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GasitupJB

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Message Posted: May 25, 2009 12:56:02 AM

The EPA estimates and manufacturers' are a good barometer BUT, what MPG/MPL did you really get on your last tank of fuel?
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whstamm
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:37:03 PM

13.6 mpg - 2004 4.7 Jeep Grand Cherokee

[Edited by: whstamm at 9/16/2014 7:37:18 PM EST]
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2014 11:05:23 AM

37.1 2013 Honda Fit
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2014 3:22:30 AM

1998 Saturn SL2 with 285000 miles and I got 38.5 MPG.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 5:33:23 AM

mid-30s
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2014 12:39:54 AM

31.4mpg combined 10%city/90%highway on a 2012 chevy impala
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dchawk81
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 9:37:55 PM

I got about 30 out of the Escort. It has an issue with torque converter lockup though so I'm happy enough with that.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 3:36:11 PM

22.1 HHR mainly city driving short trips.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:56:18 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda Civic LX has fuel economy meter..............
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chapz
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:20:40 AM

38 mpg on a trip. 2012 Smart FourTwo.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:36:13 AM

45
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calypso93
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:29:41 AM

20
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chapz
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2014 6:14:14 AM

32.8 MPG. Pulled my trailer for about 60 miles. Smart FourTwo 2012
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fan2love
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2014 7:27:53 PM

44 mpg
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puddy
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 7:22:07 AM

22.9
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 9:54:53 PM

35.5 mostly on the freeway.
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2014 2:52:14 PM

35 mpg on my CUV & 41 on my commuter car!!
By the way, there is no such thing as MPL..you're either metric or you're not. In NA & much of world its L/100Km but some use KpL!!!
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 1:18:34 PM

20.7 city driving
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 7:33:09 AM

17.5
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 8:17:12 AM

29.8
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chapz
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 7:15:24 AM

35 mpg 2012 Smart FourTwo Mixed driving. No ethanol fuel
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reb4
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 6:12:24 AM

54.33, mostly city 2010 prius
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2014 12:56:54 AM

20.7 city driving
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cv
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 6:36:56 AM

28mpg this tank.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:04:12 PM

33
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Jetta_Pilot
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:12:16 PM

Last tank was 57.8 Mpg
Jetta TDI
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 4:12:13 AM

43.5 MPG 2011 Ford Fiesta (EPA 29/33/38)
Mostly Highway
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cv
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 5:53:28 AM

Truck..19mpg on a 250 mile trip.
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chapz
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2014 5:45:15 AM

36.25 mpg. 2012 Smart FourTwo.
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drydem
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 8:26:09 PM

Houckster said

Here's something else. I have a set procedure for refueling. I park so that the tank will fill as completely as possible to the shutoff. Then, from experience, I add 2.2 gallons more. I do this, of course, to minimize the variation in how full the tank is.
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consider this...
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When you add 2.2 gallons of gasoline more to your fuel tank after the first shutoff - you probably overfilled your fuel tank above the amount it was designed to hold under varying temperature conditions. The extra gasoline you put in will likely fill the fuel tank's vapor release valve which releases gasoline when the volume of the gasoline expands due to its temperature rising above the temperature it was store at in the gas station's pumps ( see Ideal Gas Law). In cold weather, gasoline isn't likely to expand in volume but in the summer gasoline may expand in volume if the temperature get high enough some of your gas is then lost as gas vapors from your fuel tank's vapor release valve. The risk of losing gasoline via the vapor release valve is minimized if the extra gasoline is burned immediately. The lost of fuel via the vapor release valve can lower a vehicles overall fuel efficiency.




[Edited by: drydem at 8/4/2014 8:29:06 PM EST]
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:51:12 AM

Better than it was on the previous tank-full, gas prices had dropped somewhat our area, No calculations needed, just economy driving habits still. All leaving a bit more pocket $$ for other frills spending! Great!
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 3:26:56 AM

2013 Passat TDI
47.11 MPG....4.99L/100km
wife's been driving :(
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 4:50:00 PM

19.5mpg on no ethanol 87 octane.
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chapz
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 2:20:40 PM

35MPG with non-ethonal regular. Smart FourTwo 2012. non-ethonal premium give a few miles more but is too expensive around here. 10% ethanol drops the MPG to 30<32 MPG

[Edited by: chapz at 8/1/2014 2:21:24 PM EST]
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:11:28 AM

2014 Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel 26 hwy / city combined
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 7:00:24 AM

12 Silverado 17 mpg all in town driving
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calypso93
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:26:29 AM

13 Tacoma, 26 mpg on the last tank.
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 5:01:30 AM

I didn't check it.
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 3:43:10 AM

Houckster sez...
There has to be a reason but I don't know what it could be.

