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How might I squeeze a little extra mpg out of my old truck?

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 - 28 answers

Homemade napalm?

Any uses for old gasoline (petrol)? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Jun 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Can I find 'petrol' vs. 'gas' word use by country?

Is there a way to find out if 'petrol' or 'gas' is the most recognized word for vehicle fuel by country? [more inside]
posted by pb on Sep 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Mythbust supermarket petrol for me, please.

Is supermarket petrol bad for my car? [more inside]
posted by Lorc on Aug 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Air conditioning the outdoors?

Are gas station forecourts really air conditioned in some places in the USA? [more inside]
posted by bystander on Jul 3, 2008 - 37 answers

How can I stop someone stealing fuel from my car?

How can I stop someone stealing fuel from my car? [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Aug 26, 2007 - 26 answers

Should I warm my car up before I drive?

What are the advantages (if any) of letting your car engine run idle to warm up before driving? [more inside]
posted by xoe26 on Jan 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Do I get more petrol at night?

Is it true that I get more bang for the buck if I fill up my tank at night? The argument is that matter expands when it's heated; so during the night, I get more volume of petrol for the same price? I know the difference is miniscule, but is the argument true?
posted by arrowhead on Sep 21, 2005 - 9 answers

Bad Gas

Is there such a thing as "bad" gasoline and can it mess up your car? (+) [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jan 21, 2005 - 40 answers

Lawn mower 101

Lawn mower 101. We're renting a new place. It has a large garden, with a petrol/gas-powered push lawn mower to keep it tidy. The mower has two orifices, one for petrol/gas, the other for oil; what goes in each? [more inside]
posted by carter on Oct 9, 2004 - 5 answers

Why are local gas prices so similar?

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 - 6 answers

Premium Gas?

Should I be using premium gas for my ’96 Subaru Outback? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on May 20, 2004 - 10 answers

Is it bad to store an empty gasoline container in my car?

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 - 15 answers

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