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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, but do you know the difference between a US gallon and an imperial gallon?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the difference, and I grew up with miles, feet and inches but I have always bought my gas in L. I have no idea how much a gallon of gas is or how much it cost without converting it to metric.

I LOVE the L/100km now that I am familiar with it. No conversions, no guessing how much fuel I need ect. It's a great system.

Now if you tell me to draw a line 2.7m long or ask me to weigh out 14.1kg I always convert back to imperial... but I am getting better at it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dude wrote:
I know the difference, and I grew up with miles, feet and inches but I have always bought my gas in L. I have no idea how much a gallon of gas is or how much it cost without converting it to metric.


UK gallons are bigger than US gallons:

1 UK Imperial Gallon = 4.55 litres 1 US Liquid Gallon = 3.79 litres

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I LOVE the L/100km now that I am familiar with it. No conversions, no guessing how much fuel I need ect. It's a great system.


So true. Also very easy to convert L/100kms into dollars for any trip. Even my dad is on board with this now, especially since getting his Venza with the dashboard economy display.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$380 on parts, one loose spark plug and a throttle body I could scoop grunge off of, I am hoping I fixed my poor L/100km.

Whoever decided that having a "non-serviceable" transmission with no dipstick (and hence no way to fill or check levels) should be drawn and quartered! Long life trans oil that never has to be changed... ya right. Tomorrows project, change, clean and flush the transmission.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

redbull wrote:
the Dude wrote:
I know the difference, and I grew up with miles, feet and inches but I have always bought my gas in L. I have no idea how much a gallon of gas is or how much it cost without converting it to metric.


UK gallons are bigger than US gallons:

1 UK Imperial Gallon = 4.55 litres 1 US Liquid Gallon = 3.79 litres

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I LOVE the L/100km now that I am familiar with it. No conversions, no guessing how much fuel I need ect. It's a great system.


So true. Also very easy to convert L/100kms into dollars for any trip. Even my dad is on board with this now, especially since getting his Venza with the dashboard economy display.


1 us gallon = 1 icecream pail = cheapest jerrycan money can buy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, my truck gets 15 miles/ICG (Ice Cream Gallons) or is it GIC (Gallons Ice Cream)?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Dude wrote:
$380 on parts,...


What kind of parts? Regular tune up stuff?

I covet your Tundra. It's the truck I was wanting before I picked up this Dodge. Does yours have the power rear glass? That's one option I was looking for at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, plugs, filters, fluids ect. The butt dyno says it helped, we'll see on the L/100km this weekend.

In my research all SR5 and Limited models in Canada have the rear power glass. It is a really nice option. I honestly think this is the perfect size truck. Lots of room in the back seat, cab is roomy, overall length is good, nice engine (I wish they had a diesel option!). My two complaints, towing capacity and turn radius. Both are lack luster. I could handle the low L/100Km if it had a 8-10000lbs tow rating.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody wanna guess what a PS hose for a Tundra is worth?

$867 from Ens. YIKES. Expensive SOB.

$48 for a fix at Good All Rubber.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont understand how a hose can cost that much. That is excessive. I hardly even have that much invested into my cruiser, minus the cost of purchase
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am now on the look out out for an air compressor. I have a Extreme Aire in the land Cruiser so I will most likely stick with that again and install a permanent unit in the tundra. I like the idea of adj the air bags from in the cab so I may look at a solution for that as well.

Drivers side bag,



Fill valves located in the license plate



Rack across the bed. With the tailgate locked you can't get anything out of the box.



Brake controller under the dash and Parking brake modified to clear the speaker pod.



Better stance:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice rack! Great idea.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after our trip out to Nordegg, we averaged 18.1L/100km trying to keep at 100km/hr.

This weekend we hauled the boat to the lake and back and I said fawk it and did 125km/hr both ways. The truck held overdrive, labored less, and got 16.1L/100km.

I think I need to get that speedo correction in to get the transmission back on track...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, here's what I got on my way home from Lethbridge last week in my 2005 Ram 1500 Hemi. Running a Superchips tuner with the XS Mileage program at the moment.

On the Flat. 20.4 miles per gallon = 11.53 l/100km



Downhill!


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