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Old 11-26-2008, 02:28 PM   #11
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Pulse and gliding, who wants to drive like that, for how many mpg more...

Sometimes, in some places, in some occasions, its a great technique (not EOC...), but does someone do it in the highway during a 1 hour travel? I wouldnt be able do always play with the stick, too much annoying.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:37 PM   #12
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I P&EOC for the non-highway portions of my commute, which are 60% of the mileage (and probably 80% of the time). I don't have the patience to P&G on the highway...the speeds are too high to coast well and I don't have as much speed margin to work with.

I do EOC for highway descents steep enough that the car won't slow down much.
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Old 11-26-2008, 04:03 PM   #13
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it's not a honda but my S10 gets better mpgs the faster I go and the harder I beat on it. best mpgs ever were with a friend and 300 lbs of stuff in back doing 70-80 mph very aggressively in freeway traffic
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:04 PM   #14
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One thing that should be noted is the human tendency to want to see
a benefit inside of something we're doing that isn't quite right, so as to
give ourselves a reason why we should continue said behavior.

As a rule faster usually isn't better, but more and more cars made
after the 80's were tuned to run at today's highway speeds of 60-65 mph.

It has a lot to do with a car engine's particular power curve,
aerodynamic drag is but a small part of what the engine has to do
so where the engine hums its best is usually the best mpg also.

Yet another reason to keep up on the maintenance,
a poorly maintained engine suffers economy loss.

It is possible, but unusual.
I wouldn't hedge too many bets on it, however every car has an optimum
cruising range and the perfect range usually falls within 1-2 mph.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:11 AM   #15
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One thing that should be noted is the human tendency to want to see
a benefit inside of something we're doing that isn't quite right, so as to
give ourselves a reason why we should continue said behavior.
On the flip side, there is also a human tendency to keep doing something considered a 'sacrifice', because there is a feeling that it MUST have SOME benefit. For instance, MANY people believe that certain foods are healthy just because they are nasty tasting (when they are, in fact, FAR less healthy than they believe). This is why experimentation (rather than driving at a speed that OTHERS tell you is most efficient) is the ONLY way to find that optimum speed.
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:48 AM   #16
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For instance, MANY people believe that certain foods are healthy just because they are nasty tasting (when they are, in fact, FAR less healthy than they believe).
Or my wife buying into the whole ORGANIC CRAZE. She has issues with our kids eating non-organic grilled chicken with non-organic rice and non-organic vegetables but no issues with them stuffing their faces with organic version of Oreo's.

Anyway what rpm do you sit at going 65mph?
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:49 AM   #17
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like the other guys are saying go with what works. my old cressida had its best FE going at 140km/h....fast journey
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:32 AM   #18
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best mpgs I can get is around 50mpg in 5th gear going about 30mph. Its not such a bad trade off to get 43mpg when going 60mph though (based on scangauge)
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I've measured 43 mpg cruise control at 65mph.

I've done 70+ mpg highway by pulsing and gliding. That's nothing to sneeze at.
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