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Old 10-17-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hey Metro XFI ... a question for you

Metro XFI,
I was wondering how you know how far to drive before you stop and put exactly 1 gallon of gas in each time? Do you use a Scangauge and some kind of digital fuel level meter? It just seems that it would be hard to fill the tank to the same place each time and such a short distance traveled would seem to leave alot of room for error. More distance traveled and the resulting increase of fuel consumed would allow you to average out any inaccuracies.
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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Hmmm... I think you mean CoyoteX.

View this vehicle's gaslog

I bet what he's doing is saving the hassle of entering his full details. He probably calculates his MPG on his fuel receipt, then enters that calculation and "1" gallon. I don't think it's that he's adding only a gallon each time.

Just my guess.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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yep I'm lazy

I usually keep a small notebook in the car with odometer and gallons used. I figure out my mileage when I fill up but by the time I get back to a computer I dont remember the miles and gallons so I just put the mpg in.

It almost always is around 8 gallons filling up so it doesn't really change the average. I posted a csv around here somewhere of the entire record of miles and gallons used but I can't find it. One of these days I will go back and edit the entries but I never seem to get around to it.
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Old 10-19-2006, 09:43 PM   #4
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be nice if I only actually needed like 5 gallons of gas in the last few months
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:24 AM   #5
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Makes sense now............ I was really wondering how you could predict how far you were gonna go on a gallon It would be great to only need a gallon a month!
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