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Old 06-01-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

What kind of mileage should I expect with a 466/545 combo in a flat front. I don't have the exact length. About 11 window. Not sure about the rear end. I know I can't get exact but a high and low would be nice.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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Re: Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

What is your engine speed at 60MPH?

Anything with a 545, unfortunately, will use more fuel than the same vehicle with a lockup transmission.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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Re: Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

Not sure about that. I haven't driven it yet. Probably about two weeks is when I will pick it up.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #4
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Re: Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

I have a 1995 Genesis with that combo and it gets an honest 10 MPG.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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I have a 1995 Genesis with that combo and it gets an honest 10 MPG.
Nooooo! Say it isn't so. That's awesome. Some told me 8, then 7, then 6.5. I stopped asking because it just kept getting lower.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #6
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Re: Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

Just leave the pump alone unless it needs work. Most lower numbers are from those that have done something to theirs to get more power and speed...why, these things are huge, heavy and just fun to drive. They don't stop like a Vett so don't expect them to be a Vett.
Once you start driving yours you will appreciate the fact that it is just friggin cool to drive a skoolie.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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I have a 1993 Amtran Genesis with the same combo and I actually think it does a little better than 10mpg. I have been amazed.
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Re: Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

A lot of that 10 will depend on da foot!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Fuel MPG with DT466 and AT545???

I'm getting closer to 8mpg on mine doing 60-65 mph on flat highway with maybe some rolling hills here and there. I don't remember the ratio on my gear box but I am doing about 2800 rpm at 65mph.
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I'm getting closer to 8mpg on mine doing 60-65 mph on flat highway with maybe some rolling hills here and there. I don't remember the ratio on my gear box but I am doing about 2800 rpm at 65mph.
If you were driving 55, what would your rpms be and do you think you mileage would be much better?
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