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Old 09-08-2011, 09:14 AM   #251 (permalink)
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Glad the heat is over and I can stop the idling for A/C that was gigging my numbers.
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PaleMelanesian at 180% plus...
These two are related. I'm also in Texas and we've had our hottest summer ever, but with no AC that also gave me my best numbers ever.

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:38 AM   #252 (permalink)
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Well earned and deserved PM. Much respect.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:41 AM   #253 (permalink)
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We had hot weather in the last few weeks too, and it is over now.
Also, Teresa doesn't have any A/C (no surprise in case of a motorcycle) apart from the wind, but at a certain point that won't cool us anymore... but at least I had a few good tanks (my last one was the best this year).
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #254 (permalink)
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... the 40/45 mpg trip for Chinese food is WAY better than EPA.
Those "Chinese miles" involved fairly extreme hypermiling. I wouldn't drive an automatic that way long term; I just wanted to get a feel for the Versa's potential. More realistically, I'll probably bobble around in the mid-30s until I can get serious with some mods.

And wouldn't you know it: Except for the drive home from the gas station, it rained every single day of this tank!

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Looking forward to hearing about them!

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:59 AM   #255 (permalink)
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slowmover- Where this competition is more of a motivational exercise than flat out, knock down, winner takes all function( as I understand it), just fill your tank as desired and let the tale of the tank win the day.


I wanted to get it out there. Not be criticized later for what could be construed as stretching the spirit of the thing out-of-shape. Thanks.

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Old 09-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #256 (permalink)
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The beauty of this "competition" is that no matter who beats whom, we all win!
That's it right there -- well said.

As for partial fills, the best-guess estimate is good enough -- we all have had situations were we haven't had the receipt, the trip reset on its own too soon, etc.

And sorry team Honda, the FE Booster is now in the hands of another driver, so I may withdraw the Insight and add-back the Integra to keep it honest (10 MPG drop) But, it's putting me back in the days of really pushing for FE.

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Old 09-08-2011, 10:13 PM   #257 (permalink)
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Looking forward to hearing about them!

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("them" = my plans for future mods)

I want to do rear wheel half-skirts.
And, I want to do a raised trunk lid/rear spoiler as some of us were discussing in this thread
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post246557

And I want to an alternator cutout switch.

Plenty ideas, not enough time!
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:36 AM   #258 (permalink)
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I will not let other teams pass the diesel one, and I want a 83.3mpg tank

I'm working on two electrical projects :
  • one to disable the heat plugs. I calculated that in my daily commute when I P&G they may be the cause of 10% of my consumption... (the beta version permits to avoid nearly half heating once the engine is hot )
  • the other is to find a signal I can monitor with a simple voltmeter to give me a rough indication about how much the engine is consuming (my old diesel has mechanical injectors )

May be a POE of 100% all year long ?
Sadly temperatures are falling, I have to switch on lights in the morning and traffic is back to be the worst in France... If I can stay near last tank average then this will be a success

Have fun,

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Old 09-09-2011, 09:00 AM   #259 (permalink)
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I will not let other teams pass the diesel one, and I want a 83.3mpg tank
You are getting some crazy milage with your Megane Keep it up!

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Sadly temperatures are falling, I have to switch on lights in the morning and traffic is back to be the worst in France...
Fifth most congested city in Europe I hope your commute doesn't go through the worst parts, or at rush hour.
When you get some practice come and visit me in Warsaw (second most congested city). Thankfully I don't have to deal with the traffic jams here too often
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:43 AM   #260 (permalink)
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When you get some practice come and visit me in Warsaw (second most congested city). Thankfully I don't have to deal with the traffic jams here too often
My daily commute is scheduled to avoid traffic. I leave early (before 6:50am) or lately (after 9:20am) in the morning and leave early (5:10pm - Friday at 4:10pm) in the afternoon. If work isn't finished then I finish it at home.

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