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Old 08-04-2011, 05:50 PM   #21
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Re: 1000 miles to a tank

Wow - I couldn't even DREAM of that many miles to a tank! I've gotten over 500 - but that's with an 11 gallon tank!
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:15 AM   #22
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In RI there are some full-serv gas stations as well as the more popular self-serv. Most people will not pay more for it, although I suspect when the weather is severe they will.

I wait in line to get the same pump I always get so that I can get accurate FE calculations.
I know NJ doesn't allow self-serve by law. I think it's Oregon that is the only another full serve only state.

I try to use the same pump, but my time is more valuable than the 10 to 20 cents I'd save at a packed station. I only wait now when cashing in Giant rewards.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:37 AM   #23
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Just an update on my car. I just got 39.77MPG. I think the best tank I can do as of right now is 450 - 480 (non-mod)
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:26 AM   #24
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It's more of a pushing the envelope thing for me, to see what's possible. And I share the concern about the fuel pump. Notice my latest 1000-mile tank I didn't run it dry. 12 gallons when my biggest fill was 13.8 so I left 1.8 gallons in the bottom. Unless I have a shot at breaking my distance record I won't push it.
Perhaps you need to give some tips to the masses here. I have been able to push my Del Sol past 500 miles and that was cool but now that I see your going past 1000 miles in a Honda Civic I need to change it up. What other than aero mods are you doing to get that kind of MPG!? I know that your commute has a lot to do with it and right now I have a wonderful setup thats 34 miles round trip 100% 50mph highway.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:01 AM   #25
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Pulse and glide with eoc. That's the biggest thing. It's a little tougher at 50+ mph, but that's certainly better than 65 or 70. If you do a 45-55 P&G cycle you should be able to kick it a notch higher. Look at getting a gauge - since you ahve a '95 you'll have to wire in a MPGuino instead of a Scangauge. You're doing really well without a gauge.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:05 PM   #26
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Scangauge II's are quite pricey so I was thinking of getting an ECOmeter. Gives you not near as much info but the same idea is there at under half the cost.
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Re: 1000 miles to a tank

The UltraGauge is very similar to the ScanGauge (with some advantages and some disadvantages) at a fraction of the price - about the same price as the ECOmeter.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #28
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The scangauge is actually made in the US if it matters to you.
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The scangauge is actually made in the US if it matters to you.
Not so much.
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #30
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Re: 1000 miles to a tank

I got 612.3 miles to my last tank. I know I could get more, but it would pretty much have to be all highway driving. Or I would have to start making major modifications with aerodynamics and weight reduction. However, I'm pleased with my FE, and see no reason to really go to such extremes. I like the way my car looks, rides, feels and gets great mpgs.
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