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...
poor gas mileage on 1990 Volvo 740
by mrsL12 in Springfield, OR on September 28, 2009
ANSWER by sinautoscan.com on September 28, 2009
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
ANSWER by Bret Bodas on September 28, 2009
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?
...so if I'm running the engine at about 3200 to 3500 RPM for that long is that a problem besides poor gas mileage? Is there any obvious/inexpensive fix for this problem?