View Single Post
Old 03-17-2020, 12:37 AM   #33 (permalink)
smooth driver
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Originally Posted by MeteorGray View Post
Wow: 100KPH / 62MPH at 1200RPM is amazing for a gasoline engine.

That's in heavy diesel truck territory.
Correction: 1,800-2,000 RPM at 100 KPH -- I was in a hurry and had 60 KPH on my mind when I wrote that.

The Forester's CVT seems to always have the engine in the 50-80 percent LOD range, and you can get 99 percent LOD at 30 percent throttle. I accelerate at 17-20 percent throttle and that usually gives 60-70 percent LOD.

What's interesting is that LPH does not vary between D or N when stopped. Turning the AC on will increase it 30-40 percent at idle.

I installed Subaru rain guards on all the doors and keep the windows cracked 1-2 cm on the highway. This gives ample air flow through the cabin with zero buffeting or wind noise. I only use the AC when the humidex is impossible.
  Reply With Quote