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Old 01-01-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Lately Iv been keeping track of how many miles a tank I get and wanted to compare to other people. Iv been averaging around 330 miles on one tnk of gas mostly highway miles. So post after every tank you fill reset your trip count and let's compare


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Old 01-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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With all due respect, miles per tank is the most inaccurate calculation you can think of. Miles per gallon is what you need to calculate... Fill your tank, reset your trip odometer, drive (preferably on the highway) refill your tank, document miles driven & gallons added to get to full. Divide miles driven by gallons added &, voila, you have an accurate way of measuring your fuel economy & comparing with others. However, since everyone drives differently, & in different conditions, take the comparisons with a grain of salt.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:53 PM   #3
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i get about 400-450 or so
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:54 PM   #4
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I Kno that but I'm just comparing basics. When I drive it says about 410 miles on range and I'm only getting around 300 ish. Mpg avg I get 44mpg avg with 18mph avg on an entire tank
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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i get about 400-450 or so
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I get 150-200 miles to a tank, raising hell. Car is not my dd. I have seen 25mph on the highway, but its rare


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I have seen 25mph on the highway, but its rare
What highway are you driving 25mph on?!?



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Old 01-01-2013, 03:00 PM   #7
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Dam I wish I got 400 look like I'm gona be at 320 this tank
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Hahaha. Mpg, mpg....


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I Kno that but I'm just comparing basics. When I drive it says about 410 miles on range and I'm only getting around 300 ish. Mpg avg I get 44mpg avg with 18mph avg on an entire tank
Reset your averages & then your range will be more accurate. Also, some people may fill up their tank when it reads closer to empty than you do. Then again, the gauge is just a gauge, it is not pinpoint accurate & will vary from one vehicle to another.
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I too have seen 25mph on the highway, but agree it is rare, usually as I'm slowing down to turn. I think I've also heard of people getting pulled over for going too slow on the highway, maybe they were doing 25 mph
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Haha I meant 44mph at 18 mpg. And let me be more clear since that's what's needed .
Step1-fill tank full
Step2-reset trip odometer
Step3-drive car Til almost empty
Step4-read trip odometer
Step5-log onto g8board
Step6-post readings with how mny miles are left on range.
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Haha I meant 44mph at 18 mpg. And let me be more clear since that's what's needed .
Step1-fill tank full
Step2-reset trip odometer
Step3-drive car Til almost empty
Step4-read trip odometer
Step5-log onto g8board
Step6-post readings with how mny miles are left on range.

Can we have a definition of almost empty? Possibly the moment the first warning light comes on?
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #13
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Example my warnig light came on just now and filled. I had 285 miles in trip with 50 left when it went on. Just reset it and well see in another week


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I get 150-200 miles to a tank, raising hell. Car is not my dd. I have seen 25mph on the highway, but its rare


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Im glad im not the only one getting under 300 a tank (so far 280, mostly city). but im also stock with vararam intake. I have hptuners and plan to tune and adjust afm
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There ya go. You got to compare against others.


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Old 01-02-2013, 07:23 AM   #16
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Just filled up over the weekend and hand calculation said 16.something MPG, I forget what it actually was. Granted this is on the not-so-great winter gas with the mods in my sig (shrug).
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I average around 27+ highway, got to love non ethanol fuel. Car has a nineteen gallon tank, and it screams and dings for gas at around 385, and takes 14 gallons and some change. My gauge can't be right.

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I average 12-13 mpg with mix city/highway driving. No idea how many miles on tank. I bought it to burn max gas at all times (would not be fun any other way), so never really cared about mpg. BTW, I get better mileage in town here than on the highway.
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I average 12-13 mpg with mix city/highway driving. No idea how many miles on tank. I bought it to burn max gas at all times (would not be fun any other way), so never really cared about mpg. BTW, I get better mileage in town here than on the highway.
Noticed your location says Germany, how fast will it run. Bet the mileage is bad around 140-150 mph, but who cares.

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It is my DD and I get about 250-260 LOL. Heavy foot :-). Avg never goes above 13mpg unless I reset it on the freeway.
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