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19bonestock88 08-01-2019 11:46 AM

Record tank, Saturn Ion
I had a record fill this morning. It was admittedly a short film but it was all highway and I always top off before starting the day... 96.9miles and 1.708 gallons is almost 57mpg! Duh, WINNING!

mpg_numbers_guy 08-01-2019 08:28 PM

Awesome!! 119% above EPA!!

19bonestock88 08-01-2019 08:47 PM

I’m really proud of my car lol... if I start consistently getting 55+ I guess I’m really gonna go for 60 next?

MeteorGray 08-02-2019 11:36 AM


How are you doing it? Hypermiling via engine-off coasting; other advanced techniques?

19bonestock88 08-02-2019 11:38 AM

I keep speed to 60 wherever possible on the expressway and EOC down any hill that’s steep enough to allow me to maintain 60 or accelerate...

me and my metro 08-02-2019 10:21 PM

So really it gets 30 like my car if you leave it running all the time? LOL
No really, good job Bones

19bonestock88 08-03-2019 12:20 AM

If i eliminated all EOC and focused on DWL, I figure it would drop to around 45mpg?

cowmeat 08-03-2019 06:25 AM

Nice job!

I still EOC in my Volt, there are at least a dozen places along my daily commute where I'm only using .5 kWh because it's in neutral with only the lights on and the radio blasting! It definitely makes a positive difference in your mpg (or mpge), and if done properly other drivers can't even tell you're doing it

19bonestock88 08-03-2019 12:19 PM

The only real tell that I’m coasting is that going down some of the hills I hit 75-85mph, and then only hold 60-ish (60 plus speedometer error) everywhere else...

MeteorGray 08-04-2019 08:45 AM

Well, you're doing a good job bonestock!

My car is driven mostly in the flatlands of Louisiana, so I've got no hills to milk for extra fuel economy. With an automatic, I'd probably ruin it if I tried coasting down with the engine off anyway. As it is, my Scanguage reports I'm making 9999 mpg down the tall bridges, so I'll settle for that.

For me, it's a steady 55-58 mph where I can get away with it. Where I can't because of 70-75 mph speed limits and impatient traffic, I run 68 or so and try to find a truck that's going as close to 60 mph as possible and shadow it from two or three hundred yards behind; not close enough to draft him but close enough to keep the road rage down because they can plainly see their problem is him, not me. :-)

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