Archive for September 17th, 2008


I’m Losing It (MPG’s That Is)

September 17, 2008

Not sure what’s going on here. 

Perhaps I’m slacking a bit in my driving habits.  Or, I should probably check that performance air filter (I cleaned it back in May, right before I started tracking this stuff).   Another possible explanation could be the decrease in ambient temperature, as it’s starting to cool down here in MN. 

All of the above?

Whatever it is, I’ve noticed a pretty steady decline in my MPG/tank since I peaked it at 32.507 in mid-July.  Today’s fill-up revealed a tank that hit a disappointing 29.88.   “Slow and Low” is a little off her game:

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Here is my mileage log.

I’ll double-check tire pressure tomorrow, just to make sure.