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Offline Stewart G Griffin

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2017, 07:33:17 PM »
I don't worry about mpg on any of my vehicles

You lose way way more money on depreciation than the fuel cost
 And since I almost allways get my vehicles for half price I figure I saved enough on the purchase price to pay for the fuel , even if it's 10 mpg

And square bodies are old enough that there is no depreciation , so worries there
I haven't noticed it with the pickups.  But the K-5 Blazers are rapidly gaining in value


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i was thinking about this the other day.  i don't do all that much driving, so the fuel savings between and 8 and a 6 cylinder really isn't that much.

i think the blazers are going up because it's a very durable vehicle that is easy to modify---no computers.  And if there is a computer like that later models and/or with TBI, it's easy to disable.   i'm thinking of getting one.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2017, 07:35:49 PM »
Weds. 3/22
268.0 miles / 17.82 gallons = 15.03 mpg ????
$2.329 per gallon regular at Shell,  $41.50 to fill up.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #62 on: April 11, 2017, 08:46:04 PM »
Tues 4/11

302.8 miles / 16.589 gallons = 18.25 mpg

$2.359 per gallon regular at Mobil,  $39.13 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #63 on: April 17, 2017, 08:16:29 PM »
Mon 4/17

313 miles / 17.445 gallons = 17.94 mpg

$2.459 regular at shell,  $42.90 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #64 on: April 25, 2017, 07:27:03 PM »
tue 4/25

304.4 miles / 15.981 gallons =  19.04 gallons   (more highway miles/less stop and go this time?)

$2.399 per gallon regular at Mobil, $38.34 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
Thur, 5/4

306.0 miles / 18.122 gallons = 16.88 mpg

$2.349 per gallon regular at Shell, $42.57 to fillup


The odometer may have been acting up though---total miles lower than actually.  Hopefully minor issue with speedo gauge.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2017, 11:13:21 PM »
Thurs 5/11

311.6 miles / 17.517 gallons = 17.79 mpg

$2.299 per gallon regular at shell,  $40.27 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2017, 08:54:29 PM »
Thurs 5/18

317.9 miles / 16.489 gallons = 19.27 mpg

$2.299 per gallon regular at mobil,  $37.72 to fillup


Much more sustained highway driving this time.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2017, 08:34:06 PM »
Wed 5/24

316.8 miles / 16.97 gallons = 18.67 mpg

$2.359 per gallon regular at mobil, $40.03 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #69 on: June 03, 2017, 11:53:21 AM »
Thurs  6/1

334.4 miles / 17.164 gallons = 19.48 mpg

$2.359 per gallon regular at Exxon,  $40.49 to fillup


More highway miles, and i think these figures are pretty close, but i think there is something going on with the gauge---either the gauge is going out or the speed sensor is going out.

So i will temporarily stop tracking mpg until the issue is resolved, but i'm too busy to mess with it now.

i still thing the figures are fairly accurate though.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #70 on: July 05, 2017, 09:09:16 PM »
Wed. 7/5

350.8 miles / 18.226 gallons = 19.24 mpg

$2.139 per gallon regular at exxon,  $38.99 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #71 on: July 14, 2017, 08:15:11 PM »
fri 7/14

325.6 miles / 17.879 gallons = 18.21 mpg

$2.199 per gallon regular at mobil, $39.32 to fillup



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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #72 on: October 03, 2017, 07:37:20 PM »
10/3

302.1 miles / 17.558 gallons = 17.21 mpg

$2.379 per gallon regular Sunoco,  $41.77 to fillup.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #73 on: October 04, 2017, 10:40:23 AM »
If it's a v6 shroud your looking for Stewart go to car-parts.com make sure to include dash inbetween car and parts. I found quite a few there for 25 or less. They will send you pics of it before you buy. They represent salvage yards all over the U.S. I paid 25 for the shroud and 25 to have it shipped. I had previously looked all over my area and the net for one with no luck. Also zieg85 has one on here.
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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
If it's a v6 shroud your looking for Stewart go to car-parts.com make sure to include dash inbetween car and parts. I found quite a few there for 25 or less. They will send you pics of it before you buy. They represent salvage yards all over the U.S. I paid 25 for the shroud and 25 to have it shipped. I had previously looked all over my area and the net for one with no luck. Also zieg85 has one on here.

i was in that boat, but decided to go with an electric fan.  Works great and there's more room underhood.