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In the summer i get 30 mpg ,in the winter i get 22 mpg any ideas on how to get 30 mpg year round ? it came from florida. ive changed the plugs and the air filter

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Depends on when you live, if your state uses different fuel formulations for summer and winter, like California, not much can be done, the areated fuel is not as efficient.

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