What do you tell the wife when she says she doesn't care about fuel economy only being cool? On our trip today I had to use the AC the whole time because of a *****ing wife. I showed her the numbers on the scan gauge 2 with the AC on and off. She said "I don't care it's too hot." I said, "We have an energy crisis and you don't care?" What is a better comeback?
With a family there are a lot more important things to worry about then 3MPG or 50 extra miles a tank. As with anything you always need to pick your battles well. Just lead by example and hopefull they will come around. If not, when you drive you can offset the negitive effect. You would still be doing better then you were before. Enjoy the SG II.
Thanks everyone for the support. I know I'm fighting a loosing battle with the wife. I saw the funniest thing today. People were waiting at the McDonalds drive thru for about 10-15 mins. I was thinking that these people are probably asking why gas prices are so high.
Question at idle I'm consuming .6gph or .5gph while in Neutral. Is there any way to bring this down? Are there any tips on short trip driving? I think my FE is bad not only because I drive a Van but because my job is only 4 miles from where I live. I would ride a bike but I have to cross a bridge and it says no Pedestrians or bikes allowed. I was considering a block heater, but I live in Mississippi and at 5:30 am it's already pretty warm. Any suggestions. Thanks everyone.
A block heater will warm it up more than the outside temperature, which is always good. I don't have much experience with them, however.
I'm not sure about it the idle, it might just be a van thing. Is there an alternate bridge you could take? You could always pick something like a scooter to make the commute, it'll take the bridge and get you 100 mpg for about 1k.