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Old 11-28-2011, 08:22 AM   #1131 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:05 PM   #1132 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by old redneck View Post
You carry a 12 gal boat fuel tank in the back of your car cause your home gas is .10 cheaper than the one at your dad's 350 mi away.
You have no idea why it would take more than 12 gallons of fuel to go 700 miles round trip.

Just giving you a hard time.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #1133 (permalink)
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Correct idea but the 193k mi worn out car only gets 40-43 mpf for the trip( mountains).
And I haven't figured how to clime up a big grade without flooring the accelerator. Suggestions?
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:09 AM   #1134 (permalink)
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:42 PM   #1135 (permalink)
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to old redneck.

About the older ride not being happy floored up the grade: I understand that you guys w fresh new cars can choose to power up for the ultimate mpg tank.

But people w older, more tired rides need to preserve the drivetrains by being kind for longevity.

That makes for 2nd place mpg, but your vehicle will last, and last.

If you join the flashing heavily loaded big rigs up the grade, you will still get a good tank, PLUS; you are babying your baby for many climbs to come.

It may take some swallowing of a person's pride!

I think that's a small price to pay to know your vehicle will be around for a long time BECAUSE you were nice to it!
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:50 AM   #1136 (permalink)
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YMBEI you pull into the parking lot with your fairly new big diesel pickup and park next to an old Geo Metro and you think, "Hmm, kinda wish I had one of those."
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:40 PM   #1137 (permalink)
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:38 PM   #1138 (permalink)
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you drive by a used car lot that is bumper to bumper with trucks and SUVs that are decked out in chrome wheels, lift kits, and nerf bars (the kind that will never see dirt or haul anything other than the owners ego and inadequacy) and you mutter, "God, I live amongst idiots."
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:14 PM   #1140 (permalink)
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you because you think all front ends should look like George Poteet's Blowfish!
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