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Old 10-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In regards to the neutral down hills it might be counter productive. Do you know if your Hyundai has DFCO? If so your mpg
Gauge would read 99.9 mpg
When you let off the gas down hills.

If it does that the injectors shut off when the ecu senses the closed throttle position. That is more efficient than idling in neutral

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Old 10-29-2013, 03:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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In regards to the neutral down hills it might be counter productive. Do you know if your Hyundai has DFCO? If so your mpg
Gauge would read 99.9 mpg
When you let off the gas down hills.

If it does that the injectors shut off when the ecu senses the closed throttle position. That is more efficient than idling in neutral
I'm due for service soon on the sonata, maybe we could meet up sometime?

Not sure if my car has DFCO. I have an instant MPG meter, but it tops out at 50 MPG..and so long as I'm traveling faster than idle speed, that always reads 50 when i let off the gas pedal.

Eventually, I will get a scangauge/ultragauge, but until then, I'll just have to practice as best as I can.

I would like to get the bike to around 55 mpg, but I can't change too much in the engine, since I still need to be able to tow around 250-300lbs with the bike. The trailer weighs 160 lbs itself, where the rest of the weight would be from cargo.

I usually average 42-44 MPG pulling the trailer with around 100 pounds of cargo (all highway).

I've considered getting a front sprocket to help with lowering RPMs at highway speeds, but no funds right now.
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If you let up on the gas and it jumps right up to 50 and stays there it sounds like it has dfco. Most cars should have it nowadays. Easier to tell with a scan gauge.

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Oh ok, thank guys!

Another question...can someone point me in the right direction for a video of how to properly execute the pulse and glide technique? I understand going slightly about speed, then coasting down to it or just below it, but how "fast" should I be trying to get to the peak speed of the pulse part? And again, take in consideration I may either be getting there faster, or trying to go slower due to my low RPM, low load turbo spooling.


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Oh ok, thank guys!

Another question...can someone point me in the right direction for a video of how to properly execute the pulse and glide ?...
Use this site's search function. I believe there is a thread of videos for pulse and glide technique...
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Like this (search youtube pulse glide)....
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Well, due to financial difficulties, I have to sell the car and bike. I am now looking at getting a 2003-05 honda civic hybrid, a 2003 or older vw jetta tdi, an older regular civic, or something else similar...(the vw and hybrid will be manual trans, since I read that the autos had too many problems)
My budget is $5k....
Any other suggestions? Looking for reliability (at least 2 years) and good economy right from the get-go....
Also, if there are know problems with a particular part, I'd like to know...I've searched mostly on these few cars, and as I stated, the trans were the biggest issues...next being that the hybrid battery is $$$$ if it goes...and that the vw is $$$ in general for anything....

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Sorry to hear that. Hope you find something good. 1st gen insights are very popular on here and the 5 speed ones still yield above 50mpg even if the battery goes. Downside is they are 2 seaters.
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you find something good. 1st gen insights are very popular on here and the 5 speed ones still yield above 50mpg even if the battery goes. Downside is they are 2 seaters.
After doing some digging around this forum, I noticed thise insights...however, on the rare occasion that I have any passengers at all, there's usually more than one...so that's not going to be practical...

I also forgot to thank reddevil for the link. Thanks! And let me tell you, without one of the gauges, trying to p and g with the sonata is tricky....you'll lose quite a bit of gas on the hills by me...trying to somewhat gently get up to a good speed for the glide....

Having a manual will make things waaaay easier...

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