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Old 01-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Winter mpg

Ok so that's the salt is out here now I have put the vx away. Winter plans for it. The cx that I always got 42-43 mpg worst tank ever was 38-39. Well I got a tank that was 34. Ok no panic I had to commutes to work in blizzardlike conditions. I also was stuck in an accident for 45 min with the engine idling. Hey its like 20deg and I gotta work out in it all day. So I thought that was it well next tank same thing 34-35. I checked tire pressure I checked for dragging brakes I'm going to do cap and rotor as they are flakey looking. I've just never tracked every tank like I have been lately. It just seems like a large drop in winter I know 2-3 wouldn't surprise me but 7-8 seems high.

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look at my sig line for average summer and winter mileage. The difference is mostly caused by temperature.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup. Horrid MPG is just another one of the many services winter offers!

[MetroMPG.com] List of reasons why your winter mileage is so bad
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that's actually a nice list.... i may have to reference it more often when i explain on other forums why their winter MPGs drop.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wHILE i DO EXPERIENCE SOME WINTER DROP OFF, mine tends to be the gas mix because, I live in areas that dont have extreme low temps and bad weather.
Since the Q45 had automatic air/heat, I tend to run a/c all the time in the summer and very little in the winter. So I get some trade off there. (my summer mpg isnt as high as it could be)
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yup..trips to work summer 38mpg and now 32mpg and thats with my car being garaged so the engine is much warmer
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My driver car is always garages also Well I went to put new cap and rotor on car while test driving she's dead. No spark. Man I love having to get all the neighbors to help get the car uphill 300 foot driveway covered in ice and snow. And I can't push it into the garage. I beg to differ with the list in regards to cold tires more resistance. Hot tires sticks sticky well sticky. Witch rolls better a sticky ball or a hard ball? But now I got a dead cx.... Trying to find test specs for the dizzy igniter and coil.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I get 23 without much trouble in the summer, now I'm stuck at 19. It's rather depressing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Worst tank ever today with the Cobalt 36.75 mpg.

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