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Old 03-13-2012, 11:59 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I did a little more number crunching and found that the air density changes about 0.5% for every 2 degrees F. The aero drag is directly proportional to the density, so we can account for 1/2 of the change in fuel economy due to increased drag. The rest must be due to the longer warm ups, increased rolling resistance, and other factors.

Yesterday was the warmest day of the year here so far (66 deg F). I was giddy at the thought of being able to drive home! I smashed my evening commute record. My previous record had been 40.6 mpg on a 94 deg day. Yesterday I got 41.9 mpg, with the help of a 10 mph tailwind. Boy, I can't wait for summer!

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Hi Diesel Dave,
Would you be willing to post the numerical data for this plot, for example in a spreadsheet?
Thank you.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Hi Diesel Dave,
Would you be willing to post the numerical data for this plot, for example in a spreadsheet?
Thank you.
If you send me a PM with your email address, I can pass it along. Also, you might be interested in this, more recent analysis:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...log-23740.html

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