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Old 04-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #81
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filled up today.
4.09 a gallon
11.92 gallons
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:46 PM   #82
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i know the gage can be off by quite a few miles per gallon but i recently made a trip from my home two hours away. averaged around 60-65 mph the whole trip and when i got there the gage read 41.2 mpg. i reset the gage when i left. i did follow a semi all the way there but i think that is still pretty good.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:49 PM   #83
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From 70-75 mph I average 37mpg. More if on a hotter day. If I slow to 45 mph I can get 58mpg. The worst I have recorded was while driving hard in the winter with stops(city) was 28mpg.

I drive 3hrs each way with many large hills.(none that require a kick down) I get up to speed quick and usually go all the way to 100 before coasting back down to 75ish. There something addicting about speed. I have to fill up every other day and run a can of seafoam once a week or so. My trip computer calculates a range of 450-500. I have driven 75 past zero before...
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:09 PM   #84
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I have to fill up every other day and run a can of seafoam once a week or so.
Wow you are wasting a lot of money on fuel additives if you are running a can of seafoam every week . Are you trying to address a specific problem or just running that because you think it will help the engine?

I am sure the fine individuals at seafoam would say you can use as much of this as you would like but I don't see that being any different than running it through every 6 months to a year. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #85
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The stations I fill at use a lot of ethanol and water in their fuel so I try to treat against that....

Right now im blowing through a grand a month on gas and are always on the look out for anything that can help
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:24 PM   #86
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How do you know they have water in their gas? Why not just find another station?

But Seafoam is prly your best bet for treating against that.
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1 company supplies 12 stations in the city....
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #88
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Thumbs up

I'm in. Get back to ya when I empty out another tank, give me a week or so lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #89
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Dang it must be more expensive than ours is. i paid 3.93 a gallon(keep in mind that is 93 octane) my total was 42.54
regular is at 3.69
If you read your owners manual, I think you may find there is no need or benefit for Premium fuel in your car, other than donating your hard earned money to the Big Oil industry. :(
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:17 PM   #90
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well i drive about 90% city... i get rgiht around 23 or so if i do that (also depends on how i drive) took a trip 2 weeks ago and got right around 33 highway. at right around 79 mph. around here gas for regular 85-87 is between 355-375 a gallon.
Slow down and you'll discover the fuel economy greatly increases, saving you money. Also your tires will last longer as will everything in the drivetrain. Not paying expensive speeding tickets and higher insurance premiums saves hundreds of dollars too. :)
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