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Old 04-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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RPM and Engine Load are the key items here.

I like to run my pulses in the 1500-2100 rpm range, at ~85% load. Like Daox, I pulse uphill and coast down. I find a speed range of about 15 mph works well. (25-40 mph or 35-50) Pulse from the low speed up to the top, then EOC down until you hit the lower speed again.

Keep an eye on the trip average mpg. Try to keep it moving up at the end of each p&g cycle. Particularly, at the end of the glide. Do whatever pulse you need to get up to speed, but then use the glide to make your numbers.

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