Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-10-2014, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
55.1 indicated today

Drove the wife to a Drs appt in Norfolk across the dreaded HRBT. Got stopped at the entrance to the tunnel for a couple of minutes. I had just hit 55.1 indicated MPG with ambient temps at 47 degrees. Left there and came back through Hampton and picked up our tax forms. Then we went to lunch on Jefferson Ave. By the time I got home I was down to 49 MPG. Not bad considering the over 30 traffic lights each way on the trip. I finally heard the cooling fan running after shutting off the engine at an intersection where an ambulance made the light stay red for almost two minutes.
About the same mileage as last summer with the lower grille now completely blocked.

regards
Mech

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-10-2014, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mikeyjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 838

Matchbox - '93 Ford Festiva L
Team Ford
Last 3: 70.16 mpg (US)

Salamander - '99 Chrysler Concorde LXI
Team Dodge
90 day: 30.3 mpg (US)

Urquhart - '97 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 V6 3.4L DLX
Pickups
90 day: 25.81 mpg (US)

Smudge - '98 Toyota Tacoma
90 day: 40.65 mpg (US)

Calebro - '15 Renault Trafic 1.25 dci
90 day: 39.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 209 Times in 155 Posts
I assume this was in the Fiesta?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
Hydrogen > EV
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW Ohio, United States
Posts: 2,017

Snow White and the 6.2 Dwarfs - '11 Chevrolet Corvette LT2
Last 3: 26.46 mpg (US)

Silver Flea - '05 Honda Insight
90 day: 58.96 mpg (US)
Thanks: 981
Thanked 383 Times in 279 Posts
It'd be very impressive in the Ranger!
__________________





Best Tanks:
Mustang - 54.83 mpg (US) at the Green Grand Prix
Insight - 82.91966 mpg (US) over 818.5 miles.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 1,503
Thanked 276 Times in 226 Posts
+1 on the Ranger. Yeah, the HRBT can be a *****, but its less deers and traffic than taking 460, 58 264 to 64.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
Yep the Fiesta, it's got over 25k miles now. With the grille block this spring-summer should be interesting. It will be 4 years old in November. I might rotate the tires again.

regards
Mech
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 07:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 1,503
Thanked 276 Times in 226 Posts
I rotate the tires every 5 thousand miles. I had a ford mid size sedan with a wing and plus size wheels. Think it was a focus? It took a bit but it wasnt hard to get 70+ mpg a tank, mainly p&ging it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2014, 08:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mikeyjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 838

Matchbox - '93 Ford Festiva L
Team Ford
Last 3: 70.16 mpg (US)

Salamander - '99 Chrysler Concorde LXI
Team Dodge
90 day: 30.3 mpg (US)

Urquhart - '97 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 V6 3.4L DLX
Pickups
90 day: 25.81 mpg (US)

Smudge - '98 Toyota Tacoma
90 day: 40.65 mpg (US)

Calebro - '15 Renault Trafic 1.25 dci
90 day: 39.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 209 Times in 155 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cobb View Post
I rotate the tires every 5 thousand miles. I had a ford mid size sedan with a wing and plus size wheels. Think it was a focus? It took a bit but it wasnt hard to get 70+ mpg a tank, mainly p&ging it.
It would be hard to get 45+ in a focus

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com