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Old 09-05-2014, 08:25 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:03 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Old 10-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #113 (permalink)
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So close to breaking a personal record!

Managed to pull 48.9 mpg going to church from the University of Mount Olive. The average was at 52 mpg before I hit Goldsboro stoplights all I did was do this --> 40-45 mph baby!

Btw, the personal best trip average is 49.2
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:02 PM   #114 (permalink)
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A new convert

Was happy to get 47.6 mpg on a road trip. Even more happy, after that, when my girl showed me how she reset her mpg gauge and she's getting 35 mpg around town. She never cared before. I guess the realization of massive $$ savings must have kicked in.
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Old 11-26-2014, 03:04 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Small beans compared to most of your successes, but I'm pretty proud of this. Since the beginning of October, I'm averaging over 25mpg from my 2004 PT Cruiser. The pig was getting 18mpg back in the day, I was doing over 23 for most of the past year, but I'm really using its momentum a lot more, shifting into neutral several hundred yards prior to a stop or turn, just coasting. That's the only big change in the last few months, otherwise, all the standard changes (air in tires at 50psi, stopping engine at long lights, slow acceleration and rarely exceeding 45, which is best mileage speed in most cases).

One other variable is non-ethanol gas. But here in Florida gas is down to the $2.50/g range for 87 octane, while non-ethanol is $3.79 at the cheapest place around. I'm thinking of running for a month on regular 89 or 91 octane to see how much difference the non-ethanol makes.

EDIT: Doofus that I am, I didn't realize I was piggybacking on someone else's thread. I'll stick to coasting in neutral.

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Old 11-30-2014, 10:24 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Finally reached my milestone of over 30 mpg with my 4200#, V8, automatic 02 Grand Marquis. It has taken just about a year to get there. Of course this was a highway only 200 plus mule test trip to pick up my mother, but half of it was with her and her ton of baggage, so an extra 400#. Nice 50 degree weather here in Michigan today, so that helped. IAT was 125 to 130F @ the throttle body. Target speed was 65mph.

Yesterday I finally installed the coroplast wheel covers. I used some 3/8" thick stuff that I scavenged for free from a sign. It fit perfectly, 17" diameter fit the "16" wheel and stuck out maybe 1/16". They weighed 2.4# for all 4. I removed the stock center caps, 1.0#, so a net weight increase of 1.4#. I secured them with 3 heavy duty Zip ties wrapped around the spokes, thru a slot in the cover and retained with the end of a second zip tie. I made the slots with a hot jig saw blade and filed to clean it up. I used valve stem extensions through a hole that I finished with a grommet. I painted the white coroplast "aluminum". I notched the cover a bit on the backside to clear a couple wheel weights and added about a 2" piece of "Dynamat" slightly offset to the center to balance the grommet and valve stem extension.

I haven't been able to find any Panthers getting over 30mpg and averaging over 26mpg in the summer and still over 25 lifetime.

I didn't think the covers would help that much, but it coasted much further, over 20% further on the flat. On some familiar small hills where the car would coast and slow, the car was now accelerating. I think the wheel well mods and partial rear skirt had little effect until I added the covers. The stock wheel face section was about 2" inset from the outside of the rim.

Thanks to everyone here for all the help and information.

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Old 11-30-2014, 11:38 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Finally averaging 61+ on all my commutes around town at posted (or slightly above) speed limits. I really need to get a 12v battery charger and a block heater for even more benefits.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:05 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Total fuel used: 157.32 gal (US), 595.5 L
Total fuel saved vs. EPA: 155.4 gal. (US) / 588.3 L
Total distance traveled: 6879.2 mi. / 11071 km
Total saved: $515.93 (based on avg. cost per gal./L)
Total Paid for Vehicle $500!!

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:22 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Well I had a failed VVTi oil control valve. In the course of trying to fix the problem, I ran some motor flush and slapped in the 0-w30 Mobil1 I got on a great deal. The flush failed to do anything, but the perfect weather, new oil, and new part is allowing the 50+ mpg segments to flow like beer at Oktoberfest. I guess that OCV had slowly been dying because it has been a long time since I have gotten those kinds of numbers, especially since my technique got sloppy while the Echo was out of commission.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:31 PM   #120 (permalink)
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New Best of 31.6 MPG highway of course and warmer temps on the way to Florida. This was the first tank, so maybe I can improve on that. A year ago I tried by best on 2 back to back road trips and just barley got 25 MPG. This site, Mods and continuing to learn how to drive.

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