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Gas Prices are down and so is Gas mileage

I don't know if any one else has noticed since the price of gas has dropped so has my gas mileage.

I drive 50 miles a day 6 days a week in my company truck (Ford Ranger V6) when I was paying between $3.75 and $4.25 a gallon I was getting around 275 miles to a tank. Now I am paying around $1.60 a gallon. And getting about 245 miles per tank.

I reset my trip every time I fill up and I keep very good records. The proof is in black & white.

So why am I losing 2 miles to the the gallon?

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In the winter cars tend to run richer.
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In our area, the addition of alcohols (ethanol, methanol) to the gasoline can account for that difference.

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I don't know if any one else has noticed since the price of gas has dropped so has my gas mileage.

I drive 50 miles a day 6 days a week in my company truck (Ford Ranger V6) when I was paying between $3.75 and $4.25 a gallon I was getting around 275 miles to a tank. Now I am paying around $1.60 a gallon. And getting about 245 miles per tank.

I reset my trip every time I fill up and I keep very good records. The proof is in black & white.

So why am I losing 2 miles to the the gallon?
Get a tune up, CHEAP ASS.
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In the winter cars tend to run richer.
Cars run leaner in cool weather that's why drag cars run faster at night.

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