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Old 04-02-2010, 12:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Scangauge Stolen

My Honda Accord window was smashed in and all they stole was my Scangauge II. Hard to justify to buy another one - I loved it - just hate the thought of getting another one stolen. Arrgh.

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Old 04-02-2010, 02:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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In my mind:
Level 1: Feather throtle at high gear to keep MPH +/- 5 mph of posted speed while maximizing intantanious MPG.
Level 2: Keep instantaionous MPG below AVG MPG.
Level 3: Keep TPS constant (12-20). I've tried driving 20 miles on highway with TPS = 15 and got 50mpg. --- But max was 64mph and min was 45mph on 60mph highway.
Level 4: (with manual Transmission) Know your vehicle's max BSFC point. Drive there untill reaching 5 mph more then posted and then drive engine off or DFCO untill you slow to 10 mph below posted.

I'm still at level 3 (50mpg) and get some flashing high beams when I'm only doing 45-50 mph on highway. Still waiting till I feel comfortable before moving to level 4. I drive level 4 (sort of) when on 35mph residential streets but not on the highway yet.
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I have found when I drive autos I can sort of trick the car into upshifting sooner by backing off the throttle, then slowly pushing it back in till just before the point it down shifts again.

When I head out on the highway I will vary my speed with the traffic. If it is heavy or I am on a one lane with anyone behind me I go the speed limit so as to prevent others from wasting gas by braking for me then accelerating again to get around me, as well as a slow moving vehicle can be a trafic hazard. When trafic is light and there are plenty of lanes around me I will alow myself to drop from the posted speed limit.


Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

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