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Old 04-14-2007, 09:25 PM   #121
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I've noticed this on Taurii and Sables: if you're moving along in Drive and shift to Neutral, does the engine rev-up to 3000 RPM and slowly tach back down? I tried hypermiling some rental Tauruses and Neutral-on-the-move just freaked it out.

Good luck on blowing up the Duratecs -- the "Vulcan"/non DOHC was much more prone to giving it up.

I wouldn't get discouraged -- the FETC is based on improvement over a long cycle. If it's just crappy mileage you're worried about, a car with a functioning engine has a better trade-in value

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Yes the revs stay between 2000 and 3000 as long as the speed stays over 40mph. I tried to disconnect my air bypass or idle motor but the engine won't stay running. Once I get below 40mph I can use neutral.

I was just kidding about blowing it up, mashing the throttle to the floor every now and then feels kinda good. When your used to driving slow for a long time the car feels really fast when ya kick it down
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:10 AM   #122
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Hey all-

If you haven't done so already through your Team Captains, just a friendly reminder to post an update on your FE for Week 1 (SG updates are OK too).

There hasn't been a lot of updated info, so the more the better...

Current Standings will be posted today.

Thanks all!

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Old 04-16-2007, 09:56 AM   #123
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Weekly report

No fill the past week, needle has not lifted off "F" this week, so I think I might be doing as well or better than last tank. How is that for vague?

The weather has been co-operating, no snow and generally above freezing in the morning!!

With some dew lines I have noticed that airflow is different on my back window with my tape and foam spoiler.

I will have fill data for next week.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:22 PM   #124
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filled today, too late for last week . 498.6 miles on 8.285 gallons = 60.18 mpg.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:31 PM   #125
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Rick: I'm at 275 miles, 85.8 mpg (US) on my current tank, according to the SG.

I'll have a look thru my team's gaslogs and collect any fills from last week. Or if they're reading this, they could post them here or PM me. Or post SG/MID seat-of-pants readings.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:35 PM   #126
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PS - nice work jwxr7! Way to squeak it over 60 again
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:59 PM   #127
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I don't know my mileage off hand, but yesterday it was 58.2 and I reset it for this week.
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:44 PM   #128
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OK, here's the rest of Team Slow Burn's info, culled from the gaslog:

diamondlarry: (Apr 11) 247.6 miles / 4.477 gal (US) / 55.3 mpg (US)

DRW: (retired)

James: awaiting new VX this week to join in

basjoos: (Apr 13) 634 mi. / 8.9 gal (US) / 71.23 mpg (US)

ELF: (Apr 14) 161 mi. / 5.6 gal (US) / 28.75 mpg (US)

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On the topic of James joining: I'd say we should just omit him from last week because he's changing cars. If we put in his Camry in for last week, we'd just be establishing its baseline. It wouldn't affect the competition, because he's trading it for the VX on Wednesday (so there would be no more Camry numbers to compare it to).

So essentially we establish the VX baseline this week (first fill up, hopefully), and it starts affecting the competition next week.

Any objections?
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Old 04-16-2007, 02:48 PM   #129
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Just filled today:

6.726 gallons used and 378.2 miles traveled = 56.22 mpg(US). I'm now #10 on the MPG list !
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Peakster - nice job. (Spreading the love for the Suzukiclones no mater which team...)
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