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post #1 of 9 Old 11-21-2007, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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MPG's with different stations

Well, my truck has been doing Excellent on MPG's lately. I've been in the 16-17mpg around town and 19-21 hwy. Filled up yesterday at "wal-mart" (stupid me) b/c it was cheapest around. now my MPGs are HORRIBLE! Even with the DK added. I can't break 15 around town babying it. in the 13-14mpgs now! Night and day diffference. I'll be going back to my usual Shell station. Wheater has not changed, same temps... only variables are different fuel, and I'm driving it EASIER.

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Odd. I always use walmart diesel. 3-5cents cheaper than other places around me and I've never had any problems.

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Well, I never knew they even had diesel. My brother told me when he was getting gas. I've never seen a diesel truck filling up there come to think about it. so maybe it's stale fuel, or a bad station?

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I have always used Kroger fuel its the cheapest around for me, (not walmart gas stations around here) and i seem to get better fuel mpgs then if i go to UDF
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I think it has more to do with I've never seen a diesel truck there filling up. probly some stale fuel. They don't even have a diesel sign. You have to pull up to the 1 pump and know it's there. I've lived 2 miles from it for 3yrs and never knew they had diesel.

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I always use WalMart's gas station here and usually get better mileage than many other places.....BUT they advertise it very openly and it seems to be the local hub for all the diesel trucks in town. I usually have to wait in line to get feul behind at least one or two trucks.

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I hit the Walmart in Winston/Salem before I left the SSS and had no problem with my fuel. Can't remember my MPG but it seemed normal for my trip, like 17-19 highway...

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I would like to see a test done by folks prviding their MPG while babying vs starts around 2500-3000 RPMs. Seems to me, the more I baby it the worse my MPG.

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I always try to use a station that the big rigs go to. I think that they go thru more fuel and does not have a chance to get stale. I will also go a small distance to get fuel cheaper than a place close to work or home.

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