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1990 Volvo 740 Question: poor gas mileage

 

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mrsL12, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Springfield, OR, September 28, 2009, 07:01
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So I have an 1987 Volvo 740 Turbo. I get Horible gas mileage. It is an older car and also is a wagon but I got 225 miles from a full tank. which is a 13 gallon tank. Is this normal.. or could there be something wrong? I dont know much about cars so I feel pretty clueless...

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    sinautoscan.com September 28, 2009, 09:33
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    To get better gas MPG there's a few things you could do first check your tire psi, change the oil for a lower grade one, change your air filter, fuel filter and tune up is needed when you car is tuned properly it will waste less gas, you can also use a fuel treatment

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 28, 2009, 09:47
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    Do you have a check engine light on? And how does your engine run? Does it feel like it is running at full power or does it feel sluggish?

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