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Old 08-20-2014, 11:45 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Well not much is new but I've been working on my driving and so far I've been able to keep acceleration at or below 2500 rpm and at 50-55 mph I can keep the rpm to 1750 slightly more going up hill but still under 2000 rpm and acceleration from 40-55 mph is achievable with the tach needle nearly grazing 2000.

Hopefully I'll see good results from this tank but I'll find out once I fill up.

Finally I've received my arduino mega 2560 and I'm starting work on my OBDuino build hopefully all goes well with that!

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Old 08-29-2014, 10:41 AM   #82 (permalink)
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I got 31 MPG on this tank! Not bad for all city driving IMO. Now my average is above 30 MPG.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:47 AM   #83 (permalink)
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I think you should see a big jump with the OBDuino
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:00 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Nice job, especially with all city driving. Keep it coming up!
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:34 AM   #85 (permalink)
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I had to get new front brakes this week end I just went with the o reilys brake best select one though so nothing too fancy. The pads came off pretty easy but then when I went to pull the rotors to have then turned the drivers side wouldn't come off. The end result of that was having to use half a can of PB blaster a map gas torch a 3 foot pry bar and another smaller pry bar while beating it with an 8 lb sledgehammer for about 5 minutes before it came off. So obviously I got new rotors as well, and of course the passenger side popped right off no problem.





I have a feeling this will really help my fuel economy as it seemed to coast much further now that the new brakes are on.
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Old 09-15-2014, 11:27 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Brakes that hang up will definitely kill mileage. Nice find.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:43 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Had to put a new battery in today I couldn't take having to jump my car every morning so I bought a new one. It's a NAPA power 75 month.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #88 (permalink)
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A bad battery couldn't have been good for your mileage either.

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