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Old 09-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First 70mpg (imp)tank!

Last tank was 70.4 mpg (58.6 US mpg)

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Mods: sidewall psi only.

The last two tanks I've been using 'pulse and glide' on hills. Pulsing on the decline, gliding the incline as much as possible (does it still count as a glide if you all you are doing is coming off throttle? I don't turn off the engine). I live in a hilly area so it's very much a worthwhile technique. That resulted in my tanks jumping by 4-5 mpg.

I've had her six weeks now and so have been on a learning curve in regards to the best ways of treating her, but I'm hoping 70 mpg might become my 'average'. The next tank is almost completed and will be approximately same mpg. Whilst next week she is receiving the software updates and green oil

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Old 09-29-2014, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well done !
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Imperially impressive!
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice job!

If you're really going to get into hypermiling, I suggest extending your tanks and dropping the fuel level down until it's closer to empty before refilling the tank. You're carrying around and extra 40 or 50 lb (couple of stones) with that much gas (petrol) left in the tank, your best MPGs will come when the tank is closer to empty. Shoot for 600 miles on this tank

Your Fuelly chart looks like you've already come a long way! It definitely is addictive!
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Nice job!

If you're really going to get into hypermiling, I suggest extending your tanks and dropping the fuel level down until it's closer to empty before refilling the tank. You're carrying around and extra 40 or 50 lb (couple of stones) with that much gas (petrol) left in the tank, your best MPGs will come when the tank is closer to empty. Shoot for 600 miles on this tank

Your Fuelly chart looks like you've already come a long way! It definitely is addictive!
Of course, running down the tank to near empty makes sense. I think I'm always eager to get a true mpg reading at least once per week I'll run it down in future.

With any luck I'm hoping to see an extra few mpg with the green oil and all (three I believe mine is due) software updates!
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Trust me, the first time you log a 600 mile tank onto Fuelly, you'll never go back to getting gas once a week again!
My next goal is a 700 mile tank, that probably won't happen this tank, but it's something to shoot for.
You can find my car (Turtle) on both Fuelly and Ecomodder, I'm going to all-out hypermile it and see what it will do.
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Add me on fuelly, cow. I can't find you.
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Here are the links to Turtle on Fuelly and Ecomodder.com

Turtle (Honda Insight) | Fuelly

Details: Turtle - 2000 Honda Insight Fuel Economy - EcoModder.com

I friended you on Fuelly, too

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Old 10-01-2014, 10:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ah, you have the gen one.

If I didn't have the dog I may well have plumped for one of those. 100mpg (imp) potential there
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Yep, it took me two solid two months to come up with that Gen-1. Love it so far!

The 58 mpg you got is awesome in a newer one! Keep it up, and every tank try to improve on it. Make sure your tires are pumped up, etc. . . . there are a million tricks to play around with
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