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Old 08-25-2010, 10:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Texas
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PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
90 day: 69.2 mpg (US)

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New record distance!

I just beat my distance record! Thanks to an excessively hot summer, among other things. It took 7 weeks of commuting, 10 miles at a time. I started with the tank topped off until gas was sitting in the filler. I ran it down until it sputtered and died. A gas can (2.000 gal) in the back got me to the station for the rest of the fill.

1133 miles
13.751 gallons
82.4 mpg

Grille block - smooth upper, 3/4 lower to leave a little airflow
Tire pressure - high
Mobil1 5w20 oil
Battery trickle charger. Too much EOC runs the battery down. 0.74 kwh for the tank.
A highly adjusted nut behind the wheel.

conserving momentum
light timing
route selection
low speeds
low rpm shifting
parking at the uphill end of the lot, facing downhill for a rolling start (I enter at the top, so I just stop there)


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