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Old 01-31-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default I think gas companies are diluting gas (and how much did you pay for a 30k service?)

I've never gotten such horrible gas milage as I am now. I used to average 24.5mpg. Now I'm getting around 20, and I drive like a little old lady! DAMN YOU, WINTER GAS AND SCHOOBUSSES!!! DAMN YOU TO MISSISSIPPI!!!

Well, I've got about 28,400 on my car, and I'm about 400 from an oil change, so... it's about that time.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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here's one more thing that's contributing to your awful fuel economy during the winter:

more than likely, everytime you turn your defroster on (the one that blows air up the inside of your windshield) the A/C compressor kicks on. yes, that's right. you're running your aircon through the WHOLE WINTER. now tell me that isn't ****ing stupid.

024 clipped the microswitch wires in his wagon last sunday. I'LL decide when i want the A/C to come on, thankyouverymuch
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:21 AM   #3
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i wouldn't be surprised if they did. dept of weights and measures can't check every station every day, so i'm sure they get away with it. there's a station around here that over the summer i filled up on their 93 octane and nearly blew up my motor (although a month later it really did blow up). it knocked so badly i could barely accelerate with more than 1/4 throttle.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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Mines been about a mpg lower lately, and I'm trying to keep it from dropping
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:23 AM   #5
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Winterized gas. Plain and simple.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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you know what pisses me off? Exxon making a PROFIT of 36 billion dollars last year...
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:29 AM   #7
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Doesn't piss me off... at all... whatsoever. Prices at the station are set by the station owners for the most part. They can be cheaper than what they currently are.

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Old 01-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #8
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You know what rocks? Exxon being one of the top stocks in my retirement fund...

Having your AC come on once in a while during the winter is a good thing. Used to be that the compressor wouldn't run for 4 or 5 months of the year, and odds were that it would be siezed the first time you tried to use it in the spring, especially in rust-belt states...
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #9
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grrr, I have noticed this too. I dropped from 27 mpg in the summer to barely 20 in the winter...it can't be that much of a change to the intake temp...
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:30 AM   #10
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here's one more thing that's contributing to your awful fuel economy during the winter:

more than likely, everytime you turn your defroster on (the one that blows air up the inside of your windshield) the A/C compressor kicks on. yes, that's right. you're running your aircon through the WHOLE WINTER. now tell me that isn't ****ing stupid.

024 clipped the microswitch wires in his wagon last sunday. I'LL decide when i want the A/C to come on, thankyouverymuch
It defogs the windows MUCH faster (dehumidifies the air? cold air just works better? whatever it works).


And most cars I have been in have the option of A/C on or not. No need to cut the wire.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:31 AM   #11
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you know what pisses me off? Exxon making a PROFIT of 36 billion dollars last year...
Exxon made more profit last quarter than any company ever in U.S. history. However, it was only $0.09 on the dollar, which is not extraordinary. The record profits come as a result of how large they are and "inelastic demand" which does not fall with price increase.

Sooo, how much did everyone pay for their 30k service?
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:32 AM   #12
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I think it cost me about $100 for fluids and parts. I did the labor myself. I could help you out with the coolant change, oil change, fuel filter, and air filter change.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:32 AM   #13
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From 24mpg to 22mpg here.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:33 AM   #14
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it pisses me off because i want to profit 36 billion in my lifetime. it take me a year to make what they do in a minute
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:35 AM   #15
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I paid $300 for my 30K including switching the diffs and trans to synthetic.

As far as the gas goes, I get California Donkey Piss gas all year so stop whining (and I still get 24C/27H mileage.)
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:35 AM   #16
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I think it cost me about $100 for fluids and parts. I did the labor myself. I could help you out with the coolant change, oil change, fuel filter, and air filter change.
Sweeeetttt... oil I've done myself, but the others would take me an entire day just of reading what to do. I'll take you up on that offer if we can another nice weekend (I don't have a garage).

Could we switch out the gear and diff oil, too???
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It defogs the windows MUCH faster (dehumidifies the air? cold air just works better? whatever it works).


And most cars I have been in have the option of A/C on or not. No need to cut the wire.
um, A/C doesn't mean cold, it means no moisture, but yes, it removes the moisture from the windshield, that helps a lot...however, sometimes, I just want to put some air up there to warm up the glass, and having the A/C on no matter what is annoying.

Mine doesn't have that option...grrr
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:38 AM   #18
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It defogs the windows MUCH faster (dehumidifies the air? cold air just works better? whatever it works).


And most cars I have been in have the option of A/C on or not. No need to cut the wire.
Even if you push the button and the A/C light goes off the pump will still run. There are two switches to turn on the A/C. One ON the dash and one IN the dash. They use OR logic to turn on the compressor.

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My car felt new after my 30K. Mileage went up 1 or 2 mpg too.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:40 AM   #20
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i noticed I am only getting 240 miles on a tank of gas instead of my usual 320.

its a HUGE diff.

i thoguht it was because of my pad dragging on my rotor, but maybe not
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:41 AM   #21
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I avoid gas stations that have one hose for all 3 grades. Most of the time people buy the cheap stuff and you get a good gulp of cheap gas when you pour the 93 good stuff.

At least I can notice it in my car.

Also, only use Exxon. My car doesnt like other brands.

As for 30k mile chekup, isnt it just a change of all fluids?
(trany, motor, dif, brake)
Id do it myself. Save $500
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:43 AM   #22
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Sweeeetttt... oil I've done myself, but the others would take me an entire day just of reading what to do. I'll take you up on that offer if we can another nice weekend (I don't have a garage).

Could we switch out the gear and diff oil, too???
Oh, yeh...that's easy too.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:44 AM   #23
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Even if you push the button and the A/C light goes off the pump will still run. There are two switches to turn on the A/C. One ON the dash and one IN the dash. They use OR logic to turn on the compressor.

TMS
Having driven 4 cylinders my whole life I can assure you I know when the pump is on or not


Perhaps they use XOR logic, and thus turning 'on' the A/C is actually turning the whole system off
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:45 AM   #24
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Oh, and I gotta replace my plugs, too, right?
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:45 AM   #25
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isn't a big problem with mileage in the winter, denser air (at least up here in the cold states ) = more o2 = more fuel to cruise at normal AFRs.

i could be wrong.
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