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?
- 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.
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.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice