Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Hypermiling / EcoDriver's Ed
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-10-2014, 09:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 3,452

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,354
Thanked 1,508 Times in 955 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbaber View Post
Quote:
Here are some time-tested ways to save gas:
1. Get a newer, smaller car.
I stopped reading after that.
1. Drop a couple grand and ick up a big monthly payment.
2. Save $10 a week on gas.
3. Profit!

__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fat Charlie For This Useful Post:
Mustang Dave (06-26-2014)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-10-2014, 12:02 PM   #12 (permalink)
Heilopower
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central California
Posts: 64

Platinum Ghost - '14 Ford Fusion SE
90 day: 27.51 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
I have noticed that running on the bottom half of the tank gives slightly better mileage averages. Packing around another 75 pounds of fuel with plenty of stations nearby does not make for improved mileage. Seems many of the smaller fuel efficient cars of today have tanks with 12 or 13 gallon capacity. Weight reduction is one of the easy methods of increasing mileage.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Goldenstate For This Useful Post:
Mustang Dave (06-26-2014)
Old 06-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Evansville Ill.
Posts: 101

sizematters - '08 smart 4-2 passion cabrio
90 day: 51.99 mpg (US)

escape - '06 Ford Escape xlt
90 day: 26.78 mpg (US)

Buick - '04 Buick Park Avenue Ultra
Team Turbocharged!
90 day: 27.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 209
Thanked 25 Times in 17 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ConnClark View Post
His point is having less fuel in the tank forces him to drive more economically. Sort of like putting a big spike on the steering wheel would tend to make you drive more cautiously.
I've been saying that for years, if you want to improve safety, put that spike on every vehicle and people will drive safer. And for those that don't, it'll thin out the herd a little.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 07:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
0.29 Cd and decreasing
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 184

Red Rocket - '90 honda CRX HF
Team Honda
Team "Old SKOOL"
90 day: 53.46 mpg (US)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 46 Times in 36 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Anyway, with a half-tank there will be less dead weight on fuel to haul around
This is true but that also means less momentum for EOC
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,433
Thanks: 0
Thanked 764 Times in 675 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by tvbd56 View Post
This is true but that also means less momentum for EOC
And less wear on the brake pads when you have to use it
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 09:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
I used to own a 73 F350 that I mounted a lift (not the hydraulics) on the back and made it a car hauler. People would borrow it and bring it back with the tank empty and after I ran out of gas driving 2 miles to the nearest station, I disconnected the sending unit, tank was behind the drivers seat inside the cab! Never had a problem after that. Bought the cab-chassis brand new for $3600.

regards
Mech
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 10:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 1,503
Thanked 276 Times in 226 Posts
Cool

Thats my secret!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
Does this guy set his alarm clock 10 minutes ahead to "trick" himself into thinking he's late and has to get up?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 07:49 AM   #18 (permalink)
0.29 Cd and decreasing
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 184

Red Rocket - '90 honda CRX HF
Team Honda
Team "Old SKOOL"
90 day: 53.46 mpg (US)
Thanks: 29
Thanked 46 Times in 36 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
And less wear on the brake pads when you have to use it
uuuhhhh... crap... less of a chance of burning out the fuel pump... yeah I got nothin'
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 12:44 AM   #19 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
davelobi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 156

CRX - '91 Honda CRX HF
Last 3: 63.1 mpg (US)

the ugly one - '97 saturn SL just sl,not sl1 or 2
Team Saturn
90 day: 44.15 mpg (US)

Vibe - '07 Pontiac Vibe
Team Pontiac
90 day: 44.24 mpg (US)

Hoopdie - '05 Toyota Corolla CE
90 day: 42.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 33 Times in 17 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbaber View Post
"
Here are some time-tested ways to save gas:
1. Get a newer, smaller car.

"I stopped reading after that."
Thanks for saving me from even bothering to click the link!
__________________
Get bored very quickly. Vibe, Saturn, and crv all long gone. Been a while but I'm back in the game, gunna see what I can do with this Corolla.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 12:51 AM   #20 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
davelobi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 156

CRX - '91 Honda CRX HF
Last 3: 63.1 mpg (US)

the ugly one - '97 saturn SL just sl,not sl1 or 2
Team Saturn
90 day: 44.15 mpg (US)

Vibe - '07 Pontiac Vibe
Team Pontiac
90 day: 44.24 mpg (US)

Hoopdie - '05 Toyota Corolla CE
90 day: 42.58 mpg (US)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 33 Times in 17 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
1. Drop a couple grand and ick up a big monthly payment.
2. Save $10 a week on gas.
3. Profit!
I LOVE THAT! Guy has a $400 a month car payment and spends another $400/month on gas. I have Zero payments and spend $401/month on gas. That guy is $1 a month ahead of me? Doubt it. My extra $399 goes into boat gas. Ahh, I guess we are even.

Then when his awesome gas mileage car needs a hybrid gizmo for $4000, I'll be buying another boat. Still both broke, the planet may like him better but I'm having more fun.

__________________
Get bored very quickly. Vibe, Saturn, and crv all long gone. Been a while but I'm back in the game, gunna see what I can do with this Corolla.
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com