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Old 12-13-2007, 01:03 AM   #21 (permalink)
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This week in drivin' around...

Winter has set-in, and for folks in the Midwest, you know what I mean. Freezing rain, cold temps, and harsh road conditions. Amazingly, Tessie remains at 29.5 with shuttling the fam in crappy weather and carpooling.

Honestly, I'll be lucky to break 31 this tank in Teggy. Loss of traction doesn't fare well for FE. Cold, slushy roads and variable traffic patterns don't help. The block heater and radiator-block has kept temps very manageable under the hood, and the TC happy -- which helps. Odd, slight surging issue -- too windy the other day to notice. Collected some data to run.

Rental vehicle for the week: 2007 Chevy Impala LS / FlexFuel 3.5L. The goal is to break 30 mpg, combined, for the first half-tank (done before with this car). Visiting the fam in Ohio over the weekend (Columbus, Akron, Cleveland) and driving to Indy on Monday.

I may try Ethanol again, but with experiments of the past, I may take Laz' advice and fill-up at half-tank. The car has 22K miles, and it's likely that it hasn't seen the Moonshine yet. FE tends to drop like a rock!

More next week.

Happy Hypermiling,

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Old 12-13-2007, 09:09 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I may try Ethanol again, but with experiments of the past, I may take Laz' advice and fill-up at half-tank. The car has 22K miles, and it's likely that it hasn't seen the Moonshine yet. FE tends to drop like a rock!

More next week.

Happy Hypermiling,

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Try putting in about 6 gallons in the tank and then top it off. That should bring it up to a E30 blend or so. That worked well with the 3.0 l maxima. What's the price breakdown for E85 and regular there?
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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66.9mpg on the way in to work at 4AM (54miles,temps 45F, 55-60mph, light traffic)
79.8mpg on the way home at 6PM (54miles, temps 45F, 60-65mph, moderate to heavy traffic)
73.4mpg average for the day
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:47 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I had a very good day despite temp temps that hovered around 30F all day. Winds were from the NNW at 5-10 mph.
1. 67.6-5.8
2. 71.0-9.6
3. 66.3-9.6
4. 88.6-7.0
5. 82.5-12.5
6. 96.1-3.2
7. 71.8-7.0
8. 104-7.0
Average for today was 77.9.
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Nice job larry! I'm really jealous of those numbers...mehbe if I pull off my head swap over break,
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Larry: what's the number after the mileage. Is that distance?
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Oops. Yeah, I forgot to put "miles" after those numbers.
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Man. somebody post some numbers in the 30's for the rest of us mortal
How about the 20's?

21.8 mpg (that includes the part of getting out of that deep mud earlier )

How's that for some trauma?
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:19 AM   #30 (permalink)
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How about the 20's?

21.8 mpg (that includes the part of getting out of that deep mud earlier )

How's that for some trauma?
You ought to put your Jeep in the garage now that you have a fill so we can track it and see what you have done to it. What mods if any have you done so far. I can't find the thread where you talked about it. I think higher tire pressures and eco driving except when mudding right? Is that about 30% over EPA. Not bad for winter although I don't know where you are located to quantify your winter.

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