consious driver. - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-29-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
Registered Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 447
Country: United States
consious driver.

I really dont consider myself a hypermiler anymore, I try to drive slower (then my old self) and smarter, like more coasting, etc. I still have a little fun, and drive at a brisk pace, but I dont tailgate, and I usually change speeds gradually, as conditions allow. I try to flow with traffic, yet minimize fuel usage, and use of brakes. I want to make the road safer for everyone. Sometimes I even floor it! But then I usually end up coasting quite a bit. I still use some hypermiling techniques. My numbers dont look too bad at all. Hypermilling has changed my driving forever......
__________________

__________________
slurp812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
Registered Member
 
theholycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,624
Country: United States
Send a message via ICQ to theholycow Send a message via AIM to theholycow Send a message via MSN to theholycow Send a message via Yahoo to theholycow
Some day I may quit making hypermiling a priority and be able to say the same thing. I don't think I'll ever be like I was before hypermiling.
__________________

__________________
This sig may return, some day.
theholycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 05:53 PM   #3
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 262
Country: United States
Its just all about speed, unless you do lots of trafic and city.

Should 60 mph be enough fast, for that cheap. If not, maybe we are travelling more then we should be. Try walking or cycling instead, 60mph will seems real fast then...
GasSavers_BIBI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 11:10 PM   #4
DRW
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 615
Country: United States
Once you learn something, you can't unlearn it.
__________________
Dave W.
DRW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 113
Country: United States
i'm the same way. i won't hardcore hypermile unless there isnt anyone around me - i don't think its right to slow down traffic just for my own needs. nothing against anyone here who does hypermile hard in heavy traffic, just my own view.

but also even with lots of traffic around i try to coast where possible, i just do so with less variance in my speed or a little closer to the stop sign/traffic light
__________________
zero_gravity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 05:15 PM   #6
Registered Member
 
IndyFetch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 627
Country: United States
Location: Indianapolis
I have found that my '05 Si gets better mileage at 65 mph than 55 mph. My last tank was good for almost 37 mpg. Since I bought my scangauge, I think I learn something new every tank.
IndyFetch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 05:25 PM   #7
Registered Member
 
theclencher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 542
Country: United States
My gaslog shows a downward fe trend :sad:

It's because I don't heavily pulse and glide anymore.

My car needs a new clutch and it could be the p&g had something to do with it. For sure p&g increases the clutch wear; what I can't answer is by how much and if my clutch would have gone regardless.

Besides, p&g is annoying out on the open road. I still coast when feasible in town but then I hardly do any town driving anyway.

As long as I handily beat EPA I guess I'm satisfied.
__________________
Tempo/Topaz:
Old EPA 23/33/27
New EPA 21/30/24

F150:
New EPA12/14/17

theclencher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 05:42 PM   #8
Registered Member
 
theholycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,624
Country: United States
Send a message via ICQ to theholycow Send a message via AIM to theholycow Send a message via MSN to theholycow Send a message via Yahoo to theholycow
If you rev match well, engine-on P&G shouldn't cause any wear on your clutch.
__________________
This sig may return, some day.
theholycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2009, 10:58 PM   #9
Registered Member
 
theclencher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 542
Country: United States
Hard to rev match bump starting!
__________________
Tempo/Topaz:
Old EPA 23/33/27
New EPA 21/30/24

F150:
New EPA12/14/17

theclencher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2009, 04:27 AM   #10
Registered Member
 
theholycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,624
Country: United States
Send a message via ICQ to theholycow Send a message via AIM to theholycow Send a message via MSN to theholycow Send a message via Yahoo to theholycow
OIC. Yeah, clutch wear is something I worry about with EOC. By my calculations it's less wear than you get when a red light turns green, but that makes heavy EOC driving similar to dense city driving - or if you already drive in the city, it doubles your wear.
__________________

__________________
This sig may return, some day.
theholycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New graphic idea MatrixDom Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 03-11-2012 01:17 PM
Your Cars Mjfan12 Fuelly Web Support and Community News 1 11-28-2009 02:18 PM
Good Honda Repair Shop in Phoenix Arizona area 95 VX Fan Introduce Yourself - New member Welcome 3 01-19-2009 09:48 PM
Digital Camera Advice SVOboy General Discussion (Off-Topic) 13 02-15-2007 06:45 AM
the perfect civic MetroMPG General Discussion (Off-Topic) 5 05-20-2006 07:07 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.