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Old 10-30-2008, 02:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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After getting my mpg's to 33% over epa I also wanted to try to decrease my overall fuel consumption. So, I decided I would try to limit my consumption to 22 gallons a month. My Toyota 4runner can hold about 22 gallons max so each trip to the gas station I fill it completely (as you can tell from my fuel log).

In June I purchased a 50cc scooter to try to meet my consumption goal but came up short (by 8 days three different times). Now, I'm closing in on my goal! My last fillup was October 10th and with 12 days to go my 4runner fuel gauge says I have 175 miles of gas left. 120 of those miles will be consumed with commutes to work so the final 55 miles has to be rationed over the next two weeks. How great would it be to only fill up once a month!?!

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Old 10-30-2008, 04:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention I ordered my SGII today too so I should be able to attain my goal after some work with the instrumentation.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Not really an accomplishment, but I figure roughly what my car's fuel economy is.
6.5 MPG.
FAIL.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Not really an accomplishment, but I figure roughly what my car's fuel economy is.
6.5 MPG.
FAIL.
Somethings wrong. 6.5? Get an electric conversion in that Bug.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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After getting my mpg's to 33% over epa I also wanted to try to decrease my overall fuel consumption. So, I decided I would try to limit my consumption to 22 gallons a month. My Toyota 4runner can hold about 22 gallons max so each trip to the gas station I fill it completely (as you can tell from my fuel log).

In June I purchased a 50cc scooter to try to meet my consumption goal but came up short (by 8 days three different times). Now, I'm closing in on my goal! My last fillup was October 10th and with 12 days to go my 4runner fuel gauge says I have 175 miles of gas left. 120 of those miles will be consumed with commutes to work so the final 55 miles has to be rationed over the next two weeks. How great would it be to only fill up once a month!?!
Update...

Made it 30 days on one tank...and had about a gallon left in the tank! Didn't want to push the fuel injectors too far just to go another day or two without filling up.

Moral of the story...$43 in fuel for 30 days! And, the last time I filled up on Oct. 10 gas was at $3.11...on Nov. 10 gas was $2.19. For once, gas prices worked in my favor!
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Somethings wrong. 6.5? Get an electric conversion in that Bug.
No, the bugs currently a piece of s*** and doesn't run.
My '75 Firebird gets 6.5mpg.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:58 PM   #17 (permalink)
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A VW Bug is not an economical car...a little too clever engineering...lots of problems with VW's I found in the past. I worked in a VW "hospital" as a mechanic and got to know them very well...They are not long term economical in any sense of the word. As to the Firebird...why bother? Unload it and get some cheap used economical car and join the fun.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this is an accomplishment to be lauded or just some interesting attitude adjustment.
I finally convinced my wife of the necessity for using the Metro exclusively for the small day to day errands she and I run.
As a result, the mileage for the Metro has gone down (she drives differently than me).
But;
I haven't added gas to the Avalon in one whole month. Still has half tank.

Metro fillup = 8.5 gallons
Avalon = 15 gallons

Prior 1 Metro to 2 Avalon total = 38.5 gallons in a two week period
Now 1/2 Avalon and three Metro = 33 gallons in one month

We have cut our fuel use in half, while raising the fuel use in one vehicle.
Added bonus, less miles on the Avalon for higher resale when we trade it in on a Yaris.

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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zero-fuel days

It's New Year's Eve,and I more than doubled last year's zero-fuel days,with 90-no-drive-days for 2008.Tommorow,I will top-off the T-100,and have a fuel total for the year,and close out the logbook,beginning anew for '09.-------------------- I've been "talkin' the talk",I wanted to "walk the walk."
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks to things I have learned here... I just went 17 days on 19 gallons.. The most I have ever done before was 10 days. I attribute this to better route planning and modified driving style. I dont do extreme hypermiling but I do implement what I can when I can. I personally have a heavy right foot and Florida is very flat so I use my cruise control anytime I can go a steady speed.

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