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Old 11-05-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
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Stopped in at the grain elevator in Sauk Centre and talked the guys into letting me run some #'* on the scale. First I was going to do just my Bonneville, but in the end I had hit the scale 5 times, with 4 different vehicles. I took pics, but only got the #'* in the pics -not the cars since it was dark. Will post pics in the morning. Was interesting to find what I did.

All weights are +/- 10 lbs as the scale displayed weights in 10 lb increments.

Here are the #'*

1990 Olds 98 Regency (full tank of gas -10 miles, 75 lbs of papers in the trunk)
3500 lbs
Front axle load: 2170

1993 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (Full tank -5 miles, and approx 20 lbs of miscellaneous things in trunk)
3700 lbs
Front axle load: 2390 lbs

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT (Barebones GT -no options, 1/2 tank, 10 lbs misc)
3360 lbs
Front Axle Load: 2250 lbs

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE (1/3 tank, 35 lbs misc personal junk -cd'* etc..., no spare tire, no trunk floor carpet)
3500 lbs
Front Axle Load: 2250 lbs

1998 Pontiac Bonneville SSE (1/3 tank, removed 35 lbs of misc personal junk, removed lower rear seat, and thin rubber floor mats)
3450 lbs
Front Axle Load: 2250 lbs
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sheesh those Buicks sure are hogs eh? How much does a full tank of gas weigh itself?
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sheesh those Buicks sure are hogs eh? How much does a full tank of gas weigh itself?
A gallon of gasoline weighs 5.6 lbs. per gallon. So, an 18 gallon tank would be 100.8 lbs.
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