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Old 07-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Averages matter, outliers don't and fill errors only carry so far. I'm really looking forward to his next tanks- a tiny car with a manual, who knows where you can take it? Whatever recording errors might be happening, it looks like he's going to be turning in some impressive numbers.


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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I had a regular route where I drove 160 miles each way, and would fill up each at each stopped, this worked out to about 1/4 tank (4.5~ gallons) eventually I realized that one direction was lower and always got better gas mileage to show it, so I would just fill up once a day since the car would still have 1/2 a tank at the end of the day.

As long as he's inputting EVERY ounce, the averages will fix themselves.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
Those are pretty big differences, I wouldn't blame fueling inaccuracy for them if you put more than 2 gallons in.

I'm not too crazy about getting my fill ups to be 100% consistent. I generally fill when the gauge is between 1/2 and 1/4 tank, which is about 8-9 gallons. I'll probably start filling to where I can see it when I start adding mods.
They were mostly empty, and my G/F did the 21.mpg fill up, and she managed to get 13.99 gallons in that little tank. So of course, I did my normal driving, and got like 450 miles on the tank, then when I refilled when it was empty, it would only take ~11 gallons. Normally I wait till the light comes on, then fill up on slowest setting on the pump, and stop at the first click.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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And now for something completely different...

Take a look at climbinghalfdome's 1993 Metro fuel log (he is currently at #7 on the overall FE list). It's not what you think.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
Now, if you live in a state like NJ, where self-serve is not legal, then you have some bigger challenges for the above method.
And you Yanks often think we have a nanny state in Europe ?

You'll be hard pressed to find a place where they'll still pump gas for you, over here.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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How about the #1 over epa bike, xr500 rated at 18 mpg city hwy & comb.

With a xr600 I've was probably close to that FE riding an enduro trying to average 18 mph thru the woods, maytbe worst cause I couldn't keep going that fast for the 3-4 hour ride hardly ever getting out of 2nd.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I once pushed my cobalt down a hill and went over 1 mile, I guess I take the cake for the most efficient car on the planet using only the motive force of my 180lb body to drive 1 mile. If I could have filled it after that one mile would not have accepted any fuel and thus would have infinity MPG.
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:27 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
Take a look at climbinghalfdome's 1993 Metro fuel log (he is currently at #7 on the overall FE list). It's not what you think.
OMG He has all the fuel logs of his car since he bought it in 93! [edit:Except 2007-2010] That's awesome!

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2000 Honda Insight MT Silverstone Metallic #95 (CAN) 131K mi. 81.7 Lmpg
Best Tank : 100.06 MPG (US) | 120.2 MPG (Imp) | 2.35 L/100Km | 42.54 Km/L
Best commute : 130.8 MPG (US) | 157.1 MPG (Imp) | 1.8 L/100Km | 54.84 Km/L
Best Trip : 111.8 MPG (US) | 134.3 MPG (Imp) | 2.1 L/100Km | 47.53 Km/L

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