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Strange question, how long for a Fiero to run a tank to empty while idling ? by CoolBlue87GT
Started on: 05-14-2011 12:52 AM
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While I was waiting in the drive in line at the bank, enjoying the a/c, and the sound of the engine idling, my mind drifted to a strange question.

I wondered how long would it take for a Fiero to run a full tank of fuel to empty while just idling ?

Any guesses ? A day , a week ?
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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:

While I was waiting in the drive in line at the bank, enjoying the a/c, and the sound of the engine idling, my mind drifted to a strange question.

I wondered how long would it take for a Fiero to run a full tank of fuel to empty while just idling ?

Any guesses ? A day , a week ?


The answer is highly dependent on what engine is in said Fiero.
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Depends on what motor you have in it. Duke long time, V6 less time, V8 even shorter. But I just have to ask, why would you want to know this? Waiting to see that about like watching paint dry. LOL
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I would guess that would take 48 hours....

.....it should also be noted that idling for extended periods is not healthy for gas engines
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Originally posted by GADJet:

But I just have to ask, why would you want to know this?


Actually, it's kind of weird, was imagining a disaster where if you exited the car, you would die. Was thinking, how long you would have to survive.
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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:


Actually, it's kind of weird, was imagining a disaster where if you exited the car, you would die. Was thinking, how long you would have to survive.


You getting an idea from the Saw movies?
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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:


Actually, it's kind of weird, was imagining a disaster where if you exited the car, you would die. Was thinking, how long you would have to survive.


Hey... maybe... there is all this talk of the world ending in 2012
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mine wouldn't last overnight .... but who cares.... gas is over $7.00 a gallon here so I'll never leave it running for more than 2 minutes

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Makes for lousy gas mileage!

So, what else is on your mind?
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Report this Post05-14-2011 08:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
Some math guy will have to correct my estimate

9 miles = 1 gallon of gas
Tank holds 9 gallons of gas
9 gallons = 81 miles @ 45 mph average
81 divided by 9 = 1.8 hours per gallon
1.8 hpg x 9 gallons or 16.2 hours?
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Originally posted by Jake_Dragon:

Some math guy will have to correct my estimate

9 miles = 1 gallon of gas
Tank holds 9 gallons of gas
9 gallons = 81 miles @ 45 mph average
81 divided by 9 = 1.8 hours per gallon
1.8 hpg x 9 gallons or 16.2 hours?


You don't idle at 2000rpm... also, only 9mpg?
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Report this Post05-14-2011 10:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by skuzzbomer:


You don't idle at 2000rpm... also, only 9mpg?


Small block chevy with some work done to it.

You are right on the idle I was figuring based on the mpg and my drive to work and a lot of stop and go traffic and lights. I dont do well pulling away from lights its just too tempting and I didnt build the car to ***** about the MPG lol

Math is not my strong point but I try.
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all I can say is mine's an 5.7L ... gas mileage is not a my concern .....you just can't beat the sound of a V8 pushing your a$$ around town
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