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Old 05-12-2022, 08:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Welcome.

The first thing you need to do if you do not already have one is to purchase a instant mpg gauge so you can see what’s happening as you drive in real time. There are several you can choose from “ultra gauge”, “scan gauge” and or several apps such as “torque”.

Your biggest gains will come from adjusting the nut behind the wheel. Start working on that immediately. That way as other improvements are added, they will be amplified.

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https://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hyper...ecodriving.php


Then move on to improving to your vehicle.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/fuel-eco...ifications.php


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Old 05-12-2022, 03:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That is a greenhouse on wheels! Must get hot in there on sunny days...

As for aero - yes, replace those huge side mirrors! Or at least fold the passenger side mirror.
*Local laws may vary.

Not sure whether you would like to your hand at a hitch-mounted boattail? With the Multipla's shape a boattail could easily improve fuel consumption by at least 15-20%.

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Old 05-12-2022, 03:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome.

The first thing you need to do if you do not already have one is to purchase a instant mpg gauge so you can see what’s happening as you drive in real time. There are several you can choose from “ultra gauge”, “scan gauge” and or several apps such as “torque”.

Your biggest gains will come from adjusting the nut behind the wheel. Start working on that immediately. That way as other improvements are added, they will be amplified.

Suggested reading.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hyper...ecodriving.php


Then move on to improving to your vehicle.

https://ecomodder.com/forum/fuel-eco...ifications.php


Again, welcome.

Have a great day...




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I'm working A LOT on the nut behind the wheel, I've been reading this link few hours before you shared it. I learned few thinks that I wanna try like the pulse and glide technic.

I already have Torque Pro, I used it for OBD2 reading mostly and for some complex diagnosis where I needed to go deeper on data. I downloaded the "better dash" add on, I hope it will be a lazy way to improve my skills. If not then I'll make my own dashboards on Torque
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Old 05-12-2022, 03:54 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That is a greenhouse on wheels! Must get hot in there on sunny days...

As for aero - yes, replace those huge side mirrors! Or at least fold the passenger side mirror.
*Local laws may vary.

Not sure whether you would like to your hand at a hitch-mounted boattail? With the Multipla's shape a boattail could easily improve fuel consumption by at least 15-20%.

More here:
DIY hitch-mounted boat tail on Audi A2 3L (photos)
and
My Aerotail on Audi A2
I know that aero is very important but I don't feel comfortable to modify my car as long as I can't really measure the improvement ( or regression...)

The regular A2 has a .28 cx and the A2 3l 1.2 TDI a .25cx
Best cars ever made have a .19cx and in order to do that the need to do like super precise things, using high tech tools to check if they are right or wrong, like wind tunnels and stuff.

As long as I am not an aerodynamics ingeneer, I have a high probability of chance to degrade my actual CX, even if the technics I use seems to be fuel efficient
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I know that aero is very important but I don't feel comfortable to modify my car as long as I can't really measure the improvement ( or regression...)
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As long as I am not an aerodynamics ingeneer, I have a high probability of chance to degrade my actual CX, even if the technics I use seems to be fuel efficient
But that is what the Ecomodder community is for - to support you
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I wouldn't be concerned whether it helps or not as long as it looks good doing it.

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