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Old 06-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My Morning commute is a whopping 8 miles with 5 stop lights. Mostly highway. But thats not really my issue. Because once I get to work starts the 100 to 200 miles I drive each day. I just bought a truck for my job so I will be seeing what I can do with that. Havent put enough miles on it yet to figure out MPG yet.

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I got 23.4 km/l today.
11.9 km
24 minutes
31 km/h avg speed
used 0.51 l of fuel

About 55 MPG

I was early today

**Ps. the UG is only calibrated for distance. I have not fueled up yet since getting it..
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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66mpg!

I've beating all the old records this year.

First last years cold start record of .39l to work. (Got .37)

Then the warm start record of .36. (Got .34)

For a few days i was getting .34, .35, .34 while hitting red lights..

But today.. green streak!

..0.31l!!! (Yes, three is warranted.)

My new route is slightly shorter than the old, 8.7km instead of 9.2, but it's still 66MPG!
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ooooo... I didn't know that. haha.

I thought I coulp not post attachments..

This morning is bad though.. Only 39 MPG.. Bad traffic...

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Old 06-18-2013, 01:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I usually got around 60mpg during the summer on my 5 mile 15 minuteish commute to work in the summer in my 2001 Nissan Sentra GXE. It's got about 11 stop lights and semi heavy traffic during the morning commutes, fortunately there are a lot of great places to coast and I can usually make most of the lights. The worst part about it is I routinely arrive to work at 60mpg but dip to around 57ish when climbing up the stupid parking garage we have.

Today was actually my first commute in my Prius I just bought Saturday.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My commute won't set any mileage records, but it's entertaining and quite the challenge to squeeze mileage out of.

I start off at home, 1800 ft MSL, 1/4-mile gravel driveway. Get out to road (gravel), climb to 2000 ft MSL over next ~1.5 miles. A few undulations, then downhill to 1800ft, stop sign and set of 90-degree right/left corners (also gravel). After the hard left, I give it a little gas to get up to 30 or so, then shift to neutral and coast... for 2-3 miles. Back into drive for the last 1/2 mile of gravel. Turn onto paved highway, slowly work it up to 55. Hilly terrain for the next several miles, averaging 1700-1800 ft MSL, so I practice pulse-and-glide. Sometimes I'm bucking a stiff headwind, so gliding doesn't work so well (there's a lot of wind turbines where I live, for good reason).

Once I hit the top of the hilly terrain on the paved highway, then I can *almost* coast from roughly 1600 ft the rest of the way down to river level (~100ft MSL). If I could turn the motor off, I'd get unbelievable mileage... but sadly, I have to keep the motor idling to keep the auto trans fluid pump working. The big issue with Subaru autos: no towing or coasting w/o the motor running.

Once on the highway next to the Columbia River, it's 10 miles at roughly 60 mph to the next town... slow to 25, go through town, across a 3/4-mile steel grate bridge, then uphill along 20-mph streets to get to the parking lot.

It's a total of 33 miles one way.

I've been able to push our box-stock Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited up to ~27 mpg on this route. EPA says it gets 18/25, with a combined rating of 20. The car is even running at the stock tire pressure (which is too low for proper wear, let alone best mileage). Last couple of tanks have hand-calc'd out to 26 mpg... that includes stints of my wife driving, and she uses zero hypermiling techniques.

I'm looking forward to upping the tire pressure for the next tank. Then, maybe, I will start looking into aero mods. I'm planning to put a set of skidplates under it for protection when offroading, and I may buy some material to interconnect the skidplates for better aerodynamics on the highway. Also debating whether to get lighter wheels... rotating mass is a killer.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:00 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Did what I needed 2 do!

Im realistically flat roads straight Hiways so pulse n glide and coastdown is as great an effect as possible anywhere.
Today I understand why the Undieing POS wont make much better than my best ever 36. That thing seriously hauls butt!
I was given the lecture bout I am second man on totem and must set example so n so n so" be on time was sum of things Monday afternoon.
Ive had no troubles all week but decided that 5 minute shower was required this morn. That stupid little car put me at job 1 minute early though my 5 minute shower ran into 15 and then dog needed to go out etc.
The engine was very happy running in upper RPMs sounded like a giant Mad Bumble Bee nest as it made Light speed, and made small dots in R/V mirror of passed traffic. SO now I see why the Undieing POS will not achieve greatness in economy further than it has without major engine MODS.
Oh yeah Those Big Drive tires really effect top end on that thing. It is a true screamer so much for my week long tank probbably lost a whole days commute.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #19 (permalink)
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This morning on one of my best coasting stretches I got stuck behind the roadworks trucks respraying the lines. No way to pass. They were going so slow... when coasting in Neutral and riding the brake, my mpg meter read 14! It's an auto with power brakes and steering, so I normally don't go engine-off. But today, since we were only going 10 mph, I figured I'd give it a try. Shut it off in neutral, and carefully kept ahead of the curve on the brakes... because of course, the vacuum boost disappears in short order when you're coasting down a steep hill at 10 mph and riding them.

Thankfully we were going slow enough that the lack of power steering was not an issue.

I don't think it hurt the transmission. We weren't going fast enough to build up any appreciable heat... even without the trans fluid pump running. Not something I'll do on a regular basis, though.

Anyway, that last few miles going downhill with the motor off was kinda cool... infinite mpg. Bumped my average up to 26.7 per the car's meter (which is calibrated a tad conservative now... I tweaked the calibration a couple tanks ago, because it was 2 mpg optimistic).

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