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Re: [T3] long distance gas mileage experiment

On 5 May 2006 at 9:44, Jens Vagelpohl wrote:

> Speaking of long-distance driving and recording gas mileage, I still  
> have my hand-written notes from 1995 when I drove my 412 wagon (L- 
> Jetronic) from Midland/MI to San Francisco, San Diego and back. I  
> went north through the UP, crossed it to Duluth and joined I-94 in  
> Fargo/ND. Straight shot west to Seattle, then I-5 South to Grants  
> Pass and US-101 to San Francisco. My best tank yielded 24.5 mpg, and  
> the worst just under 20. In total 3045 miles averaging 22.25 mpg. And  
> the gas was averaging about $1.30/gallon.

Do you recall what kinds of speeds you generally maintained? From your mi/gal 
figures, I'm guessing that you were moving pretty quickly.

> It looks like I might be doing a true ocean to ocean cross-country  
> trip in July, from Salem/OR to just south of DC. This would be to  
> purchase and drive home a 1976 Porsche 914, coincidentally a 1.8  
> model which has the exactly same engine that my 412 wagon has, plus a  
> catalytic converter.

Too bad it's not a 2.0L. I never liked the L-jet 914s as much as the D-Jet.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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