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Sorry guys, i just cant hold it in. I traded in my Mustang for this tC as some of you know. The resulting reduction in gas monies that i expend is just awesome!. I average 30.00 MPG (90 hwy/10 cty) with the A/C on all the time and a couple wide open throttle runs! I hope all of you are getting this awesome mileage out of your tC as well, and some people might even be getting more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T
 

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Originally posted by TCrazy@Aug 12 2004, 07:30 PM
Sorry guys, i just cant hold it in. I traded in my Mustang for this tC as some of you know. The resulting reduction in gas monies that i expend is just awesome!. I average 30.00 MPG (90 hwy/10 cty) with the A/C on all the time and a couple wide open throttle runs! I hope all of you are getting this awesome mileage out of your tC as well, and some people might even be getting more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T
I'm glad someone is enjoying it...
I can't figure mine out... I guess I should really run the tC until it is totally (well maybe not) out of gas. When I gased up today... I had less the the last quarter of gas left. I think my odometer read only about 230 miles. Assuming that everything is equal... if I ran it to empty... I would only get 306 miles per tank. That only comes out to 21.5 mpg right?? Thats a little less than the advertised mpg for the auto...

Oh well... maybe I just drive like a gas hog. lol
 

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yeah i've tried different gas brands.. and found that shell worked the best.. got the most mileage.. when i was back home.. had the parents try out shell also.. and dad got about 2 mpg more.. some will probably say theirs is the best.. but to each their own.. I just know what I see around here in michigan.. and shell is by far the most in mileage..

try some shell and see what happens.. (imasaf i think you said you just filled up with shell..) let us know..
 

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Originally posted by sciontc_mich@Aug 12 2004, 09:15 PM
yeah i've tried different gas brands.. and found that shell worked the best.. got the most mileage.. when i was back home.. had the parents try out shell also.. and dad got about 2 mpg more.. some will probably say theirs is the best.. but to each their own.. I just know what I see around here in michigan.. and shell is by far the most in mileage..

try some shell and see what happens.. (imasaf i think you said you just filled up with shell..) let us know..
Hmm... yeah... I'll try to keep track of this tank from Shell and let you know if I find anything different. The previous tank was from Chevron. I do drive mostly in the city and about 3 times a week or so, I'm on the freeway.
 

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Imasaf, I think the problem is that you aren't calculating the gas milage accuratly... The gas guage is NOT accurate...don't go by that.

Just reset one of your trip odomitors next time you fill up...When you put gas in the car the next time after that just divide the number of miles on the trip odo. by the amount of gas you put into the car. (Miles PER Gallon = Miles / Gallons)
 

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Originally posted by Zygote55@Aug 12 2004, 10:57 PM
Imasaf, I think the problem is that you aren't calculating the gas milage accuratly...  The gas guage is NOT accurate...don't go by that.

Just reset one of your trip odomitors next time you fill up...When you put gas in the car the next time after that just divide the number of miles on the trip odo. by the amount of gas you put into the car.  (Miles PER Gallon = Miles / Gallons)
I know what MPG means...
I just wasn't thinking about calculating the mileage in that fashion. I was trying to calculate the MPG by seeing how many miles I can go on one full tank divided by the tank size. I know its probably not as accurate as the method you mention but I hadn't thought about seriously tracking the MPG until I read this post.

Anyways... I did reset the trip odomitor after I gased up today... I just got to remember to see how many gallons i put in next time.

Thanks for the advise... I'll use it if I can remember it...
 

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Funny, I've found Shell to be the best also.......great to see their product is consistent throughout the country :) - T

p.s. my car is an Auto
 

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How many of you live in Cali? 'Cause you know, the higher emissions standards in Cali make your engine less efficient and thus decrease your gas mileage...
 

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Oh, and one other thing, about one brand of gas versus another...

At one point, my father was a VP for one of the major American oil companies. He has told me many, many times that there is essentially no difference between different "brands" of gas -- in fact, the companies actually use each other's gas, to cover each other's shortfalls in inventory or production, etc. Essentially the only difference between, say, Shell brand and Texaco brand gasoline, is in the additives. Or so I've been told.
 

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If that's true, the additives could be responsible for different burn qualities of the gas and, therefore, altered fuel efficiency....maybe?
 

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Originally posted by LoopyLady_1@Aug 13 2004, 10:48 AM
If that's true, the additives could be responsible for different burn qualities of the gas and, therefore, altered fuel efficiency....maybe?
Could be. My dad insists that gasoline, as sold to the consumer, is essentially the same from any gas station to the next in this country.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Aug 13 2004, 11:40 AM
How many of you live in Cali? 'Cause you know, the higher emissions standards in Cali make your engine less efficient and thus decrease your gas mileage...
Oh... really??? Hmm... thats interesting to know. I do live in Cali maybe thats why my gas mileage is lower than normal.
Thanks for the info.
 

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I live near a gas storage facility. The trucks from different brand stations line up and get their gas from the same storage tank. Additives do make a difference...especially detergents. The tC manual recommends using detergent gas.
 

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Detergents, in this context, are additives that (at least in theory) clean your engine and fuel system. Detergent gas is, simply, gas with detergents in it. Most, if not all, major national gasoline retailers put some kind of detergents into their gas.
 

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Oh.. ok... like Chevron with Techron... Shell (I know they just added something to theirs too... but only in the supreme 91 gas)...
 

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I heard there was a pecticular gasoline that you should not put in your tC. this type of gas is only found in parts of the country where its cold and there's snow, so i am assuming something they put in the gas to keep it from freezing in your fuel system.
Seeing that i live in Ohio where we get snow and i want to know if all gas stations around here are going to have that kind of gas?? I really dont want to put that in my tC if this is true??
 
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