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Author Topic: I wish my car did not waist so much gas Back to Topics

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Joined:Jan 2014
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 5:45:53 PM

Hope someday they make all cars eco friendly
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Champion Author Ottawa

Joined:Feb 2007
Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 12:26:22 AM

Just cinch up your belt and all will be fine.
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Champion Author St. Louis

Joined:Jul 2013
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 12:04:54 PM

If you want total eco frindly, think about a hydrogen fuel cell car. I still prefer a gasoline internal combustion engine.
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Champion Author Calgary

Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 5:37:27 AM

I guess the most fuel efficient car was from the "Flintstones", so everything after that is not fuel efficient at all. Best of all you could say it is eco friendly.
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Veteran Author Gasbuddy

Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 4:12:52 PM

Personal philosophy (stolen from Randy Pausch): Patience matters; if you listen and give people enough time to surprise you, they almost always will.
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 2:28:20 PM


"One possible interpretation of this post..."

That's part of the problem. There can be any number of interpretations of the original post. The bottom line is, regardless of how we "interpret" the post, we don't know what the member writing the post actually means. All we're doing is speculating.

It shouldn't be too much to expect that the person starting this topic would return to the thread to acknowledge what others have said in response to his/her comments, is it? Or am I wrongly interpreting the original post as the member actually expecting responses to what he/she wrote?
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Veteran Author Gasbuddy

Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 10:00:15 AM

One possible interpretation of this post:

Internal combustion engines run on gasoline achieve (at most, after a hundred years of tinkering) 25-30% efficiency. The rest is wasted as heat and vibration.

I share sc2314's general wish/hope for better technology in the future. Personally, I think we've reached the peak of efficiency for combusting gasoline in a block of metal. The cars of the future will pull electricity from batteries without heat loss, and the electricity will come from renewable sources like wind/solar/hydro/gravity/other. Or we'll learn how to build better fuel cell vehicles which can pull 80% of the energy out of ethanol and hydrogen without burning it. Maybe it's even possible to build a gasoline fuel cell and increase mpg by 300-400%.

One of the first barriers to this will be offsetting the heeldragger mentality exhibited by some who would prefer to rest on the humpbacked status quo.
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Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2014 9:39:22 AM

That's what California Schools do to you.
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Rookie Author Detroit

Joined:Jan 2014
Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 3:33:41 AM

The others already summed it up. You've posted no information about your car, driving habits etc. If you really feel that your car is burning an abnormal amount of fuel, then the best thing to do, would be to have your mechanic check it out. Not sure what to say...
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Champion Author Lexington

Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 1:07:52 AM

That's funny, I have never seen a car that actually had a waist. What size belt do you use on it?
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Champion Author Maryland

Joined:Aug 2004
Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 2:44:11 PM


Maybe you can explain how making all cars "eco friendly", whatever that's supposed to mean, can stop your car from "waisting" so much gas.

How is your car wasting gas? Without knowing what's the matter with your car, or how your car is "waisting" "so much gas, it's impossible for any Gas Buddy members to say anything constructive in response to what you wrote. For all we know, not knowing what type of car you have, if there's anything mechanically wrong with your car, or anything about your driving habits or driving conditions, or, for that matter, if you choose to have a less fuel efficient car than you could have (for whatever reason you may have for choosing your current car), the gas waste might be because of your the condition of your car, the way you drive, or you're not maximizing fuel efficient for the car you have.

Just a suggestion, but if you want constructive responses, you might want to better explain your original topic name and post.

And, as you posted your comments in the "All Things Ethanol" discussion category rather than in, say, the Fuel Economy discussion thread, you might want to explain how ethanol is involved in your car wasting gas or not being "eco friendly".


[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 1/11/2014 2:44:48 PM EST]
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Champion Author Minnesota

Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 9:34:55 PM

me too
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Champion Author Arizona

Joined:Jun 2010
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 7:41:04 PM

you need a speak and spell
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Champion Author Iowa

Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 7:11:28 PM

Do we have any English teachers anymore?
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