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Duh, a lot of us are tuned for 93 octane!
The only reason I could see buying a tuner for a ranger is to correct gear and tire size. I wouldnt waste my money putting 93 in a heavy slow 4x4.
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when your hilary clinton was up here , she was up here for a reason
( she was summoned up here , by our prime minister )

to answer the main question -- why are your citzens paying less than us for fuel
( she could not answer that question )

but guess what americans , in the next couple of months , you guys / gals will be paying the exact same amount for fuel as we are ( converted from litres to gallons of course )

you can thank hilary clinton for that -- they queried bill oil about that issue
Okay I searched the news and found nothing of the sort confirming this article is true, which means you made it up. Good job!, but,

LOL serious question, are you too stupid to realize you pay more for a unit of gas than us because you have a higher tax on it? Is your whole government too stupid? That is the simple reason why gas is more expensive. Hilary Clinton would know the answer in a sec.

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2.69 for reg and 2.99 for premium at kroger. and with 12 mpg im a regular customer haha
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Summer of 2008 we had prices as high as 4.00+ a gal

in april and may of 2009 we had a 10 year low of 1.36 a gal.

this summer it was at about 2.45-2.60

Now in the past few weeks its gone up to 2.95

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down here its 2.95-2.99, with a few stations running 3.00+

at my job we check and regulate the gas everyday, we get at least 2-3 fuel drops every day at each of the 120+ stores and we monitor the tanks like crazy - temps and water levels included.

and last time i heard the price of a barrel was above 100.
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The only reason I could see buying a tuner for a ranger is to correct gear and tire size. I wouldnt waste my money putting 93 in a heavy slow 4x4.
I tuned my sport trac (4x4 4.0L) and it was a pretty nice improvement, especially being an automatic. My Sport Trac was actually pretty quick but it did have 4.88 gears with 33s.
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Ive raced a supercharged ranger at the track a year ago. 01 4.0 4x4 that this guy spent over 6k in perfomance parts to go faster. My stock mustang beat him by 4 cars...he was pissed. Give me 6k and let me dump it in my stang and ill run 11s.

All im saying is why would you want to make a 4x4 fast? I would roll mine if it was half as fast as my stang. You want a fast ride buy a sports car. I built my truck to go anywhere I want without getting stuck...I didnt build it to be a drag truck.
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Ive raced a supercharged ranger at the track a year ago. 01 4.0 4x4 that this guy spent over 6k in perfomance parts to go faster. My stock mustang beat him by 4 cars...he was pissed. Give me 6k and let me dump it in my stang and ill run 11s.

All im saying is why would you want to make a 4x4 fast? I would roll mine if it was half as fast as my stang. You want a fast ride buy a sports car. I built my truck to go anywhere I want without getting stuck...I didnt build it to be a drag truck.
I once raced a guy on my bike. It was an old schwinn, not worth more than $50 and he was wearing new nikes worth $150. I beat him by 3 bunk bed lengths. I dont' know why my brother wasted money on shoes when he should have bought a bike.
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Let's not make this GAS PRICE THREAD about performance and tuning. Keep it on topic or I will have it shut down.

As of today it's still 3.19 here in NEO

At least they are consistent.
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$1.189 a liter x 3.78 = $4.49 a US gallon. Yay Vancouver! Gotta pay for the %^&* Owelympics, I guess

you forgot to factor in the CAD/USD rate :)
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Sampled and recorded by who? What is regularly?

I worked at a gas station a while ago and the most I ever saw anyone do was a test by putting a stick in tanks with water detection paste.

I managed jet fuel tanks at an airport and we had a host of tests we did and recorded. I haven't seen anything near that with auto fuels.

Maybe NM is different I don't know, it could be better regulated than other places. I hear that California generally has better quality diesel than other parts of the country...?

But just because there are standards doesn't mean they are observed by everyone either.

