Fuelly Forum: Fuel Talk
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posted by dtwjr at 11:27 AM PST June 7 - 3 comments
posted by vertice at 5:47 PM PST May 30 - 17 comments
It was astounding and annoying to discover that gas prices drop a lot after leaving the Akron area. For example: the price of gas near where I live was $3.89 for regular this morning. According to GasBuddy, it's $3.25 in Bastian VA, $3.06 in Rock Hill SC, and $3.22 in Richmond Hill GA.
In fact, according to GasBuddy, gas prices are 35 cents a gallon just twenty miles due south of here...
This is all truly disgusting: the economy in northern Ohio is a disaster. There are few decent jobs here now, home foreclosures all over the place, and homeless people begging on street corners.
Given all this, why are gas prices nearly a dollar a gallon more here than they are 500 miles south? That's a question I'd really know the answer to...
posted by gcmsguru at 5:28 AM PST May 19 - 9 comments
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posted by vanann at 3:26 PM PST May 5 - 0 comments
When I got the car, I put in £30/22.5l of petrol, and drove about 180 miles.
I then put in another £30/22.5l of petrol, and then on fuelly I entered the following details:
"distance 180 miles, 22.5litres of fuel"
Today, after another 185miles, I went and actually filled up my tank to the brim (39.14litres). I went into fuelly and entered:
distance since last fuelup - 185miles
amount of fuel - 39.14 litres
...and it comes up with a fuel economy of 26mpg. Which is incorrect, because what I had actually done was 185miles on 22 litres, not 185miles on 39 litres which seems to be what it is calculating from.
Am I supposed to wait until the tank is empty again, and enter that mileage figure into fuelly with the "39..14litres" figure?
posted by nirurin at 7:42 AM PST April 23 - 9 comments
posted by nxtiak at 4:43 AM PST April 19 - 3 comments
posted by northernlights20 at 8:54 PM PST April 18 - 1 comments
posted by dtwjr at 7:33 PM PST April 18 - 9 comments
This is not a problem for me, one of my cars has a 4.4 gallon tank, the other has a 7.7 gallon tank. But here in the UK, fuel is over $10 a gallon and I cant think of one person in my town, friends or family, that ever fills thier tank when fueling up. On average people just put $15 to $25 worth in at any given time. As mentioned, the main reason being that fuel is expensive and people simply cant afford to fill thier cars, another reason is that cars here are obviously more economical, even two gallons should last around 120 miles in most modern cars. And then there's the odd person that feels filling thier tank is adding weight, therefore affecting thier MPG's. All valid points, but just goes to show, that fuelly cant or wont be used by many people for these reasons.
posted by Draigflag at 1:25 PM PST April 10 - 27 comments
I reseted my ECU by taking off the negative battery terminal for 30+ minutes and wiped it clean before starting my fuelly.com mpg tracking. If your skeptical on my driving habits I came form a Camry LE 1995 V4 130HP my first car and never really pass 1500-2000 rpms because I loved my car and didn't want to beat on it. It was 18 years old and never let me down across 3000 miles to CALI and 3000 miles back with 157,000 miles. Anyhow if anyone can enlighten me how to get at least to 19-20 mpg from their own experience please post a reply. I been losing a lot of sleep over this and love this car so much even though I'm not a car enthusiast. But efficiency and reliability is very important to me and finding the answer to this low mileage issue is priority. I drive very conservatively and even glide and feather the accelerator drive an average of 25-30 miles per hour city to 55-60 on hwy (only go 5 miles above speed limits, yes I'm that guy you pass all the time and I stay away from the speed lanes.). I keep my RPM between 1500-2000 rule and I'm seeing 12-13 mpg on my display. Even with the extra weight in the front with a V6 I keep my acceleration lower than my previous 4 cyl 95 Camry LE. Thanks in advance for any helpful input you anyone can give me. [more inside]
posted by cabbit75 at 7:37 PM PST April 2 - 78 comments
posted by TeslaWannabe at 9:35 AM PST March 27 - 8 comments
posted by andyrobo at 6:33 AM PST March 25 - 3 comments
posted by Draigflag at 9:55 AM PST March 4 - 15 comments
So Ive just filled my car up - have set the trip to zero - its now asking for miles since last fuel up - there wasn't one - so what do I enter, to stop me getting silly states ?
posted by kingbug at 10:38 AM PST March 2 - 3 comments
posted by thehorde at 10:12 AM PST March 2 - 13 comments
posted by MatrixDom at 5:25 PM PST March 1 - 5 comments
posted by woodysweats at 7:30 AM PST February 28 - 11 comments
I'm sure it saves gas but what about the wear and tear on battery, starter and other mechanical devices used when having to restart so much more frequently? Over the life of a car if hypermiling means you had to replace 1 more starter or an additional battery would you save money?
For example - You stop at a red light that you know is a longish one so you turn the car off. Well if you commute in the city/suburbs that might apply 3 to 4 times a day. That's a lot of cranking on that starter, key and battery and it has to wear them out quicker. What do you think?
posted by ChiGray08crv at 5:01 AM PST February 27 - 7 comments
posted by ekobres at 7:53 AM PST February 24 - 5 comments
I saw this story about gas prices, but this quote caught my eye: "The region, she said, is also in the middle of annual refinery maintenance, slowing production before they switch to summer gasoline formulas. "The rest of the country doesn't move to the cleaner burning and more expensive summer fuels until late February or March," she said."
Has anyone in Oregon and/or Washington recently noticed better MPG because "winter gas" is being phased out?
posted by 740dan at 4:52 PM PST February 12 - 5 comments
My speedo reads 100km/h when GPS indicates 95...
How is this effecting my mileage and can I change something in my profile to adjust for the difference?
posted by wungun at 7:40 AM PST February 10 - 7 comments
posted by Draigflag at 12:35 PM PST February 8 - 11 comments
My question is if anyone else is having this issue? Of course I am using fuelly with the true milage between tanks and not what my car computer states, although it seems to be close.
posted by Skippybingo at 8:40 PM PST February 3 - 29 comments
posted by jalberdi99 at 7:05 AM PST January 28 - 1 comments