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Old 08-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
That is likely going to give worse mileage. You don't want to use less throttle, you want to use more throttle to decrease pumping losses. This is why P&G works so well.
I'm not trying to start an argument with you, but that is not always the case.

The point I was trying to make is that if the ultimate goal is to accelerate from 30-40MPH and at full throttle that would take 15 second in 6th gear at 2000-2300RPM, but at half throttle that would take 4 seconds in 3rd gear at 4000-4500RPM, less fuel would be used in the latter.

The above numbers are arbitrary, I didn't look up SER acceleration rates or gear ratios to determine exact figures.
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