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Old 03-03-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
J Tinsby
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Originally Posted by sasha055
I don't know the company name but I'm always getting 16-17mpg on my 2000 base
Can changing air filter improve your MPG?


With a proper clean filter the engine gets the clean air it wants and doesn't have to pull a vacuum against dirt in the filter element. The result is it richens the mixture and you use more fuel.

I prefer to not use the filters that give you more power because they have larger holes in them and use oil to catch dirt. The oil can mess up your MAF, plus if the filter lets more air in, it's letting in more dirt too. Not good imho. Good luck!

I am happy to say I am getting at least 26 mpg on my new 987 Base and it only has 1700+ miles on it so far, not even broken in!
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