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Old 03-01-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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Ford wants you to know how to improve your FE by 25%

http://media.ford.com/newsroom/feature_display.cfm?release=22624

Pretty standard stuff. Notice the part about shutting the engine off and driving the speed limit. And the part about rapid acceleration would contradict the WOT hypothesis, but they present no data for this. :-D
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Old 03-01-2006, 09:02 AM   #2
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i recall ford ran hands-on

i recall ford ran hands-on driving clinics last fall/early winter to teach owners of its escape hybrids how to take advantage of the hybrid system to improve mpg. i thought that was an admirable initiative.

but when i read sentences like this at the top of their driving tips page, it makes me want to throw free-range organic eggs at hummers (or expeditions/excursions.. whatever):

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To ease the pain at the pump and clean the environment, Ford Motor Company has some ideas on how to increase fuel economy by up to 25 percent.
clean the environment? uh, really.
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what was the WOT hypothesis?

what was the WOT hypothesis?
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What Shell Oil has to say

http://www.shell.com/home/Framework?siteId=us-en&FC2=/us-en/html/iwgen/leftnavs/zzz_lhn3_3_0.html&FC3=/us-en/tailored/shell_for_motorists/fuels/fuel_stretch/fuel_stretch_tips_ga_0111.html

Another reference to better FE by not using WOT.

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The WOT hypothsis is discussed here:
http://www.gassavers.org/forum_topic/pulse_and_glide_technique_suggestion.html
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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Actually, this is the

Actually, <a href=http://www.gassavers.org/forum_topic/wot_acceleration_for_better_gas_mileage.html target=_blank>this</a> is the original WOT thread.

The thing about hard driving implies high rpms, WOT for fuel economy is always low rpms.
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