Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-22-2021, 06:51 PM   #2431 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Middleton, WI
Posts: 1
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
You know you're a hypermiler when you see an engine with the alternator easily accessible and think "that'd be a perfect fit for an electric-assist setup!"

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to The_Techie_Stirlingite For This Useful Post:
Ecky (02-22-2021)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-22-2021, 07:13 PM   #2432 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Bicycle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: N. Saskatchewan, CA
Posts: 1,648

Appliance White - '93 Geo Metro 4-Dr. Auto
Last 3: 42.35 mpg (US)

Stealth RV - '91 Chevy Sprint Base
Thanks: 82
Thanked 375 Times in 262 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by hayden55 View Post
When the undercarriage is stuffed with snow, and the car can't get heat you stuff every open grill on the front of the car with snow to get those engine temps up!
+30F iats
20mi ending at 140F -> 6 blocks hitting 188F
MPG up along with my dethawed piggies on my feets

Not super comparable but yesterday it was -20 and today it was 10 so much better lolol
This whole dry snow thing is so strange to the southerner in me. This is actually the first time I've driven in actual snow not just ice lol
A friend of mine left a job early because of an approaching blizzard. The snow blocked his pickup grille so well that he barely made it home, overheating.
__________________
There is no excuse for a land vehicle to weigh more than its average payload.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 05:22 PM   #2433 (permalink)
Eco-ventor
 
jakobnev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: sweden
Posts: 1,483

Princess - '92 Mazda MX-3 GS
House of Tudor
Team Mazda
90 day: 53.54 mpg (US)

Shirubāarō (*´ω`*) - '05 Toyota Prius Executive
Team Toyota
90 day: 53.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 63
Thanked 596 Times in 377 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jakobnev
YKYAEM: No matter how big the budget there is always cable ties on your project:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bla.jpg
Views:	156
Size:	63.0 KB
ID:	30236  
__________________




2016: 128.75L for 1875.00km => 6.87L/100km (34.3MPG US)
2017: 209.14L for 4244.00km => 4.93L/100km (47.7MPG US)
  Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to jakobnev For This Useful Post:
Cd (02-27-2021), Ecky (02-27-2021), freebeard (02-25-2021), Joggernot (02-26-2021), MetroMPG (02-25-2021)
Old 02-25-2021, 08:09 PM   #2434 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,312
Thanks: 2,632
Thanked 916 Times in 545 Posts
YKYAEM when someone steals your car, and you wonder what kind of mileage they are getting in your car.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Cd For This Useful Post:
jimhs (03-26-2021)
Old 02-25-2021, 08:38 PM   #2435 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,056

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.34 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,704
Thanked 6,511 Times in 3,373 Posts
Wow. Going to read your other thread now.
__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2021, 09:51 PM   #2436 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: VA
Posts: 1,305

His (Benny) - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
Last 3: 78.73 mpg (US)

Hers (Colson) - '13 Volvo S60
Team Turbocharged!
90 day: 34.88 mpg (US)
Thanks: 305
Thanked 449 Times in 341 Posts
YKYAEM when it frustrates you that you can only beat your fiance's best of 33 mpg in her car by 3 mpg, even though she's been driving it for much longer.
__________________
2006 New Formula Red Honda Insight MT, 284k: (Build thread)

2013 Ember Black Volvo S60 automatic, 101k (Fiance's car):
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mpg_numbers_guy For This Useful Post:
Ecky (02-27-2021), MetroMPG (03-26-2021)
Old 02-27-2021, 09:27 AM   #2437 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,312
Thanks: 2,632
Thanked 916 Times in 545 Posts
YKYAEM, when you get frustrated that even the "micro" size cars available in the used car market have massive frontal areas.
( Adding length to decrease cD is easy - chopping your car's roof is not ! )
My civic hatchback stood 50 " tall - which is around 7 " lower than the smallest car available
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20210227_081453.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	35.1 KB
ID:	30251  

Last edited by Cd; 03-26-2021 at 08:49 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2021, 01:18 PM   #2438 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,056

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.34 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,704
Thanked 6,511 Times in 3,373 Posts
^ Even little cars these days strive for "command seating". The Mirage is very tall for its size. Same with the Micra.
__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2021, 01:21 PM   #2439 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,056

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.34 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,704
Thanked 6,511 Times in 3,373 Posts
YKYAEM when :



It makes you sad when the closest furniture/appliance store relocates to the other side of town...


...because there goes your handy source of big cardboard boxes!
__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2021, 06:07 AM   #2440 (permalink)
In the fasting lane
 
RedDevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
Posts: 3,869

Red Devil - '11 Honda Insight Elegance
Team Honda
90 day: 49.75 mpg (US)

It - '09 Hyundai I10 Active Cool
Team Hyundai
90 day: 31.45 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,624
Thanked 2,139 Times in 1,380 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
YKYAEM when :



It makes you sad when the closest furniture/appliance store relocates to the other side of town...


...because there goes your handy source of big cardboard boxes!
Ha!
YKYAEM when you deliberately skip the closest DIY shop for one further out because it wouldn't be much of a walking exercise otherwise.

To be fair, I did not get get big cardboard boxes.
I got me a CH radiator ventilator strip. It worked (the difference between temperature on the floor and higher up went down) but it resonated on the radiator and I had to return it. Another exercise
I did add radiator foil to the back of the radiator, that had about the same effect. The wall next to the radiator remains cold now - less heat lost to the outside.

I walk more distance than I drive nowadays.

__________________
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.



“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Last edited by RedDevil; 03-30-2021 at 06:18 AM..
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RedDevil For This Useful Post:
MetroMPG (03-30-2021)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ecomodder in the Philadelphia Inquirer ericbecky EcoModding Central 10 11-22-2012 01:14 PM
Official EcoModder ScanGauge II group buy info MetroMPG Instrumentation 71 03-30-2010 07:48 PM
Ecomodder EV meetup bennelson Fossil Fuel Free 1 04-20-2008 10:57 PM
Hybridfest guy now at ecomodder ericbecky Introductions 9 03-21-2008 11:43 AM
Ecomodder and others RSS feeds NoCO2 Forum News & Feedback 4 02-21-2008 02:18 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com