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Old 07-29-2009, 01:19 AM   #61 (permalink)
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my sl2 has none of those walke the differences between it and the sl1 is adjustable headrests and a 16 valve motor with 124 hp vs. 8 valve motor with 100 hp. Probably the motor is where the difference is had. Still though forget working on the mpg its just not working rather I have benn ecomodding my house, which so far has been succesful. (success story to follow)

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Old 07-29-2009, 01:23 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Ecomodding isn't working just like driving properly didn't work the first time you tried it... like talking didn't work the first time you tried it... like you fell on your ass alot the first time you tried walking.

Nothing works if you're not interested enough to spend some time and concentration on it. You'll just give up, and I don't care what anyone says, that's the WRONG way to do things.

Before you focus on doing it well, you have to focus on doing it right. Period.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:08 PM   #63 (permalink)
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well so far nothing has given solid tangible results. That's a nice statement but uhh I haven't seen any new ideas for about a week now. People on the road get pissed my driving 5 under the speed limit. Honestly since nothings working, I'm working my house now and have so far reduced the e bill 10%. MY question to you is this, whats wrong here?
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Nothing's wrong about you ecomodding your house at all! Congratulations on the 10% reduction!

You shouldn't give up on getting better mileage if one tank didn't work out great though. You got 24.4 MPG, and your grandmother got 24.6. But, did you fill up at the same station? Did you fill it up to the first click each time? With a difference of .2MPG, any variation in how it was filled could explain it, not necessarily driving habits. Although it doesn't hurt that your grandmother is a conservative driver.

Since your routes are so small, it's really hard to tell what's working and not working without instrumentation. You could get 40MPG one trip, but you wouldn't know it, because the next time someone else drives, they'll get like 15MPG, and cancel it out. If you really do want to get better mileage, then you should start saving up for a scangauge. I would also agree that taking a long trip would be a great way to see if your hypermiling is having an effect.

And as for people getting pissed at you for driving 5MPH below the limit - who cares? Are you ever going to see them again? Probably not. Are you doing anything wrong? Absolutely not. It's a speed LIMIT, not a speed REQUIREMENT. If you want to go 5MPH under the limit, go for it, there's nothing they can do about it. Just because everyone wants to go 5 over doesn't mean that you have to as well.
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well I am trying again I got a new gas slip and mileage count and we're giving the car a tune up. So try number 2 will be done with in a week
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Well, like you I don't have much money and wants results now. I will start with no cost approach going to minimal cost.
Read the 100 tips+ at top of the page.
Get the best gas you can if anyone local is selling pure gas no ethanol get it.
Harder tires roll better if you can bump them up do it.
Coast in neutral slingshot off hills.
Start looking at modifications that will improve MPG
Simple aerodynamic modifications will probably get you the most bang for your buck. The thread "any ideas for an airdam?" that's a pretty good increase for a simple mod.
Remember the more you do the more you will get.
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I will ask them about that as a present in a few months from now
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You gotta get a grill block. Aerodynamics and driving will save the gas. Make it look good and nobody will care.

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