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Old 07-20-2009, 12:52 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I'd love to see an MG E... I've seen and A and a B... time for the E.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #52 (permalink)
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ok I now have a baseline and am SO confused. To set the stage, my grandma accelerates at 2200 rpm to 2600, drives with the ac on at her will (for baseline purposes) and does not coast. Our recent tank was 24.6 mpg ( 177 mi. / 7.2 gallons ). So the question is how did not hypermiling yield BETTER results by .2 mpg (not much but still) than hypermilling??!
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Tank-to-tank variations can be quite high. You can't get a baseline from one tank. It can take months.

That is why I am loathe to make fe claims for mods. I can't even get a consistent baseline.
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I see, but Frank I mean even of 5 mile trips is 30 mpg out of the question? Cus thats what I was shooting for
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:17 PM   #55 (permalink)
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My guess is 30 is attainable but you'll need ways to create/maintain engine heat prior to the trip.
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I drive an 02 saturn sl, but have a manual transmission. Im not sure how much difference the automatic tranny makes, but your numbers seem low compared to what Im seeing. My lowest fe was around 33.5 and that was my "balls to the wall" tank where I tried to get the lowest fe possible. I would find out if something is wrong with the car before trying to hypermile.
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Manual transmission
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@ frank, how can one do this and NOT modify the car
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at walke, how much highway usage do you use? because I use none.
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:55 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Wow, I must be doing something right, because those epa numbers look seriously low compared to what I average.

I do mixed driving, but the bulk is in the city or on small highway trips (less than 2-4 miles on the highway). You could be seeing lower numbers beacuse you have an sl2, which has power everything and a sunroof. My sl is barebones and weighs nothing, so I think that helps.

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