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Old 08-26-2014, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello again!

Hi Friends!

Long time no see. Many things happened and I couldn't take an active part in life of Ecomodder. That doesn;t mean I wasn't thinking of modding and hypermilling.

Anyway I don't have Berta anymore. Now it's driven by my dad. And I have to admit that idea of hypermilling went on with a car

Now I have (driven mostly by my wife) Citroen C4 GP (You can see it in my garage), with robotized gearbox. It's a neat feature I have to admit.

2.0 diesel engine with 136HP output is nice to drive and pretty economic, so I'm sure that soon my numbers (not the best for now) will go down. I need to spread of ecodriving disease to my wife She's trying but only when I'm sitting at the passenger's seat

Anyway I'm back and hopefully for good. It's good to be back.

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome back! You going to put an MPGuino in that car?
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi T-Vago!
I'd love to put MPGuino in Charlie, but since it's a common rail diesel it has like 4-5 squirts of fuel per stroke AFAIK. I need to make some tests how mpguino will work with such input. For now I'm using factory FE meter, but it's not reliable. First of all it shows FE only with speeds above 30km/h and second thing is that it shows about 0.5 l/100km lower consumption than it is for real. I like MPGuino way more than this french idea of FE meter
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Gerhard Plattner: "The best attitude is to consider fuel saving a kind of sport. Everybody who has enough money for a strong car, can drive fast and hit the pedal. But saving fuel requires concentration, self-control and cleverness. It's a challenge with the nice effect of saving you money that you can use for other more important things."
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
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Welcome back - hope your dad is enjoying Berta. Did he keep the modifications?
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome back - hope your dad is enjoying Berta. Did he keep the modifications?
Definitely he loves MPGuino and start/stop button All mods that I've made to front of the car are still in place as well. He didin't wanted my aero trunk hatch because there was no glass.

Anyway I've infested his mind with a bit of ecodriving so he's numbers aren't bad

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