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post #15 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2017, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jobe05 View Post
But if your just looking at RPM's, why does 3200 RPM's get better fuel mileage in 4th gear than 5th? What would that be like in a 6th gear?
Because you are going slower. I once burned about 1/2 tank running 70 in 4th, didn't change the gas mileage at all.

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