This is just a thought experiment at this point, and probably will remain so. In the back of my mind I have the idea that when my old SUV finally gives up the ghost I might rip out the internal combustion drivetrain and convert it to an electric vehicle, possibly with a removable range-extender generator. Setting practicality aside for the moment, can you help me envision what this would involve? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Jan 2, 2014 -
I've become mildly obsessed with trying to improve the fuel efficiency of my old truck. I've already done all the basic things and I realize that I'm fighting physics at this point, but what else might I consider if I wanted to make a bit of a hobby out of it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Nov 19, 2013 -
New Jersey gasoline is more efficient than Massachusetts gasoline? I seem to get much better gas mileage with both my cars when they are filled up in NJ. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello
on Jul 26, 2012 -
Why does my Subaru Forester smell like gasoline, and how can I make it not smell like gasoline? [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on May 20, 2011 -
Did I just pay for Premium Gasoline when I was really pumping Mid-Grade? While I was fueling up the car I noticed 2 of the 3 nozzles were switched from their correct position; what did I pay for? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID
on Apr 7, 2010 -
Not that I'm complaining, but why have gas prices dropped so dramatically in recent weeks? I understand how they rose so high-- chaos in the Middle East disrupted the oil supply and hurricanes destroyed some processing capability in the US-- but I'm seeing close to $1.80 a gallon now when I thought I'd never see under $3 again. Forgive me for my ignorance, but I feel like I missed something.
posted by Faint of Butt
on Nov 25, 2008 -
What's the fairest way to split gasoline and other costs between riders on a roadtrip? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Jun 23, 2008 -
Is "brand" gas - like Chevron with Techron - worth the extra 10-15 cents/gallon?
posted by joshuaconner
on Jul 12, 2007 -
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by tomierna
on Aug 12, 2006 -
Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?
posted by jeremias
on Apr 29, 2006 -
GasFilter: How do I learn more about the quality of various gasoline brands? Also, how can I determine who supplies
gasoline to a particular retailer? For example, is Speedway gasoline really the same as Sunoco gasoline (since Sunoco purchased them), or do they still use their own gas? How about the gas at my local Sam's club, or Jewel-Osco -- who supplies that gas to them?
posted by Merdryn
on Sep 5, 2005 -
Why hasn't solar energy been able to replace fossil fuels in Europe where gas is taxed so heavily?
posted by MrMulan
on Aug 31, 2005 -
How long can I expect unused gasoline in a car's gas tank to last before it breaks down into something that the engine can't burn?
posted by nmiell
on May 18, 2005 -
I have an etiquette question: I moved to the Boston area about a year ago from Oakland California. I've never seen a full service gas station in CA (I've seen them before, just not in CA). Here in MA, most of the gas stations are full serve, which rules in the winter.
My question is this: is it appropriate and/or expected that I tip the attendant that fills up my gas tank?
posted by jaded
on Dec 13, 2004 -
Gas (petrol) question: We've had discussions in the blue about regional price differences for gasoline. But why do different gas stations in the same market region come so close to each other on price? Are the markets for the raw oil and the refining so limited that they all end up with the same cost? I find that hard to believe. Also, is there any difference, in real terms, between gasoline from one vendor versus gas from another?
posted by yesster
on Jul 20, 2004 -
An empty gasoline container stored on the carpeted floor of a vehicle: good idea or forthcoming explosive disaster?
posted by keli
on Mar 4, 2004 -