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Winter Blend

Postby silvylining [OP] » Jan 11 2020, 8:04pm

Does anyone have some tips to get the most out winter blend gas. My MPG has dropped drastically. Before the change I could easily get 20.5 to 21.4 at 64 mph. Now I am down to barely 18! Services kept up with full synthetic oil and tires are constantly gauged up.
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby ferraiolo1 » Jan 11 2020, 8:06pm

Nope. Just have to wait till spring!

The longer warm up times also contribute to lower mpgs


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Re: Winter Blend

Postby silvylining [OP] » Jan 11 2020, 8:19pm

Oh yea, I have to admit that remote start has spoiled me on these 30 degree mornings.
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby FoxProDenali » Jan 11 2020, 8:20pm

Would adding octane booster help at all...since it doesn't contain ethanol?

Seems like the answer would be "no," but I still need to ask...for...my...friend. :)
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby silvylining [OP] » Jan 11 2020, 8:28pm

Maybe worth a try. I have added Lucas fuel treatment but I honestly never thought to try octane boost. :shock:
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby adam86107 » Jan 11 2020, 9:04pm

May have to slow it down to 55.
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby MooseKnuckles » Jan 11 2020, 9:13pm

Winter fuel simply has less energy. Octane booster very likely won't help and you'll just spend more money in effort to save money.
Combined with winter mix fuel, you fluids (engine oil, power steering, transmission, etc) are all thicker in cold temps making the vehicle work harder, cold starts burn rich to get engine and cats up to operating temp, running HVAC and heated seats use more fuel, longer idling and remote starts, tire pressure will drop in cold weather 10F versus 70F may see a 3-5psi drop, so keep an eye. Winter tires will almost always be less efficient than a highway tire, and generally comparable to an AT tire. And then there is the actual road conditions, driving through slush and snow, and also have the vehicle covered in snow, and underside covered in slush all knock fuel economy.
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby MIKE91B » Jan 11 2020, 9:56pm

Increasing octane will not help mileage. Octane is a measurement of resistance to detonation. But if you do use an octane booster use boostane. It actually does what it says. The best method to increase milage with modern pump gas is decreasing the alcohol content. Find a station that sells gasoline and not the generic E10 or E15 found all over this country.
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby FoxProDenali » Jan 11 2020, 9:59pm

Makes sense. I thought they just added more ethanol to the mix but that's not exactly correct. Energy is energy.

I do use a combo between non-oxy and Boostane.
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Re: Winter Blend

Postby TheMightyWhitey » Jan 12 2020, 12:04am

North Carolina cold???!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:


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