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Maxus is close to setting a new record for a single tank of gas


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#1 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:44 PM

I've been working really hard to squeeze out the mpg's with my current tank.  My fuel guage is just slightly above a half tank and trip one is showing 290miles.  This is the highest reading I've ever had for the first half of a tank.  If all goes well on the second half I just might see my second 600 mile tank :happy feet:


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#2 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 01:09 AM

Go Brother Mike! Go Brother Mike! :rockon:



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 04:17 AM

thanks for the encouragement Brother Jus.  I really needed the positive words.  Maybe it's the time of the year and family memories come flooding back of wonderful family experiences during the Holidays.  But lately a hole in my spirit has been building as I sit and watch my father disappear with the ravaging effects of Alzheimer's.  Chances are this could be his last year with any knowledge of the joy he has brought to my life and my family these past 61 years.  I miss the man I've called Dad.  Sorry to get so mushy and off topic to this thread. 



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:02 AM

Best wishes for your dad. I am guessing that more than a few of us are familiar with this ugly disease.



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

Sorry to hear about your dad, Brother Mike. Spend and cherish the time with him brother and as hard as it gets for all those who love us, we all have to make our own journey back to the Lord one day. God Bless you and your family this Thanksgiving.



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:49 AM

Best wishes for your dad Mike.

 

And yo CAN hit that 600 mile tank. As Nike says: "Just do it"



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Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:18 PM

Thanks Wnuk I really appreciate your comment


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#8 OFFLINE   SPL Tech

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 09:26 PM

Nice, so many times do you have to get a 600 mile tank to profit over the $1,000 bill you will likely get for damaging your fuel pump?


Edited by SPL Tech, 28 November 2014 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 03:07 PM

Nice, so many times do you have to get a 600 mile tank to profit over the $1,000 bill you will likely get for damaging your fuel pump?

The fuel pump doesn't work If ICE stops running. I have run out 5 times and it is a non event. You can go 25-40miles past 0 MTE no sweat. Go for it Mike! :shift:

 

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#10 OFFLINE   Jus-A-CMax

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

paul, we should point the young grasshoppers to the FAQ.... ;)

 

spl - many of us have done more than 600+ miles a tank on regular basis without blinking an eye and we have over 40K+ on our odos. I think Paul and Matt has the highest odos here. You don't have to run out of gas, its all about knowing the strengths of the CMax, managing your MPG and traffic/terrain/gas situational awareness.  :victory:

 

mtb - go for it, lets us know how you do  :)


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#11 OFFLINE   SPL Tech

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:14 AM

paul, we should point the young grasshoppers to the FAQ.... ;)

 

spl - many of us have done more than 600+ miles a tank on regular basis without blinking an eye and we have over 40K+ on our odos. I think Paul and Matt has the highest odos here. You don't have to run out of gas, its all about knowing the strengths of the CMax, managing your MPG and traffic/terrain/gas situational awareness.  :victory:

 

mtb - go for it, lets us know how you do  :)

You dont need to run out of gas to damage the fuel pump. It's well known that running low on fuel can damage the pump, just Google it. Anything below 1/8th tank and you are risking damage to the pump. I am afraid that 40k on your car does not prove much other than you can go 40k on your car. Most of the fuel pump failures I have replaced were instant. Car pulled into the driveway fine, and then next morning it would not start, or the car sputtered at a traffic light, died and would not restart. Fuel pump failure is very common, quite possibly one of the most common things that can go wrong with a vehicle, so it only makes sense not to put the pump at unnecessary risk, especially when there is no real reward for doing so.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 05:59 PM

You dont need to run out of gas to damage the fuel pump. It's well known that running low on fuel can damage the pump, just Google it. Anything below 1/8th tank and you are risking damage to the pump. I am afraid that 40k on your car does not prove much other than you can go 40k on your car. Most of the fuel pump failures I have replaced were instant. Car pulled into the driveway fine, and then next morning it would not start, or the car sputtered at a traffic light, died and would not restart. Fuel pump failure is very common, quite possibly one of the most common things that can go wrong with a vehicle, so it only makes sense not to put the pump at unnecessary risk, especially when there is no real reward for doing so.

