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Old 12-07-2012, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings from central England

Greetings,

I've been a bit of a hyper miler for a while but never took it too seriously. That's about to change though...

I drive a Peugeot 107. For our American cousins that's an ultra compact hatchback. It's a 790kg 3 door car, with a 1 litre inline 3 cylinder petrol engine that develops a Tarmac melting 68 BHP. The engine thrives on revs and is great fun to thrash about, but driven carefully I can get it North of 60 imperial MPG, though around 55 is more usual.

My aim - 70 MPG, which it think is a realistic goal with minimal effort.

I've already fitted a shallow rubber air dam from a Renault which had given another 2 MPG, so some grille blocks and a vacuum gauge are my next projects.

Pics when I'm next on a real computer.

Cheers,

Rich

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rich, welcome!!!

Air up the tires!!!
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http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Roger that . 35 PSI all round, which is as much as she'll take before feeling odd in the corners.

One area of compromise is the tyres. It rains here as hard as the sun shines in Texas, so in the interests of safety I've gone for wet weather tyres. on the plus side I went for good quality ones and according to the book they're not that far behind the Eco rubber.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

The 107 looks like a nice small car. 70mpg (Imp) is 58 mpg US. That shouldn't be horribly hard to achieve unless you do tons of highway driving.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Those are little tires!!!
what size?

when I was in Northern California it was sunny 300+ days ayr!
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's the one, although mine is a slightly later version. In a big chap at 6'3" and 246lbs but fit in just fine. The cabin is quite large and they feel like a proper car to drive.

Tyres are 155/65 r 14.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Chopper....That's TEXAS size!!!!

I'm 6'3" 248lbs
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think I'd like it in Texas

Thanks for the warm welcome guys.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

ECO MODS PERFORMED:
First: ScangaugeII
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...eii-23306.html

Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938

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