: Iron Man
10-22-06, 03:48 AM
933 miles in 2 days. Melbourne Fl, to Columbus GA, a funeral, and then back to Melbourne again the next day. Back to back 400 mile drives, with my lead foot pushing the 80-100 range the whole way. Nary a complaint, till the fuel gauge lied and let me run out of gas. Got it down the hill to the gas station, refilled, and refired. First time I ever ran out, and the gas gauge lied to do it. I love my big tough Fleetwood.
10-22-06, 11:01 AM
It was weird, the car thought it had 1/8-1/4 left, and when I filled it, it only took 19.8 gallons. But the car behaved just like it ran dry, and it didn't complain again after that. Anyone have any ideas?
10-22-06, 12:37 PM
now, try that on 2 wheels in 1 day....thats an Iron Butt! (BTW, been there, done that)
10-22-06, 04:12 PM
In July I went from CT to Maine to Upstate NY in one day. That was 700 miles in one day! It wasn't fun, but at least it was in my STS.
This doesn't qualify for an iron butt, but I rode my bike 160 miles yesterday!
Hollis, New Hampshire to Sandusky, Ohio. - 1 Day est. 700 Miles <10 hours
In a 1999 seville STS.
10-23-06, 01:38 AM
Van Wert, Ohio -> Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1450+ miles done in about 22 hours of straight driving (minus one food stop and the occasional leak.)
95 ETC did just fine. I wasn't doing so well afterwards though.
10-23-06, 10:11 AM
On my recent trip to Canada with the Eldo I hit 110 a few times, mostly doing 85. Very fun!
10-23-06, 10:17 AM
I hear ya on the gas gauge. Yesterday it said I had 1/16th of tank left, and the "low" light was on but not flashing yet, so I figured I had maybe 2 or 3 gallons left. It only took 18 to fill up to the cap. Strange.
10-23-06, 12:01 PM
I went 1,350 miles in 36 hours in my '93 Coupe DeVille, '79 Sedan DeVille d'Elegance and '89 Olds 88.
The '79 was by far the best highway cruiser ever.
10-23-06, 12:23 PM
400 miles in 6 hours, with an hours worth of stops. :) 80-100 almost the whole way.
I drove 900 miles in under 12 hrs several times. Had to drive Houston to Lincoln, Nebraska for college.