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Old 07-07-2011, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I aim for a constant 80% LOD through the whole pulse. That means I have to be adding throttle slowly as speed and rpm increase. It's possible that other cars do better with other lod values. A friend with an '03 Elantra reports his best at 70 LOD. I usually quote 75 for general purposes. With (basically) the same car I think we can get more specific.

I haven't found the throttle to be terribly sticky. It's certainly less tricky than many new cars with drive-by-wire throttle. With those it's more of a "think about moving your foot" proposition.

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