Hello and welcome to Packard Motor Car Information! If you're new here, please register for a free account.  
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
FAQ's
Main Menu
Recent Forum Topics
Who is Online
54 user(s) are online (30 user(s) are browsing Forums)

Members: 1
Guests: 53

Orange-Lark, more...
Helping out...
PackardInfo is a free resource for Packard Owners that is completely supported by user donations. If you can help out, that would be great!

Donate via PayPal
Video Content
Visit PackardInfo.com YouTube Playlist

Donate via PayPal




1948 288 gas MPG
#1
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away

Richard A. Alwes
See User information
Recently checked my gas millage and determined that I am getting about 11 MPG. What should you expect on the 288 engine. I checked out the TSB 48t-2 and determined my gaskets are installed correctly although there was some swelling on the uppers base gasket. I rebuilt the carburetor
a Carter 645s. Car runs great though when it's hot and I restart it I have to pump the accelerator to start. Other times it fires right up very little cranking. Thanks in advance for your advice!

Posted on: 2009/10/2 9:28
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home

phsnkw
See User information
I recall reading somewhere that a MobilGas Economy Run in 1951 had a Packard touring sedan running an average of 20. something miles per gallon. The only thing is it didn't state which sedan. Chances are though, it was a '200' sedan with the 288 cid engine and manual transmission. So that may be close to your car.

Posted on: 2009/10/2 11:46
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#3
Home away from home
Home away from home

packardtaximan
See User information
I average 16-18 mpg with our 1949 Deluxe 8 with overdrive.

Posted on: 2009/10/2 19:05
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#4
Home away from home
Home away from home

Ross
See User information
Most 288s seem to be able to turn in 16-18 mpg---but not in city driving. I suggest a careful timing check with the vac advance line disconnected and the engine idling slow. Set it to about 7 degrees. If the timing is a little retarded on these flatheads, they lose a lot of power and economy. Oh, and do make sure your vac advance works! Good luck.

Posted on: 2009/10/2 19:27
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#5
Home away from home
Home away from home

Daniel Leininger
See User information
Telephone Man,

Not a 288, but my 282 in a 41 gets 15-17 mph on hwy (@50-60mph)with OD. In town is more like 12-14mph.

It's an un-overhauled engine with about 120,000 miles on it. Hope that gives more info.

DanL

Posted on: 2009/10/2 19:51
[i][size=small][color=000066]Dan'L in SD
41ParPack
First of the Clippers
[
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#6
Home away from home
Home away from home

Daniel Leininger
See User information
Telephone Man,

BTW, didn't see your 1948 on the Owner Registry.
You would be #504 if you add it. Hope to see your machine on board.

DanL

Posted on: 2009/10/2 19:58
[i][size=small][color=000066]Dan'L in SD
41ParPack
First of the Clippers
[
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#7
Forum Ambassador
Forum Ambassador

Ozstatman
See User information
Quote:
41ParPack wrote: Telephone Man, BTW, didn't see your 1948 on the Owner Registry.
You would be #504 if you add it. Hope to see your machine on board. DanL

Dan,

The '48 actually is in the Registry but it's owner is shown as "ralwes" which was Richard's Forum name before he changed it to Telephone Man. There is some discussion about this in another thread but I'm not going to chase that up. Instead here's a link to Richard's Registry entry:
https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/registry/View.php?ID=451

Posted on: 2009/10/4 19:31
Mal
/o[]o\
====

Bowral, Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia
"Out of chaos comes order" - Nietzsche.

1938 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

1941 One-Twenty Club Coupe - SOLD

1948 Super Eight Limo, chassis RHD - SOLD

1950 Eight Touring Sedan - SOLD

What's this?
Put your Packard in the Packard Vehicle Registry!
Here's how!
Any questions - PM or email me at ozstatman@gmail.com
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#8
Home away from home
Home away from home

Chuckltd
See User information
If it helps any, I get an average of 9 city mpg with my 288. Part of this is influenced by the 7 stops I must make on my way to the post office. If I use it for my normal commute, then 10-11 is normal. That's really not bad when you consider some alternatives.
59 Edsel with 292 v8= 14 mpg city
62 Buick fullsize with 401 v8= 9 mpg city
73 Buick fullsize with 350 v8= 12-13 mpg city
75 Thunderbird with 460 v8= 6 mpg city (but all 6 are good!)
78 LTD with 351m v8=16 city mpg
77 Caddy with 425 v8=17 city mpg

Posted on: 2009/10/8 2:26
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#9
Home away from home
Home away from home

John Harley
See User information
Telephone Man

There is a 23rd series ad proclaiming the fuel economy of junior cars. It is an owner survey and seems to be accurate.

My mileage falls in with what other people say. I actually got 20 mph on a club tour up 9W in New York. We were caravanning pretty tightly and kept the speed no higher than 50. It was going over Bear Mountain though, which is pretty impressive


I see your'e from Carmel. I went to high school at North Central. No hard feelings!


Regards


John Harley

Posted on: 2009/10/13 22:33
 Top  Print   
 


Re: 1948 288 gas MPG
#10
Home away from home
Home away from home

Jay Faubion
See User information
FWIW, I'm getting 17-18 mpg with my '49, 288 engine with R-11 overdrive.

I love driving it too, I should mention.

Posted on: 2009/10/14 18:02
Jay Faubion
Ask me, I've got one!
Visit JaysPackard.com
 Top  Print   
 








Search
Recent Photos
Photo of the Day
Recent Registry
Website Comments or Questions?? Click Here Copyright 2006-2024, PackardInfo.com All Rights Reserved