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Old 08-20-2014, 12:03 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tyronasauras View Post
... Also I turn the MAx Air button on only during deceleration to assist braking, then on vent to accelerate. It is amazing how long cool air will still flow.
This is what I always do in my wife's Subaru, and it is one of the few hypermiling techniques she has been willing to adopt herself. It works best with the AC on internal air recirculation, I think, since the inside air is initially cooler and dryer than the outside once you've been running the AC a bit.

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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