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WTF? Why the heck am I getting awesome mileage??

This freaked me out. On my last fill up, I recieved 18.98mpg!!! Half city, half highway, and some ***** out driving. ***** out, because I'm a believer in running the holy hell out of your truck before you go to the DEQ/SMOG place to forces the bad crap out. She Passed. I've been using Lucas Oil fuel treatment....maybe this stuff is working??? I usually get 15-low16....but 19?? Wtf???
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dang thats real good i wish i was getting that
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its the lucas fuel treatment i get good number +2 or +3 mpg with it usually.
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Heck I'm going with Lucas next time!
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I'm off the buy a case of that crap.....2 for $5 At C/S/K.
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Did you use Ethanol free Gas? When I fill up my 90 Octane + tune, when I am in the cities I can find a pump that is ethanol free. I usually gain about 1-2 MPG on that gas.

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dang thats real good i wish i was getting that
You could, put the stock tires back on, we have the same truck, and thats what I get.....
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Did you use Ethanol free Gas? When I fill up my 90 Octane + tune, when I am in the cities I can find a pump that is ethanol free. I usually gain about 1-2 MPG on that gas.

~HJ
True, I NEVER run ethanol gas in my vehicles, whenever I did, my mileage went down the toilet.
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damn... im gettin like 13 highway now, lol... earlier, when i had my CEL, i was getting like 15, haha. now that it's fixed, mileage is back down the ****ter.

anyone recommend a good strong fuel treatment for a truck that just hit 100,000 miles??? if the lucas stuff seems to be worth it, maybe i'll buy.
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Dang that's real good! I freaked out when I 20 mpg on the freeway, but 19 with a lead foot kicks my a$$.... I get about 14 when I drive it hard.
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I get about 22 on mine. Stock besides the k&N panel replacement filter and the Gibsonme extreeme duels. It takes some serious willpower to get it but I do.

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i wish..dont brag haha
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damn... im gettin like 13 highway now, lol... earlier, when i had my CEL, i was getting like 15, haha. now that it's fixed, mileage is back down the ****ter.

anyone recommend a good strong fuel treatment for a truck that just hit 100,000 miles??? if the lucas stuff seems to be worth it, maybe i'll buy.

oh yeah it works really well.

there are other advantages to using it too.

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* A great tune-up in a bottle
* Cleans and lubricates the fuel system
* Neutralizes low sulfur fuel problems
* Increases power and miles per gallon by burning excess exhaust emissions
* Increases the life of pumps and injectors
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pretty much everything lucas makes is good... ive used everything but the fuel treatment, but i wont doubt that its good stuff.
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pretty much everything lucas makes is good... ive used everything but the fuel treatment, but i wont doubt that its good stuff.


I used the Lucas Oil "transmission fix" and man that stuff worked wonders, it basically STOPPED all trans slippage.
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Did you use Ethanol free Gas? When I fill up my 90 Octane + tune, when I am in the cities I can find a pump that is ethanol free. I usually gain about 1-2 MPG on that gas.

~HJ

Yea....About that. Only thing I can get around here in the winter is the watered down **** the state makes us do for the winter. I get great mileage in the summer...it's weird now getting better numbers than in the summer, and that's from the crap gas with lucas treatment. Bad thing is that all gas stations in the portland metro area are required to have ethonal blends instead of good gas.

Just bought 12 bottles. Can't wait til good gas comes around.
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You're lucky, man.. my V8 T-Bird gets way better gas mileage than my 4.0 Ranger does, at least in city drving.
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Yeah but no matter what it is usually, cars will almost always get better mileage.......

My trans am got 28 mpg on a 250 mile trip up north and that had an LS1 with 325RWHP...
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damn... im gettin like 13 highway now, lol... earlier, when i had my CEL, i was getting like 15, haha. now that it's fixed, mileage is back down the ****ter.

anyone recommend a good strong fuel treatment for a truck that just hit 100,000 miles??? if the lucas stuff seems to be worth it, maybe i'll buy.
Lucas in the tank and Seafoam through a vacuum hose to de-carb teh engine.
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ok where can i get it?
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Seafoam is available at virtually all automotive stores (Autozone, advance auto, etc...)
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i plan to add the rest of the seafoam to my tank on my next fill up so well see how that works on millage...
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how much is it? and its lucas and seafoam? srry im confusesd
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Lucas in the tank and Seafoam through a vacuum hose to de-carb teh engine.
Lucas Oil treatment in the gas tank?
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Seafoam is something completely different. http://www.seafoamsales.com/motorTuneUpTechGas.htm

Seafoam is about $5 bucks a pint. 1 pint treats 15-20 gallons of gas OR, when used through a vaccum line to de-carb the engine, 1 pint can yield about 2-3 treatments. All depends how you use it, has directions right on the bottle (The de-carb will make sense after you read the bottle) If you do a search on the forums you should find some information about how to use it or check out that link I pasted at the top of this post.
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