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Old 01-15-2011, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Big Orange Work Truck - '83 Ford F-250
90 day: 27.54 mpg (US)

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90 day: 41.21 mpg (US)

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To address the EOC safety factor, I switched to manual steering and electric brake booster.
So all systems work identical engine on or engine off.

I accelerate on the uphills, timed so that the peak speed of the pulse is as close as possible to the apex of the hill.
That way I maximize the use of available torque, and have extra long glides.
On the highway I spend roughly 2/3 - 3/4 of the time with the engine off.

I too would really love some form of instant feedback, unfortunately my truck is pre-computer. It would also be nice to have a transmission with an overdrive.
Maybe someday...

Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
A few months ago I returned home just as my neighbor pulled into his driveway. It was cold (around freezing) with some rain and sleet, and he yells to me: You rode your bike? In this weather?!?

So the other day we both returned home at the same time again, only now the weather is warm, sunny, with no wind. And I yell to him: You took the car? In this weather?!?
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