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Old 05-30-2017, 05:18 PM
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What average MPG are you guys seeing with 3.6 TIPS?
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:29 PM
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Depending on the circumstances 17-23 mpg
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:05 PM
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Depending on the circumstances 17-23 mpg
Thanks. Been logging 19-20 on the past few tanks and just making sure that was typical. Put 860 miles on it so far. Loving it more everyday!
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Old 05-30-2017, 11:35 PM
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Shawn, what year is your car and have you had any major issues with it?
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:21 AM
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Driving around Los Angeles I get about 12 mpg...on the highway, I never really measure. I do us the manual mode almost constantly.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:07 AM
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Normal averages for me are 17-20mpg
9-12mpg are fuel consumptions I see at the track.
have to mention these are the values I get using the onboard computer, not the real values calculated based on miles driven and how much fuel refilled.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:24 AM
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These cars are a gas guzzlers for sure! Maybe I should look more into the 6sp manual for better gas mileage.
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:29 AM
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Yes there is a lot of loss in the fluid coupling of the torque converter. The whole gear system internally has also much more inertia compared to the manual. More than 100lbs in wheight difference.

It is only because the majority of those who could afford a new 911 were lazy drivers that so many Tip cars were made!
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:11 AM
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Shawn, what year is your car and have you had any major issues with it?
Grey 02 cab with 56,000. Car spent first half of its life in hawaii, then someone brought it to the east coast. No problems so far. But i did address most of the common issues proactively as soon as i bought it. Ims, rms, aos, cam tensioners, coils, plugs, belt, and fresh fluids. Rolled 1000 miles this morning, so far has burned no noticable oil. It is going into the shop week after next for a water pump and thermostat proactive replacement at the recommendation of my indy. Might have hin swap oil sender as well. I I also wanted him to give it a good look over after i put some substantial miles on it...as we had the motor and trans out early this month. Just to be sure everything looks good. Then brake pads next oil change and im done with all the planned work. Might do a new convertible skin on it next year as its the only thing on the car that does not look new.
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Silk View Post
Normal averages for me are 17-20mpg
9-12mpg are fuel consumptions I see at the track.
have to mention these are the values I get using the onboard computer, not the real values calculated based on miles driven and how much fuel refilled.
Yeah i was just using the average of the computer for reference. 20mpg with a good amount of heavy foot doesnt seem too bad. I have a 4x4 3/4 ton cargo van that gets 11mpg so its an improvement for me....lol
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:40 PM
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Quick note on the 02+ tip - you don't have to mash the pedal down in order to get it to downshift.

On the floor, where the gas pedal hits the floor, there is a little button type thingy that gets depressed when you push the pedal all the way to the floor. All you have to do is “pump” the gas pedal down very quickly to depress that button. Pump it and go right back to where you had it. You don’t have to go exactly back to where you where, I’m just saying you don’t have to keep the gas held down flooring it.

It will immediately shift down to the lowest gear it can given the speed and RPMs. And man it’s lightning quick.

A perfect use case is an impending lane change where you’re going to want the rev’s to be high. Pump it, tranny shifts down, revs are high and ready for you to then hit the gas when the lane change is open.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:18 PM
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Wouldn't it be easier to just hit the down button on the steering wheel?
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Old 06-01-2017, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by shawn_nj View Post
Grey 02 cab with 56,000. Car spent first half of its life in hawaii, then someone brought it to the east coast. No problems so far. But i did address most of the common issues proactively as soon as i bought it. Ims, rms, aos, cam tensioners, coils, plugs, belt, and fresh fluids. Rolled 1000 miles this morning, so far has burned no noticable oil. It is going into the shop week after next for a water pump and thermostat proactive replacement at the recommendation of my indy. Might have hin swap oil sender as well. I I also wanted him to give it a good look over after i put some substantial miles on it...as we had the motor and trans out early this month. Just to be sure everything looks good. Then brake pads next oil change and im done with all the planned work. Might do a new convertible skin on it next year as its the only thing on the car that does not look new.
Just saw someone dye there old faded top and it looks really good.
And for those of you concerned (really?) with fuel consumption, your driving the wrong car

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Old 06-01-2017, 01:56 AM
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I'm on a hunt for this car and it will be my daily driver. Any bit of fuel conservation will help.
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Vincent713 View Post
Wouldn't it be easier to just hit the down button on the steering wheel?
Easier? yes. Faster? No

it is funny but somehow the Tip shifts slower manually then it does in automatic mode. the Tip computer makes things going faster. Especially when you drive in a more sportive mapping the automatic shifting pattern and performance is great.
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