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Old 05-12-2013, 05:46 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcome, SVOBoy.
I'm a mechanic & partner in a repair garage.
I run a Passat PD130 I bought new in 2001 which now has 240,000m on the clock;
reckon it's averaged 47 to 50 mpg (UK) in that time.
I've also got a 97 Skoda Felicia 1.9D; this does 45 to 50 on runs mostly of 2.5 to 11 miles.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:41 AM   #632 (permalink)
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Hey all.. My name is Tyler and I own a 2003 toyota 4runner and a 1988 Toyota supra turbo. I hope to get a bunch of work done on both vehicles to maximize both efficiency and economy. I am just starting a very profitable career in welding having just finished my first bought with school a month ago in April.
My first plans include a turbocharged lpg swap into my 4runner (cant get the parts yet, might need help convincing those guys to get them for me in Canada) building myself a get-around reclined 3 wheel electric bike (simple design and parts), and if the turbo propane works on the 4runner I will be converting my supra to LPG as well since lpg is a better fuel for the economy.

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #633 (permalink)
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I am just a Compliance Analyst for one of the large auto insurance companies...Nationwide actually. I was not much of an ecomodder until my latest purchase...2011 Insight. The challenge of it makes it almost as fun as driving "spiritedly". So far I am averaging about 48 mpg and Im driving at least 5 over the speed limit. Many future plans!
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #634 (permalink)
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deisel mechanic and car lover

got my hilux plan to do some ecomodding and c how i go currently getting average of 8.5 liters 100 km mixed driveing hopeing for under 8 liters 100km with mods
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:46 AM   #635 (permalink)
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deisel mechanic and car lover

got my hilux plan to do some ecomodding and c how i go currently getting average of 8.5 liters 100 km mixed driveing hopeing for under 8 liters 100km with mods
You'll see less than 8l/100km just by adjusting nut behind the wheel I've achieved that with Previa I 2.4 gasser. With just a grill block and deleted belt driven cooling fan.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:57 AM   #636 (permalink)
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i am a bit of a nut

Unfortunately I love my Air.con and most of the economy I have been getting I have been carrying some kind of load and and with frequent 500km round trips I do like sitting on the speed limit and as summer comes round my air con will get a work out lol
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:07 AM   #637 (permalink)
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:14 AM   #638 (permalink)
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I went to RIT for Biotechnology and have worked in the field since I got my BS in 2000. Got my MBA a couple of years ago and have some management experience under my belt. I'm currently between jobs. Given my enthusiasm for cars, mechanical things and building/fabricating, I probably should have been an engineer, machinist, mechanic or something of that nature. I figured with biotech I would see less math, but that proved to be a wash in the end. I just avoided some of the advanced calculus and differential equations. Had to take everything else along with some advanced statistics. I'm in a good region for bio-pharma though, so I can't complain too much .
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #639 (permalink)
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I studied electrical engineering and networking, I am currently working as a GIS specialist for a major cable telco in Quebec. Did fiber optic network design, cable layout plans and civil works drawings. I can explain in details signal paths from the "internet" to your house, and from cell towers to landline phones or why they can't just give you "more internets" overnight (which I usually have to do to older relatives every christmas...)

I used to be a sound tech on the side, but it killed my first van... As it turns out, doing 1000km in a weekend with arounds 1200 lbs of speakers and cables is a good way to ensure the speedy death of a used van with unknown origins and already past 210 000 km. So many things failed on that van that getting a brand new one saved me a lot of money.

Now I got a brand new one and the fuel economy is very good, it motivates me to be careful and try to get the best mileage as possible!
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #640 (permalink)
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My name is Luke. My wife and I drive a 2002 Honda Accord with the 4 cylinder ULEV engine as well as a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD. I noticed one or two other people with Ford Escape Hybrids on here, but not many. We had a FWD Escape Hybrid prior to this one, and it got slightly better fuel economy, but there doesn't seem to be much loss due to the 4WD drivetrain.

At present I am a phd student at Penn State studying solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings.

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