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Saturday, September 11, 2004

MPG Update

I changed fuel in the last few weeks. Currently, I am using Philips diesel from the North Salt Lake Refinery, used in this intermountain region. I seem to have better mileage with this fuel, now getting 62 mpg.

This is a point for reflection-- what further change in driving or car properties should I make to increase my mileage a little more? Any suggestions?

Ernie Rogers


  • How about biodiesel fuel? There was an episode of Trucks! on Spike that he showed how to make your own bio-diesel from used vegetable oil from the deep fryers. It runs cleaner. Go to, check the show listings and check out the August 27/28 show.

    By Blogger Ken, at September 16, 2005 at 12:12 PM  

  • I've got a place just like that vw new beetle

    By Blogger bench, at October 22, 2005 at 10:52 PM  

  • You could try some diesel fuel additives:

    * 2 oz per 10 gallons...acetone

    * ETHOS FR

    * Diesel Kleen

    * ?????

    By Blogger SgAvSh, at June 19, 2006 at 3:11 PM  

  • The most fuel is used in my experience by accelerating from a dead stop. In driving my Town Car, Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, and Grand Marquis Ultimate Edition, I got the best mileage by avoiding stops at red lights and stops from people turning in front of you.

    Pay attention to the road a ways in front of you and situations that will cause you to stop. Be aware of the timing of the lights. Keep space between you and the car in front so you have time to slow slightly to avoid having to bring the car back up to full speed from a stop.

    By avoiding frequent stops and accelerating moderately rather than quickly, I average an additional 3-5 MPG

    By Blogger end, at December 13, 2007 at 8:49 AM  

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