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Old 09-07-2019, 12:29 PM   #191 (permalink)
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90 day: 33.06 mpg (US)

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90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

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90 day: 18.42 mpg (US)
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New record this year... 5 consecutive fill-ups over 33 MPG with my 4 liter Mustang (and record fill-up distance: 490.1 miles).

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Old 09-07-2019, 12:42 PM   #192 (permalink)
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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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Old 09-07-2019, 01:27 PM   #193 (permalink)
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Trigger - '07 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Coupe
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90 day: 33.06 mpg (US)

Big Red (retired) - '89 Ford F-250 4wd Custom
90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

Big Red II - '13 Ford F-150 FX4
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90 day: 18.42 mpg (US)
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:52 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Trigger - '07 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Coupe
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90 day: 33.06 mpg (US)

Big Red (retired) - '89 Ford F-250 4wd Custom
90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

Big Red II - '13 Ford F-150 FX4
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90 day: 18.42 mpg (US)
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This morning's fill-up makes 6 consecutive fill-ups over 33 MPG and a new record of 498.5 miles on a fill-up.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:18 AM   #195 (permalink)
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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
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Ha - 498.5! So close.


Nice going, though.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:00 PM   #196 (permalink)
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Trigger - '07 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Coupe
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90 day: 33.06 mpg (US)

Big Red (retired) - '89 Ford F-250 4wd Custom
90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

Big Red II - '13 Ford F-150 FX4
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90 day: 18.42 mpg (US)
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Thanks!
That's the emptiest that tank has been since the car was made.
I'll get to 500 next Summer.
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:37 PM   #197 (permalink)
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If you wanna squeeze it to the very max, you could do like I have done and carry a 1 gallon (or other size) gas can around with you "just in case". If it runs out before your 500 miles (or whatever your goal is) and you have to use the spare gas, noting the odometer reading where it quits lets you know what you got on the tank, then when you fill up at the gas station, fill the spare can too, so you can accurately calculate your mileage, even though it was more than your tank's actual capacity. ....also helps keep the gas in the spare can "fresh" if you carry it around all the time like I used to with the "White Gnat".

I actually got 800 miles on a tank once, but rolled to a stop before reaching a gas station. So I'm sure glad I had the spare can of gas! And obviously you wanna keep in mind how far that spare can will get you before heading out away from "civilization".

Congrats on your progress though. That's pretty darn good for a Sportscar!!
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Old 09-28-2019, 07:32 PM   #198 (permalink)
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Trigger - '07 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Coupe
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90 day: 33.06 mpg (US)

Big Red (retired) - '89 Ford F-250 4wd Custom
90 day: 18.13 mpg (US)

Big Red II - '13 Ford F-150 FX4
Pickups
90 day: 18.42 mpg (US)
Thanks: 155
Thanked 121 Times in 94 Posts
Thanks. I've considered carrying a spare gallon. My dash display was showing 0 miles to empty for the last 10 miles on the tank. That can be a bit unnerving.
I have a friend who bought a 2.3 liter Focus about 6 months before I bought my Mustang. He told me that he can get 29 MPG out of it if he's nice to it.
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 10-10-2019, 07:06 PM   #199 (permalink)
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51.81mpg in my Civic. New record for me, and no fill error indicated by the preceding or following tank! It took some “cheating” as I had some errands to run on some fabulous backroads on the edges of Dallas last month when I got to work. We’re talking 60-75mpg segments. But neither ~300lbs of cargo on the way to Dallas on the freeway, nor a lighter (~75lb) load on the freeway back home seemed to kill it. I’ll surely take that!

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