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Old 03-09-2018, 11:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Should we take up a betting pool? Put me down for 35!

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Old 03-10-2018, 04:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Should we take up a betting pool? Put me down for 35!
Aww, I'm I little insulted.
Actually, I have almost 200 miles on the first full tank because I drove to an auction today that was like 65 miles each way. Probably killed this tank tho because it was all freeway. I tried to keep her down around 60 but found myself up to 70 often. Trying to re-learn is going to take time. Maybe I can sneak in a little key off coasting to gain back a couple precious miles from that highway blast.

Let the bets roll in! I'm going optimistic at 43. I know that's a stretch with sub freezing temps and winter formulation gas but I need the goal.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Put an MPG gauge in it to help you manage your speed.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Put an MPG gauge in it to help you manage your speed.
It's just been a couple years since I've bothered hypermiling. From past experience the freeway speed and air resistance/ drag kills me. Should have found a semi to follow. I, like everyone else likely, love those long back country roads where I can pull a bunch of easy 45 mph miles. I'll see if I can get another 150 miles on this tank in the next couple of days. I have a couple more freeway trips mercy week also so I'll likely run thru a couple more full tanks in the next week.

I'll report in
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:26 AM   #16 (permalink)
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38!
We have a winner.
I feel like the loser, a little disappointed that's all. Checked a short tank and numbers came up 38.39 mpg.

Checked tires just before fill up and they were between 31 and 32! Now all sitting at 45. Still mighty cold outside and winter formulation gas. I do a killer half mile cold start run twice a day for young daughters bus stop. That stinks but won't go away. I'll see if I can break the 40 mark on this next tank.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:28 AM   #17 (permalink)
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We have a winner.
I feel like the loser, a little disappointed that's all. Checked a short tank and numbers came up 38.39 mpg.

Checked tires just before fill up and they were between 31 and 32! Now all sitting at 45. Still mighty cold outside and winter formulation gas. I do a killer half mile cold start run twice a day for young daughters bus stop. That stinks but won't go away. I'll see if I can break the 40 mark on this next tank.
I'll bet you go up to 42 with the increased tire pressure.
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Start modding!

1) Partial grille block
2) Instrumentation (you'll have to use an MPGuino or similar since it's pre-OBD-II... or a vac gauge)
3) ...
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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it's obd-ll, 2005 corolla.
Probably just run next tank with tires.
Likely add air dam and maybe some grill blocking soon tho. I am missing a fog light delete cover (that is ordered) from previous to me front bumper hit. For now the cracked bumper is repaired with duct tape.
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Do:
-upper grill block- I have been running this way for many years, no issues,
then do:
-a front belly pan of coroplast from the 'chin' of the front bumper/lower grill to the radiator support so the air that comes in from the lower grill is forced through the radiator and not bouncing off of it creating a lot of turbulence in the front of the car in front of the front wheels.

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