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#1 84gl

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:48 AM

in my 86 wagon get 26.3 city and 30.9 hiway I have own many subarus and this one for wagons i think is about the norm so, I wanted to know how the rest of the boards cars do for the the project that the engieering class is doing on fuel econamy so, could i have your help


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#2 northguy

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:57 AM

83 Brat with 14' pugs and a 3" lift = 24 mpg - I live in AK so I only do highway driving. I hate Anchorage driving so I avoid it as much as possible.

#3 mudduck

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 10:00 AM

About 24-31 miles per gallon. The best was 34 driving from Co to NC The worst was 17 when I was miudding and really on the gas.

#4 84gl

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 10:17 AM

keep them coming so, far honda has the highest fuel economy followed by mazda

#5 erik litchy

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 10:39 AM

36-38 hwy. non turbo though.

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 10:43 AM

25ish in town, 30-35ish highway

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#7 Phaedras

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 10:47 AM

36-38 hwy. non turbo though.


38? I hate to say something is impossible with a Sube, but that seems insane. Even if the fuel system is top notch and you have a stick, how are you getting up into that range?

#8 Lukas

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 11:26 AM

My Soob needs 8 litres fuel on 100 kilometres.

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#9 LoyaleFan

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 01:13 PM

Between 20 and 23.5 delivering pizzas.. This is the worst possible.

#10 WJM

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 07:14 PM

I get 27~31 hwy with the RX as it sits now. ~24 around town....~18 under 'racing' conditions.

#11 superu

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 08:39 PM

stock 95 legacy L got 25-28.. i once it got 400+ miles on a tank,
BUT....
now with 205x75 14's, intake, 2.25 exhaust, and ouutback strut lift, i get from 19-23... like 200-275 miles on a tank...

:(
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But its got lots of power, sounds and looks good!!
hooray :D

#12 MudisFun

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:12 PM

"I hate Anchorage driving so I avoid it as much as possible."

Word...:cool:

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Posted 11 February 2005 - 09:25 PM

38? I hate to say something is impossible with a Sube, but that seems insane. Even if the fuel system is top notch and you have a stick, how are you getting up into that range?


its very flat here, little traffic and in the summer. winter it wont get that high.

#14 unclestu

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:41 PM

In your experience: What's a good real-world gas mileage guesstimate for an 86 GL wagon, 4WD with ATx? So far, dunno if it's carbed or FI. Figure on mostly highway miles, lots at 65-75 MPH.
(FWIW: Local former Subaru mechanic says about 23-24 mpg for wagon w/ATx. While I'd love a higher figure, I suspect he's right.)

#15 Dylan86GL10

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:52 PM

In your experience: What's a good real-world gas mileage guesstimate for an 86 GL wagon, 4WD with ATx? So far, dunno if it's carbed or FI. Figure on mostly highway miles, lots at 65-75 MPH.
(FWIW: Local former Subaru mechanic says about 23-24 mpg for wagon w/ATx. While I'd love a higher figure, I suspect he's right.)


I got ~21-22 with a carbed EA82, 4" lift, 28" tires, ATX in a wagon driving 60-70mph so I'd think you could pull at least 24 or so.

#16 jacobs

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:09 PM

I get 32 to 38 mpg with a 1986 carbed EA82, 4x4 & 5 speed.

Note: You will only get this IF you keep your foot out of the carb. Drive as light footed as humanly possible and keep highway speeds below 65.

#17 seattlelegacy

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:18 PM

keep highway speeds below 65.



Ding Ding Ding, we have a winner. This is the sweet spot for mileage. Even my legacy wagon (which is a GAS HOG) can get into the thirties if I'm going 60-65.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 06:43 PM

my carbbed stock 87 4x4 mt5 got about 30 ish mpg... but it had a bad accel pump so I couldnt really floor it... now 29" tires and SPFI it gets about 24 or so. 84 BRAT stock carb and tires was getting about 12... now it has SPFI and is being tested... My 89 XT6 gets about 22 around town and 25 on the highway... thats speeds between about 60-well... fast on the way from CO to NC.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 09:12 PM

My FWD XT6 averaged about 22 in the city (we gots lots o' hills), and about 28 on the highway. The last tank on the XT Turbo, I got 28mpg. That was a mix of highway and city driving. I was actually quite amazed at that...

#20 Gl-boost

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 10:03 PM

Well I ahvent really ben keeping track but a quick estimate gave me around 18 mpg city and around 25 highway I think.

time for a tune up.

#21 Uberoo

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:12 AM

whats the norm for a carbed 84 brat with a stick stock?

#22 heartless

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:15 AM

would have to guess around 24-25 for the stock Brat - dont really know for sure tho.

89 GL wagon, 5 spd, Fwd gets around 31-32 Average - mostly country driving, average speed 60mph (not much for highways around here) have gotten as high as 36 (summer) and as low as 26 (winter) running the cheapest (ie: lowest octane) gas i can get.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:51 AM

running 13's with weber I get 28-34 highway. Running 14's seemed to eat more gas. But is everyone calculating for bigger tyres?

#24 mbrickell

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:39 PM

1990 Loyale SPFI 2wd 5 speed about 29.5 highway last I checked...

#25 Bucky92

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:02 PM

92 Loyale 5spd FWD..around 32 city...40+ highway. It has never been below 30 mpg since I owned the car




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