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Old 07-07-2014, 04:31 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Excellent numbers on that 'Stang! I had an SVT Focus which would barely best those numbers, and that with cruise set to 60.

Those good highway trips really let you bask in the sun. I'm still smug about my first 50+mpg trip a week and a half ago.

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Old 07-07-2014, 06:36 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Thanks! The original plan was to fill-up in Barstow. (What was I thinking?) When I got there, I decided not to waste the time (and extra fuel) to fill-up when I had enough fuel left to make it to my destination.

I love the look on people's faces when I tell them that I normally get 30's and 31's commuting to work in the warmer months. It's something like

One of my co-workers bought an '06 Focus (2.3L manual) about 6 months before I bought my "pony". He told me he can get 29 MPG on a good day. I must be doing something wrong.
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The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.

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Old 08-02-2014, 03:19 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Talking broke first 500 mile range

Broke 28MPG and 500 mile range and still made it to the pump.
Motivated to finish my HAI. I have a heat exchanger in the airbox now with a mass heat sink plate and a 1.5 " dia WAI tube just above the lower radiator hose. I haven't tied the heat exchanger into the heater core loop yet with 3/8 ID hose until I get a Scan Gage to monitor the IAT. The car is running great and no problems at 74 and up to 80. Haven't tried hard accel or top speed over 80 yet.
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:52 AM   #104 (permalink)
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Talking Yesss!

Coming back from catfishing on the Neuse River tonight, the Blanket was averaging around 36 mpg on the SG. While me and my bro were dropping off our friend, I figured I'd do the air-line disconnect mod and see what would happen...

Brace yourselves...

40.9 mpg! That was the final SG average readout when I parked! And to make it more flabbergasting, the trip was only 7.2 miles through the countryside with a Z71 breathing on my arse the whole way... So far, it's my best trip average yet!
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:11 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Rarely use A/C, but a bit too hot yesterday afternoon. Was really surprised how little FE was affected.

25 miles total-mostly interstate after the first ugly mile of downtown DC traffic (Ugh)
~12 miles of moderate stop & crawl after leaving the city
A/C on 90% of trip
Engine never turned off
47.7 MPG
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:19 AM   #106 (permalink)
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48.3 MPG Commute

A LOT more stop & crawl but with no A/C yesterday afternoon. This summer has been a hypermilers dream in the NE US!!

25 miles-Max speed 62
1 hour total time
1 carpooler (~250 pounds)
Engine never turned off
No weight reduction or mods in use (grill blocks removed for summer)
All windows fully open
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:19 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Congratulations! This is great. I do not want to downplay a lot of honest work for trying to get biggest MPG number on a long distance travel, but fuel savings in stop and go traffic has the biggest impact in ANY society. There are much more hydrocarbons being used up in an hour of traffic than an hour of long distance journeys. There are much more drivers in traffic than there are on a cross county run.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:46 PM   #108 (permalink)
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I finally did it!!!

After 5 years of ownership of my 2001 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder w/ automatic transmission, I have broke my all time record of 30 MPG average.

My new record is 37.4 MPG!!!


I have slowly been incorporating hypermiling techniques over time to my different commutes/trips, but this past trip cycle I decided that a change was way overdue.

Here is what I did differently and let me just say that these worked GREAT!

-DWL on highway and backroads rather than cruise control.
-Refused to turn on my A/C...either windows down in town or vents open on highway.
-Kept a solid distance in heavy traffic jams to maintain my momentum.


I'm very proud of myself and this is just the beginning! Now there are a few more tips I am going to incorporate this next trip cycle and see what my final result will be.


This is not a bad MPG average at all for such a large, relatively "heavy" car, NOT to mention an automatic vehicle.


Happy Hypermiling!

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Old 09-05-2014, 07:55 PM   #109 (permalink)
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I finally did it!!!

After 5 years of ownership of my 2001 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder w/ automatic transmission, I have broke my all time record of 30 MPG average.

My new record is 37.4 MPG!!!


I have slowly been incorporating hypermiling techniques over time to my different commutes/trips, but this past trip cycle I decided that a change was way overdue.

Here is what I did differently and let me just say that these worked GREAT!

-DWL on highway and backroads rather than cruise control.
-Refused to turn on my A/C...either windows down in town or vents open on highway.
-Kept a solid distance in heavy traffic jams to maintain my momentum.


I'm very proud of myself and this is just the beginning! Now there are a few more tips I am going to incorporate this next trip cycle and see what my final result will be.


This is not a bad MPG average at all for such a large, relatively "heavy" car, NOT to mention an automatic vehicle.


Happy Hypermiling!

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beat your last tank and you will be a hoked on making each tank better .......YKYAEM is coming your way....
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Great work!

beat your last tank and you will be a hoked on making each tank better .......YKYAEM is coming your way....
Thank you! I didn't even shut off my vehicle for stop lights either and my tire pressure still has room to go! Nor have I added mods to my vehicle so the sky is the limit.

I may sound like a complete newbie but what does YKYAEM mean??

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