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Old 06-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Question: Whats everyones strategy when your coming to a place where you know the stop-light is there, but it does not become visible until your right up on it? I also do not want to cause a traffic jam.
I have a light like that on my morning commute. I approach the turn at the speed limit; and drop the F-bomb and hit the brakes (after downshifting and DFCO'ing) if the light is yellow or red. There are two left-turn lanes at that light. Most of the people behind me change lanes to beat me to the red light. Sometimes they get there soon enough to trigger the light so I don't have to come to a complete stop.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Welp just finished my 55mph experiment netting 43.4mpg.

I'm kind of dissapointed actually only netting a 2.4 mpg gain driving 10mph slower.
I was kinda hoping at least a 5mpg improvement to justify the intense boringness experienced at those speeds.

I'm thinking the results were so low because going 55 mph, I am not able to pulse and glide as much as say 65 mph. When going 55mpg there was always someone right on my butt and only a few hills I am able to pulse and glide while maintaining 55 mph.

When going 65 mph, there are rarely people behind me and I can pulse to 65 then glide all the way down to 50 mph.

Anyone have any other theories as to why this is?

Should be getting a scanguage in the mail any day now. I can't wait to see. I will be mounting it on my steering wheel.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you say you have a manual trans? if you're interested in a more complicated way of driving city, you could add a kill switch. this will allow your computers to all stay on and record mileage but not use fuel, best place to do something like that is slowing down to a light from a long distance, you know you have to slow down quite a bit so theres no need to keep using fuel. just push the kill button to cut the injectors, when you want to start the car again just bump start it with the clutch.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi Pete. Where are you located in Indiana? I live in Franklin (20-30 minutes south of Indy).
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Interesting. I lived there from 2006-2010 when I was going to Purdue.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've been to Franklin a few times. Go there for work about 3 times a month.

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