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Old 11-27-2007, 11:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The standard deviation was pretty darn small for 6 out of the 7 individual configurations of both the Corolla & Camry runs (ie. the A1 run, the B run, the A2 run, etc.):

Corolla: 0.13, 0.75 (the oddball), 0.03, 0.25 mpg
Camry: 0.11, 0.15 & 0.28 mpg

On average: 0.24 mpg for all seven samples. I would say that's pretty good testing resolution!

Yes, more runs per sample would be better. But I still think the biggest problem was that the drivetrain temps hadn't stabilized.
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