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Old 08-25-2010, 04:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Truly incredible!! Awesome job! Can I borrow your commute for a while?

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Old 08-25-2010, 04:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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7 weeks is a long time to whittle away at a record tank

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Old 08-25-2010, 06:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Awesome! This is the kind of story that motivates most of us to do better!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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great mileage! I guess that I wouldnt get in the habit of running my vehicle out of gas (it will cause some problems down the road). I know I dont have the patience for that type of driving.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I'll likely not be pushing it this far again any time soon. My mpg drops at the end of a tank. It gets tricky to restart the car, due to poor fuel pressure, so I use more engine-on coasting instead of off. The tank was at its highest of 84.8 mpg 100 miles earlier. If I can't beat the distance, it's better for me to fill sooner and use less fuel. Also, less possibility of stressing the dry fuel pump.
I have a "hesitation" on restart when down below 2 gallons left. I have to bumpstart and let the engine stabilize a bit longer before I can let the clutch out and pulse again. If I bumpstart then let the clutch out right away the engine will die for an instant.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have a "hesitation" on restart when down below 2 gallons left. I have to bumpstart and let the engine stabilize a bit longer before I can let the clutch out and pulse again. If I bumpstart then let the clutch out right away the engine will die for an instant.
Exactly the same thing I have. It takes mine about 10 seconds for it to stabilize.

If you key off and on, wait 3 seconds, off-on again, it will help to prime the pump. As you get lower on fuel, repeat more times.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks... will try that... the VX behaves identically...
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Wow. Very impressive numbers! Great job!

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