Gas milage

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  1. FSU Logan

    FSU Logan Notebook Evangelist

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    I can't go anymore. I already sold my student tickets. My Fraternity has a retreat for pledges/second semester brothers that is mandatory. Sucks, I know. I really wanted to see Winston kick Boyd's in person.
     
  2. Jarhead

    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    In your dreams...

    Anyway, that sucks.
     
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    Do you track your mpg? Stuff like http://fuelly.com makes it pretty easy, just save your receipt and use your trip odometer. That way you can try different things and see how big an impact they have.

    I think the best advice for getting more MPGs is to be a calm driver, go the speed limit, don't speed up to stoplights/stopsigns, etc. Don't let tailgaters make you drive faster. If you drive a manual, learn to feel your powerband so that you can shift more efficiently.

    My tires are at their labeled maximum air pressure, not the car manufacturer's suggestion from the label on the door panel. The difference is a rougher ride, which I'm OK with. I wouldn't overinflate, the tire manufacturer knows the limits best.
     
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    I pretty much do the calm driving thing already most of the time, and I certainly don't let tailgaters speed me up (actually, I brake check them for being so rude).

    Anyway, I'll definitely check out that site and see what sort of mileage I'm getting.
     
  5. radji

    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    Did that with fuelly. 18mpg city/22mpg highway. Just like the day I bought my truck...:cry:
     
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    Get your car properly aligned.
     
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    Very true, even E10 destroys 2/4 stroke motors for lawnmowers, edging equipment, highly recommend using fuel stabilizers or non Ethanol fuel (rather hard to find).
     
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    Next time you fill up, put some STP Fuel System Cleaner in your tank -- don't cheap out, get the good stuff. It comes in a silver colored container that's like $4.49, it should help with efficiency. It does wonders for my car. You don't want to use it every tank either, that isn't good for some engines. Once a month is probably the most you want to use it.
     
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    radji Farewell, Solenya...

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    ...And tires balanced.
     
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    Oooh, I love pouring seafoam into the intake manifold....
     
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