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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 635 G, Sep 15, 2008.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Is there any car that can get close to the range of a Mercedes Benz 320CDI (750 mi) & has a gas engine?

    Lou
     
  2. WesleyB

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    On how many gallons of fuel?
     
  3. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    21.1 gals @ 37 mpg

    Lou
     
  4. Andy44

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    Try searching on a CAR forum! You may get better results!
     
  5. JBrooks

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    Is there a bladder that has a 750 mile range?
     
  6. turmite

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    JBrooks, I am glad I wasn't drinking acup of coffee when I read your reply. I would have had to clean my moniter for sure!

    Mike
     
  7. N. J. BOB

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    Try a VW diesel @ 50mpg. I don't no what size tank they have?
     
  8. JB Logan Co. Ohio

    JB Logan Co. Ohio TS Member

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    A bunch of years ago I owned a (Chevy) Geo Metro. It had a 1000 Suzuki 3-cyl. engine in it and regularly got 40+ MPG. During one 150 mile stretch it registered 51 MPG. Must have been going downhill with a tail wind. No kids then, but two dogs, the wife and I......kind of felt like a can of sardines.

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  9. 635 G

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    Its not about mileage, I feel gas lines are just around the corner. In some areas of the country gas stations are out of fuel because of IKE. During the gas crisis in 1973, the AMC Gremlin had the best range (small 6 cyl with a 20+ gallon tank) , we had a Volvo S-80 that could go 500 miles between fills. I don't want to go for the Benz, but I may have to. I can put a 275 tank in the garage & buy enough diesel to give me a 10k mile cushion if it really hits the fan.

    Lou
     
  10. Tom Strunk

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    Don't know about a car but my Chevy crew cab P/U with the Duramax Diesel and Allison 6 speed trans. with a 4 inch Magnaflow exaust and a PPE performance computer programmer is faster than hell and can still get 20 -21 mpg when driving on the freeway, plus I have had the stock 26 gallon tank replaced with a 48 gallon tank in the stock location.

    Do the math 20 times 48 = 960 miles !! But as JBrooks so cleverly wrote no bladder will go that far, hell if my wife is with me I'm lucky to go one hour without stopping for her to go "potty"

    Tom Strunk
     
  11. Post  2

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    Tom Struck, where did you aquire a 48 gallon replacement tank for your Chev. ?
     
  12. Tom Strunk

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    Aero tanks in Corona, California. I drove from Payson, Arizona to Corona and had them install it, only took a few hours, all steel, have had it for close to two years with no problems.

    Tom Strunk
     
  13. Pocatello

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    One of our vehicles is a '94 Chev Suburban with the 350 ci gas engine. It has about 235,000 miles on it, and is the one we take on most long trips. It has a 42 gallon fuel tank, and does not get quite the mileage it used to, but still does OK given its size. On Labor Day this year we drove back from Lincoln City, OR to Pocatello, ID. There was my wife and I, two adult sons, and our nine year old granddaughter with a car full of beach stuff. We left Lincoln City at about 7AM PDT and took one of my sons by PDX on the way for his flight home to SLC. I gassed up at Troutdale, OR, and proceeded home, driving about 69 mph through most of Oregon, and 79 mph through much of Idaho (I-84/I-86 all the way). We arrived home about 9:30 PM MDT, just under 14 hours total for about 800 miles. When I filled up a few days later it was a little over 650 miles and 38.0 gallons, filled clear to the top, for about 17.1 mpg on that leg of the trip. Years ago when the vehicle was newer I drove from Pocatello to Newberg, OR (30 miles or so SW of Portland) on one tank. If I kept it around 55 mph even now I'd bet I could go 750 miles on one tank, and it has a hell of a lot more room and is more comfortable on a trip than any econobox, not to mention much safer.
     
  14. 5spd

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    If my saturn had a 22 gal tank Id go 836 miles at 38 mpg freeway cruising at 75 mph.....Cept I cant hold it for that lenght of time.....6 hrs yea got to take a break and stretch ya know every now & then.
     
  15. Ahab

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    Real trapshooters don't have to stop to pee on a long trip...we just let it hang out the window and let it drain!
     
  16. Bruce Specht

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    Ahab, you'd best becarefull leaning that far out the window! lol
     
  17. CalvinMD

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    I tried that...once..it took two months for the tire tread marks to go away
     
  18. foghorn220

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    CalvinMD:

    Next time do it in a ziplock bag or a bottle with a lid and save the tire marks.

    I got a friend he is an escort for mobile homes and he said he uses the zip lock bags because he can't just stop when he want's to since he is escorting the mbile homes down the road he is a coffe drinker so I guess he would be stopping all the time if he didn't do it on the road.


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  19. kenf

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    I have a 5spd Fusion with the 2.3 that can go in the high 500's (34mpg) on 15/16 gallon. Tanks holds 17 gallon. Plenty of zip too.
     
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