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Old 03-31-2009, 06:20 PM   #41 (permalink)
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1.2 miles is worth pushing it around the block one more time, no?
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woot woot, PaleMelanesian didn't beat my longest tank : 803 mi.
Pale, "2 miles is worth pushing it around the block one more time, no?"
Ya got me on that one!

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Old 04-25-2009, 01:14 PM   #42 (permalink)
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scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

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To have more often results (my European car is 7 years too old to be EOBD/OBDII) I filled up after 2 weeks, so at mid tank. As usually, I filled up at the same pump, I paused 6 seconds after the 1st click before filling up to the 2nd click. But I got so better results that it may have been caused by a short fill...

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My last tank (the 4th P&G tank) beat my best tank by 3.1% and my first P&G tank by 7.3% : 56.78 mpg = EPA + 61.73%
Beat my best tank by 7.66% : 62.53 mpg = EPA + 78.14%

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The car changed a lot with the rear wheel skirts and the hotter temps : the turbo activates more easily and my old habits (fast accelerations) are back . By modifying more my driving (trying to avoid turbo activation and coming back to my max speed before the skirts) I should do even better
I relearned my car and it seams I'm smoother. I also made the following changes :
  • slower P&G (NICE-On) at 70-80 km/h (43.5-49.7 mph) instead of 75-85 (46.6-52.8),
  • 2 or 3 EOC (on 500-750 feet each) per day during the second week (lower than 0.5% of total distance).
  • upper grill block => engine is hot after 5-6 km instead of 9-10 and stays hot much longer
  • folded passenger mirror during second week
  • removed wipers during 2 days of second week

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My 90 days (53.93 mpg) passed Daox's Paseo (52.84 mpg) and I'm closed to Johnny Mullet's Christine (54.16 mpg) and SVOboy's Vegan Powa! (56.5 mpg).
My 90 days (56.67 mpg) passed Johnny Mullet's Christine (55.44 mpg) and SVOboy's Vegan Powa! (56.5 mpg) Others are always over my best tank.

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[...] I'll emit less CO2 than a Prius II as soon as I have improved by 6%.
At 2.66 kg CO2/L, I emitted 100.1 g/km, ie I beat all hybrids available in France : InsightII (101g/km), Prius II (104g/km) and HCHII (109g/km). I have to improve by 11.1% to achive Prius III (89g/km).

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  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


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Old 04-25-2009, 09:20 PM   #43 (permalink)
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My personal record was doing EOC on my best tank, where I had to get out an push the car for about 3 blocks because I misjudged where a downslope began.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:56 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Sally - '94 Ford Mustang
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So after a recent trip back home for spring break I broke my goal of getting 35 mpg out of one tank with 483.5 mile drove. After filling up I had about 1.5 gallons left so I could have easily broke 500 miles but I didn't want to chance getting stranded since the needle was showing E. I guess it's time to set a goal of 40 mpg from a tank.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:44 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Hi,

I forget if I already posted this: my WORST tank this winter was a smidge over 41mpg!
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Old 04-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #46 (permalink)
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LionGreen's Hybrid - '06 Honda Civic Hybrid Elegance
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For the firts time I was able to pass the 1000Km mark on my third tank
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:40 PM   #47 (permalink)
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scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
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LionGreen, great result
I imagine the tank odometer of your modern car doesn't reset to 0 after 999.9km.
I remember the first time I saw my tank odometer reset to 0. I which you to improve by 30% as I did since.

Neil, I love that kind of record
Since repair & maintenance, I didn't made worse than my best summer tank
and excepting my small fill-up (Easter week-end trip), I only improved since

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2008/06-2011/10 saving:
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #48 (permalink)
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My gas car is currently sitting around 3 miles away at my parents house, where it will stay for most of the summer, I do still use it about once per week to haul stuff, or go long distances.
My last tank of gas lasted about 25 days and took around 8.5 gallons to fill, averaged 39.5mpg, yes that is low for a civic VX, even with 260,000 miles on it and for most of the tank I still had snow tires on the car, the other reason for the low mileage is I only used it for hauling, I put 30 miles on it with 805 pounds of lead acid batteries in the back, another 90 miles with 535 pounds of lead acid batteries and a 120 pound passenger, 80 miles with a flat bed trailer that was empty for half the trip and had 300 pounds of dry wall in it the other half, 10 miles half with 700 pounds of drywall hauled one way, 20 miles with a trailer that had two canoes on it and the remaining miles were put on without any cargo or trailers.
Using my car in this way allowed me to not barrow a truck, as the best I can get with my parents Ford ranger is around 20mpg.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:12 PM   #49 (permalink)
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scenic - '01 renault scenic
90 day: 43.09 mpg (US)

megane - '97 renault megane classic
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90 day: 72.53 mpg (US)

dennisius - '06 Toyota Prius
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My gas car is currently sitting around 3 miles away at my parents house [...]
Nothing better to not use gas

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[...] I put 30 miles on it with 805 pounds of lead acid batteries in the back, another 90 miles with 535 pounds of lead acid batteries and [...]
Arghhh, I'm looking for second hand batteries and solar panels, but without success </shameless plug>

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Earth and health are priceless, so are kilotank and AT-PZEV
Best Mégane tank: 1268.9mi @ 77.847 MPG(US)
2008/06-2011/10 saving:
  • 5725.5 kg CO2 (5342.6+382.9)
  • Diesel / Money: 42.17% = 2446.25€ = 3357.26$


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Old 05-03-2009, 09:31 PM   #50 (permalink)
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My best ever fuel economy was 9.788L/100km (24.03MPG), about half of that was highway driving, and I still had 14L of tank left at the end. My spreadsheet tells me I could have gone another 150km, though I don't know about that.

Since then I've come within 1MPG of that figure with 100% city driving (10.192L/100km), and I'm looking for an excuse to go on a trip to see how I go with highway driving now. That tank was also the furthest I've gone on a tank. 577.8km out of 58.89L - with 5.01 litres to go. Almost on vapours! :P

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