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Old 06-21-2005, 11:01 AM
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My 99 S80 tells me that i'm getting about 16.6-16.9 MPG as an average....that seems very very low even for in-town driving. I even have a K&N drop in filter. Is there anything in particular that I can do about this?
 
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Old 06-21-2005, 01:08 PM
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When was the last time it was tuned up?
 
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:56 PM
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I'm really not sure but I'm getting a full tune up next saturday...we'll see how that goes.


Also I got the emissions warning again...I'm taking it to the dealership to have the codes pulled..I hope its something they can fix.


Another thing is at about 70-75 mph, my steering wheel starts to wobble a bit. A mechanic friend of mine said it's probably the balances on the wheels or the alignment that is off. Is there any immediate danger?
 
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:57 PM
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I had the same/similar problem with the wobbly steering at higher speeds. I got my wheels aligned and it went away. I'd recommend an alignment for starters, make sure your tires are all good too...hope this helps.
 
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Old 06-23-2005, 10:24 PM
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Sometimes the tires go out of round when they get old.
Have the balance looked at and make sure they are not out of round.
Also have the alignment looked at.
 
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