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Old 08-20-2010, 10:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FE results of 2000 mile trip in my Metro

I just got back from a trip from Washington State to Monterey Calif and back in my ecomodded Metro.
I put in 5 tanks of gas. The first leg was a slow climb up via Reno. I stayed on back roads as much as possible to allow P&G with less disruption to the traffic. Just over 61 mpg. with ave speed 47mph
Second leg was a steepish descent into California from Reno. Most was to steep to just coast down, so I used engine braking with A/C on. 59 mpg, ave speed 47.
Third leg was driving around Monterey area. Bad traffic, and bad freeways, and lots of steep dirt roads. Bad FE. Only 50.33 mpg with ave speed 38mph.
Fourth leg was from Monterey back up steep roads to Reno. 56mpg with ave speed 46 mph
Fifth leg was gradual descent from Reno down to almost sea level. Some amazing long EOCs. From one rest stop on a mountain top I did a long EOC and got 311MPG on the scangage for 12 miles. That was my best leg with 65.9 mpg and ave speed 45mph.
Taking just the 4 legs of long distance traveling, I did about 1700 miles at 60.24 mpg and an average speed of 46.5mph.
Next week I have to drive my RV towing the Metro from Washington to Central Texas. I only get about 9mpg in the RV.
A zillion thanks to all the ecomodders that showed me, and taught me how to make FE like this possible. Thanks guys.


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Old 08-20-2010, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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