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Old 04-29-2008, 12:07 PM   #11
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I tried 2 weeks of hypermiling. Despite several 50+ mpg work drives, I only got 44.3 and 45 mpg on my 99 HX MT. I'd probably break a 50 mpg tank only on a long road trip!
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #12
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Driving style will do it, for sure. My best in-town drive is 77mpg (scangauge), and my best highway is 75.2 over 150 miles. This is using all the tricks, including Pulse & Glide. Read the articles at CleanMPG for details. I'm not sure you'd want to go that all-out across the country, but at least keep your speed down.

Lower grill block is a good suggestion, to a point. On our cars, only the right-hand (passenger) 1/2 of the grill actually has engine radiator. You can block off the other side if you don't need the AC. With temperature monitoring (scangauge), you can block some of the right side. It'll help with aerodynamics. For a temporary block, you can use duct tape or clear packing tape. Also look at covering the upper grill. Not much airflow through it, but an aero disturbance still.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #13
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mileage

did the 1600 plus miles averaged 40-42 doing 75-80, I hated being in a hurry, but hurt my back and every extra minute was hell. Dropped to 65 and got 43+ but was hitting big time wind. I think if I did 60 I could have gotten 45mpg, tires at 35lbs, no wind, no a/c, nice trip, and sure beats filling up my Avalanche at 90 bucks a fill, it was nice to do 300 miles at 7 gallons of gas!!! Frank
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I drive rarely on the freeway now...in fact the last 2 weeks I was only on the freeway for maybe 15-20 miles..

I was referring to the Scangauge 2 readout when I drive 60mph..it shows 50mpg or sometimes more. Driving behind trucks usually the readout dispalys from mid 50's to high 50's mpg...

I'll start driving mostly freeway at the end of May so the numbers should go up..
My ScanGauge read 173mpg doing 60mph going downhill in neutral, does that count?
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My ScanGauge read 173mpg doing 60mph going downhill in neutral, does that count?
my scangauge reads 9999mpg doing 60mph downhill in neutral..

i turn off the engine going downhill because you're going the same speed and don't need to use your engine...
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My best city is 54 mpg with FAS P & G. Won't FAS P & G on a hwy unless I'm the only one there. Then I'd do 75 to 50 FAS P & G.
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Dude! You've got to slow down. I've done 45-60 highway P&G, and got, as I said above, 75 mpg. Your car could do even better than mine in the same situation.
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