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Nissan Sentra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#7 of 88 Re: Sentra MPG [james31278]
Apr 19, 2007 (1:12 pm)
My car is a Nissan sentra XE 2001. I am getting very low gas mileage. I went to mechanic, they found problem with O2 sensor, then they called Nissan, and found that it was due to problem on camsensor which was on a recall. Then nissan fixed it for free, then my mechanic checked the O2 sensor and seemed OK, but still I am getting low gas mileage, practically same as before. The mechanic told me there was no problem in the car. I am getting 17 MPG during winter.
But other are getting around 25 MPG during this time of the year. Any expert comment would be appreciated
Apr 20, 2007 (1:07 am)
If you haven't already I would suggest trying a K&N performance air filter. When my Grand Am had the stock filter in it, it was like the car was scruggling to accelerate and after I installed the K&N the car was much more responsive than before. I may also suggest putting on a inexpensive semi larger catback type exhaust pipe because those tailpipes on the "economy" Sentras look too small and maybe hurt gas mileage, the easier the engine breathes the less stress on it in my opinion. Those stock air filters are crap with a capital C, it is like trying to breathe through a straw.
#9 of 88 Re: Sentra SPEC V: Horrible Fuel Economy???? [kermitmbi]
Apr 25, 2007 (9:58 am)
none of you guys are really having a problem, if you have the 2.5 litre engine that is. The new epa sticker for a 2002 spec v is 19/26 which sounds exactly like the range you are getting. Its a performance engine, not a hybrid.
#10 of 88 Re: Sentra SPEC V: Horrible Fuel Economy???? [eldaino]
Apr 25, 2007 (11:45 am)
No mnan, mine is 1.8L engine!!!
I have another question, hot air comes out of the vents even when the fan is not truned on. if I put the temp knob to cold region (blue), then cool air comes out. what is it? is it that the heater or AC is truned on even when I dont turn them on!!! all strange things happening. I had a subaru car, such thing never happened.
Apr 26, 2007 (2:57 pm)
That means the vent is simply redirected. if you leave the fan off while leaving it on cold outside cold air comes in. My 2.5L Spec V engine gets 23/29 according to specs but I probably get at least 30 mpg because I can go from here to Virginia Beach and back on one tank still having plenty left over.
#13 of 88 Re: Cold Hot Air [james31278]
Apr 26, 2007 (5:09 pm)
Thanks for the input! Just curious, where is "here"?
Apr 26, 2007 (9:42 pm)
Richmond. 120 miles away from Va Beach. 240 mile round trip with gas to spare.
#15 of 88 Re: Hot Cold Air [james31278]
Apr 27, 2007 (2:50 am)
Small world. I live in Norfolk.
May 03, 2007 (6:50 pm)
Small world indeed.