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Old 09-16-2006, 05:38 AM   #1011
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Congrats Metro and Larry! As it so happens, I AM MOVING in to Basjoos country. I look forward to reaping the benefits. I will be posting a 73ish MPG tank when I fill this evening. The it will be off to Basjoos country! I will be racking up the miles now.
Good luck on the fill-up tonight Dan. Keep us posted. For now it looks like I will just have be happy with looking at the travel brochures to Basjoos country.
Good luck next week in OK!
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Old 09-16-2006, 10:44 AM   #1012
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I just had a VERY strange segment. I marked a course on Google Earth and it came out to 24.27 miles. I plotted it from my hometime gas station and back again(to the same pump). When I got back to the station, I could only get .091 gallons in even after shaking and bouncing the car to the point of drawing attention from other customers. This comes out to 266.703 mpg. The average speed was 27 mph. Both fills were to the top almost to the point of overflow. What happened!? Thoughts? Explanations? HELP!
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:13 PM   #1013
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The problem with short tanks is that on a warm day like today the gas in the tank expands and it does expand at about twice the rate of water - so you warmed up the gas in the tank while you were driving and now can't get any more into it.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:31 PM   #1014
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Gas expansion FTW.
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:42 PM   #1015
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Gas expansion FTW.
Fran Giroux has mentioned that sort of thing before. I forgot.
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:54 PM   #1016
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I just got back from a trip to Colimbus, oh. Gas is really cheap out there $2.099!
First tank (i did some stop and go. It probally hurt me).

316mile @ 8.1gal = 39 mpg

Now the interesting one. I drove 100 miles strait @ 60mph.

102.2 mile @ 2.036 gal = 50.2mpg
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NAAAAA Hot gas !!
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Old 09-16-2006, 05:46 PM   #1018
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I also get better mileage if I refill after using 4-5 gallons instead of the typical 15 gallons or so. But this is usually after the car sits and the temp equalizes with outside temps.

I'm thinking it is due to the more volitile parts of the gas (butane?) going to the charcoal canister and thus into the intake.
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Do the same trip twice in a row with the same fillup and then I will start believing it. There could be something to the fresh gas vs old gas and it may explain long trip mileage being better too.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:12 PM   #1020
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Today started out at around 55 degrees in the mornning. My trip to take the wife to work and then on to my work wasn't too bad though. The trip to her shop was 64.6 and I got 64.4 for the trip to my shop. This afternoon I got 69.4 going back to pick up the wife and 59.2 for the trip home. Overall I would say that it wasn't too bad. I have another chance tonight for a real good segment when I pick up my daughter from her V-ball game. We'll see.
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