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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 8:50 AM
Latest info...

Gasoline prices passed $1.90 a gallon for the first time since early December, Reuters reported, citing a survey of service stations by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The national pump price for regular unleaded gasoline increased 5.8 cents over the last week to $1.911 a gallon, up 30 cents from a year ago and the highest price since Dec. 6, according to EIA, the Energy Department's analytical arm.
The West Coast had the most expensive regular unleaded gasoline, with the price up 6.7 cents to $1.985 a gallon. Los Angeles topped the agency's survey of cities, with the price of gasoline up 8.3 cents to $2.08 a gallon.

The Rocky Mountain states had the cheapest fuel, with the price up 3.5 cents to $1.827 per gallon. Among major U.S. cities, Houston had the lowest pump price, with fuel up 3.2 cents to $1.80 a gallon.
Gasoline prices were up 4.5 cents to $1.976 in Miami, up 5.4 cents to $1.94 in Chicago, up 2.5 cents to $1.924 in Cleveland, up 5.7 cents to $1.922 in New York City and up 4.8 cents to $1.856 in Seattle.





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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Sunday, February 13, 2005 6:18 PM
Downshifting does not use extra fuel. The ECM senses extra vacuum upon de-accellerating (which really isn't true, it's accellerating in a different direction), which shuts off the fuel injection.

Wear on the clutch? Match the RPM's into the gear you're going into.

I've always felt it's best to be ready to make an emergancy move at any time, which could require hard accelleration. Downshifting helps this.


O noes!
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 8:00 AM
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2) Shift the car into neutral on downhills or when idling. No point keeping load on the engine if it doesn't need it.


actually if you leave the car in gear (manual or auto) on a decel the injectors will not inject any fuel. (closed throttle plate and only going down hill or decelerating)
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 9:26 PM
Latest info...

The national average price of self-serve regular gasoline is $1.89 per gallon, up 7.8 cents since mid-January, AAA's daily online Fuel Gauge Report.

Gasoline prices have remained at high levels as crude oil has traded between $45 and $50 since early January, AAA said in news release. The current nationwide gas price is just 16.4 cents per gallon short of the all-time record high price of $2.054 per gallon set May 26, 2004. This leaves little room to absorb the usual spring price increase without setting new records.

Prices increased the most during the last month in the New England region up an average of 10.4 cents per gallon to $1.943. The average price increased in the West by 9.3 cents to $1.915 per gallon. The average price also increased in the Southwest, up 8.8 cents per gallon to $1.843.

Prices are 8.7 cents higher in the Midwest since mid-January to $1.888. In the Southeast prices have increased by 7 cents to $1.822 per gallon. Gas prices are higher in the Mid-Atlantic region by an average of 6.9 cents per gallon to $1.909. In the Great Lakes region, prices increased the least, up 5.8 cents to $1.909 per gallon.

Nationwide, the price of self-serve, mid-grade averages $2.007 per gallon, an increase of 8.3 cents per gallon since last month, and 26.2 cents higher than one year ago. Self-serve premium averages $2.08 per gallon, up 8.6 cents since mid-January and 27.2 cents higher than one year ago.

Average regional prices for self-serve regular in mid-February of last year were: Great Lakes, $1.69; New England, $1.682; West, $1.668; Mid-Atlantic, $1.644; Midwest, $1.603; Southwest, $1.573; and Southeast, $1.572.

The national average prices for self-serve regular unleaded gasoline for AAA's mid-February survey for the last five years are: 2004, $1.643; 2003, $1.645; 2002, $1.12; 2001, $1.492; and 2000, $1.367.

AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is based on data from Oil Price Information Service, the nation's most comprehensive source of petroleum pricing information, the auto club explained. AAA purchases the data and makes it available free on the Internet as a public service. Average daily prices for the nation, all 50 states and more than 250 localities are available for all grades of gasoline, making the site the most current and complete public source of fuel price information.





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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, March 09, 2005 8:45 AM
Latest info... .

