Four cars, two drivers, wife and I. '13 XTS, '15 Impala, '17 Mustang V6, '91 Caprice. Full coverage (no collision on Caprice) w/ $500 deductible, Travelers ins., $2000 annual. Wife had a $5k crash this year, her fault. We'll see what happens to the premium.
Sure, the direct injection in the v8 makes far more efficient use of the fuel, but one reason I bought the V6 was the semi-old school, less complex, multi port fuel injection.
Also fine with regular unleaded, about a 90 cent saving per gallon around here. I can get 30, average about 21.
My '17 no option (spare tire and auto trans) car battery is original. Car also sat unsold for 6 mo. which makes a difference. The last time I put the trickle charger on it took almost a day to reach full charge. Makes me think about a new one before winter. Going to get the biggest one I can.
Here's a few cell phone snaps of the Greatest Rock 'N Roll Band in the World from the kickoff of the delayed, due to Jagger's heart surgery, No Filter Tour, at Soldier Field. Little lady and I took public transportation, but that's another story. RIP Charlie Watts.
edit: the world has changed...
My V-6 started to "groan" when turning in 9-19 @13k mi. especially when first started Changed the fluid to Mobil 1 75-90 and Trans X posi additive. The OE fluid looked fine. Did some figure 8's. Noise greatly diminished and in 300 miles was gone. Car has 22k miles now.
Lots of Serbians, too. They recently opened a restaurant nearby, and they really know how to party. Wife goes downtown with her girlfriends once a month for some culture. I worked there for 36 years. We go to the city for Sox games and other entertainment. One can find anything one is looking...
I was a draftee in basic training at Ft. Lewis Wa. from May 20 1970-July 19. Sunny, hot, and no rain for 8 weeks. They were using the troops for fire mitigation.
Ironically, my subsequent mos (training) came up 93 echo, meteorology, and my daughter is now a climate scientist.
If the surface is not level, the measurements will differ. I use a spirit level on a long straight 2x4 to check and have a dead level spot in a parking garage I use.
Did you turn the car around and check again?