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Old 04-08-2008, 12:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Randy_the_Hack View Post
The reason being is that I just returned from a trip to Florida. Going down running the speed limit I had 2 tanks at 19.7 mpg. Dropping to 2k rpm (which makes 65-66 mph), I made 21.7 mpg. Returned running 67 mph and repeated the mileage right at 21.7 mpg... and I was very careful to watch the driving habits.
My mistake on the engine model. Still, that's a mound of torque!

I've learned lately (from a Dodge Avenger rental) that despite speed or RPM drop, wind speed has a huge impact on the final MPG tally (especially on highway trips).

It helps to slow down too

By the way, do you have a ScanGauge or similar feedback device? If not, it's highly recommended so you can get a real-time look at a variety of factors.

Enjoy your journey to 25...

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