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Old 10-05-2005, 08:44 PM
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$75 for a fillup today

And that was low octane at the cheapest place in town (Costco). Been thinking about buying a basic Ranger with a 4 cyl and 5 speed. Gas is killing me here. Wife just pullen in, $45 for her fillup.

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Old 10-05-2005, 08:53 PM
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Just do like I do, get gas everyday. It's cheaper top fill up that way. $6.00

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Old 10-05-2005, 09:47 PM
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it costs me 82 the other day to fill up my blazer sucks, and thats the cheapest around, my station.
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:35 PM
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you guys don't know the half of it!

So I was driving my jeep about two weeks ago and I hit a pothole. THe wheel started wobbling so bad I thought I was going to die. I had to actually pull out of 70mph rush out traffic into the dirt shoulder to get it to stop wobbling. I limped it home and changed my undies.

So I get under this 10 year old, 170,000 mile jeep of mine to see "geez, whatever could the problem be?" The answer and two weeks worth of work is:

- 4 ball joints
- two tie rod ends
- one center link
- one center link to pitman arm joint
- one steering stabilizer shock
- a half-axle u joint that was so bad it had destroyed the axle, so chalk that up to one new half axle, too.

During that time I had to make my 70 mile per day commute... in my hotrod.

you do the math:
th350
3.73 gears/28 inch ties
Holley 750 carb, 280 cam, 10.5:1 compression and 388 cubes.

Premium just barely cuts it in this ride. WE're talking almost 25 dollars a day in gas.

I need a Japanese car, i surrender.

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Old 10-06-2005, 05:36 AM
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Gas

Doc here,

$106 50 here zero to hero...and its good for 2~1/2 days..at 8 avg miles per...

Thank you To the Big 3 Shell (out the bucks..) Chevron (salute this you ....) and ARCO (always raping Customers On price)...

One thing For sure...It's become too expensive to become an arsonist.. Doing their bit to reduce crime...

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Old 10-06-2005, 09:47 AM
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Wow, I guess I'm not as bad off as you guys.

I'm currently driving my dads 1962 GMC with a 4spd manual V6, and you only use 2nd 3rd and 4th in it, 1st is compound low.

That thing has a 10gallon tank and gets about 9-10MPG on the highway.

I'm just glad school is only 2 miles away Lol
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:01 AM
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Here's an article that might cheer you guys up. It's from TheTruthAboutCars.com, the same guy that's putting out all of that "GM Death Watch" stuff. Here's a blurb, link is below:
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Every time there is an oil crisis, four things happen. First, citizens are criticized for their wasteful ways. Second, they are exhorted to conserve our precious, finite resources. Third, alternative fuels take center stage and receive a major cash injection. And fourth, the oil industry finds new ways to find, pump, and refine the liquid gold. Crisis over, everyone goes back to business. Makes sense to me.
Full text: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/con...9589/index.php
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Old 10-06-2005, 11:23 AM
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Interesting article, Jon. Just the opposite of "Peak oil" http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:26 PM
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I do not put just $5.00 or $10.00 in my cars anymore.I watch the gallons window now.I put in 10 gallons at a time and leave it at that. I have had one pump rip me be something in the range of .02 gallons,on the 10 gallon mark,and raised hell with the clerk,which caused everyone in line to leave.It surely did not matter to him,as it was not his store.I would not have got hot with him,if he had not acted like it was no big deal when I told him the pump was wrong.

For those bad with math,like me.If gas is $2.89 a gallon,and you get 10 gallons,it should display $20.89 for the 10 gallon price,if it is $2.97,the $20.97 and so forth.You get the idea,that is why I do the 10 gallon fillup,so I can brerak all those damn numbers down in a hurry.
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You aren't kidding about being bad with math,are you?

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Old 10-06-2005, 06:36 PM
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He's got the 0 in the wrong place on both of them but I know we all know where he's coming from.

I don't do the small amounts, I fill up when needed, and check my mileages in ALL of the vehicles here.

I keep accurate and constantly updates records of mileage and MPG, especially with the 99 Jimmy with the problems I am trying to track down without the right equipment to do so properly.

We have only had the opportunity to fill it up three times and track the information, first tank got us 19.57xxx MPG, second 21.4xxx, and last night's gave us 14.6145 MPG.

The Impala gave me on the previous tank 21.4 MPG, and this current tank according to the very close DIC (driver information center) calculations is getting me a more liveable 23.6 MPG, now that I have full time posession of the car again. I had loaned this car to my sister for the better part of this year because of her misfortune with vehicles, and with the modifications for mileage I had done, she didn't drive it like it should have been or as far as I usually do. Too many under 5 mile trips, with half in the city.
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RCastle, good thing you didn't become an accountant!

Also don't forget the extra 9/10ths of a cent!

at $3/gal, 10 gallons will actually cost you not $30.00 as you claim, but almost another dime!

$3.009 x 10gals = $30.09 <<---probably where your $.02 discrepancy you are claiming comes from



Never really liked the extra 9/10ths, just a good way to charge more and get away with it IMHO
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:52 PM
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When it costs you over $30 to fill a motorbike, then you should complain.

I'm paying over $1.50 a litre for my fuel around here.
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:55 PM
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Gas Price..

Doc here,

I grew up in an age when $4 a gallon meant you were painting the house again this year..not buying gasoline!

Flying "A" was a place to buy the gas..not what you call the attendant that charged you $100.00 for 30 gallons of gas....

When I first started driving ... Gas was .19 cents a gallon Or for about $6.00 you could cruise for days...Plus get your windows washed oil water battery checked, tires checked , AND get a fist full of S&H green stamps...and a wave and smile from an English speaking kid, that remembered your name...

We are headed for a time where a Reservation will be required to buy gas...So they can check your credit FIRST..

I think we need to invent an induction system that will run on Jack Daniels...since it's almost much cheaper to burn....

With fuel rapidly approaching $4.00 a gallon AND soon as the Texas refineries go into TURNAROUND mode..$5.00 a gallon will be a daily event...

See the HINT to the "UNINFORMED PUBLIC" that the gas price may reach $5.00 a gallon was a foregone conclusion..

When the refineries went into shutdown..Damaged or not, It now must go into turn around mode (disassemble and Clean every foot of pipe within the cracker unit AND the refinery) because that stuff, when cool before cracking, turns to rock..This usually takes 30 to 90 days before the first cracker goes back online...Now, who do you think is going to pay for that?? K`Ching!

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re: $75 for a fillup today

Here in the UK Im paying the equivalent of $6.80 a gallon for gas and $7.00 for diesel.
Id be happy to pay $3 a gallon. (Mind you in the UK 80% of the price is tax)
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