Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-10-2017, 04:45 PM   #31 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 357
Thanks: 26
Thanked 32 Times in 26 Posts
That would be the obvious first choice. And frankly if you do not have massive grillblocks then squirting water will only improve efficiency slightly.

But i get stuck in traffic a lot . So not much airflow over the coils. In my case, i think it will provide a noticeable benefit.

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-11-2017, 11:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
Master Novice
 
elhigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SE USA - East Tennessee
Posts: 2,044

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

Tiptoe - '03 Honda Civic Hybrid
Team Honda
90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)
Thanks: 329
Thanked 472 Times in 348 Posts
Stuck in traffic shouldn't be a problem.

When using AC, the cooling fan defaults to always-on mode. There should be plenty of airflow even while stuck in a stack of traffic. Cleaner coils will help you tremendously.

That said, stuck in traffic with a bunch of other engines all dumping heat into the air is when you would want the misting system the most.
__________________




Take it easy
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2017, 06:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 357
Thanks: 26
Thanked 32 Times in 26 Posts
I had another random idea. If a reservoir could be added for liquid state refrigerant, would that not increase the on and off times of the compressor?

In my type of driving I have to use the brakes fairly often, using ac compressor instead would be beneficial. The added capacity could cool me untill the next time i have to brake.

Kind of like adding a bigger battery for a regen system.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2017, 06:27 PM   #34 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 357
Thanks: 26
Thanked 32 Times in 26 Posts
Yet another random idea.

My car runs on lpg. And the lpg is injected in gas form.

If i route lpg through the cabin ac, i could get it to cool the cabin for free. Currently the engine coolant is used to heat/vaporize it.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric A/c conversion lovemysan EcoModding Central 15 08-28-2010 08:48 AM
Insulating cold a/c lines? CHEGAI EcoModding Central 18 06-30-2010 12:34 PM
A/C Recirc trikkonceptz EcoModding Central 5 07-31-2008 09:49 AM
Better fuel economy with windows cracked, or A/C? dann_04 General Efficiency Discussion 3 07-30-2008 11:26 PM
It's not just the A/C tasdrouille General Efficiency Discussion 4 04-17-2008 11:57 PM



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