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Old 07-05-2002, 04:27 PM
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What are some good ways to improve gas mileage?


I have a 1980 Chevy 350 that probably has 100,000 to 150,000 miles on it never rebuilt in a 1982 El Camino. Stock except for a air gap intake holley 650 double pumper and headers/exhaust. It has a th350 and 3:23 gears and weighs 3,200 give or take.

How much would rebuilding the engine help? What does a 383 do to mileage?

I heard that adding fuel filters will help. Is this true?
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yes its true it helps clean the air for the motor creates less build up also how far down you push the gas pedal when your driving helps sorry i dont know about the rebuilding part though you'll have to ask someone else
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I heard that it airated the fuel.
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nope
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How would a fuel filter clean the air?????

hmm hmm hmm
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Airating the fuel has nothing to do with cleaning the air.

Airating the fuel means to add air to the molecular structure/particle of fuel. Think of a fish tank, to keep the fish alive the water must be full of oxygen particles so the fish can breath. So you airate the water by either pumping air into it, or causing the water to mix with the air through turbulence(waves waterfalls etc)

Airating your fuel will enhance gas mialage. When your fuel isn't properly airated the molecules bunch up and stick to eachother. When it is the particles get broken up into smaller particles containing oxygen, hydrogen(air) and gas, without oxygen there is no combustion, fuel will not burn unless it has oxygen, the more air/oxygen you introduce the more combustable your fuel will be.

Adding fuel filters will cause more turbulence in the fuel flow causing the fuel to mix with the air as well as clean the fuel wich it also a big plus.

I think Chevellegirl mistyped.

As for the rebuild yes it will help with gas mialage as well as preformance, not drmatically though. Meaning you won't jump from 12-14 to 18-22.

Add the fuel filters, get a tune up, oil change, plugs, wires etc and if you aren't happy rebuild it later.

383's are mean drunks, they'll drink you out of house and home, but still go out and beat any challenger.

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Nevermind, I can't read, she probably mistyped.

On with your reading, step lively step lively.

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