only burned 1/2 a tank of gas, all city driving, somewhat spirited.

vms4evr
06-27-2007, 07:58 PM
Well I just went through my 1st tank of gas with the Celi. 90 Celica GT hatchback, 5SFE w/193K on it, 5sp, 15" wheels with 205/50-15 rubber. I didn't dare run it all the way down to E. So I ended up with 364 miles and it needed 12.6 gallons. 28.88 mpg.

That is about 60-70% highway. AC on some of the time. No hot rodding and short shifting gears to not tach much over 3K. Yeah boring driving but efficient.

I was going to do a tune up on it but it would appear that isn't needed.

geebes
06-27-2007, 08:02 PM
Checked mine yesterday...30mpg, fairly gentle but some "foot to the floor" driving.
Not too shabby.

Murgatroy
06-27-2007, 08:03 PM
I have found with Mudhoney, my 4th gen, that the Interstate kills her. The tranny is just too short geared to run what I run with economy in mind. I am turning 3.5k RPM at 75-80. If I run 60-65 I can stay under 3k RPM, but what fun is that?

I still only use a tank a month though. :hehe: That is all that really matters.

phantom240
06-29-2007, 11:17 PM
Not sure how useful it is to you newer generation ppl, but my 3sfe in my 87 with 180k miles, and a clutch on its way out gets about 26-30mpg through the city with the a/c on.

The Captain
06-29-2007, 11:27 PM
I get 20mpg average. 25mpg strictly highway. But I don't care, it's a toy! Super of course.

T-spoon
06-29-2007, 11:29 PM
I get 20mpg average. 25mpg strictly highway. But I don't care, it's a toy! Super of course.


Heh. I'll be happy if I'm getting 15mpg now.

Cavanagh
06-29-2007, 11:35 PM
I get 20mpg average. 25mpg strictly highway. But I don't care, it's a toy! Super of course.
:lolhittin so i do only 3 miles better than you, and you have about 120ish more hp then me, and weigh more....

makes sense :squint: i think its time to seafoam..

b1ackhawk
08-02-2007, 02:25 PM
Your leaking fuel. The fuel line and/or return line is leaking somewhere. You need to run your car and check underneath to see if you can see visible leaks. Usually its the where the lines meet the hard lines to the tank. Reason for this the ties that keep the lines secured to the hard lines are corroded. Simple fix and should fix your gas mileage.

Im goin to do a fuel filter swap when i do my sway bars coming up this summer to see if my gas mileage improves over what i get now (which is about 25-28 with 3k rpm shifts automatic).

My return line is BROKEN from rust! i went to check the clamps and it broke right off. Now i have to figure out how to drop this tank and replace those lines. ARG!

hobbie2k
08-03-2007, 05:26 AM
The van I drive for work returned 8.9mpg last time I filled up... :rockon:

geebes
08-03-2007, 08:04 AM
Vans are whores about gas.

b1ackhawk
08-13-2007, 02:22 PM
AARRGGGG! I replaced the fuel lines and fuel tank! Lots of rust. unfortunately, my gas mileage has only gone up to 21.6mpg.... What the hell is wrong with this thing?! I would expect a 4cyl engine w/ manual trans in a very small car like this to get at least 25mpg, damn, theres SUV's that get better gas mileage than this.

Slider
08-13-2007, 05:16 PM
Yeah I'm in the same hole as you. Getting about 20-21 city and like 25 highway

2kSnakEater
08-13-2007, 05:59 PM
2000 Trans Am
16-18 mpg City
24-28 mpg Hwy

1991 Bravada

16-17 mpg City
19-21 mpg hwy (while Towing a 91 All-Trac)

Shadowlife25
08-13-2007, 06:20 PM
I get worse mileage in my stock AllTrac than 2k gets in both of his cars. I'm sad now.

1991 AllTrac
city - 12/14
hwy - 15/17

extremeskillz
08-13-2007, 06:37 PM
I get worse mileage in my stock AllTrac than 2k gets in both of his cars. I'm sad now.

1991 AllTrac
city - 12/14
hwy - 15/17

Stop speeding :hehe:

Shadowlife25
08-13-2007, 06:40 PM
heh, funny thing is that those numbers are OFF boost and going the posted speed limit. I've already done everything except the fuel filter, so that's next on the list (and it's a long list...)

Cavanagh
08-13-2007, 08:51 PM
Damn, 12 is really bad.

Blackcloud
08-14-2007, 01:06 AM
i was getting 22-24 on the freeway

david in germany
08-30-2007, 07:11 AM
:woot: Just filled up.. 36.7 MPG! that is up 3mpg from the last fill up. (I droped my commute speed from 70mph to 60mph) Go Celica!!!

Baffles
09-01-2007, 05:06 AM
:woot: Just filled up.. 36.7 MPG! that is up 3mpg from the last fill up. (I droped my commute speed from 70mph to 60mph) Go Celica!!!

Must be nice. I just filled up, 23.7 mpg on my 90 GT. Of course, I did a lot of spirited driving and also had 4 passengers (tight fit) for probably 60-70 miles of the tank, also running AC. I was averaging 28-29 with just me, no AC.

