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« Reply #50 on: 06/17/03 07:51 AM »

My "best" is only 29.005, so I won't bother scanning it and posting as it wouldn't come close to competing here.

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« Reply #51 on: 06/17/03 08:32 AM »

Oh, I really do sincerely wish the computer on the 03's would not give up after 40 miles to go! It should take you down to the last mile. It would be so cool for betting purposes and the macho thing of gas station logistics.


My wife's previous mini-van's computer would go ALL THE WAY DOWN.  We had gone to Disney World and were stuck in traffic trying to get to a gas station.  I could have thrown a rock and hit a pump, but we were stuck in stand-still traffic with the computer saying we had 0 miles left before we ran out of gas.  Luckily we had enough to idle our way over to the gas station after the traffic cleared after a couple of nervous minutes!  :o
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« Reply #52 on: 06/17/03 04:21 PM »

My biggest was about 30.87 gallons.  I drove from Everett, WA to Gold Beach, Oregon on one tank, after running a few errands at home.  My range indicator goes to LOW at about 25 miles.  Don't know the mileage, but the bill was 54.00, and I remember the price was 1.74.  My dad wanted me to go to a station further down the road because it was 3 cents cheaper per gallon.  The only thing I could picture was pushing an Avalanche, or walking in the rain to the gas station that I passed up....  Or, I could have called OnStar up and had some delivered...  Anyone ever do that? call onstar and tell them you need gas delivered?
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« Reply #53 on: 08/08/03 09:45 PM »

 :o

I just filled up my 03 AV Z66 before coming to work. I have been driving for two days since the fuel light came on. The last day it stayed on. It was a little hard to start the last two times. I drove the 4 blocks to a Shell station and was very surprised about the amount of fuel that went in. I actually put in 30+ gallons before at another station, but this time it kicked off at 31.7 gallons. The final tally was a hair shy of 32 1/4 gallons.
I know you can't put 10lbs of s#*t in a 5lb bag, so whats up?
The other time I put over 30 gallons in, I was doing it to see how far I could go after the fuel light goes on (I know about damaging the fuel pump and sucking up crap).
Are the stations ripping us off (more than usual) or do I have a "fat" tank?  I could care less about bragging rights, but I am wondering if I should report this to some regulating agency. I use this station fairly often and fill my boat tanks there too. There seems to be little if any variance with filling at other stations (i.e. I can get 6.5 gallons in my 6 gallon tank if I fill it up to the lip).

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« Reply #54 on: 08/09/03 08:53 AM »

Well it was not my biggest fuel fill but it was the most I have ever spend on gas when I was up in Canada I fueled up 88 leters of gas and it cost me $80.00 :o
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« Reply #55 on: 08/09/03 09:01 AM »

:o

I just filled up my 03 AV Z66 before coming to work. I have been driving for two days since the fuel light came on. The last day it stayed on. It was a little hard to start the last two times. I drove the 4 blocks to a Shell station and was very surprised about the amount of fuel that went in. I actually put in 30+ gallons before at another station, but this time it kicked off at 31.7 gallons. The final tally was a hair shy of 32 1/4 gallons.
I know you can't put 10lbs of s#*t in a 5lb bag, so whats up?
The other time I put over 30 gallons in, I was doing it to see how far I could go after the fuel light goes on (I know about damaging the fuel pump and sucking up crap).
Are the stations ripping us off (more than usual) or do I have a "fat" tank?  I could care less about bragging rights, but I am wondering if I should report this to some regulating agency. I use this station fairly often and fill my boat tanks there too. There seems to be little if any variance with filling at other stations (i.e. I can get 6.5 gallons in my 6 gallon tank if I fill it up to the lip).

Thanks, Brian K.
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We talked about this at a GTG once and decided that once you filled the tank, you also have to account for the pipes and stuff so you could technically put more than 31 gallons in your AV...

I never run mine below 1/4 of a tank myself so I've never had a big fill up to test it out.

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« Reply #56 on: 08/09/03 09:52 AM »

I just put $45 in and I still had a 65 mile range left.  My beef is the MPG I was getting 11.7 :7: and now I use Plus gas just so I get 12 flat to make me feel better.
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« Reply #57 on: 08/09/03 10:42 AM »

Biggest ever filled up was 31.? gallons and it wasn't even on empty when I filled up. Cost $50.80   :o
It is a 2500 though and the 31 gallons didn't last that long either driving around for the weekend here and there. I try not to go below 1/4 tank now just because don't want to suck up yucky stuff at the bottom.  :1:
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« Reply #58 on: 09/26/03 02:06 PM »

Pushed the limit several times - never had a stumble (yet).

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« Reply #59 on: 09/26/03 02:20 PM »

Pushed the limit several times - never had a stumble (yet).

