Eric Fletcher S.O.C.
Steadi at swbell.net
Wed Apr 4 12:24:03 EDT 2001
> At the risk of starting a Thread From Hell, would any of our more
> tech-oriented listers like to take a whack at why, as temperatures rise in
> the late winter into the early spring (in the Northeast U.S., in this case),
> gas mileage improves? I was averaging 20.1 mpg in February. I was
> averaging 21 mpg in March. Now I'm nipping at the 22 mpg mark. Type of
> driving and type of fuel are not factors: I have not altered my driving
> routine -- about 75 percent highway and about 25 percent city. I have not
> altered the kinds or octane of the fuel I use.
Well it's probably due to the winter gas which contains methanol which
reduces your mileage.
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