Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2016, 08:16 AM   #411 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Sweden
Posts: 83

Renee - '92 Renault 50 Series
90 day: 21.21 mpg (US)

EscortEstate - '97 Ford Escort mk6 ANL
90 day: 35.04 mpg (US)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 19 Times in 17 Posts
As a fellow escort owner it is nice to see your return, your posts are full of useful information.

__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MJamson For This Useful Post:
BabyDiesel (12-18-2016)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-14-2016, 03:06 PM   #412 (permalink)
Master Novice
 
elhigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SE USA - East Tennessee
Posts: 2,018

Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
90 day: 29.01 mpg (US)

Tiptoe - '03 Honda Civic Hybrid
Team Honda
90 day: 49.85 mpg (US)
Thanks: 312
Thanked 469 Times in 346 Posts
Wow, man. Crazy times. Sounds like you've got your head more or less screwed on straight though, which is more than a lot of guys in your position could say. It's stressful but you'll get through it.

If you feel the need to move into a Civic Hybrid, I can tell you my mileage starts at about what you've worked up to in your Escort. Apply some of your tricks to an HCH and God knows what you can achieve. Probably better than I'm doing. And first-gen HCHs are getting pretty cheap, so that's a plus too.
__________________




Take it easy
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to elhigh For This Useful Post:
BabyDiesel (12-18-2016)
Old 12-18-2016, 02:20 PM   #413 (permalink)
Lean Burn Cruiser!
 
BabyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Johnston County, NC
Posts: 897

Big Blazin' - '88 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Silverado
SUV
90 day: 14.97 mpg (US)

Chili - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
House of Tudor
Team Streamliner
90 day: 69.59 mpg (US)
Thanks: 802
Thanked 465 Times in 294 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MJamson View Post
As a fellow escort owner it is nice to see your return, your posts are full of useful information.
Thank you very much! I have to say that I stand on the shoulders of giants, a lot of what I post and say has been said before. I try to give as much useful info when I conduct experiments and troubleshoot, Darin has shown how it is to be done

BTW, if you want some really good escort mpg info, go over to TeamZX2.com and look up Tygen1. He's a member on here and there, and the guy I followed and learned the most from.

Quote:
Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
Wow, man. Crazy times. Sounds like you've got your head more or less screwed on straight though, which is more than a lot of guys in your position could say. It's stressful but you'll get through it.

If you feel the need to move into a Civic Hybrid, I can tell you my mileage starts at about what you've worked up to in your Escort. Apply some of your tricks to an HCH and God knows what you can achieve. Probably better than I'm doing. And first-gen HCHs are getting pretty cheap, so that's a plus too.
Crazy ain't even the word for it! Things are improving, which is my focus from day to day

I got screwed out of a 2003 HCH manual that was in great shape and only $1600 by the bank I needed a lil bit to help me and they sounded promising, then said they could not help me at all a few days later. Grr!

There are more around Southern MO though. I want to buy one through an individual because it would cost less, but I could get financing through a delearship and pay A LOT more. I'm not giving up by no means!

Based on how others have got mpg wise, I'm fairly certain I could break 60 mpg with a CVT and 70+ mpg with a manual, with modest mods and technique. Easily over 100 mpg on certain trips, which I never could do with my ZX2 (high of 89.6)
__________________



Remember, thank a fellow EM'er for a helpful post!!!
I hypermile better in my cowboy boots

Past threads:
ZX2 modding thread
Ecomodder's Top 10: How they do it!
ZX2 Aerodynamics: Shooting for 0.15 Cd
ZX2 coast-down testing for Cd & Crr
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2016, 02:25 PM   #414 (permalink)
Lean Burn Cruiser!
 
BabyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Johnston County, NC
Posts: 897

Big Blazin' - '88 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Silverado
SUV
90 day: 14.97 mpg (US)

Chili - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
House of Tudor
Team Streamliner
90 day: 69.59 mpg (US)
Thanks: 802
Thanked 465 Times in 294 Posts
FWIW I got 17.3 mpg this morning

9* this morning with a feel of -3*. All city driving, taking my girlfriend to work and playing Pokemon Go and going back home to unfreeze lol
__________________



Remember, thank a fellow EM'er for a helpful post!!!
I hypermile better in my cowboy boots

Past threads:
ZX2 modding thread
Ecomodder's Top 10: How they do it!
ZX2 Aerodynamics: Shooting for 0.15 Cd
ZX2 coast-down testing for Cd & Crr
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BabyDiesel For This Useful Post:
whatmaycome14 (12-25-2016)
Old 12-25-2016, 07:22 AM   #415 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 443

Valerie - '03 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 55.79 mpg (US)

Lucy - '11 Toyota Prius
90 day: 48.31 mpg (US)
Thanks: 267
Thanked 226 Times in 105 Posts
We all have those days.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to whatmaycome14 For This Useful Post:
BabyDiesel (03-15-2017)
Old 03-15-2017, 02:52 PM   #416 (permalink)
Lean Burn Cruiser!
 
BabyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Johnston County, NC
Posts: 897

Big Blazin' - '88 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Silverado
SUV
90 day: 14.97 mpg (US)

Chili - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
House of Tudor
Team Streamliner
90 day: 69.59 mpg (US)
Thanks: 802
Thanked 465 Times in 294 Posts
Going to look at a Honda Insight in Springfield

I will have a thread started later detailing the adventure!
__________________



Remember, thank a fellow EM'er for a helpful post!!!
I hypermile better in my cowboy boots

Past threads:
ZX2 modding thread
Ecomodder's Top 10: How they do it!
ZX2 Aerodynamics: Shooting for 0.15 Cd
ZX2 coast-down testing for Cd & Crr
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2017, 01:53 AM   #417 (permalink)
Super Focus'd
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ozark, Missouri
Posts: 189

White Lightning - '05 FORD FOCUS SE ZX4
Team Ford
90 day: 35.21 mpg (US)

Rental Car - '16 NISSAN VERSA SV
90 day: 41.74 mpg (US)

Wife's Speedy - '06 Mercury Mariner Premier V6
90 day: 22.4 mpg (US)
Thanks: 36
Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
That's only 10-15 miles from my work ��
__________________





Staying Focus'd on MPG
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2017, 04:39 PM   #418 (permalink)
Eco-ventor
 
jakobnev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: sweden
Posts: 1,063

Princess - '92 Mazda MX-3 GS
House of Tudor
Team Mazda
90 day: 40.6 mpg (US)
Thanks: 38
Thanked 295 Times in 196 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jakobnev
I just realized something (mine are 15" tho):





__________________




2016: 128.75L for 1875.00km => 6.87L/100km (34.3MPG US)
2017:_.84.75L for 1463.00km => 5.79L/100km (40.60MPG US)
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 02:32 AM   #419 (permalink)
Lean Burn Cruiser!
 
BabyDiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Johnston County, NC
Posts: 897

Big Blazin' - '88 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Silverado
SUV
90 day: 14.97 mpg (US)

Chili - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
House of Tudor
Team Streamliner
90 day: 69.59 mpg (US)
Thanks: 802
Thanked 465 Times in 294 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordMan View Post
That's only 10-15 miles from my work ��
Cool! We will have to get together sometime and hypermile!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakobnev View Post
I just realized something (mine are 15" tho):





Lol! That's pretty neat!

How much do your 15's weigh? My 14's weighed between 12-13 pounds, which is the main reason I got them
__________________



Remember, thank a fellow EM'er for a helpful post!!!
I hypermile better in my cowboy boots

Past threads:
ZX2 modding thread
Ecomodder's Top 10: How they do it!
ZX2 Aerodynamics: Shooting for 0.15 Cd
ZX2 coast-down testing for Cd & Crr
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 04:18 AM   #420 (permalink)
Eco-ventor
 
jakobnev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: sweden
Posts: 1,063

Princess - '92 Mazda MX-3 GS
House of Tudor
Team Mazda
90 day: 40.6 mpg (US)
Thanks: 38
Thanked 295 Times in 196 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jakobnev
Never weighed them, even when I had them naked between tires.

I'd have to guess 16-17lbs.

(YKYAEM when.. )

__________________




2016: 128.75L for 1875.00km => 6.87L/100km (34.3MPG US)
2017:_.84.75L for 1463.00km => 5.79L/100km (40.60MPG US)
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Tags
coroplast, escort, weird, zx2

Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com