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Old 11-15-2008, 02:33 PM   #1
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winter mix fuel SUCKS

since my usual station switched to e10 I have struggled to break 30mpg this is upsetting since I've seen as high as 34mpg on summer mix. I want my milage back you bastards.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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I want my milage back you bastards.
It'll be back in the Spring.

Seriously though, I feel your pain. Meanwhile, dive into some of the mods that make sense for Winter: grille blocks, block heaters, etc. Take it as a personal challenge to get those efficiency numbers back! You might not succeed, but any progress you make will be to your (and everyone's) benefit.

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Old 11-15-2008, 09:33 PM   #3
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i know it sucks, i lived in PA before and my mpg dipped below 30 on my old civic.


does anyone know is washington state uses a winter mix? (seattle area)
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:23 AM   #4
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Imagine how those of us that live in areas that have E10 year round feel!

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:19 AM   #5
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Me too. colder temps, and alcohol will drop mileage. My driving hasnt been as
good as it could be either. My accord was getting 31-32 or so in the dead of winter, and 36-38 in the heat of summer. My Civic seems really close to that...
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:11 AM   #6
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lame...I can still get the non-e15 mix here. Or I can get the e15. never been a fan of watered down fuel.
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We have 10% ethanol in our fuel here too. I don't like it but have no choice.

The Cutlass has dropped to 28mpg where before I was able to squeeze 30 out of it.

Maybe my injectors are cleaner or something. There has to be something positive about it.
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There has to be something positive about it.
Its made some corn farmer very happy...

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I'm wondering if Virginia puts ethanol blends in place during the winter. I have seen my MPG drop lately, but I think it was due to low tires.
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I try to run E10 all year if I can, I was wondering if I should take a look at my injectors or not and while the engine was apart I decided to do so. They were pretty awesome. Not sure if it was the alcohol or not but I never use additives and the nozzles looked like new.
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