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Old 09-29-2012, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shock & Awe ... 61 MPG!

I seriously could not believe it at first. Driven 312 miles since my last fill up. The pump shut off at @4.5 gallons. No, wait, that can't be right. So I let it settle for a minute and did a complete top off. Usually I set it to shut off at the first low lock tab on the fuel handle. This time I squeezed in as much I could for a final fill of 5.1 gallons.

This in my '86 Ford Tempo 2.0L Diesel 5 speed.

312 miles divided by 5.1 gallons = 61.18 MPG!

$3.499 a gallon x 5.1 gallons = $17.86 + $1.25 tax = $19.11 total for 312 miles

6 Months until my mortgage is payed off. Hoping sooner. Saving every $ possible to make this happen quick. It's obviously effected my driving habits in a positive way.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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keyword being diesel, very good work!
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Keyword being Tempo! Heh heh
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I seriously could not believe it at first. Driven 312 miles since my last fill up. The pump shut off at @4.5 gallons. No, wait, that can't be right. So I let it settle for a minute and did a complete top off. Usually I set it to shut off at the first low lock tab on the fuel handle. This time I squeezed in as much I could for a final fill of 5.1 gallons.

This in my '86 Ford Tempo 2.0L Diesel 5 speed.

312 miles divided by 5.1 gallons = 61.18 MPG!

$3.499 a gallon x 5.1 gallons = $17.86 + $1.25 tax = $19.11 total for 312 miles

6 Months until my mortgage is payed off. Hoping sooner. Saving every $ possible to make this happen quick. It's obviously effected my driving habits in a positive way.
VT247
Congrats on the fuel economy AND "double" congrats on being within 6 months of paying off your mortgage! I paid off my mortgage 10 months early. That was about 10 years ago. It's a GREAT feeling.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Great mileage, but getting rid of the mortgage is one of the best things you will ever experience in a lifetime. Been mortgage free since 1996. Take your mortgage payment and multiply it by 16X12=184 payments I have not made in the last 12 years. That can add up to a whole lot of money not even counting what that money could earn in a decent investment (although there are few decent investments these days).

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