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Old 09-02-2006, 10:15 AM   #21
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I totally feel you Compaq...I want that 50 mpg tank so bad I can taste it!
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Old 09-03-2006, 04:13 AM   #22
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I don't think a 50mpg tank can be achieved anytime soon. 45mpg looks plausible. I'm hoping that after the fuel filter, air filter, and pcv components get changed I'll be able to make 40mpg tanks with ease. So far I can haul *** most of the time and get a 38mpg tank.
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:36 PM   #23
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I don't think a 50mpg tank can be achieved anytime soon. 45mpg looks plausible. I'm hoping that after the fuel filter, air filter, and pcv components get changed I'll be able to make 40mpg tanks with ease. So far I can haul *** most of the time and get a 38mpg tank.
If you want a 40mpg tank, quit hauling ***! It's really that simple.
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:23 AM   #24
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Sometimes going fast is required.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:16 AM   #25
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I can't remember ever having the need to use full throttle in 25 years of driving. It you plan ahead, leave early and pay attention to the traffic around you, going fast is not required.
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:24 AM   #26
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I can't remember ever having the need to use full throttle in 25 years of driving. It you plan ahead, leave early and pay attention to the traffic around you, going fast is not required.
I was working on a resonse something like that and, since yours sounds better than what I had, I'll say, "Yeah, what he said!"
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It really depends on your drive.
need i say more?
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Sometimes going fast is required- gotta burn the carbon out ya know.
SeaFoam or H2O once a year will do the same thing
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Sometimes going fast is required.
Once in a while a speed adjustment is needed to accomodate other traffic and keep oneself out of harm's way. Sometimes it makes more sense to slow down, sometimes it makes more sense to get a little deeper into the throttle. That's defensive driving. But "hauling ***" is something entirely different, and isn't part of improving your fuel economy. Happy with your numbers? No problem. Not happy? Change. I'm just verbalizing common sense.
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I was late to work a couple of times and nothing like some pedal to the metal cures that problem.
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