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Offline Irish_Alley

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 11:38:39 PM »
might be the pumps or it might be the quality of gas. need more test cause right now its only a variable and not a consistent
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Offline Stewart G Griffin

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2016, 06:41:44 PM »
302.1 miles / 17.464 gallons = 17.29 mpg
$2.199 per gallon regular at Exxon, $38.40 to fillup

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2016, 08:23:27 AM »
302.1 miles / 17.464 gallons = 17.29 mpg
$2.199 per gallon regular at Exxon, $38.40 to fillup


Get an app called fuel log. Works really well.
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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 07:43:17 AM »
Do you think a new carrier bearing will improve mpg. We will see tomorrow morning when I fill up.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 07:44:47 PM »
Do you think a new carrier bearing will improve mpg. We will see tomorrow morning when I fill up.

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Unless something was wrong with the old one, then no.  i think there are new ceramic type bearings which are supposed to produce less friction, but even then i don't think it would make a significant difference.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2016, 09:02:35 PM »
Yes sir. My carrier bearing was in bad shape

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2016, 08:49:36 AM »
Do you think a new carrier bearing will improve mpg. We will see tomorrow morning when I fill up.

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Unless something was wrong with the old one, then no.  i think there are new ceramic type bearings which are supposed to produce less friction, but even then i don't think it would make a significant difference.
What a bust. Not even a little  bit improvement.  I'm betting electric fans and an Overdrive is the only thing gonna help my mpgs

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2016, 08:54:27 AM »
When I switched from my crappy cast power glide to a 700r4 in my 61 Impala it doubled the gas mileage. Other then driving really slow there is not much that will make it get any better mpg.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2016, 09:31:29 AM »
In the meantime, here is an interesting read concerning MPG, specifically regarding RPM:

http://www.oldsmobility.com/old/carlife_apr67.htm


2) i've noticed that the newer trucks, silverado tundra etc. have much larger cabs and are much taller than the squares.  So if a square was to get an LS it should produce wonderful mpg?

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2016, 07:28:18 PM »
300.5 miles / 16.778 gallons = 17.91 mpg
$2.249 per gallon regular at Mobil.  $37.73 to fillup


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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2016, 09:45:14 AM »
292.1 miles / 17.175 gallons = 17.00 mpg
$2.199 per gallon regular at Mobil,  $37.77 to fill up

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2016, 07:46:39 AM »
287.2 miles / 16.313 gallons = 17.60 mpg
$2.169 per gallon regular at mobil,  $35.38 to fill up

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2016, 07:46:11 PM »
298.6 miles / 16.43 gallons =  18.17 mpg
$2.149 per gallon regular at Mobil, $35.31 to fillup
11/7


That's a little better although i'm still not happy with these numbers.

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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2016, 10:49:13 PM »
298.6 miles / 16.43 gallons =  18.17 mpg
$2.149 per gallon regular at Mobil, $35.31 to fillup
11/7


That's a little better although i'm still not happy with these numbers.

Oh, I think that's pretty durned good.  Best I ever got was 19+ mpg.  That was when the speed limit was 55 mph.  All good highway and interstate.  I always drove judiciously, proper tune up, and proper tire pressure.
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Re: MPG, Part 2
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2016, 07:18:25 AM »
11/15
293.7 miles / 17.769 gallons = 16.52 mpg
$2.11 per gallon regular at shell, $37.65 to fillup


Not sure what is going on here.