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Old 08-25-2006, 06:56 PM   #901
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Don't be silly - of course I was gonna try it! All these fantastic numbers lately got me to wondering what the absolute best/ideal conditions/speeds & technique can wring out of the poor wee Blackflea. (And I do believe it's safe to say there's more where that came from )

Though, like Dan's Prius marathon, I have to say the driving (mine - not commenting on yours, Larry) can't be called "normal" or even practical. It's just an exercise driven by curiosity.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:41 PM   #902
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Though, like Dan's Prius marathon, I have to say the driving (mine - not commenting on yours, Larry) can't be called "normal" or even practical. It's just an exercise driven by curiosity.
I would agree that the driving isn't "normal" at all. Practical could be another matter though. I was able to get ~10 mpg increase by switching to much less travelled country roads. Even with the extra .5 miles I think I'm still saving fuel because of the increased FE.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:39 PM   #903
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Congrats ketelOne. How slow is slow?
55 then 65 then what ever the rush hour is doing. In the 55 and 65 mph zones I am the slowest car on the road.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:41 PM   #904
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When you get a scan gauge you will see JUST HOW IMPOSSIBLY LIGHT you have to touch the gas pedal to keep the mileage in the 60-70mpg range and still keep moving down the road. The RPM doesn't affect the mileage under 3000rpm too much - brisk acceleration is best in the 2000-3000 rpm range - below 2000 the cam timing and ignition start changing and the throttle gets a bit mushy.
I have 2 scangauges. Trust me, I am coasting for almost 10 miles of 52 mile commute.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:23 PM   #905
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Oh no you didn't, Darin! Oh no!
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:53 PM   #906
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After yesterday's disapointing results, today was a bit better. Last night I decided to check a few things and found that my IAT sensor mod was not functioning right. I have replaced the sensor with 2- 220 ohm resistors in parallel so that the ECU "sees" a temp of 247F. When I checked last night with the SG, it was fluctuating between 200 and 236F. I re-twisted the resistors together to get it back to 247. The trip home from the station was 70.6 MPG . Yet another good reason for having a Scanguage. This happened near the middle of a tank but it could have happened at the beginning I wouldn't have known until the end of the tank. The tank came in at 52.358 This is >2.2 above my previous best. Thank you SG and Wayne Gerdes.
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:46 PM   #907
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Nice work, Larry - 4% better than your previous best.

How far can you go with the crazy segments? I guess I owe you the thanks (blame?) for putting that particular bee in my bonnet lately.

EDIT: moved my latest 133 mpg r.t. info to my old first 100 mpg r.t. thread. Makes more sense to have it there for comparison purposes.
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Dude, where's the own thread?
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I refueled again yesterday. it turns out that me shifting at 1900rpm and shifting at 1400 is no difference. I'll tell you why. When I was shifting at 1400rpm for that tank I didn't haul *** at all. For the 1900rpm tank I hauled *** a little bit, sometimes even going 80mph on the freeway and chirping second gear on the streets.

the difference is less than 1mpg.

39.13MPG- shifting at 1900rpm
40.03MPG- shifting at 1400rpm

My mileage should be over 40mpg for the next tank, I did some maintenance. I also plan to replace the air filter and the fuel filter soon.
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211.5miles @ 7.866gal = 26.9mpg

This should be my last tank of crappy milage (no more 2mile trips to work).

Today I drove as fuel efficiently as possible on the way to college (and back) and got 39.5mpg. 48.8miles @ 1.236gal. It was on secondary roads. I hit 13 redlights.
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