Larry Towbridge - CleanMPG.com
- Dec. 28, 2006.
My car is a 1999 Saturn SL2 5-speed. It has a 1.9L DOHC 4-cyl. Hence the name, DOHCtor Green MPG . I purchased the car for $2800 from Saturn of Paramus in NJ. I have been averaging 50.7 MPG since I started driving it in September. The best tank I've had was 55.4 when I drove to Tom's house and back for the MHG meet in Oak Creek. I make extensive use of P&G since I have wired up an injector kill switch. My tires are pumped to 60 psi. The cylinder head has been modified by Mike Hollar of Power Haus
. It had .050" milled off along with other mods to the combustion chambers and intake ports that promote more efficient combustion. The cam gears have been off-set to allow for an improvement to the cam timing. A side benefit to these mods is that power has been increased by approximately 30%. Thanks to much advice from Wayne, I have been able to keep myself from using that extra power... most of the time