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Old 09-07-2009, 03:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Look into changing gear ratios. That 460 has plenty of torque to push 3.31:1 gears. Slowing the engine down at a given road speed is a very powerful approach.

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Old 09-08-2009, 08:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Installed an Aquatune. Still getting it dialed in...but hoping for 25% improvement from that alone....
I'm interested in reading your results from that mod. Please post your fuel log.
I've only managed a 19% increase with my Mustang due to break-in, "adjusting the nut behind the wheel", and adjusting my commuting route.
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The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I sure will keep you guys up to speed on how it does. So far, I have increased HP and cleaner emissions.........but what else do you expect from a water injection unit. I'm hoping the hydrogen injection part pulls its weight and gives me the FE gains.....
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So far, I have increased HP and cleaner emissions.........
Documentation? Dyno graphs? Emission test reports?
Just curious.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Documentation? Dyno graphs? Emission test reports?
Just curious.
Yeah, I wish. HP by feel and emissions by smell.....tested like a true scientist!!

Yeah, so take it with a grain of salt I guess....
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Old 09-10-2009, 09:07 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Good to see another TruckinEcomodder

I doubled the MPG's in my truck, an 89 F150 4.9 went from 12 to 25.

How big/heavy of a trailer do you pull? the 460 has its place but seems overkill for pulling a 2 horse trailer.

Why not have the horses pull the truck

My biggest gains are from EOC and 0 idling.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:23 AM   #18 (permalink)
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My biggest gains are from EOC and 0 idling.

EOC?

I saw you have an ignition kill switch. How is that useful for you?
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:37 AM   #19 (permalink)
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EOC?

I saw you have an ignition kill switch. How is that useful for you?
LoL, Engine Off Coasting; that is the holy grail of hi end ecomodding tips for manual transmission vehicles, I suggest taking a look at the 100 or so ways to get better fuel economy. EOC properly done is VERY effective especially in town.

You will see EOC is listed in the fuel economy tips somewhere. the easiest form is to put your truck in neutral kill the motor and coast up to expected stops from as far of a distance as possible then bump start near the end when you need to regain speed.

A fair warning that you should learn how to do this on an unpopulated road so you can know how your paticular vehicle handles it.

Good Luck
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Spark plug modification. Drill a 1/16" hole in the ground strap and index them.
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