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#39 of 68 Re: Break - in & oil [yogiowner]
May 30, 2007 (4:18 am)
I just had my first servicing. After the oil and filter change, the car seems to run so much smoother (3900 miles).
I've also heard a lot of owners say that their gas mileage has gone up since hitting approx 3,500 miles.
You had any luck in that dept?
#40 of 68 Re: Break - in & oil [scottm123]
May 30, 2007 (5:02 am)
I am looking for that now....it seems as though i am getting an extra couple of miles. I've been measuring/monitoring per half tank. This week, it seems to be a bit better. I am about fifteen to twenty miles better on this half tank than the previous. I was getting roughly 200 per 15 gallons. This week I am at 174 miles (on the trip odometer) with a little less than 1/4 of a tank more than I typically had at the same point.
I primarily use, Mobile, BP/Amoco or Lukoil gasoline (premium). I tried Hess - didn't feel right and burned very very quickly. I had the same issue with Shell gas.
Any suggestions on gas would be greatly appreciated...
#41 of 68 Re: Break - in & oil [yogiowner]
May 30, 2007 (6:10 am)
I find it hard to go by just the gauge.
I go to the pump and fill it until the handle clicks (full tank)
I also set my trip meter back to 0.
I then drive and when I go to get gas again, I fill until it clicks again.
I then divide the miles by the exact amount of gas (gallons) it took to fill, which gives me mileage per gallon.
I'm currently at 19.34 miles per gallon, with 1,800 miles on the car, at approx 50/50 city/highway travel.
Some people are reporting as high as 25 50/50 driving.
I'd love to see that, but I knew what I was buying when I got this car and I'm happy with borderline 20 MPG with the amount of performance this thing offers.
I know my mileage would go up some if I could just calm my right foot down.
Jun 02, 2007 (12:53 pm)
I have the G35X 07 and my car was getting about 13MPG when i first got the car. After about 2500 miles now im getting about 14.3-15MPG a little better but not too much.
I have a question regarding oil. The manual says for both the filter and oil it takes 51/8 quarts of oil.
Its strange because it seems to be short when the dealer put whatever amount they put in and also my auto mechanice put 5 quarts and it was short 1/2 a quart.
So whats the real amount of oil does the car take including the filter???
In addition it seems somewhat different trying to read that dipstick can see where the oil is on the stick how far up.
I hope someone can tell me whether the manual is wrong and should be more oil for an oil change.
Even if the dealer put in the 5/1/8 quarts it stillw was hort 1/4 of a quart.
#43 of 68 Going on a trip
Jun 07, 2007 (5:37 pm)
Hey guys just wanted everyones input on this Im gonna be heading down the shore this weekend its about 100 miles and all of it is highway and i'm hoping to take the G only thing is I have only 200 miles total on the car. and with the Break in on the motor I dont want to mess anything up or have prombles later on down the road. If you were me and had a second car would you take the G35 down or the second car?
#44 of 68 Re: Going on a trip [99rams]
Jun 08, 2007 (5:56 am)
Enjoy the weekend in your G.
With low miles, just be sure to vary RPMs on the highway.
This can be easily done by changing from 5th to 4th and then after a few minutes, back to 5th .... every once in a while. (Assuming 5AT)
I just don't recommend Cruise Control during the break-in.
#45 of 68 Re: Going on a trip [scottm123]
Jun 08, 2007 (10:21 am)
Yea, its a 5AT. Thanks for your input Scott
#46 of 68 Re: Break In [newcarman]
Jun 26, 2007 (7:10 am)
Got about 450 miles on the car now. With a couple of fill up's and a variety of driving (some highway and much street) I seem to be getting about 18 MPG. Not as bad as some others have reported, and hopefully room for improvement as more miles get added onto the odometer.
#47 of 68 Re: Break In [rmcneice]
Jun 27, 2007 (8:21 am)
Just wait Bob... I was told that once I hit 3500 miles, it would improve.
With my 50/50 city/highway commute, I now have 3100 miles.
If I keep it in drive (D) and relax, I am getting 22.1 with my mixed driving, and 27.7 on the highway.
If I put it in Manual mode and drive a little more on the exciting side, I'm in the 18's.
Not too bad at all!
#48 of 68 Re: Break In [scottm123]
Jun 27, 2007 (9:03 am)
Just drove to Montreal and back from Providence,RI for Grand Prix. Kept (what is for me) a reasonable speed as my, nervous, lady friend was with me. styed at about 80 MPH the entire way using my trusty valentine detector. Never made 20 MPG.
Even watching the fuel economy indicator, more like 18 on the high way for me. 5500 miles on my G35X.