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Engine, Fuel System
#268 of 297 Re: Alcohol [shipo]
Aug 20, 2007 (2:52 pm)
What about Chevron/Texaco gas stations that use Techron concentrate
I noticed that i get better Gas Mileage than from Ethanol Based Gas.
Does anyone agree or disagree?
#269 of 297 Re: Alcohol [oluade76]
Aug 20, 2007 (3:43 pm)
You're mixing your additives so to speak.
A few points:
- Ethanol is an blending agent that is used as an oxygenate
- Techron is Chevron's additive package to help keep fuel systems and the upper end of the engine clean
- The two are not mutually exclusive
- If you find fuel that is not an Ethanol blend it is almost a sure bet that your car will get better mileage with it (Techron or no) as compared to when you are running E10 (Techron or no).
#270 of 297 MPG's
Sep 24, 2007 (1:45 pm)
I bought a 2007 Jeep Compass just recently. I'm getting around 14 to 15 mpg's which is not the 23 to 26 mpg's advertised on the window sticker. Dealer claims it's the oil companies putting more ethanol in gas which is lowering the mpg's. What can I do?
#271 of 297 Re: MPG's [jl49]
Sep 24, 2007 (1:51 pm)
Hope that when your vehicle breaks in with additional mileage, that it will loosen up and you'll get better mileage.
#272 of 297 Re: MPG's [jl49]
Sep 25, 2007 (9:09 am)
First use up all the gas in your tank until empty.
Then I suggest switching to chevron/Texaco instead
Keep away from no-brand gas station. I learnt the hard way (from buying bad gas)
#273 of 297 Re: MPG's [kiawah]
Sep 25, 2007 (1:45 pm)
I have 400 miles on it right now. At what mileage is it officially broken in?
#274 of 297 Re: MPG's [jl49]
Sep 26, 2007 (4:19 am)
Should call that out in your owners manual. Everyone has a different opinion on this, as well. Personally, I believe by 1500 miles the vehicle is pretty well there, I consider it done by the first regular oil change.
Sep 29, 2007 (9:40 am)
Yeah I think the engine is "broken in" fairly quickly but your mileage may continue to improve even up to 10,000 miles. After 10K though, your mileage is pretty much carved in stone.
Be sure to check tire pressure; also, if you regularly drive at over 70 mph, you aren't going to get the advertised MPG.