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MT Pilgrim
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:18 PM 11/04/08 (CST)
Wow! I way overexceded my hypermiling goal of 60 mpg for this tank by driving 605 miles on 9.46 gallons for 64 mpg! whooohooo! :shock: laugh smiley laugh smiley

check it out

http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17200

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:32 PM 11/04/08 (CST)
hypermiling ? please explain
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:40 AM 11/05/08 (CST)
Hi Jon

it is driving in such a way that you can get better fuel efficency than the epa ratings.
for much more detail I refer you to the best source, written my the man who coined the term

The Whys and How to Hypermile



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:33 AM 11/05/08 (CST)
I have seen some stuff about this. Interesting, although there are some people who say that certain of the techniques (shutting off an restarting your engine a lot for example) might have hidden costs (need to replace starter, battery, etc. sooner than later) that are hard to quantify and thus the savings on fuel might get eaten up in other ways. Not to mention that for some people time is literally money and driving 5-10 mph slower in order to save a gallon of gas is actually a money loser when the amount of time lost when going slower is calculated in. Nonetheless, its certainly an interesting theory.

By the way, just about everybody agrees that underinflated tires are one of the biggest problems in reduced fuel consumption. I am probably not telling anybody anythng new though.

More importantly--what has gas dropped ot up there? The station closest to me in South Florida is down to $2.33 and is one of the cheapest around.

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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:13 PM 11/05/08 (CST)
Its right around $2 for the most part, seen some in the $1.90's and some around $2.10


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:34 AM 11/06/08 (CST)
I think it's great if that something you want to do, way to go. But personally I agree with what was said above and to some of us time is money, it may not pay off in our situation. Oh and sometimes I just like to go fast! smile smiley Congrats on your great results.


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:47 PM 11/06/08 (CST)
Hi bkchero
I do the engine off coasting, but dont use the starter to restart, simply put it in 4th and do a slight pump on the clutch, just enough to spin the motor on, then chose the gear I need. so smooth people in the car with me would not even know I did it, no more wear than normal shifting.
You are ight about air pressure,low pressure creates more rolling resistance.
fule prices in the twin cities area are around 1.99.

Bobberdown, yeah with fuel pricess alot lower now it is not about saving money for me, I do the mpg competitions and stuff for a hobby, kind of a poor mans motorsport I guess. if gas prices ever go way up, i will be glad I have this skill however.
Some of the techniques will not increase travel time and can give you a 30 % increase in fuell economy.
like increasing tire pressure, having your vehicle tuned up and running well
new air filter,
coasting to red lights instead of accelerating all the way up, only to have to apply the brakes hard at the stop, shutting the engine off at long stoplites or waiting at railroad x-ings,
etc.. little things add up

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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 06:59 AM 11/07/08 (CST)
MT,
Sounds good, Like I said Congrats on the great results!


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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 09:22 PM 11/17/08 (CST)
$1.79 in central Illinois. Price getting down to about where it should be.....
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 10:18 AM 11/18/08 (CST)
Its finally starting to get under $2 in South Florida, although most places are still in the $2-$2.15 range. I can handle it in that range, although I won't complain if it goes down some more.
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