Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
jr. borch

Can anyone help me figure out y i am getting bad gas milage?

Recommended Posts

2001/pontiac/grand prix/3.8 liter V6/car 205,000 miles, engine 38,000 miles.

ok i recently had the engine replaced i had in my grand prix it overheated and locked up so i bought a 05 monte carlo 3.8 liter V6 to put into my grand prix. everything switched over fine except the sensor wires were different so we had to use the old sensors on the newer engine. my gas mileage was 23 mpg on average. now im barely able to get 20 mpg and i put a new k&n air intake on and a chip that controls air intake. before i put those in i was barely getting 18 mpg. wandering if anyone had any idea's on what i could do to help improve or help me find out y the miles per gallon dropped so much. any idea's would be helpful. im probably gonna have the exhaust looked at as i think it might be leaking but besides that what other idea's do u think it would be?

well if it helps with figuring it out my car is also making a chugging noise out of the exhaust. its like a chug pause chug paus chug. instead of a constant stream of exhaust. its a dual exhaust also


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would check for a dirty MAF sensor, leaking fuel pressure reg, fuel filter,clean air intake system, clean injectors.

Be very careful not to over spray the oil on the K&N filter. They have bulletins out on MAF sensor contamination with those filters that can cause driveability problems.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

could it be a leak in the gasket under the plentum? I've had issues like that before. car would run good, but get bad mileage, and chug like that at idle.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder what the O2's are doing? They may still be switching within the calculated tolerance but may be responding slow enough to cause a fuel issue. It would also be worth seeing if there is any external fuel leaks like the fuel pressure regulator. If its leaking it will effect fuel economy!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you geting any check engine or gauges lights on your dash? Sounds like it could be many diffrent things. You can always take your car to Autozone or Oreilly Auto parts also Checker Auto Parts and have them stick their computer on it to give you the codes for trouble shooting. I tend to do this when it comes to cars 1997 and newer.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Well the big tom slipped away from me Man He was big be was coming i ti my decoys but the hens went the otherway and he turned and followed  i drew back and almost gave it a shot but it was a wierd angle on one knee and i decided to not    i will get him friday when i go out next
    • The strange part is the better teams/points we had in the standings the worse we looked in the playoffs. It is probably a good thing to get some new eyes on the team and see what happens. I think someone else will scoop up Fletcher fairly soon, like players and coaches sometimes a change of scenery is in order. 
    • red polls and purple finches here daily for a while now. not many house finches.  brown headed cowbirds are here. flickers. Saw a vireo yesturday. 
    • Here are some pictures from my hunt.
    • I have not seen a redpoll in over a week
    • The finger needed to be pointed in his direction, after a few coaches got it first.  I keep reflecting back on the team of 2002-2003, Marion led the bunch in points but the rest was either rookies,  hand me downs and two goalies that got hot. Throw in guys that weren't afraid with lots of heart and they made it work.. 
    • Same here I set the blind where they like to be. Even if that is in the middle of a 500 acre sod field. 
    • It just gives me more time to pass on the addiction to anyone I can be to come out. 
    •     Yep pop it up and hunt they work great.
    • Fletcher is gone, pretty impartial to this, will be interesting to see who they bring in and what they do to shake up the team. Overall I think he was a good gm but not great, pulled us out of the dark ages but never seemed to get us over the hump. New GM will have a much better starting point as far as players and assets go.