Week of November 26th - December 2nd, 2007

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Blake

    Blake Well-Known Member

    I've tried hypermiling our current truck by DWL and DWB... I have to turn off the transmission brake to do that though, since it activates whenever I take my foot off the gas. With the small number of tanks I've actually tried to keep track of, since I don't really go through a whole tank in a day, I average ~1.5 mpg more than the other guys that drive... given that the norm FE is around 4mpg's I'd say thats quite signifigant.
     
  2. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Thanks, Larry! I did a little more driving tonight for a Church group for newlyweds (I'm actually a moderator for it :eek:), and managed to redeem myself slightly on the way there, but lost it on the way back... :p

    Both trips were without an engine block heater, though the second was at significantly lower temps and the block was colder. I still whomped the wife's numbers by at least 2x on the second trip so from a fuel usage standpoint it was the right thing to do.

    21F down, 10F back, (6F and -3F windchills respectively), 18mph WNW wind down, 10mph W (head)wind back, overcast:

    1. 47.3mpg for 10.0mi (Home to meet house -- not bad for the conditions!)
    2. 39.2mpg for 10.1mi (Meet house to home :()
    The tank has slipped a bit further to 46.7mpg over 395.6mi with 7.5g left and the guess gauge indicates 3 needle widths over the 1/2 mark.

    I guess I get to see tomorrow just how bad it really is on my normal route. Sundays (until recently anyway) have always been my worst days for numbers...
     
  3. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    So far...114mi on less than an half tank on the Mustang. Roughly 15mpg. Not bad for how hard it's been ridden.

    The Focus has a vacuum leak and seems to be doing well with that...got 290mi so far with 1/8th indicated...that's approximately 9 gallons used. I'm surprised the 02 sensors didn't fatten up the mixture.
     

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