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Old 07-29-2012, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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'91 318i on the way to 40 mpgs.

I read an article on an AMEC competition where a CRX won with 118 mpg, and I figured I could get at least 40 mpg.

I've taken out a few things to reduce weight, added a front diffuser, and driven it like a dead grandmother for the last 1407 miles to give me an average 32.3 mpg.

My EPA estimate is 25 highway so I'm on my way! Thanks for reading!

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You go from 32 to 33 to 34...and before you know it you'll be at 40!

Welcome, BTW. Go ahead and load your vehicle profile and start a fuel log.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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keep up the good work. although don't drive like a grandma, that usualy doesn't do better than swift acceleration and lots of coasting (in neutral with engine on or engine off, even in gear is fine sometime). Read the 100+ hypermilling tips at the top of the page and you will learn alot. Look into getting a mpguino so you can monitor how much fuel you are using or if not then just focus on only using the gas pedal to accelerate and keep the same speed, coast every time you need to stop and you will be in the 40's
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...although don't drive like a grandma, that usually doesn't do better than swift acceleration...
^ What he said. Don't waste time accelerating. It wastes fuel. Stick your foot in it and get through the gears.

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