Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Mileage Trick That Takes Guts

A Mileage Trick That Takes Guts

I don't know what's worse: Dealing with airline hassles or struggling
to carry around enough cash to fill up my car.

Pedal To The Metal (Not Me!)
You know the advice you're always hearing -- slow down and you'll see
an increase in gas mileage? It's true. Bass International Testing
Labs took the 2005 Subaru on a trip from Pasadena to Cambria
recently. At my usual 65-to75 miles per hour, our highway average was
22 miles per gallon. We moved to the right lane and, as difficult as
it was, drove 60 miles per hour. We sometimes got stuck between
trucks and slowed to 55. With the speed decrease, we got 27 mpg. More
tips <http://www.fueleconomy.gov/FEG/drive.shtml>here.

If you're keeping track of your mileage and want to see how well
you're doing, try using <http://www.fuelfrog.com/>Fuelfrog.

Have Huevos? Try This Mileage Trick
I watched a video showing some standard recommendations for
increasing mileage. The stunner, though, was midway through when the
guy recommended added pure a special ingredient to the gas tank. With
a few ounces per thankful, he claims an increase of 10 miles per
gallon increase. Watch the
-- and then read a few things I found on the topic.

Start with
in Fuel Said to Increase Mileage, which claims an increase with
certain brands of gasoline.

This next article,
as a Fuel Additive, says doing it may damage fuel injectors and fuel
pumps on some vehicles. (Scroll to "Damages Fuel Injectors and Fuel Pumps.")

Snopes says it's
<http://www.snopes.com/autos/techno/acetone.asp>false (it's relying
on information from
Talk). And a professor of mechanical engineering at Kettering
University ran a few experiments and also says that adding acetone
improve gas mileage

What's your take? Are you willing to see if acetone will boost your
vehicle's mileage?

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