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Old 10-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #16
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Just bought this Scan Gauge II a few days ago. Monitors engine performance such as oil and trans temp, volts, ICP, IPR, throttle position sensor, exhaust back pressure and much, more such as fuel economy and what's left in the tank. Also, if the check engine light ever comes on and there's actually something wrong it'll scan for the codes and if you want it'll clear the check engine light.

Anyway, my diesel mileage from the other night. Not bad for 3/4 ton diesel truck.
That is what I am getting in my little 4X4 Toyota 6 banger, I'm just glad I don't own the old suburban that I owned back in the 80s, 50 gal tank. First time I filled it up I looked under to see if it was running out on the ground.LOL

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Old 10-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #17
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For a short time in '83/'84 I was driving a big ol' suburban too Jim. I still remember standing at the gas station in Nappanee, Indiana filling that tank and knowing I needed to be driving something that didn't cost an arm and a leg to fill up.

How much did it cost to fill it up, you ask? A whopping $25!

Heck, now it's almost that much for 1 person to go to the movies and get popcorn & a Coke. If you toss in the cost of gas to drive to the theater and back, it could be over $25.
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Did anyone see/hear what President Obama said in the debate Tuesday night, regarding gas prices being so much lower 4 years ago (when Bush was in office)?

Yes, I did. I depends on the perspective. Yes,, AFTER the CRASH, prices plumeted (before Obama/right at his inauguration). So, if we need a CRASH to get prices down, not sure if thats a good thing, eh?


But, during Bush's days, say, around 2007 or thereabouts, prices shot up big time. Heading toward $5/gallon. I think thats what Obama meant to explain, in a word. Who wants gas at $1.80 if one's out of work, right?

Either way, oil market is not controlled by Presidents. I dont blame Bush, and Im not blaming Obama.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:25 PM   #19
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I hear our dealership's customers talk and argue all the time about just that...I also don't believe the President (or any politician) controls fuel prices. Then again, they also argue about the best laying hens and so on...

I had a succession of Dodge Ramchargers when I got my license. I remember filling up the tank on the first one, would've been early 1999, for 98 cents a gallon. It was during a massive price drop. 42 gallons. Then it started leaking out of the filler neck connection. Ha! My lil commuter car gets made fun of at work, but I'll trade the ridicule for the 34 mpg any day.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #20
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My concrete mixer gets 2.8 miles per gallon. If I work more than 8-9 hours I have to top the 75 gallon tank off. I'd have a stroke if I had to pay for fuel in that thing.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #21
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Most here seem to complain about gas prices but you are soooooo lucky!
Here in UK we have to pay 1.40 per litre, which is 6.35 per gallon.
Assuming an exchange rate of, say 1.60, makes our gas approximately $10.20 per gallon! so think youselves lucky!!

One problem here is that 1 in 3 new vehicles is diesel. Diesel always used to be cheaper than petrol (gas), but most of our refineries are set up for petrol. We now produce too much petrol and not enough diesel. So our refineries export petrol to Europe, while we have to import cheap and crappy diesel from eastern Europe. Crazy.

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Hard times never affect the fat cats , so to speak. And I'm at that age that thinks that the government can control the population (numbers) by controlling the price of gas. Hate to say it, but don't expect much of a change who gets in office, as the good life is reserved for them.
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Most here seem to complain about gas prices but you are soooooo lucky!
Here in UK we have to pay 1.40 per litre, which is 6.35 per gallon.
Assuming an exchange rate of, say 1.60, makes our gas approximately $10.20 per gallon! so think youselves lucky!!

One problem here is that 1 in 3 new vehicles is diesel. Diesel always used to be cheaper than petrol (gas), but most of our refineries are set up for petrol. We now produce too much petrol and not enough diesel. So our refineries export petrol to Europe, while we have to import cheap and crappy diesel from eastern Europe. Crazy.
Not in France we do get the diesel fuel from Nord Americiane side it is cleaner than the eastern European side beside it little more cheaper that way.

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:03 AM   #24
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On a 45.6 mile round trip in cruise control this evening @ 60 mph I got 20.6 average. The guy who rebuilt my transmission said with bigger injectors (more power) that I can see 1-2 miles increase in economy. We'll see. I can't just get the injectors without the turbo, now can I?
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Diesel is a big scam these days. Diesel is a bi product. Its made out of the left overs. Its the reason it was always cheaper then the product itself. So now they charge less for the product and more for the bi product. It like owning a restaurant charging less for the meal and more for the waste.

So here is the bottom-line. If you refined only for diesel you wouldn't have gasoline. But refining for gasoline you get a bi product which make diesel.
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Now tell us something we don't know.
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I saw gas here today for $3.48. Diesel.... $4.08

Diesel always used to be exactly 10 cheaper than regular gas.

I don't use it, but in the end we all pay for it through higher grocery prices and anything else that is delivered by trucks.
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Gas is $3.25 today.
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YesI remember when diesel was cheaper than gasoline. Now it's more expensive.
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Hey Doc, you got someone paying attention to the road? You're doing 60+ in both pics while holding that readout in one hand and a camera in the other...Let's hope it's not a regular occurence for ya...

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