Fuel Consumption Results.

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Old 10 Nov 2006, 06:28 am   #1 (permalink)
Charlie
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Default Fuel Consumption Results.

There are several ways to determine the fuel consumption rate for a car.

Lie.

Make it sound like you did good calculations, lie.

Estimate mileage and try to remember how many tanks of gas it took.
Estimate the resulting fuel mileage, honest effort. Useless.

Record the odometer mileage, Carefully fill the tank to the top of the
filler line. Repeat on next fill-up or if possible several fill-ups.
Calculate the result.

Lie.

My 2000 4-cyl Camry calculated from the log book I maintain 22.1 to 23.1
MPG locally depending on the current formula for the fuel sold in this
area. On a long trip using the cruise control and probably buying fuel
with more gasoline and fewer EPA additives, 24.5 MPG.

Recent business trip, rental cars, calculated from about a half tank
each: Dodge Durango 16.7. That was a convention at Lake Tahoe. With
permission I was able to use the Durango to explore around the lake and
down into Reno (not enough time to stop, but I did get to see the real
estate of the area for the first time and put some miles on the car).
Big V-8, full time all-wheel drive, pushed it hard, never maxed the
pedal in the mountains or ran out of power. That vehicle did not know
it was going straight up at 65 MPH above 8000 feet, push down the pedal
some and burn rubber! Or on those impossible turns barely clinging to
the sides of the mountains, 5, 10, or on the wider roads 20 MPH above
the yellow sign suggested speed. No real problem with the Durango at
all. My right hand did miss the placement of the shift lever. It
prefers the Camry. All of these, by the way, are automatic
transmissions. Durango was Great!!!!!!!!

Another city, airport field elevation 510 feet. Jeep Laredo, V-6,
15.6 MPG. Feels just like the Durango except there is noticeably less
room inside and visibility is fairly poor. If I was buying I would not
hesitate to pick the Durango. I do like the shift lever and
transmission for the Jeep better, a lot better. Easy to drop gears to
slow down once you learn how to make it happen.

Came home, stopped by the Toyota dealer. The Dodge and the Jeep make
the offerings on the Toyota lot look subminiaturized. I think I will
wait for the next major body design change of the Camry, too. And keep
my fingers crossed.
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Old 10 Nov 2006, 07:05 am   #2 (permalink)
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Anybody not getting over 32 on a trip has a car that needs tuning,
unless you a towing a trailer through the mountains with the Ac on. I
get 35-36 after tuning and new synthetics. The most over looked thing
could be retarded timing. So you dont now what you are talking about.

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Old 10 Nov 2006, 04:34 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Anybody not getting over 32 on a trip has a car that needs tuning,
> unless you a towing a trailer through the mountains with the Ac on. I
> get 35-36 after tuning and new synthetics. The most over looked thing
> could be retarded timing. So you dont now what you are talking about.


You probably drive like a granny.

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Old 11 Nov 2006, 02:27 am   #4 (permalink)
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Sure hope my new car doesn't need tuned, yet.....Less than 7000 miles
and haven't even seen 31mpg......28 is the norm at 2-3 over posted
speeds no matter what they may be.....


'07 Camry SE w/ 4-cyl and auto.

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Old 11 Nov 2006, 08:14 am   #5 (permalink)
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Sharks-moron, whats a matter, your toy only getting 16 because you cant
figure out you are only running on 3 cilinders, how does a granny drive
on a highway trip at 65.

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Old 11 Nov 2006, 11:52 am   #6 (permalink)
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I'm getting around 32 mpg on pure highway driving (60-68 mph) but have seen
as little as 24-25 in mixed local (not city- rural town) and highway
driving.

"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Sharks-moron, whats a matter, your toy only getting 16 because you cant
> figure out you are only running on 3 cilinders, how does a granny drive
> on a highway trip at 65.
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Old 11 Nov 2006, 02:56 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Anybody not getting over 32 on a trip has a car that needs tuning,
> unless you a towing a trailer through the mountains with the Ac on. I
> get 35-36 after tuning and new synthetics. The most over looked thing
> could be retarded timing. So you dont now what you are talking about.
>

If he drives like that, it's probably true, specially in US gallons. Drive
as badly and uneconomically as you can and a v8's consumption won't suffer
as much as a 4's.


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Old 12 Nov 2006, 07:20 am   #8 (permalink)
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The 4 is sensitive, little changes like higher tire pressure, timing,
worn plugs , dirty cap and rotor, new synthetic oil in Trans,
Differential, and motor make a big difference. About 5 mpg when I go
through it.

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Old 12 Nov 2006, 07:20 am   #9 (permalink)
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On a 6 or 8 the difference is less.

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Old 12 Nov 2006, 03:08 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> The 4 is sensitive, little changes like higher tire pressure, timing,
> worn plugs , dirty cap and rotor, new synthetic oil in Trans,
> Differential, and motor make a big difference. About 5 mpg when I go
> through it.
>

Yes 4's are more sensitive and items external to the motor are as relevant
to comparative fuel consumption (in a microscopic sort of way) as bad
driving, which is what Charlie suggests all the symptoms of exhibiting. A
bad driver could knock out all of your 5 mpg savings and more. I'm sure he
can and does.


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