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I'm going to fill up the gas tank...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by goldwing2000, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    If I'm not back in an hour, send a banker.

    :yikes: :1zhelp:
     
  2. broncoman6524

    broncoman6524 1/2 ton status

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    LOL i HATE filling my truck 50-60 a tank starts to suck, when you get $100 paychecks!
     
  3. goldwing2000

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    Ugh.

    $58 and a whopping 10.24 mpg.

    Man, I'm glad this thing isn't my daily driver!
     
  4. freeflow

    freeflow 1/2 ton status

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    lol kinda glad im still wrenching on the burban- dont gotta fill it up yet,

    thats why i got a cavi for the dd

    burban- 40 gallon tank-ouch:eek1:

    brad
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    Ouch is right. I've "only" got the 31 but that's enough. I put off filling it up until I installed my new tank straps. The p.o. had some of those cheezy (and rusted) uni-straps on it. I cut them off with a pair of tin snips. :eek1:
    I can't imagine how they were holding up 200 lbs of gas.

    I've got a Mazda dd and gets almost 3x the mileage. :waytogo:

    Got a snow storm coming tomorrow, though. Figured I better top off the four-by.

    Hey, I don't know if you have Speedway gas stations where you are but they have a great rewards program. You can earn points for gas discounts up to $.50 per gallon.
     
  6. onetonbb74

    onetonbb74 1/2 ton status

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    7 mpg's and a 20 gallon suicide tank, Passes everything but a station. Not as bad as my dd 96' 2 door tahoe that gets 11.5mpg's. I drive 35K-40K a year i know all about s***ty mileage. If mileage was a concern i would not be here.
     
  7. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    try having a burb in socal... and no job.



    I can only afford to go wheeling :burb: :thumb:
     
  8. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    My last fill was ~27 gallons. It cost me just shy of $61. With my lead foot (acceleration, not speed), that'll probably get me around 250 miles in this relatively flat town. It's my DD now, promoted from resto project to resto project + DD.

    Of course, if you compare the fairly low insurance premiums (~$150 for 6 months for ) to the full-coverage costs of a financed new vehicle - and the cost of taxes/plates/tags for a new vehicle - and the cost of a newer vehicle loan payment - and the hellish depreciation that you will eat on a newer vehicle, it doesn't seem too bad to pay 60 bucks for a tank of gas, even when you drink it at about 10mpg.

    In any case, if I valued a cheap gas bill above all other concerns, I'd drive my econobox instead of the wonderfully handy, multi-purpose Blazer.
     
  9. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    all my vehicles are expensive to fill
    my 73 blazer i swear gets like 4 or 5 mpg
    and my 99 silverado get like 15
    my bike get 40-45 mpg if i keep the rpm at around 5000 or less anything above that the second injectors kick in. dont get me wrong the 2 injectors per cylynder comes in handy when I wanna have fun! (which is most of the time so I average 40 mpg)
     

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