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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:00 pm
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Ok everything Ive read its nearly impossible to get 30 mpg in a cruiser , I have an o4 gt and this is the second time I have pulled these miles. I filled my tank drove 127 miles , got to my destination and topped it off again using around 3.5 gallons, which averaged me around 36 mpg , and doing 80 to 85 mph , Im blown away and scratching my head to how this is even possible . Any one else ever had this happen?
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:03 pm
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Ok everything Ive read its nearly impossible to get 30 mpg in a cruiser , I have an o4 gt and this is the second time I have pulled these miles. I filled my tank drove 127 miles , got to my destination and topped it off again using around 3.5 gallons, which averaged me around 36 mpg , and doing 80 to 85 mph , Im blown away and scratching my head to how this is even possible . Any one else ever had this happen?
But what is the milage the other way?
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:05 pm
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But what is the milage the other way?
You mean just city driving ?
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:11 pm
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I would try filling up the gas tank slower. Seems you might be putting in the gas too fast and it thinks its full but its not.
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:12 pm
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You mean just city driving ?
The opposite direction. You didn't say it was a round trip.
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:19 pm
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The opposite direction. You didn't say it was a round trip.
oh I got you , Yes driving there I averaged 22mpg so not nearly as good. I make this trip quite often there and back and most of the time its in the 20s , but I have seen these high numbers before and just could not figure it out and if I could get my car to run these numbers all the time I would love it. I used almost exactly a 1/4 of a tank from the top , and it took 3.5 to fill so does that sound acurate to you guys , or do you think you can fit more from 3/4 line to full mark , Just in case I topped it to fast , I will do another run soon enough and see if I can pull some high figures, crossing my fingers , I might just have a special pt here
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 10:28 pm
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oh I got you , Yes driving there I averaged 22mpg so not nearly as good. I make this trip quite often there and back and most of the time its in the 20s , but I have seen these high numbers before and just could not figure it out and if I could get my car to run these numbers all the time I would love it. I used almost exactly a 1/4 of a tank from the top , and it took 3.5 to fill so does that sound acurate to you guys , or do you think you can fit more from 3/4 line to full mark , Just in case I topped it to fast , I will do another run soon enough and see if I can pull some high figures, crossing my fingers , I might just have a special pt here
That was never in question around here. We nearly all feel that way lol.
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Old 08 Dec 2014, 11:41 pm
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What you did sounds like a liberal college professor's research project.
He plans, trys it out for week or so....if he gets the results he wants....he quits there!
Too small a sample size!
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Old 09 Dec 2014, 11:39 am
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I have found it is pointless to measure mileage on a single tank - you can never fill to the same point. You need several fill-ups, around 1,000 miles of travel, to get an accurate picture of mileage.
I write down every fill-up, and have stopped figuring each tank - every few months I add up all the gallons, divide into total miles...
At over 120,000 miles, I have averaged a hair over 25 MPG OVERALL and overall is the only mileage that counts....
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