Just had my best tank ever in the geota,
06/03/2007........ 305 miles..... 5.5 gal...... 55.45 mpg.
getting up there with the big boys now
Lots of short trips around town, lots of EOC .
I think thats the best ever for me, I think I had a tank of 54mpg in my old festiva.
That could work, but I'm not planning on keeping the truck for too long. I started doing some hardcore P&Ging and I think it'll put me into the 25-30mpg range. 30mpg is my goal.
I'm starting to see why hybrids make sense. I'm working for the school district in my hometown and their base is in the 'downtown' area. I'm in and out of there throughout the day and it's a lot of stop & go, slow moving traffic. It'd be nice if people knew how to drive because everything would flow much more smoothly.
Pulse and Glide is basically Pulse Width Modulation. The injectors use PWM, but they have to keep the engine running. As drivers, we know when we don't need any fuel, so the decision can be made to use the energy that has already been produced.
Also, I don't have OBDII or a SuperMID, but I know that those of you with SC or SM are able to determine the sweet spot in your RPMs quite easily. Does it occur at the same sweet spot for keeping the RPMs fairly constant when changing gears? (In other words, if I'm in 3rd gear at 2500rpm and I'm able to shift to 4th and it stays close to that, say 2200, that should be helping the FE, right?) Just curious because there are trade-offs with running into higher rpms, but I'm new to the idea of the 'sweet spot' for economy.
I see no reason why fuel economy and power cannot coexist.
It's becoming even clearer to me as well. Just guessing, my car's engine could be shut off for 80% of the time that I am driving. Using an idle consumption of .5 gph, it looks like I could save about 10% on gas if I were able to capture all that downtime.