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Old 07-31-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Is it just me or has anyone else (Canadian) noticed better gas milage using US gas.
On my recent trip through the eastern states, I noticed my milage seemed better. Truck had more power and seemed to last a lot longer.
Now I didn't actually check my milage, it sure seemed I was travelling farther on less gas.

Could it be possible the gas there is cleaner?????? Higher octane?????
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Is it just me or has anyone else (Canadian) noticed better gas milage using US gas.
On my recent trip through the eastern states, I noticed my milage seemed better. Truck had more power and seemed to last a lot longer.
Now I didn't actually check my milage, it sure seemed I was travelling farther on less gas.

Could it be possible the gas there is cleaner?????? Higher octane?????
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:27 PM   #3
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actually,

I noticed a difference to the worse as I came east. Did pretty good until I ended up east of Indiana then the economy started dropping off. I think the best run was through Montana. But, Once into the North East things started to drop off.

that was with Diesel of course. Gas is after breakfast.

So, to actually answer your question, if you found things got better as you went south/west, I would say - I concur.
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Interesting idea Brad. Yes I have noticed it. Some US RVers believe it is the ethanol ? that we add in our gasoline. I do know that when I fill up at the flying J at London and drive to the flying J at Walton Kentucky I can't go much further. However when I fill up at Walton J and drive to London I have slightly more than a quarter of a tank of gas left. ??? I have wondered why I always seem to get further when I'm driving the MH in the US. And yes I did notice I got better MPG when I was in the southwest USA. Perhaps they do not have the 10% ethanol??
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Is it true most of the Canagian gas is refined in the US then shipped back to us?

I recall a number of years ago,gas tankers being stopped at the Niagara border crossing and the gas being checked for "stuff" in the fuel. Various things were found, including PCB's. Are we getting a lot of "dirty gas?"
I know for sure my truck runs cleaner,longer and stronger south of the border than here.
My brother-in-law found the same results as well.

Hhhmmmmmmm!!!!!!!
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One other thing I experienced was with our car. It had a "blip" ?? in the RPM, about every 30-40 seconds the RPM would drop about 100 then quickly go up again. I used injector cleaner and it helped. However when I was down in Bull Head City in Arizona one winter it just disappeared while we were there. After we returned home it started again after a couple of months. So I use injector cleaner more regularly. Yes I do think we have dirty gas up here. Interesting.
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We did spend a lot of time in USA this summer. Saw a lot of places I've not seen before...and I didn't even mind the $3/gal gasoline.
Gas here this morning is 113.9/L up from 103.5 yesterday. Is there a long weekend coming up?????
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Aw shucks Brad, $1.139 per litre, must have been awful for you. I really feel bad for you.

Especially, when you consider that in the past two weeks, the least I've paid was $1.146 in Baie Comeau and the highest @ $1.399 at Gabriel, QC, which really is only about 230 Km from Baie Comeau. I was also up to $1.349 in St. Lewis, Labrador on the coast.

IIRC, $1.276 Happy Valley-Goose Bay, $1.29 in Churchill Falls and Labrador City.

The norm along the south shore of the St. Lawrence and much of NB is $1.179.

$1.225 at home now. I've paid $1.224 this afternoon at you know where in mid-Cape Breton. That gas station is known!!! One party in an MH, & part of a caravan going to NL, said he'd heard about it from an adventurers group. Of course, since I'll be on the ferry later, I'm wearing my 100% cotton tee-shirt from the big neighbors.

Much catching up to do.

Oh yeah, 8.31 litres/km on the run from Bathurst to Whycogamagh today @ highway speed. Labrador fuel usage was much better because of the much lower speeds, of course.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Aw shucks Brad, $1.139 per litre, must have been awful for you. I really feel bad for you. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Don't feel bad for me LK, I bought the day before at 103

Thanks for the gas report though. I take it your trip was AOK?? Tell us about it. How was the weather ?
P.S. Did ya happen to run across any of my favorite.....BakeApple. I understand there pretty much available now Only in Labrador?
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8 minutes past my two hours on this site. We'll see if I can get on from the ferry.

Time to check in and get supper in the parking lot.

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