A little more gasoline knowledge

A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:50 am

http://oilprice.com/Energy/Gas-Prices/T ... rices.html

I learned a lot from this article. The main thing I learned is the folly of over regulation. Leave the 94 % of the EPA that is non essential out in the car park when this shut down is over.
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:40 am

good article...ive heard of "winter blends"...just never knew about butane being in it!
...my milage drops drastically in my F250 during the winter....and ive been told its due to winter blend fuel..so it may be cheaper by the gallon....but not by the mile ! :D
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:00 am

To think all this time I thought it was the POTUS of whichever party was in power. I guess the idea that we drive less in the winter even in the states not really hit with winter weather (for some reason), then if we got better mileage both profits & tax revenue would fall. Can't have none of that. ;)
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:35 am

We use a 1997 F350 dually with the dreaded 460 to trailer between NY and FL. NY winter trailering - 5mpg FLorida two days later (no butane) 8 mpg. Neither are good but the winter NY is horrible.
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:36 am

It's all a wash. No need for prices to be so damn high. I just trade in my 03 f150 on a small 2 door car because when it came down to it I think I actually needed my 4 wheel drive 2 maybe 3 times. It wasn't because of snow and such but more of being where I ought not needed to be ;) Anyway interesting article CN.
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:40 am

anthony7812 wrote:It's all a wash. No need for prices to be so damn high. I just trade in my 03 f150 on a small 2 door car because when it came down to it I think I actually needed my 4 wheel drive 2 maybe 3 times. It wasn't because of snow and such but more of being where I ought not needed to be ;) Anyway interesting article CN.



....thats the beauty of a 4 wheel drive vehicle-
It can get stuck in places that a 2 wheel drive vehicle cant even get to ! :lol:
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:15 am

Rigar wrote:
anthony7812 wrote:It's all a wash. No need for prices to be so damn high. I just trade in my 03 f150 on a small 2 door car because when it came down to it I think I actually needed my 4 wheel drive 2 maybe 3 times. It wasn't because of snow and such but more of being where I ought not needed to be ;) Anyway interesting article CN.



....thats the beauty of a 4 wheel drive vehicle-
It can get stuck in places that a 2 wheel drive vehicle cant even get to ! :lol:


:doh: :rofl:
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: LDPosse On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:24 am

anthony7812 wrote:I just trade in my 03 f150 on a small 2 door car because when it came down to it I think I actually needed my 4 wheel drive 2 maybe 3 times. It wasn't because of snow and such but more of being where I ought not needed to be ;)


I'm in the same boat. I bought my '07 Prius in 2011, and earlier this year I sold my '01 Chevy 2500HD 4x4. I loved that truck, but even with a rental property, I just couldn't justify having a 10MPG vehicle sitting around, that I drove less than 1000 miles per year, and paid good $ keeping registered (class 4A) and insured.

Everything I've needed to haul from Home Depot/Lowes or a supply house, I've been able to use the Prius and utility trailer for.
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:12 am

coalnewbie wrote:We use a 1997 F350 dually with the dreaded 460 to trailer between NY and FL. NY winter trailering - 5mpg FLorida two days later (no butane) 8 mpg. Neither are good but the winter NY is horrible.


What is so dreaded about a 460? (Other than fuel economy).
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:14 am

I just couldn't justify having a 10MPG vehicle sitting around, that I drove less than 1000 miles per year, and paid good $ keeping registered (class 4A) and insured.


Do I have a deal for you, a Jaguar 1990 xj12 that won't start. It never will get 10mpg (perhaps downhill) and I am sure will cost you a fortune to get started but the price is right..... hahahahahahaha. I could throw in an old powerboat that only burns 25 galls per hour if you like. We enter a new age, these things are valueless you know like coal stoves in the 30s. However, if you hold onto them for 100 years who knows????
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:46 pm

On my recent cross-country drive I got first hand training in fuel suckage .... :lol:

East coast and West coast - fuel SUCKS, big time. CA is the WORST in the nation. Funny how it's also the most expensive .... :gee: Progressivism at work. :roll: Got 13 mpg on that stuff. Then in WY I filled up with some 85 octane mountain gas .. but had no ethanol in it. We got 16 mpg going 85 mph with a 320 lb. bike & a few hundred lbs of gear on board. Can't mind that. The truck is as aerodynamic as a grand piano. :lol:

Got better mileage coming back, presumably due to the prevailing wind direction.
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Re: A little more gasoline knowledge

PostBy: Rigar On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:06 pm

I try to run NO-ethanol when ever possible....makes a huge difference
....and NOT just in my wallet ! :lol:
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