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    Quick question...gotta drive the G8 to Michigan this week, any tips on fuel economy? How well does the AFM work? I dont wanna bring it, but our other car is a lease and already is too close to the mileage than I want it, so the G8 gets a road trip.

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    If you want to get any advantage out of the AFM you cannot exceed the speed limit, have a headwind, or go uphill.

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    My AFM works up to around 75-78 if the road is flat; the lower the speed, the more it will stay on.
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    Yeah, my AFM worked well at 73 MPH which is usually where I lock the cruise at. Sure, inclines would switch it off, but it took one HELL of a headwind to do it. I live in the plains and while not the flatest part of the plains, there aren't any mountain grades.


    OP, make sure tire pressure is up to par and your air filter is clean and that's about all you can do short of tuning it for better MPG.

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    LOL
    Don't ask cammed and supercharged guys questions about fuel economy. They have no clue. LOL

    Start the car in engineering mode. Hold down left scroll wheel and start. Use the scroll wheel to find all active. When engine is in AFM it will change to half active. This is very helpful if you have stock exhaust. After market you can hear the tone change when it goes into AFM.
    After 10 minutes in AFM it will kick out for 1 minute. You can defeat this. Kick it out before the 10 minutes and the timer will start again. It takes effort, but you need to feel the throttle to keep it in AFM. Cruise control hurts for the most part. Slight incline cruise will kick you out, but if you can feel the throttle you can stay in AFM.
    Down hill you can keep AFM active to almost 80. Use that to have some speed going up any hills. Slowly back off the gas as you go uphill.
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    Fuel economy??
    I thought that was how much the bastards jack it up from one week to the next.
    things are not what they appear to be.....

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    Hahaha guys Im right there with you...this car was not bought with the intention of saving gas. I just dont have a choice, family emergency and my gas mileage car is a lease. Eventually ill be modding it! Thanks for the input though, it is greatly appreciated

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    My H/C/I LS3 can get between 25-30 highway. The secret is to find the car's power band and put it in cruise control. Usually it's around 70 mph. Cruise control is the key though. Our only problem is the small gas tank.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ray- View Post
    Don't ask cammed and supercharged guys questions about fuel economy. They have no clue. LOL
    I got 24.4 MPG on the trip to and from the dyno in CT. That included the dyno pull.
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    I was getting about 26 running 85 according to the DIC. You can air up the tires to 50 psi and get less rolling resistance.
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