Results Just Not In . . . .

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Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:22 pm

. . . . yet.

I am ploughing through twelve pages of logs and piles of receipts:

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You might be able to see the frequency of gas stops increase through the summer. Every entry in the log has a corresponding receipt:

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On 8/14 at 59,515 miles, I made it to Citrus Heights where the fuel tank was cleaned. Slowly did I begin to increase my range thereafter:

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Seventy six calls y'all, will post results when I add this all up. Back to my quaint old adding machine.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by asiab3 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:33 pm

I always look forward to these results. I like the part where Chloe gets the best fuel economy of the three buses, but also takes some extra time to make stopping and smelling the roses mandatory.

I admire your intentional lack of instant fuel economy results IN THE BEGINNING! :drunken: And your handwriting seems to be, how should I say this, legible.

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My tank fills started around 150-200 miles, then as my sender float progressively sank, (booooo,) my fill-ups became more frequent as the gauge lied. Once I got comfortable using the odometer, stopovers became more distant once again (yaaaaaay.)

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1969 bus, "Buddy."
100k miles with me.
279k miles on Earth.

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by JLT » Sat Nov 26, 2016 12:31 pm

In my gas log, I also note the provider of the gas. Two different mechanics have told me to make sure that I filled up with a top-tier gas like Chevron at least once in every three fill-ups. (I've also been told by Justin Campbell at Kombi Haus to use a mid-grade gas in my 1600 DP engine, at least in California where alcohol is used to dilute the gasoline.)
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Present bus: '71 Dormobile Westie "George"
(sometimes towing a '65 Allstate single-wheel trailer)
Former buses: '61 17-window Deluxe "Pink Bus"
'70 Frankenwestie "Blunder Bus"
'71 Frankenwestie "Thunder Bus"

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:20 pm

JLT wrote:In my gas log, I also note the provider of the gas. Two different mechanics have told me to make sure that I filled up with a top-tier gas like Chevron at least once in every three fill-ups. (I've also been told by Justin Campbell at Kombi Haus to use a mid-grade gas in my 1600 DP engine, at least in California where alcohol is used to dilute the gasoline.)
I use whatever gas from whomever stations in wherever. Anything more complicated than that is hocus pocus.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by whc03grady » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:03 pm

Do those of us with carbs worry about ethanol eroding plastic parts?
Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:10 am

whc03grady wrote:Do those of us with carbs worry about ethanol eroding plastic parts?
I have no evidence thus far that ethanol has done any damage to my carbureted engines or plastic parts in the fuel injection systems.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by kreemoweet » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:46 pm

I've been putting 10% gasahol (seasonally, I suppose) in my bus fuel tank for about 20 years so far. I delve regularly into the innards of my carb, fuel pump, etc. No sign whatever of any untoward deterioration. Neither do my fuel lines show any premature softening, hardening, cracking, or other
badness. This is in marked contrast to the reports of others who use the same sort of fuel I do. Makes me wonder . . .

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by Jivermo » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:28 am

I am particularly intrigued by the customized lampshade. Do you also wear one of those green celluloid telegrapher visors, as you crunch those numbers late into the evening hours?

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by whc03grady » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:03 am

Jivermo wrote:I am particularly intrigued by the customized lampshade.
Looks like some sort of bacon-cooking apparatus.
Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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Re: Results Just Not In . . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:01 pm

Jivermo wrote:I am particularly intrigued by the customized lampshade. Do you also wear one of those green celluloid telegrapher visors, as you crunch those numbers late into the evening hours?

It helps to amplify and deflect light to reduce shadows when grinding out tiny illustrations.
Colin
(and the bacon is mostly greasy with a 75 watt bulb)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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