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Old 08-30-2006, 01:28 PM   #11
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#1 tip for best fuel economy....
50% throttle is more then enough.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:06 PM   #12
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#1 tip for best fuel economy....
50% throttle is more then enough.
Fo sho. If you're getting over 3,000 RPM in one of these cars, let alone a supercharged one, you're not trying to be economical..
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50% throttle is more then enough.
Blasphemy!
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Ok, so this is a stupid question to ask but I just have to. When you guys fill up your gas tanks do you stop when the nozzle clicks the first time or do you keep filling it until it is almost overflowing? I stop at the first click but I've seen others fill to the very brim. Which is the best way???
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Ok, so this is a stupid question to ask but I just have to. When you guys fill up your gas tanks do you stop when the nozzle clicks the first time or do you keep filling it until it is almost overflowing? I stop at the first click but I've seen others fill to the very brim. Which is the best way???
I always stop at the first click. "Topping off" can cause you to set a gas cap code. Not sure why, it just does.
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Ok, so this is a stupid question to ask but I just have to. When you guys fill up your gas tanks do you stop when the nozzle clicks the first time or do you keep filling it until it is almost overflowing? I stop at the first click but I've seen others fill to the very brim. Which is the best way???
Never found a reason to. There'* the code on newer cars, and you'll always have some left in the tank anyways, so why fill it up as much as possible? Just asking for trouble i think..
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I have to point out one thing...

Cruise Control in city driving is potentially dangerous. Please base your use of CC on traffic conditions.
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