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Old 12-06-2007, 08:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
PS - 70-80 mpg @ 55-45 mph? That's insanely nice. Wow.
Larry, correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding of DWL is that it's not technically a steady throttle. Well, it would be if the road was flat...

But if you hit a hill while DWL, you may actually have to ease off as load increases and speed falls. If you hold the throttle steady on a long enough hill, FE will plummet.

Have I been reading it wrong?
The only problem is when terrain/traffic doesn't cooperate then the numbers drop like a lead balloon.

I think you are right. I've been up since 3:30 am(EST) and I'm getting things mixed up. I was thinking about how I try to pick a certain mpg number and hang onto it as long as possible. So, yes, you would have to ease off for a hill.
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