If It only happens once you may never know...
If it happens intermittently then it's like chasing a haint.
If it's constant I know you'll find the problem...

You know that truck inside out... it's just a matter of time.
It would be interesting to know... keep us informed...

Years ago I faintly remember something about an issue with a fuel tank/bladder... don't think Rangers have bladders...also something about a plastic (I think) tank and something to do with faulty vacuum recovery...imploding tank or something like that.
But I don't remember it being Ford...
Unfortunately "REMEMBER" is the key word. (CRS)

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 7/31/2014 3:44:43 AM EST]
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:19:41 AM

OLDHILLBILLYAZ writes: Do you have a locking gas cap ???

Some years ago I was bragging about my gas mileage to some friends....
All of a sudden My gas mileage started getting better...and better.
They were sneaking and adding gas to my tank...(gas was cheaper back then)
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My ride is in a garage so no one has access to it and I don't have any friends who would even think of adding gas to my tank.

There has to be a reason but I don't know what it could be.
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drydem
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:47:55 PM

2010 Toyota Prius III, 61.0 mpg
over 576.6 miles/9.451 gallons of E10 87 octane

about
50% superhighway driving sometimes in the fast lane w/ ac on
40% city stop ang go driving and...
10% suburb driving (slow lane)...

lost air in tire had to reset it to 44/42 psi tire pressure.

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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:09:28 PM

Houckster sez...
24.844 MPG. I am unable to determine just why this is happening.

Do you have a locking gas cap ???

Some years ago I was bragging about my gas mileage to some friends....
All of a sudden My gas mileage started getting better...and better.
They were sneaking and adding gas to my tank...(gas was cheaper back then)

I couldn't ever say anything about gas mileage after that without everyone busting out laughing. Now that I look back...yeah I guess it was pretty funny.

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 7/29/2014 8:09:58 PM EST]
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:13:42 PM

GRUMPYCAT writes: I'm still young. I don't believe I have purchased my last tank of gas yet.
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The day is still young. Better to go out with a full tank.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 3:03:46 PM

I'm still young. I don't believe I have purchased my last tank of gas yet.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:47:23 PM

My last tank fuel yielded 20.531 MPG which is very good relative to the EPA estimate of 14.985. That's 137% of their fuel efficiency expectation.

Here's something else. I have a set procedure for refueling. I park so that the tank will fill as completely as possible to the shutoff. Then, from experience, I add 2.2 gallons more. I do this, of course, to minimize the variation in how full the tank is.

A couple of days ago, I filled the tank as I always do and I found that my latest tank of fuel seems to be yielding 24.844 MPG. I am unable to determine just why this is happening. It is possible that maybe the last purchase of fuel which should be E10 may have been E0. It is also possible that I added more of the fuel helper solution than I normally do.

Of course, despite my precautions about refilling the tank the same way each time, there may have been a problem somewhere that might explain why I got the current reading. Hopefully there is no problem.

I'll know more after a couple of more refuels.
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allyg23
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 11:34:26 PM

25.1
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 2:17:20 PM

reb4:
Yeah sometimes I use Plastic...Usually when I'm buying 50-75 gallons of a mixture of fuel (Regular/Premium/Diesel)... Pain in the a$$ to run back and forth to the cashier multiple times...

I live in the "Boonies" so the local retailers "Gouge" on the prices so I keep "stocked up"...

Most of the time I just pay cash...regardless of whether there's a discount or not.
I try and use each card once/twice a year to keep them active. I very seldom carry a credit card. (Only when travelling) I cancelled all debit cards...

It's amazing just how many people have lost the ability of counting money, especially counting back change. LOL

We're about as different as daylight and dark....

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 7/28/2014 2:19:44 PM EST]
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:58:29 AM

about 18 mpg on 07 Hyundai Santa fe
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:06:48 AM

THat's pretty good price OldHillbillyAZ... I rarely pay cash, don't carry enough with me to do so, and usually not worth the difference, since I get cash back on my credit card purchases....

bikergirlss, Since the Volt is an Electric and Gas vehicle, how many times are you filling up on electricity???
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:38:35 PM

reb4...
cost me more for diesel...
cheapest price within 10 miles of my wife's work
ARCO
1150 W Baseline Rd
S Alma School Rd
........$3.499....(cash)
Unfortunately I paid more "@%&#$"
........$3.559
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bikergirlss
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 6:07:39 PM

I filled up my Volt on Nov 30 and have used .6 gallons of gas. It is driven 5-7 days each week.
My 14 Subaru Crosstrek got 22.5
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