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Date: 9 Oct 97 16:39:03 GMT
From: "Daryle" <>
Subject: Re: Reformulated gas (Was: 900se V-6 problems?)

DG You failed to tell us all what this wonderful additive is! Dave G. <> wrote in article <343A8591.7668nopsamcom>... Saab85900 wrote: > > >My mother-in-law has a 1996 900SE Turbo and she gets around 19 mpg in city > driving which is very significantly below the 25 mpg I get > > Maybe she has a heavier foot than you do<g>. > Or, if she lives in a different area, she may be getting "reformulated" > oxygenated gas--good for about 3-4 mpg drop in my Saab and Volvo. > Or maybe hers is automatic? > Or maybe she's using synthetic oil? > > Dick in Falls Church, vA > 85 900T I've heard the same complaint about reformulated gas in California. Gasoline in CA contains MTBE. The oil companies like it because it increases consumption. Ironically, reformulated gas is not meeting expectations for reduced emissions. There is an after-market fuel additive that puts the power and mileage lost in RFG back and then some. The increase in mileage pays for the cost of the additive and more. It uses emulsion technology instead of chemicals such as benzene, alcohol, toluene, or solvents. I was really skeptical at first, but it really works. DG.

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