Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-18-2022, 08:20 PM   #141 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 11,409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,432 Times in 1,279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
I wish one of my vehicles had flex fuel as that is only 3,59 a gallon the price per mile would be way less even if it got 5-6mpg less
Before flexfuels became usual in my country, I remember some folks tried to use ethanol in gasoline-powered cars without further mods, believing the EFI would have the ability to "fix" the AFR. I wouldn't try it, even though EFI really makes it easier for most vehicles to also handle better the much-higher ethanol content of Brazilian gasoline without further mods compared to carburettors...

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 03-23-2022, 04:54 AM   #142 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: California
Posts: 491

2020 - '08 Chevy Tahoe H
Last 3: 18.4 mpg (US)

2021 - '08 Chevy Tahoe H
90 day: 17.08 mpg (US)

2022 - '08 chevy Tahoe LT
90 day: 19.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 102 Times in 94 Posts
[QUOTE=hayden55;664804]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post

Did your mileage drop after disabling the v4 mode? I notice epa says you should be getting 21mpg average. My Sequoia gets around 17-18 and I haven't done anything besides taller and skinnier tires. Although nevermind i see you probably have insane traffic and ours isn't that bad.
it's actually windy often
Wind = eats fuel
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2022, 03:05 PM   #143 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
basjoos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,088

Aerocivic - '92 Honda Civic CX
Last 3: 70.54 mpg (US)

AerocivicLB - '92 Honda Civic CX
Team Honda
90 day: 55.14 mpg (US)

Camryglide - '20 Toyota Camry hybrid LE
90 day: 62.77 mpg (US)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 672 Times in 300 Posts
If you want to minimize the effects of headwinds and tailwinds on your car, install an airspeed indicator so that you can compare your airspeed to your ground speed. This lets you determine when you are in a head/tail wind situation, so you can drop your ground speed to compensate for the added drag of a headwind or increase your ground speed, if desired, to take advantage of a tailwind. Also, if you are in a drafting situation, it lets you know the best position for optimum drafting effect. Airspeed indicators sold for ultralight aircraft cover the usual highway speeds.
__________________
aerocivic.com
  Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to basjoos For This Useful Post:
Isaac Zachary (03-23-2022), MeteorGray (04-02-2022), Piwoslaw (04-12-2022)
Old 03-23-2022, 03:34 PM   #144 (permalink)
High Altitude Hybrid
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Gunnison, CO
Posts: 1,325

Avalon - '13 Toyota Avalon HV
90 day: 40.45 mpg (US)

Prius - '06 Toyota Prius
Thanks: 713
Thanked 387 Times in 299 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by basjoos View Post
If you want to minimize the effects of headwinds and tailwinds on your car, install an airspeed indicator so that you can compare your airspeed to your ground speed. This lets you determine when you are in a head/tail wind situation, so you can drop your ground speed to compensate for the added drag of a headwind or increase your ground speed, if desired, to take advantage of a tailwind. Also, if you are in a drafting situation, it lets you know the best position for optimum drafting effect. Airspeed indicators sold for ultralight aircraft cover the usual highway speeds.
I've allways wanted to do this!
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2022, 04:41 PM   #145 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 24,307
Thanks: 6,856
Thanked 7,727 Times in 6,317 Posts
I turned down a free hand-held anemometer at a swap meet once, and I've been kicking myself ever since.

A permanent row of tufts down the center of the hood might tell the tale.
__________________
.
.

Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster
____________________

"Stuff just keeps on getting older...." -- Graham Hancock

____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2022, 05:29 PM   #146 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
FcBeunHaas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 2

Honda jazz 1.3 Hybrid - '11 Honda Jazz hybrid Exclusive
90 day: 51.26 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by steddie View Post
Here in New Zealand my electricity price is over $0.38/KWh, but my solar pays me back $o.12/KWh.
Here in The Netherlands its €0.73/kwh for new contracts, since over a month.
Thats $0.80/kwh. Our provider went bank rupt a little bit earlier so our price is a little lower but not by much.

1Mil BTU= $94.60.

Both for a 1 year contract

Cheapest gas E10 $9.23 a gallon thats the cheapest station in about 30 miles radius. Average price $10.11 a gallon.

Prices are nuts everywhere. Lets hope it will turn around, but i dont think so.

Last edited by FcBeunHaas; 03-23-2022 at 05:40 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2022, 01:34 PM   #147 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: California
Posts: 491

2020 - '08 Chevy Tahoe H
Last 3: 18.4 mpg (US)

2021 - '08 Chevy Tahoe H
90 day: 17.08 mpg (US)

2022 - '08 chevy Tahoe LT
90 day: 19.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 102 Times in 94 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by FcBeunHaas View Post
Here in The Netherlands its 0.73/kwh for new contracts, since over a month.
Thats $0.80/kwh. Our provider went bank rupt a little bit earlier so our price is a little lower but not by much.

1Mil BTU= $94.60.

Both for a 1 year contract

Cheapest gas E10 $9.23 a gallon thats the cheapest station in about 30 miles radius. Average price $10.11 a gallon.

Prices are nuts everywhere. Lets hope it will turn around, but i dont think so.
looks like we are seeing a turn around here locally $5.33 it was 5.69 a couple of weeks ago(same station)

the next cheapest station is $5.79 0.46 more
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2022, 03:36 PM   #148 (permalink)
home of the odd vehicles
 
rmay635703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 3,771

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 465
Thanked 830 Times in 627 Posts
Down to $3.80 here, $3.6X 12 miles north
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2022, 05:38 PM   #149 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: California
Posts: 491

2020 - '08 Chevy Tahoe H
Last 3: 18.4 mpg (US)

2021 - '08 Chevy Tahoe H
90 day: 17.08 mpg (US)

2022 - '08 chevy Tahoe LT
90 day: 19.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 102 Times in 94 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
Down to $3.80 here, $3.6X 12 miles north
Just checked the gas station is $5.29... by next week at this rate it will be under $5 a gallon
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2022, 05:13 PM   #150 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 359
Thanks: 275
Thanked 131 Times in 101 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by basjoos View Post
If you want to minimize the effects of headwinds and tailwinds on your car, install an airspeed indicator so that you can compare your airspeed to your ground speed. This lets you determine when you are in a head/tail wind situation, so you can drop your ground speed to compensate for the added drag of a headwind or increase your ground speed, if desired, to take advantage of a tailwind. Also, if you are in a drafting situation, it lets you know the best position for optimum drafting effect. Airspeed indicators sold for ultralight aircraft cover the usual highway speeds.
Some 20 years ago I installed an aircraft airspeed indicator on my F250 truck that I still use for towing a travel trailer. It registers up to 100 MPH, which is more than sufficient for my needs.

The airspeed registers exactly the same as the speedometer's ground speed when it's calm, but in a blowing wind the instrument really shows the effect the wind has on drag, both positive and negative.

I will also say that the airspeed indicator needle really gets busy in heavy traffic with all the moving objects passing by the vehicle.

__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MeteorGray For This Useful Post:
Isaac Zachary (04-02-2022)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com