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Old 07-27-2013, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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500 mile tank, 1996 Accord 5-spd (= 38 mpg US, vs. 25 mpg EPA)





502.08 miles, 13.215 gallon fill = 37.99 mpg.
EPA combined for this car is 25 mpg so I'm doing OK.

The car has a 17 gallon tank so I could have gone another 60 miles I guess. But I don't like to run the tank down very low, and I'm still getting used to this car. I certainly didn't want to run out of gas on the way to work.

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Old 07-27-2013, 07:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This Accord is still pretty much stock.
I bumped up the tires to about 42-43 psi. I'm considering going a bit higher, maybe in front. The ride is starting to get a bit hard.
I've been EOC'ing, via ignition switch. That definitely helps.

Today I plugged in my ScanGauge. So far I've only used it for a trip around the block.
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Old 07-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey! Brucepick is back. Excellent.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Congrats! I remember the excitement from my first 500 tank. It becomes fleeting as you improve, soon 500 will just be a reminder you'll have to get fuel in a few days/week lol
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice work with the new steed, Bruce. Got a pic of the car? I'd like to add to the front page.

(Hope you don't mind I fleshed out the thread title a bit, too.)
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'll get you a photo.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:32 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Congrats Brucepick great results! EOC done safely is such a great FREE way to gain mpg's. (still waiting on my take to run lower to test my current results on fill up)
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Congrats! I remember the excitement from my first 500 tank. It becomes fleeting as you improve, soon 500 will just be a reminder you'll have to get fuel in a few days/week lol
I agree. Finally made 500 miles on BOTH vehicles in January this year. Woo-hoo! Congrats to BrucePick!

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