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Old 01-03-2013, 10:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would guess somewhere in the 45 mph range. You have a 12 gallon tank right? I think you can make it.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Project update!, well sort of... tomorrow night, i will be driving back down to my home town of Brownwood, Tx. From Lubbock. The trip is 462 miles there and back. I plan on doing this on one tank!

I am going down there to install my mpguino, and rebuild my stereo system. I know I will do a write up on the mpguino, I don't know about the other though... This dsnt seem like the right forum for that. lol If I did, all of you guys here would more than likely say "you could save 200lbs by taking out the subs and amp!"

I know I can nudge 46mpg... My goal is to only use ~9 U.S. gallons just at 51 mpg!! however, without an mpguino, at least on the way down there, I don't know what speed will yield the best mileage... Time is not really an issue, what speed would be best? 45, 50, 55? idk... You have seen my slight arrow improvements. What do you guys think?
Wow, 51mpg would be impressive. If you can safely do it, try 45mph the whole way. You'll have higher engine load and therefore better efficiency for every drop of fuel.

Do you know if the rear window has attached flow?
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Do you know if the rear window has attached flow?
I know that under 50 miles an hour I do have atached flow. (by watching the snow fly off ) after that, however I really doubt it... It seems a little too steep, need to do some tuff testing I guess.

It might be cheating the system, but I am going to fill up with ethanol free gas.
As a side note leaving out in 10 to 20 minutes.!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's been awhile since I've updated, I have been saved the last three or four days :/ feeling a little better now though. As it turns out, I did not have the patience to drive 45 miles an hour for 5 hours hahah!
I did get a record highway tank though! 45.78MPG
Fortunately, this is a car that a lot of people have had before, and they fine tuning of the MPGuino has already been done!
Man, everyone on here says how much of a difference and instead a readout helps... But I never would have imagined this much!
For just over 50 miles I drafted behind an 18 wheeler at 60 through 65 miles per hour and for those 50 miles or so I've averaged 52 MPG!!!

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