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Old 04-09-2009, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Northwest Lower Michigan
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Red Car - '89 Chevrolet Celebrity CL 4 door
Team Chevy
90 day: 36.47 mpg (US)

Winter Wagon - '89 Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon
90 day: 28.26 mpg (US)
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Hypermiling driving position

The wife is back with the Celeb, I reinstalled the aeromods and took it downstate last night. Before that I only drove it a few times this season before the snow hit again. I found it odd that my mileage was not where it should be, I only got 31.5 on the way to work, and was only getting 30s on the flats as I headed downstate. Then I bumped my seat back a notch and that made all the difference in the world, now I was getting 40s on the flats. It must be optimal to keep the natural position of your foot at least higher than the cruising position of the throttle. Got 39.5 there and 41.9 back. If it ever warms up outside I really want to do more to it, still only 30 degrees in the day.


Winter daily driver, parked most days right now

Summer daily driver
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