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Old 09-17-2008, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I am new here on ecomodder. I started hypermiling a few months ago and I love it. It's almost like having control over your fuel mileage, well you do, sort of. It is amazing what the benefits of simple techniques can do.

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Old 09-17-2008, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, Binary
What kind of mileage are you getting so far? I used to have a bookmark about a diesel beetle with aeromods, if I find it, I'll send it to you.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind of mileage are you getting so far? I used to have a bookmark about a diesel beetle with aeromods, if I find it, I'll send it to you.
Thanks for the welcome, before I started hypermiling i was getting right around the normal 27 that they say i would get, now i am hovering around 32 in the city. I don't have the miles and gallons from my past 2 receipts but I will enter my future ones for sure. If you find it I would very much like to see that diesel beetle with aeromods. I wish I had the diesel.

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Old 09-18-2008, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. The beetle is a nice small car. I look forward to seeing what you can do with it.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome Ian, I've got a '99 Beetle and I'm stuck at around 32 mpg also.

If you need some good technical forums for your Beetle check out:

Homepage - NewBeetle.org - The Ultimate Resource for New Beetle Enthusiasts new
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome Ian, I've got a '99 Beetle and I'm stuck at around 32 mpg also.

If you need some good technical forums for your Beetle check out:

Homepage - NewBeetle.org - The Ultimate Resource for New Beetle Enthusiasts new
Thanks for the tip. Quick question how do i get the hypermiler sig with my % over epa and all to show up?

I think i figured it out.
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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