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Old 03-08-2006, 05:14 PM   #21
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Just fill up your damn tank

Just fill up your damn tank and see if the MID or the fuel gauge is wrong!!!

On another note, I saw you say somewhere else that the del sol hasn't gotten the mileage you want. For serious?
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:20 PM   #22
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Just fill up your damn tank and see if the MID or the fuel gauge is wrong!!!
i see i'm not the only one interested in krousdb's daily reports

they make me want to go out and drive around - for no other reason than to see what kind of FE numbers i can get! it almost makes me wish i had to commute to work...
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:28 PM   #23
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Just fill up your damn tank and see if the MID or the fuel gauge is wrong!!!

On another note, I saw you say somewhere else that the del sol hasn't gotten the mileage you want. For serious?
What I said was that I was looking for a CRX HF or a Civic VX. The del sol is heavy and not built for FE like the others. i am very happy with what I am getting from the del slow but I coulda done much better with an HF or VX. Thats why I plan on the CX tranny swap and possibly the vtec-e swap. That way I get to have my sporty 2 seater with removeable top and awesome FE. For me, awesome FE is 70. But then again, I have been spoiled by the Prius. :-)
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:20 PM   #24
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Ah, sorry, I was confused by what you had written. Another reason to get my car running is to pick up that tranny now that I'm on spring break.
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Just fill up your damn tank and see if the MID or the fuel gauge is wrong!!!
Patience young man, patience. The longer the test, the more accurate the results.
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Old 03-09-2006, 05:29 AM   #26
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Foiled by the headwind and wet roads. The warmer temps this morning appear to have been mostly negated by the wet roads when compared to yesterdays results. Tonight will be even warmer, 59F and I will have a 13MPH tailwind. Unfortunately there will be rain and that +200ft elevation change. :-(

- 3/9/06 Morning Commute: 44F, WET roads, 5 MPH head wind, engine on 67% of distance, 55.59 MPG

- Closest matching pre drop data:
No matching data. Temps too warm, winds reversed.

- Closest matching post drop data:
3/8/06 Morning Commute, 28F, Dry roads, 6 MPH head wind, engine on 70% of distance, 54.29 MPG

- Current Tank FE as measured by SuperMID
498 miles, 52.10 MPG
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Re: Lowering your car in order to increase fuel economy

WOOT!! Warm weather is here! At least for today. Even the rain held off and the tailwinds kicked up for my evening commute.:-)

- 3/9/06 Evening Commute: 64F, DRY roads, 13 MPH TAIL wind, engine on 80% of distance, 56.95 MPG. :-) :-)

- Closest matching pre drop data:
No matching data. Temps too warm, winds reversed.

- Closest matching post drop data:
3/8/06 Evening Commute, 41F, Dry roads, 9 MPH TAIL wind, engine on 80% of distance, 54.20 MPG

So it would appear that the 23F temp delta, and to a smaller degree a 4MPH heartier tailwind was worth 2.75 MPG or about 5%.

- Current Tank FE as measured by SuperMID
524 miles, 52.33 MPG, or 55.1 MPG as measured by the Digital Fuel Gauge.

It is beginning to look like I overdid it on the SuperMID calibration. If the digital fuel gauge is indeed correct, I will need to increase the SuperMID fuel parameter by 5.25% and likewise add 5.25% to my trip data FE. If so, today's evening FE would be 59.94 MPG. And the 3/6/06 morning commute of 58.36 would be bumped up to 61.43MPG. My current tank would then be 55.1 MPG, equivelant to the combined EPA estimate for the 2004-2006 Prius.


W000000t!!!

Ahem.... I think I should wait until I fill the tank before I celebrate. Hmmmm. Maybe tomorrow. :-)
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Re: Lowering your car in order to increase fuel economy

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More headwinds and wet roads this morning, but warmer still.

- 3/10/06 Morning Commute: 53F, WET roads, 16 MPH head wind, engine on 69% of distance, 56.04 MPG

- Closest matching pre drop data:
No matching data. Temps too warm, winds reversed.

- Closest matching post drop data:
3/9/06 Morning Commute, 44F, WET roads, 5 MPH head wind, engine on 67% of distance, 55.59 MPG

- Current Tank FE as measured by SuperMID
549 miles, 52.48 MPG
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Doing pretty good, d00d. It

Doing pretty good, d00d. It was that cold out in pittsburg today?
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Doing pretty good, d00d. It was that cold out in pittsburg today?
Yep, 53F, I noticed that it is warmer in your area.

I will fill tomorrow. At that point I will mafe the final calibration on the SuperMID.
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