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Old 02-22-2019, 05:11 AM   #5076 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Sub - '84 Chevy Diesel Suburban C10
90 day: 19.5 mpg (US)

camaro - '85 Chevy Camaro Z28

Riot - '03 Kia Rio POS
Team Hyundai
90 day: 30.21 mpg (US)

Bug - '01 VW Beetle GLSturbo
90 day: 26.43 mpg (US)

Sub2500 - '86 GMC Suburban C2500
90 day: 11.95 mpg (US)

Snow flake - '11 Nissan Leaf SL
90 day: 141.63 mpg (US)
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If you think oil is some how inherently evil then you should be losing sleep if your transportation requires more than a gallon of oil for every few hundred miles to keep functioning.

For example a car tire uses about 7 gallons of oil to produce, so let's round it up to 30 for a set of car tires.
So you're getting around 1,600 to 1,700 miles to the gallon of oil. So don't lose sleep over tires.
If you install a diesel fired fuel heater in your electric car you will probably get at least 500 miles to a gallon, when it's cold out.
The leaf transaxle needs it's oil changed about ever 60,000 miles, it takes 1.5L.....
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.