Mileage Still Improving

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by krousdb, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Jrfish007

    Jrfish007 Member

    Wow.... krousdb that is a stock del sol you are getting 60+ MPG out of... impressed. If you can get that, maybe I can get 30... that would be nice, be able to beat my civic lol
     
  2. krousdb

    krousdb Defiant NX-74205

    Yes, it's basically stock. Just added a belly pan, lowered the ride height by 1.75" and LRR tires.
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dan:

    ___You are an excellent example of improving FE with driving technique(s) if I do say so myself! Keep up the great work.

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  4. Jrfish007

    Jrfish007 Member

    Okay, quick question, how do you guys find your trip milage on cars that don't have the read out? Because the only way I can emasure mine is at the end of a tnak, which 36 gallon and goes generally for about 600 miles (fill up is generally around 30 gallons). 600 miles is about 2-2.5 weeks worth of driving for me, so it rather hard for me to see my day in day out MPG.
     
  5. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    One way you can do it is by buying a scan gauge or similar device for your vehicle. There isn't any way to know how much fuel you used for a trip without using some sort of gauge.
     
  6. Jrfish007

    Jrfish007 Member

    I'll look into one, thanks!
     
  7. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    This sounds similar to what I do. I take my wife to work and we get there around 5:10-5:15am; she starts at 6:00am. I then got to work and start at 5:50am. I get off at 2:10pm and pick the wife up when she gats off at 2:30 pm.
    I just refuelled tonight. My best tank in recent weeks was 42.66mpg. This last tank figured at 45.28mpg. I travelled 415.2445 miles(darn 3% correction factor) and used 9.17 gallons. My driving style didn't change and the temps were pretty much the same. What changed was, I added 1oz FFT Fuel Catalyst/10 gallons of gas. And no, I don't sell the stuff or work for them. :)
    It looks like I saved about $.37 over and above the cost of the additive.
     
  8. tbaleno

    tbaleno Well-Known Member

    I still reserve judgement on those additives. Its pretty easy to look for success with them or make excuses when they don't work. You realy have to peak out without mods or additives before they can realy be tested.
     
  9. krousdb

    krousdb Defiant NX-74205

    I think I have peaked. Send me an ounce!
     
  10. krousdb

    krousdb Defiant NX-74205

    I take that back. This morning, inspired by Wayne's invite to the Tour de Sol, I smashed my previous best 71.71 commute to work with a 75.09.

    Current tank, 175 miles, 67.55 MPG.

    Maybe this thread should be moved to the Daily Grind forum?
     

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