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Old 06-25-2013, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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White Gnat posts 60.9 mpg on 405 mile tank

OK, I think I can officially call it a success story, now - a 60.9 mpg fill-up in a 1999 four cylinder Suzuki Swift, who's EPA combined estimate is 35 mpg.

It is also the first time since I've owned it that it went 400 miles between fill-ups. Not because it couldn't, but because the fuel gauge is weird and I was always uncertain. But now, the fuel gauge simply doesn't work anymore, so I go by miles. And knowing very close to how I'm doing, since I track it so closely now, I know I have plenty more range left.

This also moved me up to 19th place in "top mpg - gasoline cars" - the highest it's ever been. So I'm pretty happy!

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats, very nicely done.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Congratulations! Thanks for making the rest of us look bad :P

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Old 06-26-2013, 01:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think 60mpg on a full tank was my most exciting hypermiling moment I think it's a milestone that you finally feel like all the hard work is really paying off. Good luck maintaining 60's for the rest of the summer
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Good news and mediocre news

Well, I knew it had to happen some time - this last tank was NOT better than the previous one. 59.82 mpg is still my second best ever tank in this car, so I can't really complain, though.

That's the mediocre news. The good news is that it moved up all my averages to "landmarks"; 3 tank average = 60.0, lifetime average = 50, and it's definitely the farthest distance I've gone on a tank of gas in this car - - - 427.3 miles. And put me up to 19th place in "top mpg - gasoline cars", and the 4th place Metro/Swift model in there.

But I guess that brings some more semi-mediocre news: It was the first time it took 7 gallons!! All other fill-ups were staying under 7. (but were all under 420 miles, too)
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I knew it had to happen some time - this last tank was NOT better than the previous one. 59.82 mpg is still my second best ever tank in this car, so I can't really complain, though.

That's the mediocre news. The good news is that it moved up all my averages to "landmarks"; 3 tank average = 60.0, lifetime average = 50, and it's definitely the farthest distance I've gone on a tank of gas in this car - - - 427.3 miles. And put me up to 19th place in "top mpg - gasoline cars", and the 4th place Metro/Swift model in there.

But I guess that brings some more semi-mediocre news: It was the first time it took 7 gallons!! All other fill-ups were staying under 7. (but were all under 420 miles, too)
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Second tank of 60+ mpg

A new record for the White Gnat; 61.4 mpg. This is also the farthest I've gone on one tank; 436.7 miles. I was so impressed, I re-installed the rear fenderskirts, somewhat modified to hopefully fit better - and with an aluminum channel and three sheetmetal screws to hold it better than the 100% duct tape method I used last time. (duct tape still prominently used though - just to make sure to keep with tradition)
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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