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Old 10-14-2010, 06:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Ford Ranger - '97 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4
90 day: 21.28 mpg (US)
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Hey nice timing on your post. I am about to set my own record and go 400 miles on my Ranger. I know I should be happly about not going to the gas station, but until I get that receipt and crunch the numbers, the MPG is unofficial. It is driving me a little crazy waiting to hit Empty. You must have been dieing waiting 7 weeks for the trip to the gas station!

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Old 10-14-2010, 09:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Souldn't the electricity used to charge the battery be included in the mileage calculation?

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Old 10-15-2010, 09:08 AM   #33 (permalink)
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PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
90 day: 69.2 mpg (US)

PaleFit - '09 Honda Fit Sport
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90 day: 57.04 mpg (US)
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I did list the electricity used, for completeness, but it's hardly significant.

Use the X-prize conversion of 34 kwh = 1 gallon
0.74 kwh / 34 = 0.02 gallons
13.75 + 0.02 = 13.77 gallons
1133 mi / 13.77 gallons = 82.28 mpg, down from 82.4 mpg.

That's a difference of 0.12 mpg.
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Old 07-30-2019, 02:29 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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I just beat my distance record! Thanks to an excessively hot summer, among other things. It took 7 weeks of commuting, 10 miles at a time. I started with the tank topped off until gas was sitting in the filler. I ran it down until it sputtered and died. A gas can (2.000 gal) in the back got me to the station for the rest of the fill.

1133 miles
13.751 gallons
82.4 mpg

Mods:
Grille block - smooth upper, 3/4 lower to leave a little airflow
Tire pressure - high
Mobil1 5w20 oil
Scangauge
Battery trickle charger. Too much EOC runs the battery down. 0.74 kwh for the tank.
A highly adjusted nut behind the wheel.

Techniques:
P&G EOC
conserving momentum
light timing
route selection
low speeds
low rpm shifting
parking at the uphill end of the lot, facing downhill for a rolling start (I enter at the top, so I just stop there)
NO AC



Blast from the past! And this legend, hypermiled car (retired) deserves both the sticker picture and the hat picture from the 70 MPG Challenge club.



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Old 07-30-2019, 10:05 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks! My new car, commute, and life are not up to those standards these days. I'm happy with mostly 50+ tanks now.

Despite the similar ratings, the Fit is not as efficient as the old Civic, by at least 10%. And my route is shorter so more of the time is spent in warmup mode. And it's not as aerodynamic. But the hatchback is so much more useful I made a deliberate choice on that point.

My best tank in the new car is 72 mpg.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:03 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Thanks! My new car, commute, and life are not up to those standards these days. I'm happy with mostly 50+ tanks now.

Despite the similar ratings, the Fit is not as efficient as the old Civic, by at least 10%. And my route is shorter so more of the time is spent in warmup mode. And it's not as aerodynamic. But the hatchback is so much more useful I made a deliberate choice on that point.

My best tank in the new car is 72 mpg.
Yup. I see it in your fuel log, too: Aug. 18, 2014... so the PaleFit also qualifies for the hat picture and the sticker picture.

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