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How far has anyone gone on a tank of gas?

When I filled up the Scubaru Friday night, and it had gone 407 miles on one tank! The wife tells me " I need gas, the little light is on" when she got home....it was raining, so of course SHE wouldn't stop for gas. I typically buy the gas Sunday evenings, but I had the Scooby out of town over the last weekend, and THOUGHT I had left her enough gas for the week.....well, just barely!
 

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i got 430 miles out of a tank once...don't think i'll try it again

i stopped @ an exit to fill up...station was $0.15 higher than previous station...light came on...drove for 35 miles with light on...boy my (you know what) was tight :D
 

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When the light comes on, you have about 2.3 gallons left. So, your average sub is going to be able to go, highway-wise, about 65 miles and change before it goes kaput.
 

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You guys have pushed the envelope there. I think maybe 340 miles on a tank before I started itching for a gas station. The wife's Baja this last trip we took was going like 330 miles and we could only stuff ten gallons in it at fill up. I was impressed with that alone. Brian
 

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Wow I am jealous of you guys, my 3.0R VDC can only go 310 miles mostly highway before it's seriously stressful. Around town driving I can't get over 280 miles. Admittedly there's usually about a gallon spare, but I do wish they had given us a bigger fuel tank.
 

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Speaking of which, Jondalar... How big is the fuel tank of your thirsty six cylinder? Is it still the 15.9 gallons that the four's have? Brian
 

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Yes Brian, sure is the same tank. 15.85 US Gallons by my calculations (It's 60 litres). I guess I got spoiled in the past by having a car with a 21gallon tank ('95 BMW 540i V8, not that different fuel economy around town).:eek:
 

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I usually average around 400 MPG on a tank in my 03 H6-3.0 Wagon. Not the best but I'm pretty happy with it, having a BP Visa card helps with the happiness :D
 

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Hero Boots said:
I usually average around 400 MPG on a tank in my 03 H6-3.0 Wagon. Not the best but I'm pretty happy with it, having a BP Visa card helps with the happiness :D
WOW I knew the Hero Wagon was special but 400 MPG, that's amazing :D :18:
 

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Holy jebus you people are in good shape!

I'm LUCKY to get 300 miles out of a tank. My fill-ups are usually about 12 gallons each. Obviously I notice a change when the miles are mostly highway, for instance my current tank is at 120 miles and the needle is between the 1/4 and 1/2 tank marks.

But when I'm just going back and forth to work, home, the ball-and-chains house, Krispy Kreme, etc...I average about 275-300.

Does fuel economy generally decline as the engine grows older? I'm sitting at ~146,200k right now. Almost time for an oil change...I think this one is going to be my first attempt at doing it myself! ****, if I could do the struts, I sure as **** can do an oil change!
 

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FMGreen said:
Does fuel economy generally decline as the engine grows older? I'm sitting at ~146,200k right now. Almost time for an oil change...I think this one is going to be my first attempt at doing it myself! ****, if I could do the struts, I sure as **** can do an oil change!
Typically yes it goes get lower with age. And believe me oil changes are extremely simple to perform, if any O-BSer like Heinz can do it... well theres no further explaination needed :D
 

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Umm yeah, it's one of the easiest cars to do an oil change. Maybe the Hero will change his own one day instead of spending an hour and a half at the dealer:eek: . Brian
 

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any O-BSer like Heinz
hey, now careful there. i sense an anti-OBS bias here. our cars ain't inferior, they're just horizontally challenged. and they change direction, as opposed to these latter day Conestoga wagons.....my shrink is jealous of my OBS, wishes her hubby hadn't insisted that she get the 3.0 instead. :D some people need to keep up with the Joneses, others are content to simply outrun them......:roadtrip:
 

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I like the OBS because it's a sensible size, like the Escort I had.


....that ought to get me flamed *G*
 

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bheinz57 said:
Umm yeah, it's one of the easiest cars to do an oil change. Maybe the Hero will change his own one day instead of spending an hour and a half at the dealer:eek: . Brian
Come now Brian, groundless slander like that... :p

I've always changed my oil on my own, and yes Subaru is probably the easiest brand car to perform an oil change one by far.

And for the record I'm not biased towards the OBS, I just gotta keep you O-BSers on your toes. If I could've fit in one I probably would have gotten one of those instead ;)
 

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one tank...

Well, not as good as Hero Boots' 400 MPG, but went on road trip on Saturday & filled up on Sunday. Roughly a mix of 50/50 300 miles with a little over a 1/4 tank left.
 

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I usually get about 470-500 klms (292-310 miles) before the light comes on.
 

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I haven't monitored my MPT (miles/tank) but my the display in my
05 OB Bean says 17.4 MPG.
I do expect this number to go up when the cars mileage files up.
 

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I just filled up today, 352 miles on the tank, 60% highway, no low fuel light on yet. Not bad. Brian
 

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OK, this will show you what kind of a nerd I am:

2005 Outback XT (MT)

1. First fill up at 343 miles (343 miles/13.422 gallons=25.5 mpg; 90% highway, 10% rural)

2. Second fill up at 589 (246 miles/9.9 gallons=24.85 mpg; 70% highway, 20% rural, 10% city)

3. Third fill up at 961 (372 miles/14.501=25.65 mpg: 100% highway)

4. Fourth fill up at 1255 (294 miles/12.236=24.03 mpg; 10% highway, 80% rural, 10% city)

When I filled up at 961, after 372 miles of highway driving, my low fuel warning light had been on for 3 miles.

Anyhow I'm pleased so far--though I keep hoping for that elusive 400mpg I hear some get.;)
 
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