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atsik 08-25-2010 12:47 PM

greetings from estonia
 
Name: Veiko
Country:Estonia
Car: Renault Laguna 1.8 8v 66kw estate

Main reason why i'm here is because i got new job and i need to drive 165 km(ca 100miles) every workday and premium gazoline is about 1,4$/l (5,28$/gallon) in estonia right now
So I sold my old Volvo 850(2.5 125kw) and bought Laguna.
But it's still thirsty.
so I must drive 80km/h and today started to use pulse and glide.
I guess that my car uses ca 6l/100km now.
So I need to do some aero mods and maybe something more...
target is 5l/100km...but I dunno how to get it

skyl4rk 08-25-2010 01:23 PM

Welcome

Here is the beginners course on improving fuel efficiency:

Driving Methods:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hyperm...ecodriving.php

Vehicle Modifications:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/fuel-econ...ifications.php

Daox 08-25-2010 03:28 PM

Welcome to the site.

I'm curious why you didn't go with a more efficient car to begin with?

atsik 08-25-2010 04:30 PM

Why?

some reasons:

1. I need a family car, wife is driving with opel corsa and if you plan a trip with kids then it's a little bit small.
2. money - with limited resources you can't get a diesel in good condition.
3. climatics - with -30c in winter you usually can't start old diesels(even some new cars). We are still using salt in winter, so f.e. opel(more economic) having rust problem.
4. I'm 6 feet(1.86 cm) tall so some cars are not for me...
5. car salesman told me a story like ...6l/100km with 90-100km/h
now I know that if you drive like others then with that speed it's more like 8l/100km

oh.. and thanks for beginners links :)
btwn. I can suggest a tip for hypermiling:
Don't move your steering-wheel if it's not completely necessary
1. it adds more load to engine, especially if you have power steering.
2. your distance btwn a and b is longer if you wave on the road.
so...drive straight.

meelis11 08-26-2010 03:40 AM

Welcome!
Nice to see other estonian here :)

Piwoslaw 08-26-2010 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by atsik (Post 190711)
I can suggest a tip for hypermiling:
Don't move your steering-wheel if it's not completely necessary
1. it adds more load to engine, especially if you have power steering.
2. your distance btwn a and b is longer if you wave on the road.
so...drive straight.

So it's either drinking alcohol or hypermiling, not both? I'll have to change my habits;)

Welcome to EM!!


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