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Discussion in 'Energy & Fuel' started by Yvonne Smith, Feb 4, 2021.
Who knows since I haven't seen a gas station in weeks.
Out van is a 1 ton and its the best on gas I've ever seen. It has a 351 engine.
In 1989 I was moving back to where I live now because I had been gone several years and was paying rent in California and paying a house note on my home which was just sitting there locked 4 miles from where I live now. U-Haul bought all the engines that Ford had decided not to release commercial due to extremely poor fuel mileage, I want to say it was a 348 and an entirely new design not based on any V-8 in their past line. So I first rented a small box truck which was a Ranger with a standard transmission. I spent the better part of a day to get all my tool boxes and personal stuff loaded and went in to nap before leaving after rush hour at my Mothers house in San Diego. I almost got out of the San Diego city limit near the Indian reservation on the east side of San Diego and the truck started slipping really bad and finally it became so bad I had to turn around and almost wasn't able to climb the last hill to the turn around overhead. I managed to get back to my Mothers house and next morning I drove onto Poway to get another truck and all they had was a 2 and a half ton truck. That was bad enough but it had one of those gas guzzling engines that Ford gave them for an offer they couldn't refuse. You could watch the fuel needle drop as you drove it. That particular truck also had a governor problem that when you were changing lanes and would let up on the accelerator to change lanes it would just go to no throttle, very dangerous. I wasn't able to even eat anything because I was watching my money very hard knowing I had a long way to drive. I never ate anything until I was in Beaumont Tx when I knew I could safely make it home even if I had to call someone to bring me some gas. When I rolled up in my driveway I had about 8 dollars left in my wallet. I had spent around 300 dollars for gas and that was when gas was still pretty reasonable. They didn't make it good after renting me a truck the first time that couldn't make the trip. That was the last time I rented from U-Haul. I feel pretty sure all those engines are long gone they had such a bad reputation no one wanted one or even a used one.
This is a 1995 engine, and it has been great. We've always had Ford trucks and vans but like Chevy or GM automobiles.
I hear that gas mileage also has something to do with the way a vehicle rolls down the road.
Because we are in a recession, so people buy less, so the price drops.
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Today it was $3.58 Reg, we use premium, so it is always much higher.
Paid $2.96 this morning, this is more like it
It will go back up after the election. A lot more.
Our gas price went up $1.19 this week alone. The average price here is $4.89, but is much higher in the bush.
I just saw on the news that gasoline prices are going back up again. Sigh.
They were tying to keep it lower until the election, but our Strategic Reserves are running out, in part due to Biden sending some of them to China of all places, and, I think to Europe as well.
My car runs on either regular or premium, and I've exclusively put premium in it since Day One because it yields an extra 25 HP. When the price went up so high, I started putting in regular. Now I'm consistently getting 3-4MPG more than I have been. I guess it's the way the car adjusts the timing to the octane.
This older 351Windsor will not run on regular it spits and skips so 20 years we've had it we have always had to use premium. But we get good milage, we can go to Georgia about 230m and still have a 1/4 tank left. Tank is 35 gal.
I think we discussed in some other thread about regular gas actually containing more energy that premium. Premium is needed in higher-compression engines.