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Old 12-16-2010, 03:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
Your testing plan sounds good to me. My only question is why you'd want to spend any time idling? Is your truck an automatic? You don't turn it off at red lights?

Regardless, it's commendable that you are trying to reduce your idling fuel consumption, and I hope you'll keep us informed about your testing results.
The reason I am trying to improve idle is that it isn't always feasible to stop the engine. Many of the lights by me are really short. The longer ones I turn the car off at and it has helped alot.

I am testing this on my car though which is a v8 1996 thunderbird with an automatic. I need to add it to my garage but first i have to fix the odometer in order to get good MPG readings.

Testing at idle is my first goal. Next is to do a-b-a testing but I just don't have the time and wllingness to sacrifice a tank of gas to do testing. Idle tests I can do in my driveway.
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