If you've ever talked to tanker drivers they will tell you that flushing the trailers doesnt get rid of everything and the same trailers are used for different fuels. Older diesels are a lot more forgiving then newer diesels. My number one concern is lubricity/wear rating.

Anyway I'm getting more off topic. I just paid 5.49 per gallon for avgas. 100 low lead. lol
In NM the fuel quality and quantity is regulated by the Department of Agriculture Petroleum Standards Bureau. It is sampled at every station in NM about every 3 to 4 weeks by state Inspectors and is tested for several things, including octane and ethanol (for gasoline), water, sediment, percentage explosive (for Diesel), etc. After the field tests are conducted vials of the fuel are sent in to a state laboratory for further in depth testing. When a product is found to fail standards testing the fuel is immediately put off sale. At that point it is up to the station how they want to correct the issue, i.e. pump out the fuel and replace it with fresh, etc. The station is not allowed the sell the product until it is resampled and tested by a state Inspector and found to be within standards again.
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I guess my ecomodding thread isnt quite such a bad idea now as some commented
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In NM the fuel quality and quantity is regulated by the Department of Agriculture Petroleum Standards Bureau. It is sampled at every station in NM about every 3 to 4 weeks by state Inspectors and is tested for several things, including octane and ethanol (for gasoline), water, sediment, percentage explosive (for Diesel), etc. After the field tests are conducted vials of the fuel are sent in to a state laboratory for further in depth testing. When a product is found to fail standards testing the fuel is immediately put off sale. At that point it is up to the station how they want to correct the issue, i.e. pump out the fuel and replace it with fresh, etc. The station is not allowed the sell the product until it is resampled and tested by a state Inspector and found to be within standards again.
Kris.....watch out dude. Kevin is going to shut this thread down if you keep getting off topic. Now follow the rules and post a local price.......

















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15mpg would be awesome!

I use to never think about fuel usage, but I do more now since the golf gets 40-45mpg. I drive my truck to Lexington and back (gently even) and use 1/4 tank. I can drive the golf there and back aggressively and the gauge hardly moves on that little tank.

When I think of traveling any distance the golf costs SO much less. But then again I worry a little more about dies quality in some places. lol
yeah tell me about it. I get all excited about 15 too.

ah all good fun. i dont even pay attention. if i was worried about it i would ride my bike... aka pedal bike. lol
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Kris.....watch out dude. Kevin is going to shut this thread down if you keep getting off topic. Now follow the rules and post a local price.......

















LOL, he only wishes...
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$3.17 for gas and $3.45 for diesel. And I gotta turn the injector pump back down on my old 7.3 idi because I got like 10mpg or less yesterday.
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Kris.....watch out dude. Kevin is going to shut this thread down if you keep getting off topic. Now follow the rules and post a local price.......



















I honestly don't know how much gas or diesel is here or else I'd post it up. I only get my fuel from two places regardless of price.

Oops, guess I got off topic again...

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I guess my ecomodding thread isnt quite such a bad idea now as some commented
Nope, still would be one of the ugliest rangers ever. If I cared a lot about gas mileage I'd buy myself a honda.
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Hit 3.05 here today
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3.03 cash today. this over three dollar crap better stop soon.
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I know that this thread is related with gas prices inside US, but just as a reference: since Im in Mexico (last september) here the variaton on prices during the last 4 months:

Regular unledaded: range from $2.05 USD/gal to $2.42 USD/gal
Diesel: range from $2.30 USD/gal to $2.50 USD/gal

(Aprox values to current rate MXP-USD)

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$3.35/gallon last time i filled up(12/24/10)
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I just paid $3.29/gal last night and I'm in western New York. It's ridiculous I'm only paying 6 cents less than a major metropolitan city in southern California. I can't wait to move out of NY...
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just filled up last night @ $2.99, saw a few other prices ranging from $3.04-$3.09
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I'm in Cali right now and I paid 3.5x per gallonk of gas. When I left Vegas a few days ago it was at 3.2x. And this is for premium.
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