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Old 07-31-2008, 08:02 AM   #121 (permalink)
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Hi - First time post long time viewer. I also have a 2006 scion xb 5speed. I have had some great luck hypermiling my xb. I'm usually at cleanmpg.com but read lots of forums here.
Here is my lifetime chart from cleanmpg.com

My best ever was 47.1

My lifetime average is:

The scion xb is a great car- I really love it.

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Old 07-31-2008, 08:10 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Hi coastertoaster - welcome to EM.

I'm assuming you're ScanGauge equipped. Just out of curiousity, do you keep track of your average speed for each tank with your fill ups?
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:36 AM   #123 (permalink)
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SG2 locked and loaded - i don't usually pay attention to average speed for each tank.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:49 AM   #124 (permalink)
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OK, thanks for the reply.

I try to make it a habit to include avg speed with my MPG results so people can consider the numbers in context.

I often have the experience where people get excited to learn what fuel economy my car can get, but when I tell them the average mph that achieved those numbers, their excitement evaporates because it's not a speed they'd consider driving at.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:52 AM   #125 (permalink)
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What is your average mpg before and after using scangauge? Do you do any mod? Do you EOC a lot to get 47mpg?
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:07 PM   #126 (permalink)
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Damn there is no way I can beat you now, I don't plan to add aero mods. I am looking at the Scangauge and people keep saying that it is not accurate at tracking fuel consumption.
Should I still buy one?

My current tank is not very good because of all short trips and road work on the road I go on everyday. I want 40mpg again!
I am looking at the Scangauge, too. I don't know how much mpg can increase just by that. $150 still expensive for me. If it helps me to save another 3mpg, I will go for it.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:19 PM   #127 (permalink)
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Get the ScanGauge. If you're serious about saving fuel, it'll pay for itself many times over. As for accuracy: if it's not accurate right out of the box, it's fully adjustable with offsets so you can gradually calibrate it for your vehicle.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:33 PM   #128 (permalink)
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SG2 is invaluable. I cant really put a price on how much its helped me. I would say the SG2 Conservative has helped me 3-5MPG.

one more piece of info if you ave a scion xb is: if your still running the stock tires you have multiply our mpg by 1.03 - cause the speedo is calibrated for the stock bB sized tires of 185/65/15 instead of the 185/60/15s that come stock. I found this on scionlife.com Hope it helps
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:26 PM   #129 (permalink)
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just filled up cuz im going on a road trip to BFE iowa again today, and dont know where a gas station is going to be along the trip... so this was only about half a tank

331.2 miles / 7.3 gallons = 45.36 mpg
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:34 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Metro is right. When I looked at my avg speed, I was shocked.... I think my last tank said 26mph avg/tank!!! (Yeah, lots of coasting or attempts to reach that 40mpg mark)

I'll try and remember to do that now (include avg speed/tank in my records)

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