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t vago 05-11-2022 04:13 AM

Hello from Hungary
 
Hello, all!

I used to live in the US, and I used to own several gasoline vehicles modified for improved fuel consumption and power. I was once very active in supporting my fork of the MPGuino fuel consumption computer, and hope to be doing so again.

Now I live with my Hungarian wife and kids in Hungary, and we own a nice little Opel Zafira B with the 1.7L cdti ecoboost diesel engine and 6-speed. So far, with no modifications save for filling my tires to the rated sidewall pressure, I can usually get anywhere between 5.8 and 6.3 L/100km ( 37 MPG to 40 MPG ) fully loaded with a mix of city and highway driving. And, of course, I'm looking to improve that.

Currently considering a belly pan of some sort, and/or a detachable boat tail. I have my old ScanGauge that I was awarded here on EcoModder.com performing as auxiliary instrumentation for things I would have liked to have as gauges on this Opel - engine coolant temperature, boost, engine load, and intake air temperature.

For those of you still interested in my MPGuino fork, I will be examining all of my notes and source code from the most recent release, as well as catching up on what all has been posted here.

freebeard 05-11-2022 11:43 AM

I'd say welcome; but, you know....

Tell more about the detachable boat tail. Trailer hitch mount?

Piwoslaw 05-11-2022 03:25 PM

Glad to see you back:)

Drifter 05-11-2022 03:57 PM

Welcome! What is a mpguino fork?

freebeard 05-11-2022 06:31 PM

Quote:

...my MPGuino fork, I will be examining all of my notes and source code from the most recent release....
Apparently the software is open source, which admits of forking.

t vago 05-12-2022 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 667889)
I'd say welcome; but, you know....

Heh... :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by freebeard (Post 667889)
Tell more about the detachable boat tail. Trailer hitch mount?

Unfortunately, the Opel has no hitch installed. I'm thinking of something light that could be attached to the frame via quick-release latches. Something not very long, either, but just long enough to provide some measurable and useful benefit. Say, about 10% improvement in fuel economy on the highway. Finally, something that doesn't obstruct the license plate.

Come to think of it, I might just ditch the idea and investigate rear spoilers instead. Piwoslaw's 307 spoiler looks nice.


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