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Old 05-07-2014, 07:58 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Wink Over 80 mpg

I've been getting this kind of results for the past few weeks on some mods I have made. I would tell ya'll what the mods were but there is probably no room in the unicorn corral. The lean settings probably won't mean anything to y'all, they are a reference for me. The one I will use is the 3rd one on the list.

The conditions were really windy but I decided to do the tests anyhow. None of the passes were wind aided, the difference from east to west are from elevation changes. The location of tests is in the Texas Hill country. This was just driving, no coasting other than one steep hill that cannot be avoided. I have removed my turbo until I finish my upgrades.

Ignore the 16.65 mile each direction it is 18.65 miles (oldtimers disease)




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Old 05-08-2014, 07:32 AM   #92 (permalink)
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I forgot to post this last year when it happened but on my way back from VA, I filled up in Maryland and drove non-stop to RI, it was a total of 318 miles and filled up with 5.22 gallons equaling 60.92 MPG on my Mazda 3i! I checked my math several times but it was true, NEVER saw that high of MPG ever on that car.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #93 (permalink)
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First day test of my Adjustable Spoiler got me from average 44 to 54mpg@average 50mph extra urban. Need to get a bigger servo before I can make it remotely adjustable. Need to get another project box to fit my Arduino UNO.



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Old 06-02-2014, 10:16 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Best drive to my buddy's house yet at 58.3 MPG. Feeling good about that.
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:07 AM   #95 (permalink)
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Question Purely by Accident

I've got 58 mpg average (indicated) over a distance of 13.6 miles at an average speed of 50mph because of a fault in my servo link to the adjustable spoiler. The link was disconnected and it was just hanging by its shaft.

Either:-
a) The vertical free flap caused more angled deflection of the air to stick to the hatch surface (which angles at 35deg from horizontal) or
b) The wind force is weighted against the 150g flap so that it opens more as speed increases or
c) both
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:37 PM   #97 (permalink)
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PR and milestonetime!

171.6 miles on 3.381g = 50.754mpg. My best highway trip ever, and my first sustained 50+ over a meaningful distance of any kind. Woohoo!
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Old 07-01-2014, 02:08 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:08 PM   #99 (permalink)
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got my toyota dolphin motorhome up to 20 uk mpg tank average from 13 uk mpg about a 30% improvement. filled auto box with dexron vi. fitted a air deflector to front bull bar to force air over the overcab bedroom?. Removed rooftop aircon unit and lost about 200kg of excess weight. fitted front air dam. more aero mods to come. clran up very dirty aero underneath and mini kammback.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:43 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Just by driving 65 on the freeway...

I set a new MPG record over the weekend.
This was the seventh time I've driven my Mustang to southern CA for a family reunion party.

The six previous trips, I drove the speed limit (75 in AZ, 70 or 65 in CA). I would top-off in Flagstaff when leaving, then fill-up in Barstow along the way.(355 miles) MPG was usually high 28s to mid 29s.

This year I topped-off when leaving Flagstaff, and set the cruise control @ 65 MPH on the freeway. Around Kingman, I started "P&G-ing" the a/c compressor with a/c on recirculate. When I reached Barstow, my fuel gauge was at 1/4 and my dash display indicated 160 miles to empty, so I didn't stop. I pulled into the hotel parking lot in Foothill Ranch with the dash display indicating 22 miles to empty.
I filled-up the next morning:

average speed: 61 MPH
trip distance: 480.0 miles
Fuel pumped: 13.978 gallons
Tank average: 34.339 MPG

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