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bbjsw10 10-08-2008 06:40 PM

Pulse and Glide finally showing progress
 
This week I have been going at pulse and glide pretty steadily. I finally have the MpGuino built and installed(still working on reset issue:confused:)

I was monitoring my mileage with it to and from work. About 3.5 miles one way, which sucks for FE, cold engine. MpGuino was saying 34.5Mpg last week everyday to and from work, this week I have achieved 55- 58Mpg using P&G (Thanks MetroMPG for explaining it in more detail to me) :D:turtle:

My MpGuino is not calculated for gas usage yet, but miles driven right on.

Rough calculations though would show an increase of 55% driving the way I have been this week, I am excited about that. I was already 11.3% over EPA so I can't wait to see this tank, when I eventually fill up.

So long story short build yourself an MpGuino or buy a scanguage. It is the best trainer I have had so far. :thumbup:

MetroMPG 10-08-2008 07:44 PM

Nice success story! That's a giant improvement. Sounds like you had fun, too.

orange4boy 10-08-2008 07:54 PM

Good work!

Did you try the spreadsheet program to see if it reflects reality for your car?

I'm still not convinced it works in the Previa. Automatic and all.

I guess I need a guino.

P.S. I just installed a block heater because I have a lot of short trips. I hear they make a big difference. We shall see...

Ciao.

Tango Charlie 10-08-2008 08:47 PM

Yay, Pulse and Glide!
I love P&G!
Probably because people go cross-eyed when I describe it to them. :D

bbjsw10 10-08-2008 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Tango Charlie (Post 66044)
Probably because people go cross-eyed when I describe it to them. :D

Now that's funny right there!! Same response I normally get as well.

Orange4boy, no spreadsheet, never seen or heard of it.

99metro 10-09-2008 08:42 AM

Ditto, they get that glazed look in their eyes.

bhazard 10-09-2008 10:50 AM

Do metros have electronic or cable driven speedometers? An mpguino would be nice in my car but it has a cable speedo... not sure how that would work.

99metro 10-09-2008 10:58 AM

Cable driven speedo - 100% sure.

bbjsw10 10-09-2008 06:03 PM

Cable driven to speedo, then it has a vss output from speedo to ecu.

elhigh 10-09-2008 10:11 PM

My wife refuses to do engine-off P&G, but I'll do it as long as the lights and stop signs permit.

Usually Sweetie is driving the Forester, which is lamentably automatic; my feet wouldn't fit in the driving position with three pedals down there. She's been doing all the strategies she can think of to do while driving and has managed to drag the Forester up to a consistent 27+mpg. I think that's lousy but haven't been able to improve on it, so I reckon that may be as good as an unaltered Forester is going to get.

bbjsw10 10-10-2008 01:03 PM

Well I knocked off 64.7Mpg around town today on a 4 mile drive in town, during lunch hour(heavy traffic):turtle: :cool:

I can't wait til I get MpGuino showing real MPG numbers they are low right now, I am guessing 64.7 was actually over 70 based on old tanks.

Edit:I hit 69.8Mpg on the return trip 3.5 miles one less place to stop. :):D

Ford Man 10-10-2008 11:22 PM

How could I get a MPGuino? Does anyone on the site make them and sell them?

bbjsw10 10-11-2008 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ford Man (Post 66532)
How could I get a MPGuino? Does anyone on the site make them and sell them?

MpGuino Kit $2 goes to fund opensource of MpGuino.

bbjsw10 10-12-2008 01:39 AM

God I love my MpGuino!!
 
I was trying to find out why it resets tonight and decided to practice P&G a lil more around town tonight. The coolest part about the Guino in my opinion is the large number current. You can tell if you are going up or down on mileage instantly. No more waiting to fill up.

I have posted another thread on p&g showing progress, but tonight I shocked myself.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...MpGuino001.jpg
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...MpGuino002.jpg

89.2 over a distance of 9.37 miles in town. I am freaking out over that one. My dad gets 95 on his scooter I was so close. P&G rocks.! :turtle: :D

MetroMPG 10-12-2008 09:13 AM

Fun, eh? :)

I'll vouch for 89.2 mpg in a Metro - it's well within the realm of possibility even in a "normal" flow of 30 mph sub/urban traffic under the right circumstances (when the traffic lights work with you). Other drivers wouldn't even be able to tell you're doing anything different.

What speed/gears were you using?

bbjsw10 10-12-2008 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 66731)
Fun, eh? :)

I'll vouch for 89.2 mpg in a Metro - it's well within the realm of possibility even in a "normal" flow of 30 mph sub/urban traffic under the right circumstances (when the traffic lights work with you). Other drivers wouldn't even be able to tell you're doing anything different.

What speed/gears were you using?

Heck ya it's fun, like trying to beat a top score at the arcade.

I was using 3rd,and 4th, accelerating at about 3/4 throttle and shifting at 2200rpm. I was using a 10 mph window centered at 35mph. And was eoc to red lights and was able to time everyone for once without stopping completely except one light(will not change unless you get on the pad) And at that light I left off until I saw other light go yellow, then restarted the car.

I know I won't be able to pull this mileage all the time, but will be nice on days I run errands around town. It was an amazing experience for me, I was struggling to hit 50 in town before, now I know the guino has been worth every second and dollar I put into it.

93Cobra#2771 11-10-2008 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbjsw10 (Post 66559)
MpGuino Kit $2 goes to fund opensource of MpGuino.

Are they ob2 compatible? Anyone making them turnkey? Looking for a less expensive alternative to scangage.

MetroMPG 11-23-2008 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KJSatz (Post 74285)
Also, where was "(Thanks MetroMPG for explaining it in more detail to me)" that explanation? I realize it probably had Metro-specific content, but any additional explanation is good explanation!

I forget, but maybe at one of:

Driving technique: exploring 'Pulse and Glide' - MetroMPG.com

or

Q: How do you get 116 mpg (US) in a Metro XFi? A: Pulse and glide. - MetroMPG.com

bbjsw10 11-23-2008 11:54 PM

Yeah Darin it was the second one, but I read both. Thanks for posting those, I have been kinda slow at keeping up with site lately.

And some Q&A in another thread at some point in time.

KJSatz 11-24-2008 01:56 AM

Thanks.

MetroMPG 11-24-2008 05:15 PM

No prob.

orange4boy 11-24-2008 06:08 PM

bbjsw10: Nice work!! I just got my MPGuino in too so I'll be P+Ging soon. Calculator is on this thread:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...inder-263.html

MetroMPG 11-30-2008 06:51 PM

Note: split off the discussion about making/selling Guinos to here:

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...inos-6231.html


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