When Does "Summer" Fuel Begin?

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  1. penpendisarapen

    penpendisarapen New Member

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    Anyone know when gas stations start pumping out"Summer" fuel in California?
     
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    I'm curious too.

    The outside temperature dropped back down to the mid 30's for this tank, yet the value on the Multi-Display has remained in the low 50's. (Yeah!)

    That either means my Prius was suddenly visited by the "Break-In Fairy" (at 8,000 miles) or my fill up with gas on Sunday, February 29th was actually the non-winter formula.

    Also note that I am using Low-Sulfur E10, so that particular kind of gas might fall into the "other" category.
     
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    The last time gas was 79.9 cents per gallon around here was only 3 or 4 years ago, but I think it'll continue to be a fading memory...
     
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    Why, in the name of Pete, would they ever sell winter gasoline in California at all???
     
  6. penpendisarapen

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    Why the difference?

    I gassed up yesterday, and I was pleased to see that I averaged 49 MPG on my hilly, 100 mile round trip work commute. Weather has been warmer the last couple of days so that could account for the increase. I guess I can count on another increase after April.

    Unfortunately, the weekend's coming, which means many short trips, and a hit on my MPG. This car is making me dislike weekends. :?
     
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    To cut out the smog in LA. Smog tends to linger in cloudy weather, or so I've been told.
     
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