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Old 12-01-2008, 02:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Rangerbob has a flux capacitor and feeds it potato peels. J/K

Cruise control and manual transmission play a minor role behind the 42 squirrels I have on harnesses pulling my truck also.
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Old 12-01-2008, 02:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Squirrels hey? Not bad, though I like the potato peel idea better. I downsized from an F150 so regardless, I appreciate my summer 22mpg. I'll have to look into getting that coyote-for-a-dog I own to pull her own weight...
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:15 AM   #23 (permalink)
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winter blend + my 32x11.5x15 = 4-5mpg loss.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:58 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I have never heard of winter gas. Strange
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:22 AM   #25 (permalink)
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That's cause you're in Texas.
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There's only two things that come from Texas. Winter gas is not one of them
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:30 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Have no idea why my mileage declines in winter. I go from about 21 to about 19 (around town suburban driving)

Here in Jersey we have E10 year round.

I always thought the drop in winter fuel economy was due to the difference in the way gasoline atomizes at lower temps.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:38 AM   #29 (permalink)
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AHH....The Benefits of living on the west coast!
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In my 05 manual I would drop from 17-18 to about 13-15 depending on warmup time, 4x4 use, and blasting my way through fresh snow. :D This also had 4.11 gears.

I have only filled the 08 up once and am going to track every tank in my iphone to get a much more consistent idea. The first tank was 15 if the dealer really filled it up all the way. 3.73 gears and auto on this one.

There is definitely a noticeable difference in summer vs winter blends. I lent my truck to someone on the first tank of winter blend and wondered how they killed the tank until my mileage didn't increase is subsequent tanks.
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