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Old 05-25-11, 06:58 PM   #1
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Default Gas mileage bump- Traction control off ?

I have been running alot lately with my traction control off and also have been getting about a half of mile per gallon better mileage of late. Anybody seen anything like that ? I also changed the front wheel bearings lately. Crazy
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Old 05-25-11, 07:05 PM   #2
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Maybe I'll try it out too.
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Old 05-25-11, 07:14 PM   #3
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i have also been driving with the traction control off and i see a slight bump in MPG. I wonder too if traction control off really makes a difference
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Its all on driving habbit 1/2 per gallon is nothang. So no on the traction off. Cause one week i can get 23-25 mpg and next fill up i can get 25-28mpg it all on how you drive.
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I wish it was easier to turn off my T/C.
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Default I wish it was easier to turn off my T/C.

I have to do the petal dance in mine as well. I wish it could be turned off while driving.
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Do u have to turn it off everytime u get in the car or once u do it its off until u turn it back on?
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I have given up on mileage. I get an average of 21 (maybe 20% freeway). My old Acura CLS Type S, with more HP gave me better mileage. Oh well!
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Not sure why turning traction control off would increase MPG. Any theories?

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Do u have to turn it off everytime u get in the car or once u do it its off until u turn it back on?
You have to turn it off every time you start the car. When you turn the car off the traction control resets to default (i.e. "on").
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On my car if i turn off the TC it only temporary, it turns itself back on after a few minutes of driving.
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On my car if i turn off the TC it only temporary, it turns itself back on after a few minutes of driving.
then you're not turning it off properly.

Since you have an 06 you'll need to do the pedal dance. (07+ models can just hold the button down for 5 seconds).

Do that and it stays off till you restart the car.
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Can the dealer just change the default to off in the ECU settings???
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Can the dealer just change the default to off in the ECU settings???
Nope. It'll always be "on" when you start the car.

With the pedal dance you can turn it entirely off till you restart the car.

(you could always swap in an 07+ traction ECU to be able to turn it off until restart with the button... but as I recall it's a really stupid amount of money)
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meh I say placebo effect
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Old 05-29-11, 05:37 PM   #15
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Turning off traction control has no effect on fuel mileage.


I heard if you filled your trunk and back seat with helium balloons it would make the car lighter so mileage would increase.







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