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 10-14-2010, 06:49 PM #31 (permalink) EcoModding Lurker     Join Date: Oct 2010 Location: Minneapolis Posts: 31 Ford Ranger - '97 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 90 day: 21.28 mpg (US) Thanks: 2 Thanked 18 Times in 1 Post 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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 10-14-2010, 09:39 PM #32 (permalink) Master EcoModder   Join Date: Sep 2009 Posts: 5,927 Thanks: 877 Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts Souldn't the electricity used to charge the battery be included in the mileage calculation? regards Mech
 10-15-2010, 09:08 AM #33 (permalink) Hypermiler     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Texas Posts: 2,313 PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan 90 day: 69.2 mpg (US) PaleFit - '09 Honda Fit Sport Team HondaWagons 90 day: 44.06 mpg (US) Thanks: 604 Thanked 422 Times in 277 Posts 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. __________________ 11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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 Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian 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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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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 07-30-2019, 10:05 AM #35 (permalink) Hypermiler     Join Date: Dec 2007 Location: Texas Posts: 2,313 PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan 90 day: 69.2 mpg (US) PaleFit - '09 Honda Fit Sport Team HondaWagons 90 day: 44.06 mpg (US) Thanks: 604 Thanked 422 Times in 277 Posts 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. __________________ 11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
Posts: 5,961

Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,236
Thanked 1,949 Times in 1,328 Posts
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 Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian 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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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

 11-19-2019, 05:04 PM #37 (permalink) Diesel Doer!     Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: Central Texas Posts: 24 Thanks: 3 Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post That's really impressive considering your run time is so short. I was able to get 78 mpg out of my VW Lupo 1.9l non-turbo by just driving it normally, using all the hypermiling tricks. My 2014 US Passat got 1,000 miles from its first tank and about 850miles driving it at 75-80 all day...