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Old 10-11-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
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New Personal Records in the Prius!

I finally filled up last night and got some great numbers. I went 1056.5 miles(NEW PR!) and pumped in 12.162 gallons(11.9 gallon tank ) for 86.9 mpg.(NEW PR!)
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Wow. congrats. I went over one gallon more than my gas tank is big. Last fill up was 11.1 gallons for a 10.0 gallon tank. Beets me. I'm just lucky I didn't run out of fuel!
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I had a 1 gallon can strapped into the cargo area just in case.
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smart idea. I didn't! I had no idea I was running that low, though. I don't understand linearity and gas tanks. Mine is not linear which it's proven very clearly. But how can a gas tank be non-linear?
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smart idea. I didn't! I had no idea I was running that low, though. I don't understand linearity and gas tanks. Mine is not linear which it's proven very clearly. But how can a gas tank be non-linear?
Easy, the function defining the tank cross section isn't linear
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Congrats, Larry! Nice to get in another record before the foul weather gets here.
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Easy, the function defining the tank cross section isn't linear
f(x) = I hate math?

you have a tank - you have gas - you have a sensor - what causes the nonlinearity? what does "function" mean.
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The tank ain't the same cross sectional area all the way down. Think if a cone, the bottom half ain't got the holding power of the top half, yet from top to bottom length only, it's still half, na?
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I finally filled up last night and got some great numbers. I went 1056.5 miles(NEW PR!) and pumped in 12.162 gallons(11.9 gallon tank ) for 86.9 mpg.(NEW PR!)
So what did you do to get such great mileage?
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1993CivicVX, heres a picture:

Not all tanks are created equal, they put whatever bumps they need to in them to get them to fit with the required amount of gas.

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