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 05-02-2008, 02:16 AM #11 (permalink) EcoModding Apprentice   Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: southern cali Posts: 159 DMC - '99 Honda Civic DX Thanks: 0 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts current rate is 1 gallon every 5 days.. starting next week.. 3.13 gallons for every 5 days just going to work \$48 a month..
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 Originally Posted by .Cd ( BTW, How long can a full tank of gas set before it goes bad ? )
So far as I can find most oil companies say about 90 days until the octane levels start to decline but there are so many factors influencing storage in the equation I think it is probably hard to get a definite number.

Cheers , pete.

 05-02-2008, 03:31 AM #13 (permalink) Pokémoderator     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Southern California Posts: 5,864 1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon Team Saturn 90 day: 40.49 mpg (US) Thanks: 439 Thanked 529 Times in 356 Posts LostCause - I averaged my usage from February 1 to April 30 and came up with 10.43 gallons per week. CarloSW2 __________________ What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out! American Solar Energy Society
 05-02-2008, 09:22 AM #14 (permalink) Eco Noob     Join Date: Jan 2008 Location: Tosev 3 - Atlanta GA Posts: 293 Red Rover - '01 Nissan Altima GXE 90 day: 30.07 mpg (US) Thanks: 5 Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts 24 mile roundtrip to work .. 120 Miles / week 27 MPG would be about 4.4 gal / week. what about \$ / mile as a measure? \$3.69 (\$/Gal) dividedby 27 (Mile/Gal) = 0.136 \$ / Mile times 24miles / day to work and back = \$3.28 / day. GAUD that suprises me... if i got a bike for \$100 - i would need to ride to work 30 days to "pay" for the bike in saved gas.. I have to explore that more... interesting had not thought of it that way. Steve __________________ Steve - AKA Doofus McFancypants ------------------------------ "If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line - But it better work this time" First Milestone passed - 30 MPG (city) 5/15/08 Best City Tank - 8/31/09- 34.3 MPG (EPA= 20) Best Highway Tank - 5/20/09 - 36.5 MPG (EPA= 28) ------ In effort to drive less: Miles NOT driven in 2009 = 648 (Work from home and Alt Transporatation)
 05-02-2008, 09:51 AM #15 (permalink) Master EcoModder     Join Date: Jan 2008 Location: Western Wisconsin Posts: 3,903 honda cb125 - '74 Honda CB 125 S1 90 day: 79.71 mpg (US) green wedge - '81 Commuter Vehicles Inc. Commuti-Car Blue VX - '93 Honda Civic VX Thanks: 867 Thanked 433 Times in 353 Posts Over the winter I was using around 2 gallons a week, I'm now down to around 1 gallon a week. 90 days before gas starts to change it's octane rating sounds about right, after 6 months of sitting motorcycles don't normally run well, I've fixed a number of motorcycles this spring that had gas that was a little over a year old and they wouldn't run until they had new gas.
 05-02-2008, 10:23 AM #16 (permalink) Administrator     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Germantown, WI Posts: 11,173 CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E 90 day: 51.49 mpg (US) Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius Team Toyota 90 day: 49.53 mpg (US) Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight 90 day: 64.33 mpg (US) Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE Mitsubishi 90 day: 56.69 mpg (US) Thanks: 2,471 Thanked 2,537 Times in 1,529 Posts The Paseo uses at max 4.5 gallons a week depending on how much I carpool with the wife. This week I used about 1.5 gallons. The Matrix uses roughly 14 gallons per week (100 miles per day average) thus my focus on this vehicle. __________________ Current project: A better alternator delete
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 Originally Posted by Peter7307 So far as I can find most oil companies say about 90 days until the octane levels start to decline but there are so many factors influencing storage in the equation I think it is probably hard to get a definite number. Cheers , pete.
And what does decreased octane levels mean ? Will it actually go " bad ? "

Looks like it's time for a roadtrip !

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 Originally Posted by igo Why even own a car if that's the case? It is bad for car to sit unused for long periods of time. Plus your wasting money on insurance. If you are only using a car a few times a year you would probably be better off just using rentals.
I have heard this many times before.

What all will be damaged by letting a car set to long ?

I try to drive my car at least two or three miles every two weeks or so.

Every three months or so, I run down to Houston to visit my folks - a 280 mile round trip.

This last trip, I had a flat ( valve stem leak ) on one tire and another of the tires developed a split at the valve stem. I had the valve stem replaced.
Could this sort of thing be due to having the car set too long ?

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 05-02-2008, 11:03 AM #19 (permalink) EcoModding Lurker     Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: Oklahoma Posts: 14 ThumpinxA - '06 Scion xA Last 3: 27.21 mpg (US) Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts I average around 8-10gal a week. I drive a lot though, to and from work, car club meets, race track....blah blah blah! Although, now that I have been payin more attention to my driving, perhaps that will decline a bit!
 05-03-2008, 08:10 AM #20 (permalink) EcoModding Apprentice     Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: Irons, Michigan Posts: 111 Workride - '07 Chevrolet Aveo5 SVE 90 day: 51.74 mpg (US) Thanks: 0 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post 7 gallons a week +-, 320 miles, about 2 gallons better than when I started ecomodder in February. Sixth consecutive weekly tank at better than 40 mpg. Last year I used 10-14 gallons a week to travel the same distance and thought nothing of it. homeworkhome53 __________________