I think you are greatly over stating the risk to the fuel pump which comes with a lifetime filter in it. Then you add in that the ICE only runs about 1/2 the miles of the odometer depending on how much CITY vs HWY driving you do. I have 84Kmi. with 46MPG  average and 141 fill ups with no problems. As it turns out Hybrids are very different in many ways from regular ICE vehicles . :)

 

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:44 PM

For me it has become a challenge to see how many miles I can pull out of that 13.5 gallon tank.  This tank I'm working on is presently up to 540 miles and the yellow warning lite just came on for the first time.  Now I start watching the trip 1 gauge to see where I'm at on gallons remaining.  Presently the gauge says 11.3gals used.  I think I should be safe to take it down to zero with my spare 2 gallon can.  Any other hypermiler taken theirs down to 13 gallons?  Did you run out of gas?  I've only ran Maxus dry once and I don't remember what the gallon read on trip1.  I won't get far past 600 if I'm that lucky but at least it will be my second 600+ tank with under 35k on the odo.


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#14 OFFLINE   fotomoto

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:46 PM



  Any other hypermiler taken theirs down to 13 gallons?  Did you run out of gas?  I'

 

 

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Yes, there is an old and very long thread on this.   It's game over once you get the "triangle of death".  LOL   NOTE: I had fueled up that tank until gas spilled out.  You won't get this much into the tank letting that nozzle "click" off.  

 

I literally circle the blocks around a station when I was this close but I also carried a fuel can too.  Don't worry, it starts right back up when you refuel it.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:31 PM

I never ran it until fully empty, but I did make a test run to see if I could get close. I am only at about 16,500+ miles, so it is too soon to tell.
 
The way that I look at it: That's what the warranty is for.
 
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 01:11 AM

:rockon:  nice one guys.

 

 

Brother Mike, been to the 13 darkside many times. You jus gotta know where you go and where to tank up. As I gas at Costco, I have less options but my routes ain't too far from the source.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:03 PM

Game Over guys Maxus ran out of gas 2 blocks from my house.  This time was unlike the first time I ran out.  This time the triangle of death came up and the screen said pull over when safe, I had half a full charge battery and as I gave some pedal to make my turn off the road I was traveling there was little power and the steering became difficult almost as if I had no power.  But the battery gauge showed plenty to run on.  This is very different from the first time I ran out.  Well as the picture shows I just made 600miles so I now have 2, 600 mile tanks.  Add me to the honor roll list. :happy feet: :camera: :yahoo:

 

tn_gallery_177_18_173846.jpg    I also put it in my gallery if this is too small to see?


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#18 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:04 PM



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 10:48 PM

It's just a hunch but I think maybe the car switched over to accessory mode.  It's been too long since I've purposely ran out of gas to recall if mine did it too.  I do recall pulling over both times because I was wanting to take pics to document the mileage/fuel use, etc.  


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Posted 03 December 2014 - 11:26 PM

Game Over guys Maxus ran out of gas 2 blocks from my house.  This time was unlike the first time I ran out.  This time the triangle of death came up and the screen said pull over when safe, I had half a full charge battery and as I gave some pedal to make my turn off the road I was traveling there was little power and the steering became difficult almost as if I had no power.  But the battery gauge showed plenty to run on.  This is very different from the first time I ran out.  Well as the picture shows I just made 600miles so I now have 2, 600 mile tanks.  Add me to the honor roll list. :happy feet: :camera: :yahoo:

 

tn_gallery_177_18_173846.jpg    I also put it in my gallery if this is too small to see?

 

 

You are already in the 600+ Miles CMax Club with the killer 651.5 mile tank on 09/24/13. :congrats:  on your second tank :rockon:


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