Re: Poor gas mileage-- Taurus SE
Thanks T-Bird. Yes, 40 is a little high but the tires are rated for 40 so that is what I have ran now for some years. And yes, the ride is not a slushy as it would be with lower pressure. But again, I have kept the tire pressure high for both tire wear and better fuel mileage.
Throttle plate--- how dirty would that have to be to affect fuel consumption? I did look at the one in my other car and it was cleaner than I thought it would be. Also, I used lacquer thinner to clean it and again, yes I knew that it should not be used. But that was the other car.
What do you recommend to clean a throttle plate? And plugs--- I did pull one out and it was gapped (worn)about 100 thousand based on my non-calibrated eye. Plugs will get changed next week.