March 2005


Gasoline prices will hit a record levels this spring, reaching a national monthly average of $2.15 a gallon, Reuters reported, citing the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The EIA said in its monthly energy forecast that gasoline will average $2.10 a gallon, up 20 cents from the same period last year, during the April through September driving season.

The record high U.S. gasoline price was $2.06 a gallon set last May. However, when adjusted for inflation in today's dollars, the highest price for gasoline was $3.08 a gallon in March 1981, according to the EIA.

The current average $1.99 per gallon pump price for regular unleaded gasoline is 7.1 cents more than it was last week, and is up 26 cents from a year ago, according to an EIA survey of service stations.

Gasoline prices will keep rising because of strong demand and higher crude oil costs.







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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:53 AM
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The retail price for gasoline hit a record high of $2.109 a gallon, according to a weekly survey of service stations by the Energy Information Administration.
The national pump price for regular unleaded gasoline rose 5.3 cents over the last week and is up 37 cents from a year ago.
The previous record price was $2.064 a gallon set last May. The Energy Department's analytical arm says the pump price will climb above $2.15 a gallon later this spring. When adjusted for inflation, the most expensive gasoline was $3.08 a gallon in March 1981, according to the agency.
Prices reflect sharp hikes in the cost of crude oil in recent weeks which, as of last Friday, hit a high of $56.72 a barrel.




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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Sunday, March 27, 2005 7:29 PM




Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:47 PM
^^Cinny, as funny as that picture is, I really don't mind paying that.
Especially when today I payed $2.30 for premium.



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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Thursday, March 31, 2005 9:18 PM
How about lowering, wouldn't that improve gas mileage?

Oh, and are intakes BAD for mileage, I'd read that they were good /


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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Friday, April 01, 2005 8:37 AM
^^^
Lowering will improve on aerodynamics, so on that respect it will improve slightly on the highway mpg.
As for the intake, it's a little more complicated. But with an intake you will draw more air in, if the engine management is giving a good timed spark to do a complete combustion, then yes mpg will improve slightly aswell.
Put it like this, when the engine is less stressed/restricted, it works less, hence giving more power with less fuel usage.
But yes in theory both (should) slightly improve on fuel usage.




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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Friday, April 01, 2005 7:04 PM
on the other hand, lower makes your car handle better and makes you want to drive it harder. your intake 1, makes a cool sound when you gas it hard and 2, it sucks in more air the computer would sense this and add more fuel to keep the mixture ratio correct for proper combustion. i have seen my MPG go down ever since I started to mod the car. mixed city/hwy average is only about 24 mpg, or 300 odd miles per tank. this is one reason I miss my stick shift, better mileage.

Mr.Goodwrench-G.T: where are you again? cause here in Ft Lauderdale reg has been like $2.35 and premium was like $2.45 at race track.





Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Monday, April 04, 2005 8:11 AM
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actually if you leave the car in gear (manual or auto) on a decel the injectors will not inject any fuel. (closed throttle plate and only going down hill or decelerating)


Right, but the compression in the engine causes resistence. If the engine is in gear the resistence is transferred to the tires and hence to the momentum of the car. This in turn, is like breaking on the down hill (often referred to as "Engine Breaking") When you get to the bottom, you've lost momentum and in turn have to use gas getting up the other side of the hill (what goes down, must come up).

You save gas by saving acceleration on the up hill. Not by not accellerating (lovely double negative, eh?) on the down hill.

James.
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Monday, April 04, 2005 8:17 AM
Smokey wrote:

Downshifting does not use extra fuel. The ECM senses extra vacuum upon de-accellerating (which really isn't true, it's accellerating in a different direction), which shuts off the fuel injection.

Wear on the clutch? Match the RPM's into the gear you're going into.

I've always felt it's best to be ready to make an emergancy move at any time, which could require hard accelleration. Downshifting helps this.


Downshifting uses additional gas because you come in to the new gear sweet in the power curve but high in the revs comparably. The whole point of downshifiting is that you come out of the corner with the best accelleration possible (ie// in the sweet spot on the power curve). If you do it right, it's easier on the clutch then "granny shifting".

