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Old 09-03-2009, 09:55 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
I think this data vindicates my approach of low RPM = max MPG, even for gasoline engines. The Z06 with its LS7 engine has such mammoth torque as to allow operation at vividly low RPMs. The same principle works for a high-revving Honda engine, just the cutoff for lugging occurs at a higher RPM.
I concur. I have no tachometer, so I finally paid more attention to my rpm on the Scangauge this morning. I can gain speed from about 800 rpm with my little Honda. I typically run P&G cycles in the 1000-1500 rpm range. That's lower than I thought I was doing.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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