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Old 06-19-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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I'm hypermiling my wife's car and she doesn't even know it

Of course, my mantra is that the best mod to make is the driver, but I'm helping my wife get better mileage without her knowledge. She already drives like a hypermiler in regard to accelaration and driving style. But she scoffs at my attempts to hypermile (like removing the towing package and luggage rack), so I decided to go stealth.

I am solely responsible for the upkeep of the vehicles, so it's really my own discretion. So far, I've over-inflated the tires and taken out a bunch of extra weight. She keeps meticulous records, so I'm going to see if it's helping at all. I'm not using additives in her car like I am in my Tribute. She's got a 2005 TSX and it's in pristine condition.

Any other stealth hypermilers out there?

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Old 06-19-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
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I keep the tire psi up in my wifes Accord. But other than that nothing.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:15 AM   #3
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A blind test. Excellent. :-)
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:19 AM   #4
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yeah this is gonna be cool to see the #'s
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:57 PM   #5
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'06 Tsx

I hypermile my Wife's '06 TSX

The instant FE meter definitely helps...

The throttle-by-wire is tricky, though -- very sensitive. I'm excited to see the results -- is it the Automatic?

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A blind test. Excellent. :-)
^Exactly, best way to test mods.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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Don't let her know, and keep a record of the results (and changes in weather / changes in usage pattern). Make sure the tyres are not too overinflated though.
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Naaaa just a small squirt of GP7 in the filler when the tank gets low so when she fills it will mix in with the gas. That is one thing that definately helps as well as provides a little friction reduction in the upper cylinder area of the motor and better fuel combustion.
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Old 06-19-2007, 06:58 PM   #9
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Yeah, she can't (won't) drive MT

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I hypermile my Wife's '06 TSX

The instant FE meter definitely helps...

The throttle-by-wire is tricky, though -- very sensitive. I'm excited to see the results -- is it the Automatic?

RH77
She just got her license a few years ago. No, I didn't rob the cradle. She grew up using public tansportation.

Anyway, I don't think her car has the instant FE meter. It's a 2005.

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Secretly put 1/2-1 gallon of gas in from time to time.
LOL! That would be funny!
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