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Old 08-26-2020, 06:14 AM   #212 (permalink)
Mustang Dave
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Trigger - '07 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Coupe
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90 day: 30.66 mpg (US)

Big Red (retired) - '89 Ford F-250 4wd Custom
90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

Big Red II - '13 Ford F-150 FX4
90 day: 19.66 mpg (US)
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6 years ago I switched from Motorcraft 5W-30 synthetic blend motor oil to Mobil 1 0W-30 full synthetic motor oil. That change gave me close to .5 MPG.

5 years ago, I installed an under-drive crankshaft pulley. That's a 60+ year old hot-rodding trick to get more power to the wheels by wasting less power driving accessories. (Particularly the water pump and power steering pump.) That gave me about 1 MPG.

Some of my gains can be attributed to engine, drive train, and tire break-in.

But as most members here know, the most significant gains are from adjusting the nut behind the steering wheel.

One thing I forgot to mention:
A lot of members here say that it's bad for fuel economy, but I use cruise control extensively. (Over 90% of the time.)
Fuel economy is nice, but sometimes I just gotta put the spurs to my pony!

Originally Posted by thatguitarguy View Post
Just 'cuz you can't do it, don't mean it can't be done...
Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.

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