I presume the DVOM measurements took into account the known injector dead time for the known operating voltage and temperature?
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
I'm not familiar with many of these terms I've been seeing. EOC, bump start...
By bump start do you mean push start? As in starting by dropping the clutch when the car is rolling? Yeah that doesn't take any unusual amount of fuel.
I've had to do that a lot lately since I've been experimenting with my DFCO RPM. Too low and the engine stalls out when I'm rolling to a stop, so a quick drop of the clutch and I'm up and running again. Usually do it by accident anyway since I engine brake.
I see my engine drop to its lowest idle speed shortly after I begin the glide. I have no loads on the alternator above what the engine needs to run.
Pulse and glide techniques are very dependent on you individual driving environment. My daily drive is about 18 miles each way. The first 8 is 4 lane,55 mph for half themn 45 mph for half, with only 1 traffic light in that 8 miles.
The next 8 are much more congested with many lights, but if you time them you can miss about 90%. There is another stretch of about 3 miles with no lights, and another 3 miles stretch of about the same length, 45 in the first and 40 in the second.
If I drive this route religiously I can usually beat the old EPA highway ratings for any car (03 Tundra, 05 Scion XB, 06 Corolla, 94 Del Sol, 94 VX). I am retired so I don't have to get in heavy rush hour traffic.
I have lived in this area most of my life and know all the back roads, traffic patterns, even almost every pothole.
The way I used a DVOM to measure fuel was to measure the resistance of the sending unit. I removed tha back seat, and plugged the DVOM into the sending unit with it still connected. Since it was not grounded in the circuit it read the resistance values. I used the range from 3/4 tank to 1/4 tank and logged the readings in 1/4 gallon increments as I very slowly filled the tank.
Then I went to Poquoson where every road is 35 mph and they all end at a Marina. Traffic is virtually non existent. I drove a route of 4.5 miles out and back, left the car sit for 15 minutes while the battery voltage stabilized, with the ignition off, and took my voltage reading.
Then I checked my data sheet to see what my consumption was. this was in my brothers 91 Civic Hatch with throttle body fuel injection. Using EOC with a pulse to glide ratio of 1 to 3 I got around 76 MPG, and it showed about .24 gph idle fuel consumption.