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Old 07-23-2012, 01:34 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, 03:01 PM   #12 (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, 11:22 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, 01:51 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 my car's mod thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. Black and Green's garage entry has more details. I plan to DIY rebuild this car over decades as parts die--replacing or modding small and major parts until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape. My fuel economy goal is 55+ mpg while averaging posted speed limits.

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Old 07-24-2012, 01:27 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, 01:37 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, 03:25 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, 03:27 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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