On the way out, I only filled up once. The miles driven were 383.5 and the gallons were 8.581 for an average of 44.7 mpg. On the trip home, the same general stretch of road at 270.9 miles I used 5.782 gallons for 46.8 mpg. This was into the prevailing headwinds so I think there was an improvement. The roads in PA are VERY hilly so there were numerous WOT or near WOT runs to get up hills. Granted, I got to go down the hills but I think you may actually lose more going uphill than you gain going downhill. I will be taking a trip to Indianapolis on the 20th and this will be on a road with a top speed of 55. This is the type of driving I'm most familiar with for mileage results. Should be interesting.
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.
with the needle pointing almost half (i'd guess 65%?) and only 210 km of 80,20 city hwy driving and i'm losing hope...even if the scangauge says its 42 mpg (5.6 LPK) and tank to empty says 660 km I doubt i'll reach my 1000 km tank this time... sigh...
maybe i should start letting people rear end me lol.. sometimes those damn traffic lights just want to make my life worse you know!
And also since my car is parked outside, its exposed to a lot of cold temps (9 degrees C) to 15 degrees C in the daytime with bright sunlight. Since my car is black could my tank be shrinking and growing at such a rate where I'm just losing a lot of fuel vapor? Hm maybe its time to start parking in the garage again... but losing the remote control is a huge bottleneck for me to use it.
If your reading this, then good for you, your saving some gas because your here.
My car is in the shop (not my shop) getting my vx rims (only two painted) mounted, as well as an alignment.
I'm sure both will help tremendously, but I'll prolly **** up my alignment at work tomorrow redoing my suspension, but then again, work has one of the best alignment racks yet made, and I do get an hour for lunch.
My superMID left Japan on the 9th, thanks Dan and Yoshi. Testing will commence when it arrives and I get it all set up and ****.
The old Geo has a red band at the bottom below E and I used to go below it - as long as the needle kept moving as I went up and down hills I was ok - when the engine starts to run a little rough then it is pumping air and its time to get some gas.
The xB when the needle gets to E you are out of gas and it runs a little rough at a half a gallon of gas remains - not good to get that low - the fuel pump is cooled and lubricated by the gasoline.
79.x mpg (US) today in "real" driving (as opposed to my optimized route). encountered construction delays, normal traffic flows (made me accelerate more than usual, shorten my coast durations), etc.
i'm liking the warm weather and the no alternator.
but i've got to check my tire pressure. it's too high (due to rising ambient) - when the tires are too hard, the suspension rattles a little over slightly bumpy surfaces. sounds like it's coming from the upper strut bearings.