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How save on gas milage?

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Any good tips out there? Be nice to have a vehicle that runs on natural gas. Natural gas would be about $1.25 a gallon.
     
  2. Anthony12ga

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    Kind of on the same lines of engine efficiency.

    Interesting concept.

    http://www.engineeringtv.com/video/Opposed-Piston-Opposed-Cylinder
     
  3. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    You just have to drive slower.
     
  4. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    I have a Jeep and the milage sucks
     
  5. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    Didn't you just buy the Jeep??

    What kind of MPG were you expecting to get??
     
  6. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Yea, hopefully over 20 mpg. My 05 liberty was bad on gas also. Wonder if there is any after market items which may help gas millage
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    My big fat LeSabre gets 32 Hwy and 22 in town.

    Of course, GM had to stop making that engine, for one that gets less.

    HM
     
  8. JerryP

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    halfmile , 3800 v6 ?
     
  9. Jon Reitz

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    Earl,

    Try doing what the trap shooters are doing. Spend more time in the driveway..

    JR
     
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    Look around for a Olds 88 or Buick Lesabre with the 3800 v6 engine - they all get around 30 mpg highway!

    There are lots of them just sitting around in grandpa or grandma's garage because they quit driving due to age or infirmity.

    When my mother-in-law decided she was no longer a safe driver, she sold me her '01 Chrysler Sebring - with only 27K miles on it - for a fair price to both of us. It gets 28 mpg city/highway! My '08 Liberty just sits in the garage now...
     
  11. neofight

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    Proper tire pressure, try to stay within posted speed limits and avoid quick starts and stops. Little else you can do if you are driving a 5,000 lb sled, other than trading for a Prius. The gimmicks on the market for better fuel consumption are just that, gimmicks.For me, i try to drive downhill as much as possible : )
     
  12. stokinpls

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    Do what Jughead says, "Get a tuneup!" I'm sure he has one done every year, don't you? Let us know what the old "plugs and points" looked like. ;-)
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  13. BILL GRILL

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    Ain't it the truth. Is it 2012 yet?
     
  14. halfmile

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    Drive and glide gives best milage. Pisses off the other traffic, though.

    We used to do it when we were running on fumes and had to get to a filling station.

    You gently get up to speed, then shut off the key and coast till you're down to about 25 or so, then repeat the process.

    Honda has a Natural gas vehicle, and the fill gadget costs about 3 grand. If I was flush I would do it.

    HM
     
  15. slowdp

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    Halfmile - with gas at $3.80 and natural gas at $1.25 it would only take about 1200 gallons to pay for the filling gizmo. That is about a year of driving for most of us.

    Keep looking over your shoulder though. Using natural gas would be about like using farm fuel in trucks. You are not paying the tax. How much is fuel tax now anyway?
     
  16. GBatch_25

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    I suggest you do what the President suggested. Get rid of that old SUV that gets 8-10 mpg and buy one of those new Volts that he helped finance the development of.

    They are only @ $41,000 and you get a fairly nice Gov't tax credit of @ $7500 (if you qualify). Presto!!! No worry about cost of gasoline and it only costs you $33,500 out of pocket. Long commute? Don't worry - there's a small gasoline engine in the thing (Gasp? I thought it ran on electricity). But wait, what about my electric bill? OMG. Will I spend on electricity what I might have spent on gasoline?

    When I get to work, can I recharge it free of charge at the Company lot, City garage or municipal parking lot? No? Then how in the heck will I get home? Maybe getting home each night isn't that important.

    Oh, that's OK. I don't care about the cost because I'm saving the planet.

    Gene Batchelar
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    PS If my car/suv is paid for and I get 8-10 mpg, and I drive 10,000 miles a year, and gasoline is $5.00/gallon, how long will it take me to spend $33,500 plus interest on gasoline?????????????????????????????????????????
     
  17. Chichay

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    Long term: Pick the best mpg/vehicle that serves your purpose
    Short term: drive moderately
     
  18. puablo

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    just get a new president who will allow drilling and using our own natural resources...
    OOOOH YEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!
     
  19. shadow

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    Our President says, "Air up your tires" !
     
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    At least I'm using my new Shell credit card and get 5% off each gallon, that's about 19-20 cents right now.

    Bill
     
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