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Old 06-19-2012, 03:18 AM   #21 (permalink)
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LabelDate/TimeDistanceConsumedFEOATIATdelta-TStatus
B16-Jun-2012 1:32 AM58.7 miles2.89 gallons20.31 MPG67 F118 F51 FActive
B19-Jun-2012 1:32 AM58.7 miles2.93 gallons20.03 MPG68 F119 F51 FActive


I consumed 1.4% more fuel today, than on Friday. In other words, no significant change in fuel economy over the course of my homeward commute.

I'm still investigating this idea further. The increase in fuel economy during straight and level stretches of road (and downhill inclines) are offset by a decrease in fuel economy on uphill inclines. I have observed fuel economy in-town of around 21 MPG with the wedge, which is slightly more than the 18 MPG I had been getting without the wedge, and slightly higher than the EPA rating of 13 MPG.

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Old 06-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ugh... Guess I must check my tire pressures more often. Right rear was at 15 psig - not so good.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Well, today I could do more than just pump air into the tire, like I had been doing the past two days. Swapped the leaky tire with the spare, and will take the leaky tire to Sam's Club tomorrow to get it repaired. The leaky tire has a nice, pretty nail embedded into the tread. All 4 tires are again at 44 psig and steady.

I will have a good data set tonight, hopefully, that I can compare to the 16 June readings above.
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:24 AM   #24 (permalink)
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B22-Jun-2012 1:47 AM58.7 miles2.77 gallons21.19 MPG72 F122 F50 FActive


Amazing what fully inflated tires can do... The throttle body wedge provided a 4.1% improvement in fuel economy.

I think there is some merit in pursuing this idea further, of reducing throttling loss.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:33 AM   #25 (permalink)
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why not dome the rod side of the throttle plate(or the inverse); to ease the transitional flow.

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