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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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Sports Cars
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
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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.)
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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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