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Old 09-03-2010, 01:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm aiming for a 'kilokilo' (1000km) tank first in chug with its diddy tank I'll never get to a 1000m tank on a 10 IMP gallon tank.

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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KiloKilo seems like a good phrase to use, consider it adopted

I shall hit a Kilokilo tank I think sometime next week with a few trips out and about needed instead of my fuel sapping 'Embra' commute...
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My minivan (26g) and my Econoline (35g) have the potential to do 600 highway miles on a tank. Neither of which are really that economical except when you consider their specific mileage.

I don't see the relevance of a Kilo-tank or a Kilo-Kilo except define the vehicle range which could come in handy in an emergency.

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I am ignorant of why you talk of imperial mpg, I had thought that england went to the metric system. Perhaps it is a bit like peru where they use the metric system for everything except fuel where they use the US Gallon. Or here in the USA where most medical is metric and the civilian population uses english measurement except of course for volume among others.

I still get a laugh out of NASA sticking a valuable weather satellite into Mars because the ground computers used Pounds and the spacecraft used Newtons in calculating thrust.
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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We use Metric for all but human weight (stone, and lbs) and driving (miles and the proper gallon ).

Food and drink is metric along with technical measurement.
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Old 09-03-2010, 02:00 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm sorry, but according to official measurement standards (there's some international standards group that defines them, but I'm too lazy to look up the name), a kilotank would be 1000 tanks, just as a kilometer is 1000 meters, a kilogram is 1000 grams, etc.

With about 95K of my miles on the Insight, and figuring a conservative 700 miles per tank, I'm only at 0.135 Ktanks. I've had the car 7 years, so at this rate I'll get to a kilotank sometime around 2060 :-)
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Oh MAN.

Now I want to do a metric kilotank. My biggest tank so far has been exactly 600 miles and that was absolutely pushing it. Can I squeeze another 20 miles out of that?!
You should squeeze another 21.37 out of it. No sense stopping just short
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You are so 2D - there are 2 non-metric measurements.... I only use the measurements of her majesty. If you choose to use lesser Colonial measurements then, well, thats you...

Just wondered as I approach 650 miles which is over 1000 km (621 miles is 1000km). Can I claim a success ? It is to me.
No, not 2-D. I thought of including other units, but decided that I was too lazy at the time.
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hmmm 1000km on a tank... that would be 621.4miles

I almost get that on the urban cycle!.. well not quite, but I did average that from the car as stock and no hypermiling.

but them I get over 15 uk gallons in tank!.. only downside is at the cashier.. almost topped £100 a tank at the peak of the oil spike.

better aim for the 1000mile/tank, that at least would be a challenge.

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I know this next comment is OT:
I am ignorant of why you talk of imperial mpg, I had thought that england went to the metric system. Perhaps it is a bit like peru where they use the metric system for everything except fuel where they use the US Gallon. Or here in the USA where most medical is metric and the civilian population uses english measurement except of course for volume among others.
As Rob tapped we use a mix of Imperial and Metric in the UK (remember England is just one part). In terms of measurement sometimes when I'm in the US it reminds me of 1950s Britiain with ounces, fl oz, etc. which aren't used here any more. Everything has to be sold in Metric but we still buy milk and beer in pints - which is of course labelled as 0.xx litres.

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I still get a laugh out of NASA sticking a valuable weather satellite into Mars because the ground computers used Pounds and the spacecraft used Newtons in calculating thrust.
Kind of like the Spinal Tap joke were they mix up the ' and " symbols for feet and inches (they are opposite in the UK compared to the US - so I am 5'9" for example).

I'm happy with the kilokilo tank though - this is a small hatch, smaller than a VW Golf with an official tank size of 49 litres, which is about 11 UK gallons. 50 mpg would get me 550 miles, so I'm shooting for an extra 80-100 miles...
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My minivan (26g) and my Econoline (35g) have the potential to do 600 highway miles on a tank. Neither of which are really that economical except when you consider their specific mileage.
Try it with a tank volume around 13 US gallon
(Less for really small cars, or a bit more for bigger ones that'd still be called small in the US.)

I'd get 1000 miles out of a 26 gallon tank without even trying, and over 2000 km / 1240 miles while hypermiling.

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