Premium gas gets better mileage also.
When I purchased my New '60 Chevy Impala I used to go to my Father's farm 20
miles north of Wisconsin Dells. The Dells were 200 miles from Chicago. I
would fill up with Regular gas, and from Chicago I would travel Freeway
direct to the Dells. When I arrived at the Dells I was running on fumes, I
needed gas NOW! 20 Gallon tank, was 10 miles per gallon.
I took the trip again using Premium Gas and when I reached the Dells I
still had 1/4 tank of gas. Enough to make the extra 20 miles and then some.
I know it's been 40 years since that experiment and the gasoline has a
minimum amount of Octane, but I would think there is still a better value in
using Premium Gas.
Altho the Manufacturer recommends using regular, I use medium grade in my
'98 Nissan Altima. It has over 60,000 miles on it, with no problems with
the Injectors. We go to Las Vegas many times. I will conduct that
experiment the next time I go and will see if the same results occur.
----- Original Message -----
From: Gordon Glasgow <email@example.com>
To: Roadster Listgroup <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 10:11 AM
Subject: RE: Now wait a minute...
> That's good mileage, for sure, but not impossible for a trip. I actually
> recorded 38 mpg once when my car had the Solexes on it. It was a freeway
> of 240 miles and it took 6.3 gallons. I filled the tank just before I got
> freeway, drove from Seattle, WA to Hood River, OR, and filled the tank
> immediately after getting off the freeway. At freeway speed the engine was
> into the power band and it took practically no throttle to maintain speed.
> Around town I got about 20 mpg.
> BTW, on the trip to Shasta this summer I got about 25 mpg with a modified
> motor that wasn't broken in yet and was running rich.
> Gordon Glasgow
> Renton, WA
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