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Old 06-27-2008, 05:49 AM   #1
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I've just had my best non-EOC tank ever, and I'd like to thank my grille blocking for it but I'm not sure.

I'll definitely need to gather more data, but in the meantime I can't wait to analyze what I've got...so what do you think?

FE-friendly conditions:
- Windows closed due to cooler temperature and rain.
- New aero mods (license plate stealth grille block, stealth grille block behind upper decorative grille).
- Grille-block related intake temperature increase.

FE-reducing conditions (compared to baseline):
- Cooler temperature.
- Small amount of A/C usage.
- 33% of driving had an extra 300 pounds load.
- Rain required wiper and headlight usage.
- Experimented with double-clutching and clutchless shifting, requiring lots of idle time between gears and lots of time spent struggling against DBW for rev-matching.
- Hurried/stressed, driving a little faster.
- My baseline usually includes a few miles EOC, had none this time

I'm not sure if this would have affected FE, but as part of my shifting experiments I rarely used the clutch to enter a normal P&G-style glide, instead just pulling it out of gear the way one does for clutchless shifting.
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Unfortunately it's hard to say for sure, since that point looks to be on the same upwards trend as the previous non-EOC results. Where that gradual upward trend could well be the vehicle running in and the weather getting slowly warmer in general.
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I kinda figured the break-in would be done by now, I'm up to something like 6500 miles.

The weather is not as warm as it was a few hundred miles back when I got almost the same FE under better conditions.

Well, as I said...I can't call this data worthy until I get some more data.
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