Thanks for the encouragment guys, I couldn't believe my eyes. I should have written a better original post but I just got home, was half asleep, and dumbfounded. If you look at my gaslog you can see my first couple tanks were low. This was before I was in GS and I was just scribbling it down in my visor. Still nice becuase I don't drive fast anyways. The 54something one was after I joined GS and I figured I would employ some driving techniques, not much, just some. Slowed down more, coasting around in N alittle, and acouple EOC's but not much. So, yes, there was some EOC in the last tank. I was amazed by the improvement. So I figured, this tank I'm going all out and reach my maximum. I wanted to use this tank as an example to all the newbies that the driver is the biggest factor in the car...AND I wanted to show that you dont have to mod your car for FE, mine is MOD FREE (*see below)
I EOC'd like insane, and that was my largest contributing factor. But, the scary thing is, I can think of a whole list of things that hindered my mpg. I know this is real life and it wont be perfect, but that just shows that its still capable of more. Idle time could have been reduced, lower speeds(but I speed up when traffic is on my ***), some sort of instant feedback(Im guessing everything), the car has over 120k on it. I did a stunt of road rage too when I got pissed off and brake checked a guy HARD. That effected everything.
Overall though, this tank was stressful. CONSTANTLY thinking of what to do. I'll keep my tanks above 52mpg from now on so I can keep raising my average and work my way up, but no more record breakers for awhile.
Good luck everyone!
*Car has been modified some but I think this would have minimal effects on FE. Two things are helping, removed mirror and weight reduction. I can justify myself and say that the mirror is cancelled out by a large opening created between the hood and bumper from playing bumper cars, and deformed quarter panels. I cancel weight out with the fact that the engine is old and not on the same tier as a fresh one would be. I may be better than if it was completly stock, but it should be minimal.
CO, thanks for the CD, your "bribes" do work and I'm a fan of western country songs. In return, I will send you a link to acouple awesome westerns. The singer was my history professor for 3 semesters and one of the truest, smartest old men I've ever met. My favorite is Miner's Song...