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Old 05-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #51
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05 Turbo 5spd is getting about 21 mpg in town with very little freeway driving.
Thats with a STi fuel pump.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:48 PM   #52
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was that hard to put in?
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:32 PM   #53
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heck no, not at all.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:23 AM   #54
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I fail to see how the sti fuel pump changes anything? Does it even flow more than the stock baja T pump? Even if it does the fuel pressure regulator would just bypass the little bit more that it may flow back to the return line.
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Old 05-22-2009, 08:35 PM   #55
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I can't imagine there being any difference at all, especially since the Baja injectors flow/are the exact same as the STi setup. Even if there is a difference, I still don't see the point when you can get a brand new Walbro for under $100.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:42 AM   #56
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I can't imagine there being any difference at all, especially since the Baja injectors flow/are the exact same as the STi setup. Even if there is a difference, I still don't see the point when you can get a brand new Walbro for under $100.
Yeah that's pretty much what I was thinking.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:07 PM   #57
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I can't imagine there being any difference at all, especially since the Baja injectors flow/are the exact same as the STi setup. Even if there is a difference, I still don't see the point when you can get a brand new Walbro for under $100.
i completely agree with you on this, but when you have a free sti fuel pump, and your bored as hell after being locked up 3 months and cant stand it any more u just want to tinker on your pride and joy. you find things to do
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:33 AM   #58
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would misfiring cause a big difference in gas mileage? i have a 05 turbo a/t that i bought recently and on my way home from the dealership the cel came on and it was a cylinder 2 misfire. i consistently get 18 in the city and 22 on the highway. how difficult is it to change the spark plugs on this car as the dealership in town is useless. any info is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:07 PM   #59
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I average 22mpg, probably 80/20 city/highway. I got 24.6 on a recent biking trip, but it wasn't really highway, just country backroads.

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/itsvanilla/baja
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:07 PM   #60
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would misfiring cause a big difference in gas mileage?

how difficult is it to change the spark plugs on this car as the dealership in town is useless. any info is greatly appreciated!
More than likely! misfiring = lots of wasted fuel.

Changing the sparkplugs is fairly easy. Even on my turbo it wasn't that hard - just took about 2 hours. You'll need a deepwell socket that fits your plugs, a short (3-4") and long (6"+) ratchet extention and a ratchet flex-joint. Change wires out when you do your plugs.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:52 PM   #61
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no wires on a twerbo there, cap'n
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:54 AM   #62
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so you dont have to lift the motor with a jack?
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:20 AM   #63
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so you dont have to lift the motor with a jack?
No. you may have to move some things out of the way such as washer fluid tank or battery to make accessing the plugs easier, but with the tools listed above its not horrible.

the non-turbo engines are even easier as they have no ignition coils to remove and the plugs are angled upwards making them much easier to get to
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:38 PM   #64
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All Righty I have a house in NY state near Lake George, Its 300 miles from door to door starting in Philadelphia, Pa.. Went up there for some vacation recently...No traffic 3am windows down and sun open cruise control 90 percent of the time 24.1 hyw. On the way back Windows up no cruise control, every type of rain imaginablr and some traffic...27.65 hyw. 95 percent of my driving is hywy so Ive really dont know what the city mileage is.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:46 AM   #65
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Took a trip to Montreal this weekend, and having just switched from Valvoline 5W30 Durablend to full synthetic oil a couple of weeks ago, I was curious to see if it would help my mileage. I run a K&N air filter in MY BAJA, run 38 psi in my tires, and had added fuel injector cleaner, as I don't do too much highway driving, as a rule.
As the weather was kinda cool, I had the windows just slightly open, most of the trip, set the cruise for 65, and from Clifton Park, NY, where I topped off the tank, to Champlain, NY, I used 6.178 gals for 169.5 miles for an average of 27.44 MPG. This is the best I have ever had!
Methinks I am going to stick with synthetic from now on!
Keep it under 90, folks!
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Old 06-23-2009, 08:59 AM   #66
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All Righty I have a house in NY state near Lake George, Its 300 miles from door to door starting in Philadelphia, Pa.. Went up there for some vacation recently...No traffic 3am windows down and sun open cruise control 90 percent of the time 24.1 hyw. On the way back Windows up no cruise control, every type of rain imaginablr and some traffic...27.65 hyw. 95 percent of my driving is hywy so Ive really dont know what the city mileage is.

I know you get the crappy E10 gas here in Philly, but I wonder if you got ethanol free gas up in Lake George? That's the type of swing in mpg that I see on a lot of our vehicles when I can get away from Philly and get some real gas.

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:45 AM   #67
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I dont know, neither one of us know, but when we go back up in August ill ask the garage attendents. Tom
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:43 AM   #68
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I know you get the crappy E10 gas here in Philly, but I wonder if you got ethanol free gas up in Lake George? That's the type of swing in mpg that I see on a lot of our vehicles when I can get away from Philly and get some real gas.

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Nope! As far as I know, almost all gas stations in my area, including Lake George, have signs on the pumps stating up to 10 percent methanol is used.
Sorry!
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:20 AM   #69
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BajaT, auto, 66K miles. First road trip since switching to Royal Purple in front and rear diffs. 25mpg pure highway @ 80mph for 5 hours. 450 pounds of human and about 100 pounds of cargo. Can't wait until I can change out the spark plugs this weekend.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #70
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'06 auto, 25 city, 30 highway.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:47 PM   #71
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BajaT, auto, 66K miles. First road trip since switching to Royal Purple in front and rear diffs. 25mpg pure highway @ 80mph for 5 hours. 450 pounds of human and about 100 pounds of cargo. Can't wait until I can change out the spark plugs this weekend.
What rpm are you turning at 80? My 5mt turbo will only get 23 at that speed. I'm turning about 3500 RPM at 80. (Running AMSOIL synthetic in the trans and rear end)
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:28 AM   #72
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What rpm are you turning at 80? My 5mt turbo will only get 23 at that speed. I'm turning about 3500 RPM at 80. (Running AMSOIL synthetic in the trans and rear end)
I'm think we're turning about that as well.

Here are some other variables:
- Engine has been given Mobil 1 0W-30 since 3K miles, changed every 6K. PureOne filters always.
- Auto tranny fluid changed every 30K with RedLine 75W-90.
- Tires are currently Michelin Primacy MXV4 measured before and after the trip at 36psi all around (probably the factory size of 225/60-16). Nitrogen filled.
- Always filled with either Shell, Texaco or Sunoco, since I've found cheap gas fouled my Saturn's plugs and sensors quicker than the "good stuff".
- We have an ARE cap which weighs about 75 pounds or so, but I left that out since it's about the same weight as our old hard cover. Never noticed any mileage difference with it on/off.

I have not checked our banjo bolts yet. And like I said, still running on factory plugs. Air filter was changed around 30K ago.

Hope some of this helps.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:24 AM   #73
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Im just a smidge over 3000 @ 80mph auto, no add ons.:ban ana:
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:13 PM   #74
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Currently on another road trip. 3000 rpm at 80 mph. 3500 rpm at 90mph.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:26 AM   #75
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Currently on another road trip. 3000 rpm at 80 mph. 3500 rpm at 90mph.
That makes sense. At 3000 RPM I get 25mpg as well. Unfortunately 3000 RPM is only about 70 mph.
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