Will new fuel filter or O2 sensor help at all? I'm not sure when either of those was replaced. I'm assuming I don't have any fuel leaks, because whenever I fill up there's always pressure in the tank.

MoralWarfare
09-01-2007, 06:19 AM
how many miles on your vehicle?

geebes
09-01-2007, 03:46 PM
Been doing a lot of highway driving lately, I almost got 400 miles on a tank!

Cavanagh
09-01-2007, 05:46 PM
WTF this isnt right...these 3sgtes are getting better gas mileage than me! :wtf:

vms4evr
09-01-2007, 09:36 PM
I've now gone through about 6 tanks full of gas on this Celica. My worst mileage was 26. Best was 30. The rest 28-29. This is the 5SFE with 5-speed. Like David in Germany. The 30mpg was driving closer to 65 on the highway. Pushing into the low to mid 70s and it dropped down to 26mpg. They just aren't geared well enough for 70+mph.

geebes
09-01-2007, 11:22 PM
WTF this isnt right...these 3sgtes are getting better gas mileage than me! :wtf:
The 5sfe. :)

Cavanagh
09-01-2007, 11:53 PM
^yah, and i cant belive someone who is 1000lbs. more and 100 more horsepower is doing better than me. It's confusing...my 4afe should be doing awesome on gas, i know its an auto, but it still should do better than 22-23mpg.

geebes
09-02-2007, 12:25 AM
I do not weigh 1000 lbs, I weigh 205 thanks. :p

david in germany
09-02-2007, 04:11 PM
Mine is the 4afe :)

Cavanagh
09-02-2007, 06:40 PM
I do not weigh 1000 lbs, I weigh 205 thanks. :p
Smartass. :slap: :hehe:

david in germany
09-22-2007, 07:53 PM
Ok Just did 700km on one tank 700km = 437.5 miles. I filled it with 45lit = 11.53 gal

= 37.94 MPG!!!! GO CELICA GO! I will try to do better this tank :)

Not bad for a car rated for 30mpg.

I am going to try like hell to pull 40mpg out of at least 1 tank. :wiggle:

burnyd
09-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Ok Just did 700km on one tank 700km = 437.5 miles. I filled it with 45lit = 11.53 gal

= 37.94 MPG!!!! GO CELICA GO! I will try to do better this tank :)

Not bad for a car rated for 30mpg.

I am going to try like hell to pull 40mpg out of at least 1 tank. :wiggle:


yah thats funny, like my 6th gen is getting 35-41mpg.... on a full tank I can go 500+ miles

vms4evr
09-22-2007, 08:44 PM
I just got 425 miles on 12.4gal in my 90 GT. 34.27 mpg. Mostly highway at 70mph. Not bad considering the motor has 195K on it. I guess it must be broken in now ;)

85gtsblackman
09-23-2007, 02:02 AM
my stx had a normal 14 gal tank

i got about 450 city and 500 highway per tank

SOL3boy1985
09-23-2007, 03:45 AM
so from what i gather, youd get excellent gas milage if you...

-replace old o2 sensor
-replace old fuel fulter(how hard is this to replace?)
-replace old air filter
-replace old spark plugs, wires and dizzy.
-speed limit
-keep your windows up
-tail winding it
-smaller/lighter rims
-less weight


i also heard that if you had a lower temp coolant sensor youd get better milage? and by having thinner motor oil helps too. are those true?

Cavanagh
09-23-2007, 05:32 PM
I'm not sure about the motor oil one...

Although the windows makes sense, but i have to travel everywhere from spring to fall with my windows down....no A/C :owned:

85gtsblackman
09-23-2007, 08:02 PM
well lets see, id say no to most of those , i got 420-500 miles per tank using

20w50 dyno oil
old 02 senseor, ys thats right over 200,000 mile 02
a/c worked half the time......normaly winows down
it was a 4afe...so i had it floored normally
had some aftermarket heavy cast borbet 5 spoke 14s with 4 215/60/14s on it
replaced fuel filter, saw no increse in mpg
did a tune up when i got it


try again folks :Ban1:

meanwhile my vert that had a 5s got 300 miles per tank no matter what u did, and it got a new motor and everything with new tiresand such

Fuelish
09-23-2007, 08:45 PM
So many people think that using the a/c uses more gas than open windows....true, it does to a degree, but only at around town/side street/neighborhood speeds. Once you get out on open road and get above, oh, 40 or so mph (perhaps lower, dunno), the wind resistence from open windows affects mpg moreso than using the a/c. I don't bother checking anymore, just gas 'er up when it gets to 1/4 tank or so (was getting around 22-23mpg if moderately driven 'round town and 27-28mpg on the open hwy)......and, fwiw, a lot of times in the heat of the TN summer, I'll drop the top and windows, AND blast the a/c on high :cool: Having the top dropped and cool passenger compartment (at least for front seat passengerts) on a hot sunny day is a good thing :)

Mafix
09-23-2007, 09:08 PM
hahaha i got 183 miles from 12.4 gallons. 14.5 mpg! i'm not driving fast enough.

