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Old 10-17-2006, 09:35 PM   #1141
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My car doesn't have enough torque to skip gears, but I believe krousdb does 1-2-5 normally.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:34 PM   #1142
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I had a relatively average day but I just capped it off with a new personal best for a segment. This morning's trip to the wife's work was 36.4. From there to my work was 56.4. This afternoon's trip back to pick up the wife was 61.7 and from there to my mom's house 11.8 miles away was 58.4. I just got back from taking my daughter to her youth group at church and managed a 60.3 on the way there. On the way home though, I pulled off a 76.8. It is a 5.32 mile trip according to Google Earth. The SG only reported 5.1. Looks like I need to do some tweaking. If my calculations are correct, this would have been 80.1 on the SG. Oh, the average speed for this segment was 25 mph.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:39 PM   #1143
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Nice work Larry!
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:38 PM   #1144
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It also helped that the temps got into the mid 60's today.
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #1145
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It looks like the moderate load on accelaration is helping. It gets me to my desired 35-40mph better. I shift into 5th at 30mph now but then it's a dog. i don't want to wind out 4th too much.

I'm thinking of winding out 4th till 35mph which is about 1900rpm and then shift into 5th and barely touch the throttle.

What do you think guys???

Or should I wind out 4th till 30mph(1600rpm) and shift into 5th and creep up in 5th to 35-40mph???
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Old 10-19-2006, 11:32 AM   #1146
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Pulse and Glide Baby!!!!

Hello -

NEW personal best today on the way to work. Here's the info :

MPG : 53.8
Route : 10 West -> 710 South -> 105 West -> 405 South -> Exit Freeway
Miles : 27.7
MPH Avg: 45
MPH Max : 65
Net Elevation Change : ~210 feet drop
Weather : 78 degrees F, clear, 15% Humidity, 27 degrees F Dew Point
Time : ~9:30 AM to ~10:10 AM, ~40 minutes

I just slaughtered my previous best of 48.5. It has to be Pulse and Glide (the mild kind with engine idling). It wasn't a perfect run, but it was very very good. I barely ever braked and I didn't have to stop on the 710 -> 105 transition.



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EDIT : I programmed my ScanGauge Gas Tank today and thay may have had something to do with it. I use the car's odometer and the gas fillups to maintain my overall MPG stats, so I didn't care about the gas tank settings of the ScanGauge. I may have been closer to 50 MPG the whole time and not have known.
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:40 PM   #1147
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Hello -

NEW personal best today on the way to work. Here's the info :

MPG : 53.8
Route : 10 West -> 710 South -> 105 West -> 405 South -> Exit Freeway
Miles : 27.7
MPH Avg: 45
MPH Max : 65
Net Elevation Change : ~210 feet drop
Weather : 78 degrees F, clear, 15% Humidity, 27 degrees F Dew Point
Time : ~9:30 AM to ~10:10 AM, ~40 minutes

I just slaughtered my previous best of 48.5. It has to be Pulse and Glide (the mild kind with engine idling). It wasn't a perfect run, but it was very very good. I barely ever braked and I didn't have to stop on the 710 -> 105 transition.



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P&G is your friend! I don't know how much opportunity you have to do some all-out P&G(engine-off), but imagine how much higher it could get.
This morning started out around 52 degrees. The trip to my wife's work was 33.2 due to no FAS so the car would warm up. From there to my work was 60.6. By this afternoon, the temperature had dropped to 43 and the trip to pick up my wife came in at 58.4. There was also a 5-10 mph headwind. On the way home, the mileage was 56.2 probably due in part to the tailwind.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #1148
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P&G is your friend! I don't know how much opportunity you have to do some all-out P&G(engine-off), but imagine how much higher it could get.
This morning started out around 52 degrees. The trip to my wife's work was 33.2 due to no FAS so the car would warm up. From there to my work was 60.6. By this afternoon, the temperature had dropped to 43 and the trip to pick up my wife came in at 58.4. There was also a 5-10 mph headwind. On the way home, the mileage was 56.2 probably due in part to the tailwind.
I have always admired your Saturn MPG. I think you have the harder time right now because of the weather and winter gas. I have surmised that LA probably keeps the same gas blend all year long, so I am in great shape to maintain my MPG over the winter.

The traffic context makes engine off very dicey. Someday maybe I'll make the run on a holiday when everyone is at home and the freeway is empty.

I think another factor is that I never programmed the ScanGauge Gas Tank Size before (I am about to edit the post to say so). I use the car's odometer and the gas fillups to maintain my overall MPG stats, so I didn't care about the gas tank setting of the ScanGauge in the past. I may have been closer to 50 MPG the whole time and not have known.

Still, it's a great day!!!

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I just got back from filling my tank; it was bugging me about the SG calibration and whether or not it was right and I couldn't wait. The SG said I used 4.7 gallons and had computed 50.8 mpg. My car's odometer registered 238.4 and has been found to be accurate according to Google Earth. The actual numbers were: 4.603 gallons used for an mpg of 51.792 mpg. On the way home from the station, I managed a 76.8 mpg segment.
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Old 10-21-2006, 03:18 PM   #1150
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Record the gas pumped and the SG measured and see if there is a big difference when you pump from different pumps and time of day also pump slowly and see what happens. You can adjust the speed to get the mileage correction calibrated and the gallons used will adjust the MPG as well with some kind of use factor making it more accurate on the instant MPG readings.
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