What week are we in now? I think this fillup is a little early but I couldn't wait to see how I was doing. I bested my mileage at each 1/4 tank checkpoint so I knew it was going to be a good tank. I also filled up tonight after work instead of filling up in the morning on my way to work. I read somewhere it's better to run errands after the car is fully warmed up.
This tank took 11.821 gallons for 526.4 miles = 44.53mpg. This may not be another personal best since I filled up in a new place where the car might have been tilted slightly. If I didn't get a truely full top-off it will show up on my next tank. Or I might just get another personal best next time!
Go Slow Burn!
Man, how do you go 1000 miles between fills? I'm ready to fill after about 200 miles just to see where I'm at. You have inspired me. I'll shoot for a 500 mile tank
I added a mod Sunday afternoon, a 1000 ohm resistor shunt on the electronic fuel pump to trick it into more timing advance for the start of injection. So far the results are impressive, if the display can be trusted. I have more power, almost as much (seat-of-the-pants) as with the fatter sport injector tips, but the economy display is through the roof! I'm hopeful that the mod isn't merely skewing the display numbers. My tank average is 50.4 for the 290 miles since filling on Saturday morning. A trip last night gave me 60.4. My commute this morning was 66.2. The fuel gauge doesn't normally move off the 'full' mark until about 350~400 miles so I have no other supporting evidence until the gauge starts to drop.
I returned my IAT back to stock over the weekend and I could tell right away that the SG was off. I couldn't stand the suspense of waiting until my normal fill day of Wednesday so I filled up tonight. I drove 220.5 miles and used 3.82 gallons for 57.7 mpg. SG was reporting 54.3 with 4.1 gallons used. With the recalibrated SG, I got 77.5 on the 6.1 mile trip home from the station.
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.
Yes, and no. It's named after the screen name of the poster credited with its discovery, "Evry" not 'every'.
I located a few 680 ohm resistors in a box of odds and ends if the 1000 ohm shunt isn't enough to keep me happy. I've noticed that I can now run almost a gear higher on hills at the same road speed. That doesn't reduce fuel use, but I can also use noticeably less accelerator pedal on level road which may (or may not) use less fuel. Still too soon to tell if economy is increased as the display implies, or of the extra hill climbing power and the lesser pedal position on level are merely my right foot requesting less fuel to offset some electronic increase with no net fuel use reduction.
The fuel gauge still hasn't moved.