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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2TRunner, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Your 2012 reg cab weighs a lot more than mine :thumbsup: but I'm not looking for an engine. I only have 86,xxx on mine :D
     
  2. Pig Punisher

    Pig Punisher Well-Known Member

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    nice rig BTW
     
  3. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Did a fillup yesterday. 323 miles-14.4 gallons = 22.5 MPG
    All but 80 miles was 3.5 mile trips back and forth to work with lots of stop and go. The 80 miles was a urban interstate trip at 65 MPH or so. Be glad when temps warm up and winter blend is over wtih.
     
  4. oldblue1968chevy

    oldblue1968chevy Well-Known Member

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    18mpg today (highway), before that was 15mpg (some trail riding,and alot of short town trips)

    Just changed diffs/tcase to synthetic added new plugs wires what can I do to help (140k)

    The 15mpg were before synthetic anad plugs/wires
     
  5. 2TRunner

    2TRunner [OP] Don't give up here just yet

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    I'm thinking of going out to Moab with some PA/NJ guys.

    Would be a fun MPG adventure with all different kinds of things I could measure.
     
  6. worthywads

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    Like clockwork, another 5 weeks pass and it's time to fuel up.

    529.1 miles on 18.318 gallons for 28.9 mpg.

    I'm more excited about $39.91 for the fill at $2.179 after the $1.20 Safeway discount. :cheers:
     
  7. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Nice tank, winter blend will be gone soon. Then you will really humble us.:D
     
  8. worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

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    Not many posts here lately?

    Just filled up 552 miles with 19.002 gallons for 29.0 mpg.

    $3.399 minus $0.70 Safeway discount or $2.699.
     
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  9. MikeCB600F

    MikeCB600F Well-Known Member

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    I hate you 5 luggers:D. I did notice that if I get on the hiway for about an hour and keep it around 60, I can get 24-25 MPG.
     
  10. iroh

    iroh Well-Known Member

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    Must be nice to go two oil changes on a tank of gas. :p
     
  11. worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

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    D'oh! Edited! :eek:
     
  12. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Will do my part to keep this thread alive, although not proud of my results.

    218.3 miles - 11.48 gallons = 19.0 MPG

    Except for one 24 mile highway trip, it was all 3.5 miles trips back an forth to work. Filled up early so I would not lose my fuel saver rewards from my grocery store. I had 74¢ in fuel saver rewards + 9¢ in savings using my credit card rewards. Net price of $2.66. Next tank will be better as I have some highway miles on it.
     
  13. Rackster

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    I'm seeing a bump in MPGs of late. Getting 100+ on a quarter tank now but I am doing about 40% highway driving. Still, I hadn't seen over 100 miles for a few months, so nice to get back into a better realm.
     
  14. BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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    Huge improvement on FE this trip. Drove the Sub instead of the Pickup :cool:
     
  15. Warhawk

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    I bought a 2010 access cab lowboy in December. I drive a lot for work, and have already put a little over 10,000 miles on it.

    I had a Scangauge II on my FJ Cruiser, and liked it. So I tried an Ultragauge on this Taco, and it's never within 1 1/2 gallons on the amount of fuel used, and I tried calibrating it every time. I finally pulled it off and forgot about it. I liked the Scangauge MUCH better.

    Anyway, I've been keeping records and mileage has ranged from a low of 22.4 (70-75mph into a strong headwind) to 27.1 (70-75 with a strong tailwind). Both of those are rare, I am almost always getting 24.5-25.0. Up in Arkansas I can get pure gasoline and it does a little better on that. Last week I put 483 miles on one tank of gas, I think that is my high.

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  16. Rackster

    Rackster Well-Known Member

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    483 on a tank is great. Not too far from a 500 mile tank at that. Not sure why you are not having success with the Ultragauge calibration. I'm always within 2 tenths of a gallon when filling up.
     
  17. Rackster

    Rackster Well-Known Member

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    You're cheating!! :)
     
  18. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Understand the Voice Within

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    Mine was only 1/10 of a gallon off this last fillup. Love my UltraGauge, it has taught me how to be efficient in stop and go driving, which is now 75% of my driving. I think the most I was ever off was 4/10ths.

    Buzzards, Rackster is right you are not playing fair. :p
     
  19. jmlinne

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    I thought I did well with 37k on my '97 2.7L at 437 miles. I was nervous and hoping for a station. I know it wasn't 18 gal. Some of you really know how to sip.
     
  20. DGXR

    DGXR Well-Known Member

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    I went from averaging around 22.3mpg to around 24.5mpg, summer blend must be back in my area.
     
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