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View Poll Results: What kind of mileage do you get?
3-5 with Gas 13 3.12%
5-7 with Gas 37 8.87%
7-10 with Gas 43 10.31%
10+ with Gas 18 4.32%
3-5 with Diesel 2 0.48%
5-7 with Diesel 26 6.24%
7-10 with Diesel 154 36.93%
10+ with Diesel 124 29.74%
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:10 PM   #181
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Year: 2001
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I was at a pump locally awhile back and noticed when you turn the pump handle on it would start rolling money on the screen, before I ever had the nozzle near the spout. I turned it off and tried another pump, did the same thing. Immediately got on the phone with the weights and measures people and had them out there with in the hour..
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There was a "consumer alert" news story out of Seattle recently where they documented a number of pumps that would continue counting after you clicked the pump off.

And I don't know about in Seattle, but here in GA the authorities take that *VERY* seriously. The law is very clear, the pump *SHALL* be on zero before the first drop is dispensed.

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Old 05-05-2019, 09:18 PM   #182
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And I don't know about in Seattle, but here in GA the authorities take that *VERY* seriously. The law is very clear, the pump *SHALL* be on zero before the first drop is dispensed.
And they will bring a gallon or 5 gallon jug to check that it's accurate and shut you down right now if it isn't.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:06 AM   #183
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Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
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And I don't know about in Seattle, but here in GA the authorities take that *VERY* seriously. The law is very clear, the pump *SHALL* be on zero before the first drop is dispensed.
It appears that enforcement is inconsistent.

According to the news story it took Weights and Measures two weeks to respond to thier complaints.
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Old 06-24-2021, 12:21 PM   #184
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Year: 1988
Chassis: B700
Engine: 6.6 Liter
Rated Cap: 27K
12.48 MPG with a 3126B CAT, 6 speed manual Fuller trans and holding at 63MPG on flat earth (across Illinois)
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Old 06-24-2021, 01:15 PM   #185
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Year: 1986
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Engine: Cummins 350 big cam
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I reliably got 10 MPG with my "old Crown" and once got 11 MPG going across eastern Oregon. Most of the time on the highway I had the pedal to the metal since top speed was about 63 MPH except downhill.
I only have one trip in the new Crown so far, and that was with the original engine and gearing. My speed on that trip got up to 70 MPH a lot on I5 (based on GPS) and the tach didn't work but I know I exceeded redline.
With the replacement engine producing about 430 HP and the tall gears (3.42) I am looking for maybe 8-9 MPG on the highway. I took it on a 90 mile round trip to see how it would do on the road and found the speedometer needed to be watched as 70 MPH came too easy (Oregon HWY 140 is a 2 lane back road and at 70 the cops would put down their lunch to get you. At 65 they don't even look up.)
Any opinions about my expectations?
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