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Thread: What's the most gas you've ever filled in your Mirage?

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    be nicer

    FYI, I just deleted a bunch of posts from this thread.

    It appears we may have to add this topic to the "VERBOTEN" list along with: politics, religion, global warming, Covid, and which restaurant has the best chicken nuggets/tenders. (Crap, I just made myself hungry.)


        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 62.4 mpg (US) ... 26.5 km/L ... 3.8 L/100 km ... 74.9 mpg (Imp)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    If your at the pump and you click on the metal tab that lets you pour gas without squeezing the handle and just let it pour until it clicks off, is that overfilling or topping off? Should I not do that?
    No you're fine.

    There aren't any hoses connecting the charcoal canister(which is located to the rear of the fuel tank under the spare tire) directly to the fuel tank. The Charcoal Canister has 3 hoses.

    -One on the vent solenoid that vents into a hole in the frame(to atmosphere),
    -one little hose goes up to the engine compartment
    - the last hose goes to the filler neck. Up high, well above the top of the fuel tank.

    So, if you fill your tank to the top and continue to keep filling until it won't burp down any longer(which would take forever) then keep on filling it until fuel it at the top of the filler neck you could probably manage to get some fuel into the charcoal canister.


        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)

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    I always fill my tank till I can see the fuel in the filler neck and have for over 40 years without ruining a charcoal canister. I once put slightly over 14 gallons in an '88 Ford Escort that the owners manual stated had a 12.9 gallon tank and the car was still running when I pulled up to the pump. The owners manual for my Versa says it's got a 10.8 gallon tank but when I fill it I can always go well over 100 miles before I lose the first LED display bar on the fuel gauge which tells me I must be filling about 2 gallons above the float.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    White paint reflects a lot more wavelengths of light, and there's a lot more paint on the front of the car than the back. Lots more light to push out of the way. That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
    Ya, but black paint absorbs so many more photons and those suckers are HEAVY and really weigh the Mirage down.
    /my theory and I'm sticking with it
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)

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    Whew. This one made me pucker a bit. I was in the absolute middle of nowhere and had to stop at a rural railroad X-ing with no light. As I’m leaning forward and looking both ways I look down and see my fuel bar completely empty and blinking. (One of the worst things about this car is that in my normal seating and steering wheel position I can’t see the fuel gauge at all.)

    Regardless I start not so silently cussing myself and check my phone for the nearest gas station. 40 miles and in the wrong direction! 50 plus to the one in my path! Then I notice one that’s on my route with a slight detour that is 45. Woof. Off we go with every ecomodder driving tip Darin has ever posted. Pulsing. Gliding. Clenching. ������

    Long story short I coasted into the station sweating and put an even 9 gallons in it coming in at a normal 42.6 MPG (because racecar)
    Also a rare even dollar even gallon purchase. Don’t see that too often.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)

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    Did it click off at 9.000 gallons / $26.00 automagically? If so, this has got to be an omen. You've crossed into another space-time continuum ... or something.


        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.5 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.0 mpg (Imp)

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