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Old 09-29-2010, 09:58 AM   #28 (permalink)
Diesel Addict
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NEPA
Posts: 16

E300 Diesel - '95 Mercedes E300 Diesel
90 day: 100 mpg (US)

240D - '78 Mercedes 240D
90 day: 119.6 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by UFO View Post
I noticed the Mercedes 240D as a high mileage leader in the garage. I think it's a bit deceptive to not count the vegetable oil fuel as part of the mpg calculation. Realistically without modification an automatic 240D is not going to exceed 30mpg. Along those lines my diesels make 100+mpg as well as I only burn petroleum diesel in a 50% ratio during the 4-5 winter months.
Eco also stands for economical. I don't pay for WVO, and over the years my processing unit had been paid off (from using the free fuel). My mileage (113 mpg) is based off of 113 miles per fossil-fuel/paid for/diesel gallon. So there is no deception if you read the facts.

My two tank system is the modification, just like a former gasoline car being turned into an all electric one.

Also, UFO I've been trying to figure how you get 153 mpg??