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willyboy
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3/19/2003
18:12:50

Subject: new here...gas mileage
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hi new to board But I was wondering I have a '92 Dakota sport with club cab and the 318 (magnum I think) Runs great and luv the truck but only gets 11 or 12 mpg is this normal or is there any thing i can do to bump it up to at least 15 mpg so I can afford to get to work tuned it up put in a K&N air filter but thats all Ive done to it thanx for any help..



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3/19/2003
20:21:13

RE: new here...gas mileage
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I used to own a '92 5.2 RC. It still delivered 17 mpg with 210K on the odo. You didn't tell the miles on your Dak. Try basic tune-up stuff at first; nothing to lose, all to gain: platinum or copper plugs (I used Bosch for years), the K&N, new cap/rotor/plug wires, carb cleaner in the throttle body(don't over do it), new pcv valve,STP concentrated fuel injector cleaner in the tank, alternate 10 gallons regular/ 10 gallons premium (90 octane for 89 price!). Original cat. converter could be an issue if 100K, as well as oxygen sensor. Free horsepower= remove the air intake "deflector" in front of the hose entry by the headlight; instant ram-air! '92 and '93 had the largest exhaust manifolds of all 5.2's. Good luck...



willyboy
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3/19/2003
22:09:51

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thanx for info I am using bosch too she has 143500 miles on odometer but i will try the air ram trick and see what that does for it



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