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'91 Loyale Fuel Economy


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#1 Still_learning

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:38 PM

I just bought a '91 Loyale a few months ago. I am not familiar with "normal" loyale MPG, but I think mine is really low at about 17/gal highway and 15/gal in city. I am trying to think why this is. I am not good with cars, but I am trying - really. I was going to replace the fuel filter, but I am wondering if that will really make a difference. Another bit of information that might help is that this car is from Alaska and is now living in Fairbanks, AK, where the temperatures sometimes dip down to -40 F. Could this cold weather be killing my fuel economy, even with extended highway miles? Any information would be much apperciated.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:02 PM

Hello fellow AK subaru owner. I also have a Loyale, 1990 3sp auto and I'm getting around the same MPG. I think mines so sh*ty is because of my disty and I might have a cloged cat. One more thing, I start to get a little heavy on the gas when it starts to snow. I tend to take turns sidways a lot.

I just bought a '92 Loyale a few months ago. I am not familiar with "normal" loyale MPG, but I think mine is really low at about 17/gal highway and 15/gal in city. I am trying to think why this is. I am not good with cars, but I am trying - really. I was going to replace the fuel filter, but I am wondering if that will really make a difference. Another bit of information that might help is that this car is from Alaska and is now living in Fairbanks, AK, where the temperatures sometimes dip down to -40 F. Could this cold weather be killing my fuel economy, even with extended highway miles? Any information would be much apperciated.



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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:23 PM

Ah, so Alaskan AT Loayale's just might get bad economy, huh? That sucks.

I am afraid I do not know what a disty or a cat is. Yeah, I'm pretty new to this stuff.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:50 PM

I forgot cat=catalitic converter and disty=distribritor cap. Have you had a resent tune up? You know fluids, wires, plugs, filters, etc? When I bought my loyale I took it from anchorage to copper center all loaded up for some salmon fishing. It took us 4hrs but I was getting 25-30MPG there and back. The whole way there was up the Mt and down the Mt driving. I think your car is telling you it needs a tune up or lay off the gas a little bit.

Ah, so Alaskan AT Loayale's just might get bad economy, huh? That sucks.

I am afraid I do not know what a disty or a cat is. Yeah, I'm pretty new to this stuff.



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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:56 PM

Coolant ThermoSensor (CTS) and Exhaust Gas Oxygen (EGO) sensor are two likely culprits. The CTS could have the usual poor connection at its wiring harness; The EGO could just need replacing. Other possibilities are incorrect ignition timing (has to be set a certain way), general ignition/tuneup stuff, and improper/malfunctioning thermostat.

A plugged or faulty cat should have little effect on fuel economy (other than maybe making you keep your foot deepr into the throttle more of the time).

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:06 PM

Mine consistently gets 26-28mpg

91,2wd,3at

sounds like something's amiss...

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:15 PM

My 92 FWD 5 spd......42 mpg highway..36 city.... has new plugs cap rotor,timing belts,and EGR sylinoid

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Wow, thanks everyone, for the good suggestions. Having a direction is a serious help when I know so little. Much appreciated. I'll post a reply when that's done. But if anyone else has some ideas please let me know.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:48 PM

before my brat gave out it got 30 hwy 22 in cty:lol:

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 12:06 AM

My 92 FWD 5 spd......42 mpg highway..36 city.... has new plugs cap rotor,timing belts,and EGR sylinoid


Wow, you must have a real light foot!

I avarage around 28-30mpg out of my 91 4wd Loyale.




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