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Old 08-03-2007, 01:45 PM   #381
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Well, it finally happened...a mixed-driving tank over 40!

Vehicle: Integra
Transmission: Automatic
Distance: 337 mi.
Fuel 8.03 gal.
MPG = 41.97
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Rick, you must have visualized this tank into being while on the boat.

That is great for an auto, for sure. Remember how you did it?

I know you may have a hard time trying to like anything American, but this Cowboy CD is pretty good and, by gosh, you earned it. PM address.
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Old 08-03-2007, 02:50 PM   #382
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Dunno what I did...

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Rick, you must have visualized this tank into being while on the boat.

That is great for an auto, for sure. Remember how you did it?

I know you may have a hard time trying to like anything American, but this Cowboy CD is pretty good and, by gosh, you earned it. PM address.
I can't claim the CD: not the best tank ever I've had about 3, 40-some mpg tanks on 100% highway trips. This only counts as personal mixed-driving best.

Honestly, I can't really say what did it. Things that should have brought it down: Not having an SG for 1/4 of it, IATs exceeded the high range (130F) which brings down FE on most occasions, got stuck in an hour-long traffic jam on the way to work one morning (did a lot of on-off coasting finesse), and ran the A/C once to the airport (50-miles). Also, highway speeds are around 65, but yielding to hills with scrubbing of speed going upward, and building it back up coming down is my usual driving style.

Plus, the oil needs changed (isn't low: on the dipstick mark for full).

It has also been humid, which may have improved combustability.

I know what did it, the car wash! Improved Cd!

The biggest thing has been patience with acceleration and being in-tune with the car's demands. Not having the SG for 1/4 of this tank and nearly all of last tank forced me to "fly blind" and apply what worked in the past. This could have foced further attention to the vehicle dynamics and "sense" what the car is doing and fall back on what the SG used to read.

Now, it just needs to be replicated for consistency. I'm probably going to change out the oil and transmission fluid soon (synthetic), which generally is are variables to consider.

I'm really jazzed -- It's been nearly 2 years in the making for this long-term goal.

-Rick
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:34 PM   #383
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I set a new PR for the segment from the wife's work to my work. I kind of blew the old record out of the water. The old record for the 9.6 mile segment was 91.1 and the new record is 100 :woot:.

Today's numbers:
1) 76.3-5.8
2) 100-9.6(New PR:woot: )
3) 77.6-9.7
4) 93.9-12.7
5) 119-7.0
Average for today was 91.1.
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Those #'s are looking Awesome Larry !!
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diamondlarry, you're showin' them guys at CleanMPG a thing or two.

Nice going.
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:51 PM   #386
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diamondlarry, you're showin' them guys at CleanMPG a thing or two.

Nice going.
Thanks. Yes and no. There is another guy from Texas who is just a tiny bit ahead of me the last couple of days. Yesterday, his tank was at 82.9 and mine was at 82.8. He was at 91.5 for yesterday and I was at 85.0. Today, I took my tank up to 83.6 and he took his to 84.1. I took my average to 91.1 and he went to 91.8. It's kind of nice to have some close friendly competion to help drive up the numbers. I told him that on Monday I would see his 84.1 tank and raise him .9.
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Old 08-03-2007, 06:32 PM   #387
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Well, it finally happened...a mixed-driving tank over 40!

Vehicle: Integra
Transmission: Automatic
Distance: 337 mi.
Fuel 8.03 gal.
MPG = 41.97

Differences:
Re-located the intake to draw slightly cooler air (down to 110-120F avg.)
More rev-matched downshifting instead of the brake
EOC when appropriate

Otherwise, same old technique and mods. One more thing, the new SG II probably helped too

-Rick
Way to go!!!! The teg comes thru.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:06 PM   #388
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I wasn't able to top yesterday's average but I did manage to bring the tank average up another .1 over yesterday's number.
1) 79.2-5.2(home to pick up my daughter at camp)
2) 96.2-6.7(camp to store to pick up a prescription for my daughter)
3) 75.6-?(store to convenience store because someone was thirsty-forgot to write segment miles )
4) 140-6.3(convenience store to home)
Average for today was 89.7 and the tank is at 83.7 after 514.7 miles.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:22 PM   #389
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Just filled up for the second time after getting my 2000 Mazda Prot?g?. I saw an 11% improvement over my first tank, which brought me to 29.74. Highway EPA is 28, and this tank was over half city driving with a lot of lights.

This weekend I'm going to start planning some aero improvements.
jharbert, you just earned yourself a CD 'Cowboy Songs of the Old West' for your record tank. Nice start with a new car. PM with address.
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:35 PM   #390
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New Tank:

409.8 miles, 52.99MPG - best tank ever
I guess the old machine will deserve a rest pretty soon. Great job.

Does a Cowboy CD have time to get to Scotland while you're still there?

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