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SprintManVA
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 9:31:57 PM

Do you notice how much your gas mileage drops in the winter? I live in Virginia and we do not have a lot of snow, so it isn't because of conditions. I can tell right away when the blends change.
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valby
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 7:56:30 AM

Yes
enshaw
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 7:50:54 AM

not really
GustheCat2
Champion Author San Antonio

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 7:47:57 AM

I don't really notice
EdPG
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 7:12:53 AM

Yes MPG drop with winter blend
MIT05
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 5:36:49 AM

I drop about 5 miles a gallon.
mrjlfuller
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 2:17:05 AM

My mileage actually increased about 6 miles per gallon burning winter grade gas.
buickhonda
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 1:53:56 AM

I loose about 1.5 mpg on my Accord V6 and almost 1 mpg on my Mustang GT.
reb4
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 11:45:40 PM

Not somehting i do lately, used to though.

tnikodem
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 10:34:03 PM

I live in Michigan where I don't notice the change to winter blends but I do notice what happens when I need to run the car while brushing snow off the car and scraping ice off the windows (and lights). It also doesn't help when driving on snow covered streets (more friction "plowing" through the snow).
One rapidly learns to let the car warm while scraping. Otherwise our breath immediately fogs the inside of the windshield if the defroster isn't generating heat. Sometimes I am tempted to install a circulating electrical heater (like I had in Alaska) to warm the coolant so the engine block is warm enough to NOT require running the engine to warm the car.
Of course, a remote car starter would just tempt me to start the car early enough to get the inside toasty warm.
HeavyDuty_cache
Champion Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 6:27:08 PM

Only when it comes to Diesel Fuel do I notice a change. Much better MPG with Nr 1 than Nr 2
stlhawk
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:40:34 PM

I have not noticed either. Need to monitor.
PithyOpiner
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:51:58 PM

Never noticed, myself. I'll look into it and get back to you.
MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:06:16 AM

Winter blends along with ethanol cuts my milage 1-4 mpg in the winter.
jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:55:29 AM

Yes. Usually a couple MPG.
emtrob2012
All-Star Author Myrtle Beach

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 10:34:14 PM

stick with only 1 blend and prices will drop
TrixieNY
Champion Author Buffalo

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 9:48:19 PM

Do you notice how helpful it is to your fellow Virginians to post some gas prices once in awhile?
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