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Old 04-29-2012, 05:50 PM
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Hi all. Just put my second tank of gas in and for the second time i reset my MPG monitor at the pump. I have yet to see anything over 12.4 which seems ridiculous to me since I've done some true granny driving to try to bump it up. Is it possible the guy before me had a custom tune and now its all screwy on me? Im not expecting 20mpg or anything but I gotta do better than 12!
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Hello MamasLaramie. It's kinda tough to give you an honest answer to your fuel economy being at 12.4 without exactly knowing all the details from the former owner. Did they regear, put taller or smaller tires, install a program like you stated; These would definitely help. No way of getting a number to former owner is there? You could try and remove your battery cables for a couple hours and allow the ECM/ECU to reset and relearn your driving habits. Just remember if you don't already know; remove negative first then positive; installing cables is positive first, then negative. Good luck Mama!
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Thats a great suggestion Gantman. I'll give that a try tomorrow and see what happens. Theres no way I'll be able to contact former owner but I'll be adding my own tune in the next few months so hopefully that will help too.
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That sounds good MamasL! Oh by the way, I just read a thread on a Ram owner that is either a 2008 or 2009 Hemi and he stated his best average only being around 12-14mpg or something like that. But the third page in his thread, he revealed his heavy footed driving habit along with he can't help having fun with the thing. Hahaha! Hey good luck and update us all on your findings.
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You should be seeing 16 to 18 MPG

I carry 1,000 pounds of extra weight in my Ram & i get 17.4 MPG on the highway, running Summer Blend gas. I still have Winter Blend gas in it right now & i am getting 15.8 mpg.
The only things that i have done to it were a spark plug change & a throttle body cleaning at 42,000 miles, i now have 63,000 miles on my '09 fully loaded SLT Quad Cab


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Thanks GTYankee, now Im really depressed...lol.
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