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Old 04-06-2018, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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50mpg achievement!

I did it, sort of. I hit my goal for this summer with a (short) tank of fuel, and it was way better than I had expected... I borrowed a coil pack from my other L61 car and started hypermiling like normal(thanks to ďme and my metroĒ for the spare coil shipped to me btw)... now Iím not entering the data in my fuel log because I donít trust it entirely, and Iíll update if future tanks reflect similar data...

The tank might have been a little overfilled(splashed out the top) and the next pump I filled at wasnít digital(but it clicked off right at 3.5 gal)

I have 195/65 tires on front and 205/65 on rear but same make/model(Mastercraft Glacier-Grip II) and Iíve lost all of my belly pan mods due to winter not being fair... but Iíve added a ported intake manifold, freshly cleaned injectors and the cars been lowered 2Ē...

That being noted, I drove 193.1mi and used 3.5 gal of fuel, for about 55mpg!

Yay! If I really did make my goal, my next goal is 65mpg...

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Old 04-06-2018, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Itís also worth noting that I did a baseline run to determine engine load at 55mph, and found that it takes 25-27% load to hold 55mph on flat road... engine warm, temps in fifties tire pressure normal... instant MPG was 50-54 depending on how steady my foot could be held...
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

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90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

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Feels great to hit 50! MPG, that is.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)

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90 day: 56.78 mpg (US)
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Glacier-Grip!

Congrats on hitting 50.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It’s nice to hit 50+mpg, especially on winter tires... car has been great since all the work done (about $1k worth)... trip averages on two lane roads are in the high fifties to as much as 60mpg indicated in mildly warm weather... things are looking up for sure!
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It’s also worth noting that I did a baseline run to determine engine load at 55mph, and found that it takes 25-27% load to hold 55mph on flat road... engine warm, temps in fifties tire pressure normal... instant MPG was 50-54 depending on how steady my foot could be held...
What kind of % load is it at during a warm idle? My car idles at 23% load, and a constant 55 mph on flat ground(which I don't have around here) I THINK is around 28-32% load. My instant MPG at that speed is around the high 30's, I THINK.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04-13-2018, 04:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What kind of % load is it at during a warm idle? My car idles at 23% load, and a constant 55 mph on flat ground(which I don't have around here) I THINK is around 28-32% load. My instant MPG at that speed is around the high 30's, I THINK.

Warm idle with lights off jumps between 11 and 12% load... EOnC at 1k RPM is right at 11%...

In warm weather yesterday(80*) I drove from Bickmore to Glenville, using WV-4 and WV-5(95-ish miles), and averaged over 60mpg indicated (68 on one leg) for the whole trip... I wanted to brag since this might be my new commute...
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Old 04-13-2018, 05:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

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Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

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I wouldn't brag about a 95 (or 190?) mile commute.

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