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Old 09-24-2009, 11:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Overall numbers for the week - (combined from previous posts, plus two new)

5 mile drive - 1.16 kwh - 232 wh/mile
7 mile drive - 1.58 kwh - 226 wh/mile
9 mile drive - 2.01 kwh - 223 wh/mile
10 mile drive - 2.21 kwh - 221 wh/mile
11.7 mile drive - 2.59 kwh - 221 wh/mile (new)
9.7 mile drive - 2.15 kwh - 222 wh/mile (new)

Looks like changing the oil from 75w/90 synthetic to Synchromesh improves efficiency about 10% consistently.

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Old 09-24-2009, 11:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I thanked you because I imagine this works for other types of vehicles as well, including those such as golf carts, lawn tractors, and the like.

Things that are normally overlooked, but there is still efficiency to be gained with them - Great find!
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I will have to try this in my electrak. When I changed the tranny oil last it was like molasses. Should help range in the winter.

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