Burning too much gas?

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  1. frozenmango

    frozenmango Hellcat Member

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    I realize this is for the 2015 392's, but I didn't know where else to post it so sorry if it's in the wrong place :(

    I have a 2014 392, got it last July. I installed a cold air intake, oiled filter right away! Gas has been OKAY, as expected for these cars. However, lately it's just been terrible! and I haven't even changed the way I drive. Even with adaptive cruise control, it seems to burn gas a lot more now.

    Now I was wondering.. I checked my air filter, and it is REALLY DIRTY. I know this may have something to do with it. Think that could be the cause? I'll try to clean and re-oil it later this week, but was wondering if any of you heard of a similar issue?
     
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    if its REALL Y DIRTY you answered your own question :)
     
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    Heh, just didnt know it would play as that big of a factor. :)

    I mean, it doesn't look dirty at all. The bright blue color is gone, but you know :D

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    Put a dry filter on it and see how the mileage differs.

    How do you know the mileage is worse now? What was your average before and what is it now?
     
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    Dirty air filter will have a huge impact on fuel mileage.

    Your right foot on the accelerator has an even bigger impact.
     
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    I was getting 15-16 for a good while. Last couple of weeks I've been getting around a lousy 12 :confused:

    I did however clean and re-oil my filter last night, so I am going to see how it goes now.

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