GotToyota?
09-24-2007, 05:33 AM
I have a 5 speed GT, and I average about 32-34 MPG. I shift at about 2500 RPM each shift, except for 1st. Oh, and I use A/C a lot of the time.

The car has 160k miles on it, and the only maintenance I've done is:

- Spark plugs (NGK Copper)
- Oil and filter change (Pennzoil Platinum 10W-30, Napa Gold filter)

And that's it. I need to get a new air filter soon as mine is getting dirty. I'd also like to replace the cap/rotor and spark plug wires soon as well.

-Matt

DarkSideCelica
09-24-2007, 06:49 PM
i've been getting 28 mpg (310-ish miles on one tank), and that's the best i've been getting... i'm on scion tC rims, auto and never have my AC on... damn u guys lol

b1ackhawk
09-24-2007, 06:58 PM
I'm getting fed up with the gas mileage on my celica. I am considering ditching it in favor of a civic, my buddy gets 38 mpg in his hatch and it seems quicker than my porky celi. The gearing is so weird on this thing, 5th gear doesnt even act like an OD is worse than a standard D on many cars (as far as keeping the rpms low on the highway). You would think if its geared that low it would be a rocket off the line and 0-60, 1/4.

I have done the following:
Replaced old rusty gas tank/fuel lines
Replaced Fuel filter
Replaced plugs, later seafoamed and then cleaned plugs (got slight mpg increase after this, but still avg low 20s).
O2 sensor looks new, so i didnt touch it.

Is there some way I can troubleshoot poor gas mileage? Only other things that is wrong with the car is alignment and exhaust manifold leak (does get a bit hot under the hood). I didnt really think those would affect the mpg that much, but i can try. Pisses me off cause i bought a 4 cyl car for good gas mileage, 25+ at least.

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
09-24-2007, 07:41 PM
ya my celica has two cracks in the manifold and i just found that out...and ya im sure alignment plays a big role in gas mileage as does having your tires full all the time...not having the tires full kills the gas mileage, and the tires...you should see mine...my front right tire never stays full for some reason and i have to fill it up at least every week or so...but you can tell i got really really lazy with it because it is worn down sooooo much...was thinking bout rotating the front to the back but need to pick up some jack stands for that one !!!

CHRiS'_CeLiCa
09-24-2007, 07:41 PM
my stx had a normal 14 gal tank

i got about 450 city and 500 highway per tank

WHY NOT ME!!!!!!!!!

Baffles
08-31-2008, 09:45 PM
I've done a bunch of tuning up and now that I'm running 75-80 highway miles a day for school, plus a few city miles, I'm seeing some nice improvements. Just now I filled up from around 1/4 tank. Took 9.6 gallons to fill with 330 miles on the odometer, so that's about 34.5 mpg. I did hit 37 on one tank, though that was with me following fairly close to a tractor trailer for one trip (around 40 miles).

Ghosty
09-01-2008, 11:03 PM
An O2 sensor replacement did wonders for my 4AFE.

With pretty much optimal driving conditions (my daily drive consists of a 7 mile highway trip at 55-60 mph) I have gotten a little more than 34 mpg.

On interstates, it seems to drop to 30-32, depending on the speed and wind direction. Those trips typically fluctuate between 65 and 75 mph, depending on traffic conditions.

Ryan
09-01-2008, 11:44 PM
im getting 32mpg consistently.... i love it.. my infiniti was getting 15mpg, ran only on premium, and had a 22.5 gallon tank...i hated that crap and im glad i got my celi back mainly for that reason..

VikingJZ
09-01-2008, 11:47 PM
I love my scooter. :)

Lexus gets about 20-25 depending on how I drive. There's a lot of stuff I need to fix for it to be better.

It calls for iridium plugs and I just have cheap ass NGK's in right now. I think one caliper is sticking, it needs new rotors and rear pads. The vac lines are fucked up in order.

Not too worried. It hasn't seen that much action since I got the scooter.

VikingJZ
09-01-2008, 11:48 PM
But it leaks absolutely no oil, save for the dizzy seal (which is 35 cents at teh dealer and 20 minutes of my time).


I'm very lazy...lol

Guillercha
09-05-2008, 12:32 AM
I have the same proble and my millage was really poor, attempt everything, change of the sensor cleaning of injectors, Wires change , change of rotor change of spurs, I did of everything, I only lack myself to make a exorsismo, and nothing I work, this consuming too much gas, asks the experts of toyota and they recommended to clean valve ERG and to change valve PCV, besides verifying that the catalyst is not obstructed , takes my car to the mechanic and indeed Valve ERG was obstructed full of carbon, also changes to the catalyst and valve PCV, and my car change, before is 15 MPG and now perhaps my celica crosses 40MPG, this is the solution to its problem

burnyd
09-05-2008, 12:47 AM
Solara gets decent mileage for being the weight and power it is.. I have been getting 25mpg... mixed street and highway driving/