Hey all! I discovered this site last night and after looking through various gas saving threads, I decided to test the tire pressure and coasting/P&G techniques and so this morning I took my car to work which is on a military installation so speed signs vary from 20-40MPH. well, after taking my car to pt, back home, to our motorpool, to an airfield 17 miles away and back to home again, I had only used up 8 miles of gasoline, although I drove 50 miles. and after all my previous mileage, I still managed to bump my MPG up by .7 so I was impressed.
After topping my car's tank off, I continued my lil experiment and having driven 38 miles, I only knocked off 4 miles of gas and had a whopping 40.1MPG (car is rated 24/32). I guess my question is what else can I do that people have found to be successful to help push my car up to around 50? I have A/T with tri-lock alarm (so shutting off car is unfortunately out of the question). Any help is much appreciated!
actually, I am using my car's default computer readout (so not sure exactly how accurate it is), but I have thought about getting the SG2. And yes I have thought about aero mods, just wondering which work out best and what materials to use, etc (still new to hypermiling)
well, the thing that I am still learning is the coasting/P&G like lately my MPG has dropped from the 40.1 to 31.5 (which is still 10MPG over my newly rated MPG according to the EPA). I am just wondering for an A/T vehicle on how best to accelerate to maximize mpg like tach/RPM, etc. and also like the best way to accelerate up to speed, etc. I know slowly, but how slow?