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straight5 02-01-2012 05:26 PM

Newbiness
 
Hi all, from Hendersonville Tn. Cool site from what I've seen so far :thumbup:
Current rides are listed in my signature.

straight5 02-03-2012 10:18 AM

Wow. 90 views and no comments or questions :o
Hey, I took a shower and put on deoderant too.

Daox 02-03-2012 10:35 AM

Welcome to the site.

Tell us a bit more about your current commute, why you're here, what you hope to accomplish, what you're interested in doing, etc. :)

straight5 02-06-2012 10:17 AM

Current DD is my beloved 93 Volvo 850 5 spd. that may become a project car.

I found this site just surfing the net for diy hybrid info.

....My daily commute is about 60 miles. During the commute, there are several times I have the chance to coast for about a mile. Thing is, if I had an electric motor (or ???) that could help to sustain the speed on slight downward grade, I could coast much farther.
.... Then there are questions of, starting and stopping the engine vs leaving the engine idling while coasting ect.
.... That of course leads me to questions of using an electric motor to drive the engine accessories vs the engine doing it.

euromodder 02-06-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by straight5 (Post 285019)
During the commute, there are several times I have the chance to coast for about a mile. Thing is, if I had an electric motor (or ???) that could help to sustain the speed on slight downward grade, I could coast much farther.

A short acceleration (i.e. a pulse) will do the same.

On my diesel Volvo, my overall fuel consumption reduced significantly when I started coasting - even though I keep the engine running.
I find it amazing how often I can coast even in this flat terrain.

straight5 02-08-2012 10:22 AM

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A short acceleration (i.e. a pulse) will do the same.
I've tried that, and every other trick I could think of.
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ven-20389.html


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