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philip
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

asavage wrote:
philip wrote:A "true 100" has never referred to an "odometer."
???
I have used a "loose" word. :) To me ... a "odometer" is always an estimate device compared to an accurate distant such as what the government official posts. The truck's odometer tests really need to be on flat, straight Interstates. Of course, those who carry a GPS along can see the odometer's inaccuracy. :wink:
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Post by moose60 » 12 years ago

Running B100 on a trip this weekend I got a hair over 43 MPG, average speed of about 50 MPH over a course of 220 miles total. I had warm weather on Friday (70*F) and a 10 MPH headwind, today was calm and rainy with highs in the 50*F range.

If I use my 6% conversion BD-D2, I predict that this would be about 45.5 MPG on D2. I base this conversion on lots of personal MPG data running both fuels over the same routes. I was going pretty slow. 50-55 MPH on I-5, and 45-50 MPH on HWYs 530 and 20.

The economy gains I am seeing from speed reductions are not enough tho keep me going slow. I actually like it. Which will keep me in the slow lane. :)

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Post by philip » 12 years ago

moose60 wrote:-snip- I base this conversion on lots of personal MPG data running both fuels over the same routes. I was going pretty slow. 50-55 MPH on I-5, and 45-50 MPH on HWYs 530 and 20. -snip-
There are legal places (ie AAA Automobile Club) who can check the accuracy of your car's speedometer and give the odo/speed cards.
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Post by moose60 » 12 years ago

I was referring to my variations in speed, as well as the fuel consumption differences between D2 and BD.
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

It was your claims that caused my suggestion your speedo/odo-meter at an official referee (ie, AAA Automobile Club)
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

Took another run down to LaQuinta desert (next to Indio). Of course it was HOT and of course ... I ran the a/c all the way and back on I-10, most of the way at 60 mph. Empty truck.

Round trip: 262 miles
Gallons: 6.7 gallons
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Post by philip » 12 years ago

This is a photo of the 2nd "gas crisis", 1979.

Datsun ... with a Jerry can ... was there. :wink:

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Re: 39 MPG!

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Post by asdex » 9 years ago

Friday (8/25). 630 mile round trip to Oatman, AZ.

I-15 to Hesperia truck stop: 93 miles / 2.5 g.
(no a/c, Cajon Pass to 4,400 feet, 60 mph)
I-15, I-40 to Needles: 198 miles / 4.9 g.
(no a/c, down hill to Needles (900 ft), 60 mph)
I-40, AZ95, Oatman, return home same route: 348 miles / 9.7 g.
(A/C, headwind, altitude climb, 65 mph)

Much of the return trip experienced ambient temperatures above 100 degrees. 108 in Needles.

Home to Needles: 39.3
Needles/Oatman/Home: 35.8

Hi just noted you reference to Oatman. Last year I hired a 22ft camper van in LA and my wife and two kids did a 3 month 11,000 trip around the states.
Oatman was one of our favorite towns.

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