The best for gas is to decellerate with the engine in neutral then come in to the new gear really low on revs keeping the lowest revs possible w/o stalling and keeping momentum without adding additional power.

James.
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Saturday, April 09, 2005 11:18 PM
What do you guys think about reducing idle RPM's? I'm not sure exactly how to do it (TB adjustment?) but maybe it could improve city milage since a large portion of city miles are spent idling. I wouldn't mind a rougher idle if it helped me save fuel.

2002 Cavalier 2200 5spd

Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 12:53 PM
the computer shut off fuel if idle is lower then 500 rpm, plus it will still raise the idle with the IAC.




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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 2:53 PM
at start up its about 1000 rpm then drops to between 450 and 550, its at a near stall and my mileage is horrible. when this tranny goes its getting a stick put in.. its a pain in the city but it will pay for itself in gas savings.



Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 4:33 PM
oh oh mr goodwrench I found a better sign hope you like





Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Friday, April 15, 2005 9:52 AM
^That is a better one and it can not be any more truer.




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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Sunday, April 17, 2005 8:59 AM
I can get this fuel additive that guarantees 10-20% better gas milage. It gives me about 5 mpg more just on that... plus with this additive you don't have to use anything other than regular unleaded, since it atomizes the gas. If anyone is interested in this let me know!
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 8:11 PM
I just got 35 mpg highway while having a partial flat the entire way. Thought you people might like that... while the best I ever got before was 30... because of this fuel additive!
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Sunday, May 01, 2005 8:27 PM
wow i hadta save that picture




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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Wednesday, May 04, 2005 7:48 PM
Wow, this is almost as long as the getrag tranny thread lol ...i dont seewaht any of u americans are complaining about, here in BC we pay 101.9 per LITER...the goverment is scaming us all OPEX an american company (corect me if im wrong) says the world will have no oil by the time my generation is in their 50's (im 16). while an oil company in alberta has made it clear they have more oil than they know what to do with, but we dont have gas refinerys here, so we pay 4X the american price....as for boycotting gas companys it has worked be4 so says a teacher of mine. For my car (92 4 door cavi 2.2L) the only time i saw a difference is when i swaped out the burnt oil for some good ol' 10W30 high milage stuff at 10$ CAD for 4.4L...and i need to swap my tranny fluid soon but my mind is a little confuzed on how to do it...but i do know i need a new gasket and filter, and i need to hammer out the dents in the tranny pan (idont know how they got there i got the car for $300 CAD) i know replacing that fluid will change the world cause its kinda brown and gunkyish and the shifting is horible. whenever the goverment is ready to stop scaming us citezens we will get cheap gas and cheap oil
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Monday, May 09, 2005 7:29 AM
Pure water does both freeze and boil. The case where it explodes isn't so much a factor of the properties of the water, but of the container that the water is being heated in. There has to be flaws in/on the surface area of the container - that's why experiements always call for something to be placed in the container. The reason it explodes is that when the container has no imperfections in its surface and the top of the water is perfectly still the energy gets stored up until the surface of the still water is finally disturbed, all that energy is finally released.

FWIW, My gas saving tip is on both my 1997' with 2.2L's. I removed the airbox and shoved the end if the intake tube into an air filter that is supposed to be for a 1998 full size chevy truck. It fits just perfecty between the tower and battery and increased both my acceleration power and my mileage. 5 minute job and well worth it.
Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 12:05 PM
The mods ive done on my car deffinatly increased my MPG.

i used to use 1/2 tank going to houston and back 70-75MPH.

Now, i use 1/4 tank 80-85 MPH, no .

Thats going 80-85 MPH... I used to go 70-75MPH (had warrants )...



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Re: TIPS TO SAVE ON GAS!!! (Save some $$)
Sunday, May 29, 2005 8:22 PM
DvBoard wrote:

third thing, what besdies oil and air filter can you tune up in your car to increase gas milage? i need more but i cna't think of what to check/change.




when u change ur spark plugs and wires, u can get ones that help out w/ur gas mileage too.
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