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Old 11-13-2015, 08:21 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by skrotbil View Post
... help determine the optimum rate of acceleration.
Optimum is determined after the fact. The car is a closed system, but it operates in the real world. Outside conditions take what the car does and turn that into real numbers, so what is optimum in one place at one time in particular traffic and weather conditions and in a particular gear won't be optimum if you change any of those things.

YMMV, as it were.

Fun, huh?

I tried using load and throttle % back when I started, even instant gph. I ended up settling on instant, short trip and tank mpg. Theoretical efficiency inside the block is moot if it's not being applied well.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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