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Old 10-17-2012, 04:21 PM   #1331 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:13 AM   #1332 (permalink)
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If you finish up some around-town errands, you don't like the "Current" trip mpg on your ScanGauge and decide to head out on an "easy" stretch of road for a few miles at your "maximum mpg speed" to "up" your average for the trip.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:51 AM   #1333 (permalink)
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If you finish up some around-town errands, you don't like the "Current" trip mpg on your ScanGauge and decide to head out on an "easy" stretch of road for a few miles at your "maximum mpg speed" to "up" your average for the trip.
So you wasted fuel to artificially increase your arbitrary number guide...
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If you finish up some around-town errands, you don't like the "Current" trip mpg on your ScanGauge and decide to head out on an "easy" stretch of road for a few miles at your "maximum mpg speed" to "up" your average for the trip.
So you burn more fuel to get better mpg numbers?
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:19 AM   #1335 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #1336 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #1337 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:16 PM   #1338 (permalink)
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If you finish up some around-town errands, you don't like the "Current" trip mpg on your ScanGauge and decide to head out on an "easy" stretch of road for a few miles at your "maximum mpg speed" to "up" your average for the trip.
I've never done that. Burning fuel to artificially increase average MPG on a tank is a net loss in necessary miles per gallon. I'll just take my lumps and post my fill-ups in my fuel log.
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If you finish up some around-town errands, you don't like the "Current" trip mpg on your ScanGauge and decide to head out on an "easy" stretch of road for a few miles at your "maximum mpg speed" to "up" your average for the trip.
Choosing a slightly longer route which you get better MPGs so your overall fuel usage is lower seems sensible. Extending an existing journey seems odd.

YKYAEM when you can spot others doing the same thing - P&G, DWL, DWB, Engine off at lights. Its a growing activity here.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:11 AM   #1340 (permalink)
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