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Old 12-03-2008, 05:31 AM   #1
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I lost my paper gaslog

I haven't had to fill my metro since oct 10th. I've been driving the truck alote hauling stuff and doing exhaust work on the metro. I finally filled the metro this morning and couldn't find my 3"x5" gaslog card that is usually in my visor pocket. I don't have a trip odometer so I write out the full odometer mileage on that card to keep track tank to tank. I have no way of computing the mpg for the last tank unless the card turns up somewhere .

From now on I plan to put my odometer readings somewhere on my on-line gaslogs so this doesn't happen again.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:05 AM   #2
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From now on I plan to put my odometer readings somewhere on my on-line gaslogs so this doesn't happen again.

That's what I do with The Big White Hooptie and Rusty as they don't have trip odometers. I know I'll lose a piece of paper.

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Old 12-03-2008, 06:08 AM   #3
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Do you have any other records of odometer readings? For example, an oil change? If so, you could start there and add the distances recorded in your gaslog.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:22 AM   #4
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Do you have any other records of odometer readings? For example, an oil change? If so, you could start there and add the distances recorded in your gaslog.
I thought about that too.
The closest service was my exhaust work, but it happened during the last tank so that won't help. Then there was an oil change almost 2000 miles ago so that won't help either.
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thats why I just write the odometer reading on the gas receipt and stick it in my wallet till I put it into my computer.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:42 AM   #6
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i do the same too, its nice having pay at the pump now. it even prints the volume of fuel on it too.
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I have been paying cash lately but I still request a receipt. The receipt has volume, so I only need to write mileage. I actually write odometer reading, trip meter reading (then reset that), and MPG using my phone as a calculator...then instead of filing the receipt away nicely, I just shove it into a pile of them.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:09 AM   #8
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Good news; I was looking at my receipts from the last couple fills and found one with an odo reading. I calculated up thru the current fill using that data to find my last fill mpg . Then I found my 3x5 card with gaslog folded up in some papers in my breifcase . I checked my numbers from the data I calculated earlier and everything agrees.

The bad news is; my mpg fell from mid 70s to 67.91mpg . That's a michigan winter for ya. Next tank will be even worse.
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www.mymilemarker.com computes all of it's mileage from the odometer reading. It also figures your estimated cost of fuel for a year based on the prices you have previously paid during that year and gives you your projected mileage at at the end of a year from the initial date you started posting. Has everyone else noticed that the discussions have dropped dramatically since gas prices have come down. I think we must have some www.gassavers.org drop outs.
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I wish my mileage was only 67.91 mpg. that would tickle me pink.

my first car was a 93 metro with the 3 cyl and 5 spd. I got almost 50 mpg in that thing when I was 16 and thought it was a race car. man that was an awesome car. (people have laughed at me for that statement).

glad you found your gaslog. I wouldn't know what to do without my trip odo. I simply write down two numbers and divide.
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