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Old 06-05-2008, 09:11 PM   #11
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That's kind of challenging for Buck and me since all shopping/entertainment is 30 miles away...one way. In other words, we don't get out much.
Sounds like you guys need to find other ways to "entertain" yourselves....
I know, Buck, to the woodshed
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #12
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:15 PM   #13
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Sounds like you guys need to find other ways to "entertain" yourselves....
I know, Buck, to the woodshed
Cool! Is that where the entertainment is?
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:16 PM   #14
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Cool! Is that where the entertainment is?
I believe he was going to teach me the proper way to juggle cats there
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:53 PM   #15
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My next door neighbor found a station who's pumps was not calibrated correctly....Everyone who was bying gas there was getting shortchanged!

Check the pumpswhen buying gas....at $3.89.9...10 gallons will be $38.99...etc...etc.....
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:30 AM   #16
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Most of the OP is pure rubbish or negligable benefit.

The temperature about 20-30' down is fairly constant, so petrol stored below ground is not going to expand much anyway. Furthermore the expansion would be so minimal as to not make a real difference.

Fill up when half full, or topping your tank off often - like all of these tips it sound fine until you remember that the extra weight will mean fewer mpg.

Don't fill up when a delivery is taking place - they LET you do that in the USA, wow i'd stay clear but because of the slighly increased fire risk. As far as stirring up the tanks, the fuel is filtered.

Dont squeeze the pump handle all the way, this makes no real difference to the amount of vapours. However the fuel will 'foam' up if filled fast, therefore the cut off will start clicking, so to get as much in before the price goes up it makes sense to fill slower.

Better to take all the junk out the car, don't accelerate fast or brake late, turn off the engine if stopped for more than a minute. Oh and wind the windows up and take off the roof rack/box - a roof rack alone can cost you 5-10% in mpg!!


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Old 06-06-2008, 08:56 PM   #17
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I would think you would be better of winding the windows down and not running the AC.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:48 AM   #18
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The drag (and therefore higher fuel consumption) created by having the windows open is about the same as the extra fuel consumption from running air con. There have been loads of proper tests on debunking the raft of driving myths, so don't take my word for it - google it!
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:47 AM   #19
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Mythbusters did a segment on windows up/down fuel mileage. As I recall, it's better to keep the windows down under speeds of 50-55 mph and the A/C on above that threshold.
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I read that cars made before 2000 are not efficient when using air but cars made after 2000 are very efficient when using air.
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