Winter Gas?

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q-tip
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Re: Winter Gas?

Postby q-tip » 09 Nov 2011 20:25

its been the same in the nw with diesel (dropped 2mpg), even more reason to get the 510 back on the road
'72 4dr w KA24DE
'76 620 king cab

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bertvorgon
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Re: Winter Gas?

Postby bertvorgon » 10 Nov 2011 05:36

Don't forget also, that this colder weather means all the greases are colder, hence more friction/drag, till things warm up. The "cold" start function is on longer too, using more fuel till the engine warms up. Rainy days put more drag on the tires...speaking of which..make sure you check your tire pressure in this colder weather.

I am coming up on another re-fill on the G, so it will be interesting to see if mine has changed. My bigger problem is just keeping that thing at 100 - 105 on #99. Traffic flow at 6:00 is moving at 120 no problem, and that is when my economy drops.
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1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Winter Gas?

Postby jason » 10 Nov 2011 08:25

All that is true Keith, I still have to change out my transmission fluid too ... My problem with the van is getting up to 100 ....
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Re: Winter Gas?

Postby bertvorgon » 10 Nov 2011 16:35

I will tow you with the G....... :twisted:
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Winter Gas?

Postby MtnGoat » 30 Nov 2011 15:34

Funny...21.5 is about what I'm getting with my wagon and winter gas as well.

L20b, 38mm SU's, pertronix ignition, Z five speed (not the extra overdrive one), open chamber head, 14" wheels with 205/70s on them. I think the rear end a 3.9. At 70 mph it's turning about 3000 rpm.


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