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Peakster 12-05-2007 03:53 AM

Video: Fuel Economy Decrease with Opened Windows
 
It's a timeless question. Is it more fuel efficient to run air conditioning in a car on the highway, of have the windows open at speed? Well I don't have air conditioning in my car, but amazingly the Geo comes standard with opening windows!

See how much of a fuel economy loss occurs with opened windows at 50 miles per hour (I apologize in advance about my hyperness in the video):

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/v/eFFiDVQBfwI[/youtube]

Feel free to discuss.

OfficeLinebacker 04-26-2008 01:42 AM

LMAO@ the end!

"What the bloody hell?!?!?"

It seems that if you're going to open one window, you might as well open both.

I have a sedan and I would like to test all 4 down.

AndrewJ 04-26-2008 02:15 AM

I've noticed no significant difference in coastdown tests with windows up vs. down.

Kinda surprising, but you can't really argue with the numbers...

Arminius 04-26-2008 02:30 AM

I'd like to see a repeat of the experiment. Being passed by a few big cars can make a difference and really throw off the results.

Otto 04-26-2008 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Arminius (Post 21668)
I'd like to see a repeat of the experiment. Being passed by a few big cars can make a difference and really throw off the results.

Yeah, the turbulent wake and shock wave of those other cars would make some kind of difference. That's why ducks fly in V formation, after all.

Achtung 04-26-2008 10:31 PM

Peakster, what are we going to do without your videos when you live without a car?

Arminius 04-26-2008 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Achtung (Post 21761)
Peakster, what are we going to do without your videos when you live without a car?

He will have to ride a bike inside a cardboard box to simulate it. We will weigh him before and after each experiment.

Achtung 04-26-2008 11:06 PM

Hahaha.... good answer. I like it.

Christopher Jordan 04-26-2008 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Arminius (Post 21762)
He will have to ride a bike inside a cardboard box

Maybe canvas (right- former "Dragon") or fiberglass/kevlar (left- E-Pod): w/ windows closed.

countersTrike

Peakster 04-27-2008 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Achtung (Post 21761)
Peakster, what are we going to do without your videos when you live without a car?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arminius (Post 21762)
He will have to ride a bike inside a cardboard box to simulate it. We will weigh him before and after each experiment.

Oh, don't worry. I'll thinking of something to do (or build?) without a car this summer ;) The quietness from me is eerie, isn't it?

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...2478493_22.jpg

EDIT: By the way, the "Acetone Revealed" experiment video has exploded in view counts just this past few week or so on YouTube. Something like 200 hits a day (and usually a comment every day or two). I've thought about finding a ScanGauge again and redoing the experiment with my dad's Intrepid just to tie up some loose ends with the idea.


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