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Dang!  That's a lot of gas...  a lot of times!

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« Reply #60 on: 12/03/03 11:19 AM »

I was sweating buckets getting back from the SLC.  I filled her up and she took a 40.00 bill and 27.042 gallons @ 420 Miles which gives me 15.531395 MPH.  Now remember if you go to Petes place and read about my Christmas Tree adventure My AV was doing alot of keeping kids warm while sitting.  So I think this is great MPH.  In '93 I was coming across Nebraska and did not fill up I was with My Aunt and My Mother and Father in a Big ford econoline Van with two tanks.  I ran out of gas.  Cost me 100.00 + gas + all the crap I received from Ma and Aunt Oma.  Thats why I was sweating bullets before I filled up.  The wifey kept looking at the Get Fuel message and then at me!!!!!
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« Reply #61 on: 12/03/03 11:22 AM »

28.5 was the most for me.  Had me worried too.
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« Reply #62 on: 12/03/03 11:58 AM »

But how close is the computer to what you put in.
Every time I fill up I put atleast a gallon more than the computer
says I used, where does all that gas go?
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« Reply #63 on: 12/03/03 12:40 PM »

I have gotten into the habit of filling up well before I am down to the 1/4 tank mark since the gas pumps only go to $50.00 on the credit card and the company pays for my gas. I would have to reset the machine to fully fill the tanks on my 2500.
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« Reply #64 on: 12/03/03 01:26 PM »

I do not have the reciept, but can say that I have done a 31 gallon fill.  When I first got the Avalanche I thought that the tank was 34 gallons, so when the light use to come on I was like wow I still have another 7 gallons.  Well when I was going to the Piegon Fordge Meet, a couple of other memebers told me that I was wrong.  That is when I looked at the book at saw that it was 32 Gallons
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« Reply #65 on: 12/03/03 01:35 PM »

I do not have the reciept, but can say that I have done a 31 gallon fill.  When I first got the Avalanche I thought that the tank was 34 gallons, so when the light use to come on I was like wow I still have another 7 gallons.  Well when I was going to the Piegon Fordge Meet, a couple of other memebers told me that I was wrong.  That is when I looked at the book at saw that it was 32 Gallons

Hey, Wvusquatch, that is the very first post of yours that I have EVER seen that did not contain at least one exclamation point (!)  Are you down today or something?  :P ;) ;D
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« Reply #66 on: 12/03/03 04:25 PM »

where                 Gallons   PPG     Total     date     time
Minonk, IL Shell 31.436  1.599  $50.27 19-Oct 19:48

Always got to top off a little when pulling the big 24' box.
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« Reply #67 on: 12/03/03 04:46 PM »

 I was thinking about this thread today as I put 26.7 gallons in.  That's my biggest fill to date, I don't think I'll beat it.  I usually fill around 24 gallons.

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« Reply #68 on: 12/03/03 05:34 PM »

29.6 is my personal record... AJ, ya beat me by a splash...  That was the road trip last year... Averaged 21.9 mpg... 3300 miles...
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« Reply #69 on: 12/15/03 01:25 PM »

Just the other day!!!!!  (Just for RICHUF)!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #70 on: 12/15/03 01:33 PM »

A $1.22 a gallon?  Damn - I'd be driving more if gas was that inexpensive here.

The most I've done is 30.1 gallons.  If I had more motivation I could find a receipt for 29.8 gallons from this weekend.

The most dollar wise I've ever put in the tank was $60.00.  it was $2.08 ot $2.09 a gallon when  I filled up.  That was depressing.
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« Reply #71 on: 12/31/03 04:43 PM »

Just got back from Northern WI pulling the sleds (14 mpg on the way up and 10 mpg on the way home - strong head wind).  The low fuel light was on and I pulled in to fill up - I stopped at an even $50.00 (couldn't take anymore $$ shock) which came to 30.26 gallons, my best yet.  Note: I usually get about 18 mpg not pulling anything (interstate driving)
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« Reply #72 on: 01/01/04 05:52 AM »

My biggest fill - 28.762 gallons. Note - the resources page of this site, 2002 specifications, indicates "fuel tank 31 gal" (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/resources/2002_1500_4x4.html).

The owners manual (http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/resources/owners_manual.htm ) section 6 under capacities also shows 31 gal for the 2002 1500 Av.
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« Reply #73 on: 01/06/04 01:25 PM »

just curious, I keep hearing that there is a 2 gallon reserve. Is this information false?
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« Reply #74 on: 01/07/04 12:03 PM »

I think the tank is 31 Gallons, but the filler neck holds a 1/2 gallon!!  I promise that is one true receipt without any modifactions!!  So do I get a n award or something???

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