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Old 04-02-2008, 12:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
PaleMelanesian
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Well, if your MPG during that acceleration stays high, there's no hit to the average. Yes, the engine is in a different, less-efficient mode than a higher rate. But overall, you're minimizing the fuel used. Just use no more than the absolute minimum. Running the engine at it's peak BSFC point is secondary.

It was a suggestion from Wayne on our cross-country hybrid vs diesel shootout. He uses this style all the time, and I've been playing with it since. Right after that trip, I posted my best tank ever, and this one is looking to be even better.
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