Originally Posted by Leeper
For those who will write - when the mileage indicator goes above 60MPG but I mean using the gauge how can this be determined?
MY2000 MT 100K averaging @ 60 LMPG
I was thinking about LB indicators while I was struggling with low temps and high winds on a trip to Boston and back today. A few thoughts:
(1) Lean burn isn't a Holy Grail. You can be in LB at 75 mpg or at 125 mpg, but 125mpg is obviously "better". IOW, just being in LB isn't the answer to getting high mpg.
(2) Rather than looking for a green LED or a LB value in a ODB reader, one needs to focus on getting high mpg on the instantaneous mpg bar and keep trying to nudge the average mpg higher.
(3) If I'm averaging say 84mpg for the trip so far, being in LB at 75mpg isn't helping. Raising that average means driving at >84mpg (in LB), or coasting in a FAS.
At least around here, terrain makes it impossible to maintain a constant high mpg, it's a matter of grabbing high mpg where you can and hoping that will more than average out the inevitable low mpg stretches.