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Old 11-06-2007, 06:57 PM   #11
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Any Predictions of distance and time...

Aiming for 525 and 15 full days...20.5 gallons...might get a bit more with a real "topoff" of the tank.
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:45 PM   #12
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Any Predictions of distance and time...

Aiming for 525 and 15 full days...20.5 gallons...might get a bit more with a real "topoff" of the tank.
No not really. Depends alot on the weather. Mileage should be around 600 miles. I've been putting alot of miles on my bike but the weather is turning colder and windy. I hate riding in the wind. Just to throw a number out there I'll shoot for 25 days.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:47 AM   #13
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Filled up this morning at 30638 miles. Of course I got a call last night and have to make a trip to Houston Sunday...can't avoid it. That is going to kill me...but I am hoping I can keep my regular miles down and make the trip to Houston and back so I can at least make 7 days.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:47 AM   #14
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...and we're off and NOT running!

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Lug with what you done to the Camel your kids will be finishing out that tank for you. Good thing diesel doesn't go bad.
Diesel, no. But biodiesel has a reported 'shelf life' of about 6 months. I've gone 9 months with no immediate issues noted. I tend to 'store my nuts' for winter use when retail sales have ended. I bought 50 gallons on Saturday which I hope will get me through the 'dry season' when my preffered retailer shuts down B100 sales for the winter.
I am concerned enough of the air temperatures by the time this tank is expected to run out that I topped it off with petrodiesel last night. I haven't crunched all the numbers but guess I'm down from B100 to about B60. Based on last year's gel tests that should allow me to operate down to about 5F, (-15C).
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:16 AM   #15
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I'm in.

Probably will do worse than nearly all the rest. Tank reads very low when it needs about 13 gal to fill. And I get under 30 mpg no matter what I do. Sometimes well under.

But it will be fun.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:49 AM   #16
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I'm in as well, which one do you want?

The work vehicle, a D-2500 slt laramie roadmaster, between truck and trailer and equipment roughly 6,000 pounds, a 360 cid Magnum engine. This thing has no small fuel tank, hardly gets 11 mpg but she'll tank 25+ gallons without burping or thanking you.
Couldn't tell you the cost per gallon, she's on fleet fuel, but I can tell you the mpg between fill ups and totals per month. I've been working on this the whole year, my older carbureted 3/4 ton 318cid got 14mpg, I can't seem to get this one near 12!
Oddly enough she gets 17-20 unloaded, with dual overdrive 1,200 rpm's at 55mph.
At least with dodge I have the advantage of a low compression engine, I can do 0-60 in 5 miles if I want. Resisting the temptation of 400 horses of power, that is another story.

The cars, one a '91 bmw 318 (1.8litre), the other an '88 bmw 325ic (2.5 i6), both of these have about a 13g tank, the 4 gets 25mpg the 6 about 9.3 litres / 100klm (both have FE gauges), however both of these are constrained to a budget of $10 per week (yes, for both), I've gone 2-4 weeks without dumping fuel in either.
With these high compression engines there's not much doing, slow acceleration fine, but might as well give it some throttle because sipping these things does not work.
Resisting temptation is bad enough, but a high compression engine simply will NOT accelerate unless it has the fuel to do it with, it can not be sipped.
The 318 is currently DOA, she's sat for 6 months or better (rear wheel bearings).
The 325 just got her $10 sunday before last, be later this week before the next $10.
Although I do prefer dumping $20 in at a time, then 2-4 weeks in between.
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Well two days down and the needle has not gone below the full mark yet at just over 70 miles...
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:34 AM   #18
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Well I'm having to do a little more driving then I though. Two unexpected pop up night commutes. Next week I've got lunch with a friend in the next town over which is 100 mile round trip commute. So I'm not going to make the 25 days that I though. I'm at 102 miles with the need just above 1/4.
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:32 AM   #19
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Would we get better mileage runing 1/4 tank than always filling up?

Just wondering what the weight of the extra, in my case 15 gallons, fuel does to our mileage...? If diesel fuel is 7.206#/gallon...would the 108# savings benefit mpg much?
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:51 AM   #20
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Are we still doing this?
There hasn't been much activity here...
Should we do something to even the playing field for those of us who have small tanks and those who have larger tanks? Such as calculating our gallons per day or in some cases days per gallon...?
Well since it is time per gallon that we are measuring, the size of the tank is technically irrelevant. A smaller tank just means more frequent fill-ups. A single fill-up is just a convenient way to measure it how many Days per Gallon or 'DPG' (if I may coin the official acronym for this) you obtained.

I'm in and will fill The Trapezoid today.
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