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Old 02-09-2010, 12:07 PM
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How far south do they switch the gas blend for winter? All the way down? I ask because I've notived a drop in milage since I moved from Miami to Gainesville, but this coinsides with the onset of winter. My commute to work is about the same distance with about the same number of stops. The difference is freeway vs. county US highway. It means I drive 75mph instead of 60mph.

Just trying to figure out if the difference is driving conditions or if the gas in any different.
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conditions, not the gas, big difference in RPM from 60 to 75 mph
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I dont think the gas would be the problem. The winter gas just keeps it up to standards when its freezin cold out
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Being from Minnesota, I can tell you that winter blend gas is terrible. Less power, lower mileage. Just a clusterf*#%. I would imagine it is that you are driving 15mph faster. There is a rule of thumb for speed increase and MPG... Something like 10% for ever 5mph... I can't remember for sure. Try driving 65 or 70 (if you can without getting run off the road) for a tank or two, and see what it does. I would suspect that is the issue.
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I need to do some more self research anyway. I figured the speed change was influencing but I though I might be getting some winter gas blend that was a contributing factor. I'll report more after I can clock a few tanks.
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yeah, mileage is terrible with the winter blend gas.
I've had a 4-6 mpg drop since the cold weather came.
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Winter gas does make some differance. I always had calculate my gas mileage and I drop about 1 MPG in winter. And I am pretty far south Albuquerque,N.M. metro area.
Part of that drop though has to attributed to warm ups in the winter. Where I live is very wide open and I need to run the truck every morning to clear the frost off of the windows.
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