Hey all, been a while since I've been on so I hope everyone's Dodge is doing good. Don't forget to get it something good for Christmas!!
As we all know this time of year the gas companies change the additives in their fuel to a winter blend. I'm sure it's something about the temperatures our vehicles have to endure much like the different weights of oils that are out there. My issue lies with this: I work horrible hours this time of year (I work at Toys R Us). I work 6 3/4 days a week which leaves very little time to do anything else. So when I get off work the last thing I want to do is fill up my truck. Well it was a super hard week last week for me and I let the fuel get WAY low, like beyond what I've ever done before. I pulled in to a Quick Trip and filled up. Now, I have a 26 gallon tank and have only once been able to put a full 26 gallons in it. I know there is usually a gallon or so in the neck. Well last night I filled up and put 27.122 gallons in!
I was shocked at this. Then this morning my check engine light comes on. Now I've had this happen to me before in other vehicles and and rechecked the gas cap. All was tight but the light is still on. Hopefully after this tank it will kick itself back off. Now the other shocker this morning was going to work I drive a very conservative 63 mph and my rpms usually rest around 17-1800. This morning after letting my truck warm up for 5 minutes my rpms were up to 22-2300 rpms at the same speed. Wind was not a factor and nothing abnormal about anything else. So why this jump in rpms? Is it fuel related, could it be this cold weather, was it just a fluke? What do you guys think? Merry Christmas everyone and have a safe and Happy New Year!!