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Old 09-08-2006, 05:23 PM   #961
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Nice job you were doing great before but since your meeting with Wayne you been able to raise your tank average by 10 MPG. That truly is impressive. Are you still on track to get your car back with the mods? The suspense is killing me.
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Old 09-08-2006, 06:06 PM   #962
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Nice job you were doing great before but since your meeting with Wayne you been able to raise your tank average by 10 MPG. That truly is impressive. Are you still on track to get your car back with the mods? The suspense is killing me.
Maybe and maybe not. Today, the guy who is putting my head together found that they gave him the wrong gasket set. It seems that in '99, Saturn had 2 different DOHC heads. The gaskets SHOULD be in on Tuesday. If they are in, and they are the right ones, the car should be ready for me to pick up next Saturday.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:13 AM   #963
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well i just filled my tank after making some big adjustments to my driving habits,
i achieved 37.75 mpg with a tank that was almost completely city driving (i would estimate at least 70% city), with largely short trips.
this is an improvement upon my last tank of 34.66 mpg with mostly highway driving (70% hwy).

one thing i stopped doing was downshifting when coming to a stop, and i also shifted at lower rpms when accelerating, i shut the engine off at lights i knew to be long.

i'm pretty happy to see some results, i wasn't sure i would get better mileage without the highway miles.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:43 AM   #964
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Yeah on the VVT-i engine apparently it will inject more fuel if the RPM exceed 2600-3000rpm decellerating like 0.3gph instead of the usual 0.2-0.1gph so you are better off leaving it in top gear or even popping it in neutral and using a little brake. Pads are cheeper than gas in the long run and you keep the rotors cleaner this way. City driving sucks gas only thing I find that works well is coasting up to the stop signs even at 15mph you can get 70-95mpg for a little while in neutral. Watch out for too low an rpm and too fast a throttle push it will bog down and get really mushy - I find that 2000-3000 rpm with easy throttle and you can go through all the gears to get up to 30mph still.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:06 PM   #965
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Congrats, schmeep. Are you talking US mpg, or imperial? (I'm guessing US.)
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:07 PM   #966
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yeah, u.s. mpg.

is that what everyone is measuring in?
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #968
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I just managed another 74.0 segment this evening on my way home from the ATM.
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:37 AM   #969
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I recently moved to a house in the country but my mobile home is still setting empty so I had to take a check for the lot rent today and it's 5.0 miles from home. On the trip there, I managed a 70.6. On the home though, I pulled off an 80.4 at an average speed of 24 mph. :woot:
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Old 09-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #970
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It's fun to see how extreme you can go, eh? I'm toying with the idea of finding out what the Flea's ultimate P&G limit is.
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