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Old 09-22-2012, 12:27 AM   #21 (permalink)
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A few things I need to adjust or experiment with to see how much of a difference it makes are...


--Driving with load instead of cruise control. This one is iffy because my foot can never seem to keep a constant pressure on the highway...I wonder if it would help IF I used cruise control on the flat sections and DWL on the rolling areas...???




--Accelerating from a stop, keeping the RPMs below 2,000...gradually reaching my top speed or accelerating from a stop to 2,000-3,000 RPMs to reach my top speed more quickly. Which would save more fuel...???




Since I have an automatic transmission, I cannot perform Engine-off coasting...I wouldn't feel safe doing that anyway unless I knew the technique very well. What techniques can I do that are just as efficient???

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Which gauges of these should I use to hypermile???...

-% Engine Load
-Instantaneous MPG
-Average MPG
-Instantaneous Gallons/Hour
-Trip Average MPG
-Srt Trip Average MPG
-Distance To Empty (DTE)
Put instant and short trip mpg in big blocks on top and the rest in four small blocks on the bottom. I know there are five here- let % load and instant mpg fight over the last slot, whichever proves most useful to you.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Put instant and short trip mpg in big blocks on top and the rest in four small blocks on the bottom. I know there are five here- let % load and instant mpg fight over the last slot, whichever proves most useful to you.
Thank you. You typed instant MPG twice, did you mean to say something else?

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Sorry, I meant to let % load and instant gph fight over which is more useful to you.
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I wonder if it would help IF I used cruise control on the flat sections and DWL on the rolling areas...???
Absolutely. You've got it.
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Absolutely. You've got it.

Really? But how would I know exactly when to engage and disengage the cruise control?


Also, wouldn't that be alot of wear and tear on the system?
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Also, I'm worried about leaving the UltraGauge plugged in 24/7 for fear of it draining my battery...how do I prevent this???
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Really? But how would I know exactly when to engage and disengage the cruise control?
Easy: look for hills! If you're driving where in hills, constant throttle or "DWL" (driving with load) is more efficient. If it's flat, cruise will be just as efficient.

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Nope.

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