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Ja_max50

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Posted over 6 years ago

 

Only buy or fill up  your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold ,


Remember  that  all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground.


The colder the ground the more dense the Gasoline .


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Buy a bicycle!!!!

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yeah the way the gas prices are that might be a good idea Gangman


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Buy a horse.

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I get better than 40 mpg on my Harley!


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jmf510 says ...



Buy a horse.


 


 


Got 4



when you think super heros you think comics, when I think super heros I think the real men and women of Law enforcement and all the Soldiers.

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Walk...

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Pump it slower...it's probably counting any air in the line too...Have heard that 10 gallons is the test mark.  Ex: if you get 10 gallons of gas and it is $4 per gallon, should be (10x4=) $40..  if it is "more" than $40, they are cheating you out of money and should be reported.  Bet there is probably a few that are doing that and we just get $10 worth or whatever & never check.  #1 post correct. Cold gas expands when it warms up outside. Make sure your gas cap is in good condition. Most newer cars require a "closed system" that's pressurized. When you open the lid, it usually hisses. If the seal is bad, you gas will evaporate, even faster if it has ethanol in it.  Crown Vics will actually through the check engine light on if the cap is bad (LEO that pump gas in with the car running will usually notice that it has came on and won't go off until car is shut off/restarted or a few days later...better just to shut it off. Once that thing comes on, you go from 28mpg to 19mpg.)  Also, Ford does "NOT RECOMMEND" that any fuel additive be added to your tank.  I threw a bottle of Gumout fuel injector cleaner in my 92 crown vic and the check engine light came on. It usually takes out the oxygen sensor or throttle position sensor. Mine seems to run best on BP gas in Super Unleaded and gets the best milage on that. The cheap Food City gas n go works well, along with Shell.  I have gotten water in almost every other brand and refuse to buy gas from Citgo/Fastop. Citgo is owned by Venuzela and I won't support Hugo Chavez or terrorism.  A K&N air fitler I have heard gives you about 4 MPG increase and it's a lifetime investment of only $50.  That's about 3 of the other regular filters. K&N you can clean/reuse.  Changing to double platinum spark plugs will give you more mpg, faster starts, more horsepower. Most old police cars actually call for these and people mistakenly put regular plugs in them. Inspect plug wires & boots, not cracked? Actually locked onto the spark plug...sometimes they pop off.  If the car is missing and you raise the hood with it running at night and little sparks of light are coming off them...time to replace them. Always buy 2yr warrantied or better. Old 80's model Crn Vics with the 351 run hot, they need racing header wires. Also, pop the hood when setting and it will run cool.  Tire air pressure. Every 2lbs low, I have heard is about 2mgp you loose???  I usually put in 36lbs in a 15" cause in summer, pressure expands and leaks out. Rick, TN

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keep car serviced, will run better


 


use cruise control when possible seems to save  as well


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I run all my errands at work so when I get done I don't have to drive.


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Walk? 


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don't fill up when they are filling the tanks.  it stirs up the sediment particles at the bottom of their tanks and it gets into your vehicle ... lowering your mileage.


 


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becca31 says ...



don't fill up when they are filling the tanks.  it stirs up the sediment particles at the bottom of their tanks and it gets into your vehicle ... lowering your mileage.


THIS IS TRUE.. I got a tank full of gunk in an old truck I used to have. Had to drain the entire tank out-looked like brown swamp water.  (Ever have to loosen rusted fuel tank strap bolts-worse than changing a muffler-get face full of rust). Wound up having to blow out the fuel lines, change the fuel filter and the spark plugs-they didn't spark correctly after this. $10 gas cost me about $200 in time, labor and expenses.  


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Seriously, my twin sister and I drew the same conclusion independently shortly after the gas prices went over $4/gallon.  We set our cruise control to the speed limit, and have both noticed a very significant gas savings. 

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Tips to Improve Your Gas Mileage  Here are some tips you can follow to help improve the gas mileage in your car, truck, van or SUV and save money. from http://www.listafterlist.com/tabid/57/listid/81/Autos/Tips+to+Improve+Your+Gas+Mileage.aspx

 




1. 
Drive sensibly – fuel economy benefit: 5-33%. Aggressive driving, such as speeding, rapid acceleration and braking, wastes gas. It can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent at highway speeds and by 5 percent around town. Sensible driving is also safer for you and others, so you may save more than gas money.


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Observe the speed limit - fuel economy benefit: 7-23%. While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph.


3. 
Remove excess weight – 1 to 2% per 100 pounds removed. Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2%. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle's weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones.


4. 
Avoid excessive idling. Idling gets 0 miles per gallon. Cars with larger engines typically waste more gas at idle than do cars with smaller engines.


5. 
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.


6. 
Use overdrive gears. When you use overdrive gearing, your car's engine speed goes down. This saves gas and reduces engine wear.


7. 
Keep your engine properly tuned. Fixing a car that is noticeably out of tune or has failed an emissions test can improve its gas mileage by an average of 4 percent.


8. 
Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent.


9. 
Check & replace air filters regularly. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve your car's gas mileage by as much as 10 percent.


10. 
Keep tires properly inflated. You can improve your gas mileage by around 3.3 percent by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure. Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 percent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Properly inflated tires are safer and last longer.


11. 
Use the recommended grade of motor oil. You can improve your gas mileage by 1-2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1-2 percent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5 percent.


12. 
Also, look for motor oil that says "Energy Conserving" on the API performance symbol to be sure it contains friction-reducing additives.


13. 
Planning and combining trips. Combining errands into one trip saves you time and money. Several short trips taken from a cold start can use twice as much fuel as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm.


14. 
With a little planning, you can avoid retracing your route and reduce the distance you travel as well. You'll not only save fuel, but also reduce wear and tear on your car.


15. 
If you can stagger your work hours to avoid peak rush hours, you'll spend less time sitting in traffic and consume less fuel.


16. 
If you own more than one vehicle, drive the one that gets the best gas mileage whenever possible.


17. 
Consider telecommuting (working from home) if your employer permits it.


18. 
If possible, take advantage of carpools and ride-share programs. You can cut your weekly fuel costs in half and save wear on your car if you take turns driving with other commuters. Many urban areas allow vehicles with multiple passengers to use special High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes.


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