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Old 08-07-2017, 08:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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When I have no way to predict the change of a green light, then I approach it in a glide. I try to hit 5 MPH below the speed limit at the decision point. It seems to be a good compromise between maintaining speed and an extended glide that holds up traffic.

The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 10,708.4 miles in 2017 at 35.5 MPG.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If it's green, glide in case it changes. If it's red, glide until it changes.

Unless you're living in a spy movie and people are shooting at you, you should be gliding anyway, regardless of whether or not there's a light.

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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 08-07-2017, 12:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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DHS found that 90% of us go to 90% of the same places 90% of the time.

FE is found in those miles. Given that one has devised best routing for commutes, then another for errands, this topic is a non-starter as miles beyond that aren't significant.

MANY road conditions will change from one town to another, another county or state. Keep separation distance and observe traffic flow. It's usually indicative of what the locals think works. From that, glide along accordingly.

The 22-mpg I do in errand running is put to shame by the 47-mpg Diesel Dave got with his similar one ton. I don't care about hypermiling. He maximized it. It only really works on familiar routes. (The average owner does 12).

Where safety & long vehicle life collude, so does FE. Be sure you understand those topics, as they more than answer this thread topic.


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