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Old 07-06-2011, 06:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ChazInMT View Post
Uh, how do you figure 70% load at 60mph? If you are not going uphill, you'd only be at 20-30% of the rated torque, thus load. Any more load and you'll be accelerating.
Correct. I'm accelerating. I was not clear. Accelerate in fifth, then decelerate in neutral, then repeat.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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