Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-18-2010, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
jr68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MPGs in Michigan

Hey all. Been lurking here a while, but decided to jump in. I drive a 2005 Mazda 3 2.3 and a 1994 Ford Bronco. The Mazda is the DD, and gets about 27 mpg mixed highway/street. After 90k+ miles, mileage dropped to around 22-23 mixed a due to a slipping clutch. Clutch still slips, but a recent tune-up and some aero mods have brought the mpgs back up some.

Here's the list of basic mods to get back some of my MPGs:
- fresh iridium plugs
- aired up tires to 50 psi
- homemade lower grille and fog light block off
- 3 inch homemade front air dam
- more to come . . . I'm pushing my luck with the missus - making her car look too "trashy". Ha! Then again, she's the one killing my MPG average!

Anyway, it's good to be aboard.


Last edited by jr68; 04-18-2010 at 10:45 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 04-18-2010, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Posts: 479
Thanks: 6
Thanked 19 Times in 19 Posts
Welcome to ecomodder!
You may want to change trolling to lurking.
Trolling is frowned upon on most forums.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 09:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 111
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
What city you in?

I am in Trenton


Bronco 351w? You can get 16 mpg out that easier.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
jr68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Duh!

HA! Thanks, that's what I meant - I was in a hurry. Definitely not a troll! . I'm in Ann Arbor and yeah, the Bronc's a 351 - looking forward to trying to get some decent mileage out of the big guy.

Anyway, here's some pics of the Mazda and the recent ghetto mods:

dubya x3.flickr.com/photos/48704011@N08/4532713041/]IMG_4450
dubya x3.flickr.com/photos/48704011@N08/4533398682/]IMG_4454
dubya x3.flickr.com/photos/48704011@N08/4532533163/]IMG_4447

Ok, so I don't have 5 posts, so just use the links.

Happy motoring!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 11:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 111
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
About 30 miles away from me.


You need get vacuum gauge on it if you aren't that mechanic. You can come to me and I help you.

What mpg you are get out bronco now?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 11:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
jr68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bronco is in Salt Lake City for now. I'm working out west this summer, so I'll be picking it up in a few weeks. Previous owner said about 12-15, but we'll see.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2010, 11:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 111
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Ok air to 50 psi since tires on that mostly max 50 psi just read max psi on tires then air to it.

My F250 tires max is 80 psi.


Then on highway just cruise 60-65 but when you go downhill just go 70-80 mph then let itself do work like you keep same position on gas when you drive flat to hill then downhill.


That how I got better gas.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 04:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
Pishtaco
 
SentraSE-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,485

Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
Team Toyota
90 day: 48.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 285 Times in 181 Posts
60-65, maybe. 70-80? Never. You'll waste more gas getting to that speed than you'll gain back from coasting, especially with an aerodynamic brick like a Bronco.
__________________
Darrell

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 111
Thanks: 8
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
60-65, maybe. 70-80? Never. You'll waste more gas getting to that speed than you'll gain back from coasting, especially with an aerodynamic brick like a Bronco.
You never own trucks with 351W.

I know that how I got 17 out F250 it weight twice than bronco. Empty it weigh 6,500 While Bronco like around 5,600 lb.

Plus 96 E350 passenger weigh almost 9K and I get 16 mpg highway with 15 people.


Well when you go to hill then you start downhill push more gas that how it roll faster and let itself slow to 65 mph.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
improving mpg's with led taillights? GenX Rolla EcoModding Central 33 04-02-2017 01:29 AM
MPG's (difference with bio D vs. SVO vs. regular diesel?) ucftabletennis General Efficiency Discussion 23 04-18-2012 03:58 PM
Newb - better MPGs out of a Dodge Neon? stevewww EcoModding Central 7 10-21-2011 09:50 AM
MPG's or Drive Less? DifferentPointofView EcoModding Central 13 06-22-2009 01:32 PM
Anyone from Northern Michigan with a red Neon? wagonman76 EcoModding Central 0 06-30-2008 02:15 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com