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That's right .. since I got the Ultra Gauge I can get into lean burn much more efficiently.

I don't see me putting up big numbers like some of you do .. no patience for that .. but I'm still very impressed with myself.

Here is my Ultra Gauge settings.



And my proof :)

 

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Oh, it's too late. You're addicted.

Next it will be 70.2MPG over 427 miles.

Then it will be 80MPG over 800 miles. ;)
 

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Oh, it's too late. You're addicted.

Next it will be 70.2MPG over 427 miles.

Then it will be 80MPG over 800 miles. ;)
Well .. I do want to hit one 80mpg trip to work .. just for bragging rights. I have some "things" I want to do to the Insight before I try that .. you know .. all the easy stuff.

I don't seem to mind driving very slow to work .. but after work I drive way to fast to do get that kind of mpg over a whole tank .. that could change but I really am super happy with the 55-60mpg I get flying down the highway.
 

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I seem stuck in the 80s on a full tank basis, so my current goal is a 90+MPG tank. Of course, 100+MPG would be amazing, but.. baby steps. ;)

We're probably going to be taking a road trip this fall, and will be taking the car with all the mods, so I'm hopeful after the 86MPG tank a few weeks ago in the 445k mile car, which is completely stock.

It really bugs me that my commute to work is so short. I don't like it. A few months ago we were thinking about moving, and one of the things that excited me the most was having a longer commute.. Haha. This car twists your mind like that.
 

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We're probably going to be taking a road trip this fall, and will be taking the car with all the mods, so I'm hopeful after the 86MPG tank a few weeks ago in the 445k mile car, which is completely stock.
My girl would be VERY salty if I drove like that on a long trip.

It really bugs me that my commute to work is so short. I don't like it. A few months ago we were thinking about moving, and one of the things that excited me the most was having a longer commute.. Haha. This car twists your mind like that.
wow lol .. ya you really do have an addiction ... I would love to not have the commute I have .. I could still drive my big ole truck every day.
 

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My girl would be VERY salty if I drove like that on a long trip.



wow lol .. ya you really do have an addiction ... I would love to not have the commute I have .. I could still drive my big ole truck every day.
My fiancee is pretty into it, she doesn't mind it when I drive slow. Like me, she glances at the FCD more than the speedometer. ;) I find it relaxing myself, rather than being all rush, rush, rush. It does take some time to get into the mind set though. I didn't get my first 70MPG tank until probably 1.5 years into owning the car.

I guess it's all relative. I originally bought the car because I was a courier driver and driving 8,000 miles a month. I was pretty happy with my "paltry" 55-60MPG at that point. :D But I drove the car like a regular car back then.
 

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Good job Lafter! Now let's see you do that over a whole tank. I have 620 miles on my current tank and I had a strong headwind on my way home. The tank average dropped from 70 to 69.7. I'm super bummed. I need some ice cream now. Grid charging, a clutch switch and finding 45 mph roads got me the numbers I have. This with hopefully be tank #4 with 68 plus mpg.
 

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Good job Lafter! Now let's see you do that over a whole tank. I have 620 miles on my current tank and I had a strong headwind on my way home. The tank average dropped from 70 to 69.7. I'm super bummed. I need some ice cream now. Grid charging, a clutch switch and finding 45 mph roads got me the numbers I have. This with hopefully be tank #4 with 68 plus mpg.
You still have at least 60 miles to go. You can get it above 70 again!

Plus, the FCD isn't 100% accurate.. Though it's usually the closest at 70MPG in my experience, but it could go either way once you actually fill up.
 

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I did not make it. I blame poorly timed stop lights and heavy Friday traffic.



Once I got to flat roads and no traffic things got better.

 

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What was your actual fillup MPG though? It could have been at or over 70..

I've posted this before, but this is what my actual vs. FCD MPG looks like:

Code:
[B]FCD     Actual[/B]
44.1	43.153
47.2	46.321
49.1	47.582
44.8	44.328
50.7	51.102
59.2	55.113
79.4	84.427
70.5	70.471
55.9	50.836
65.0	69.913
81.7	83.924
69.0	62.597
57.3	58.068
52.6	48.406
65.3	63.342
46.0	45.633
42.7	41.820
41.8	38.809
45.3	43.731
70.2	76.185
50.2	42.899
81.3	82.601
73.7	74.933
66.0	63.984
66.9	66.519
61.8	57.690
61.8	66.929
 

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I squeezed in 10 gal and drove 652 miles so my actual may have been less than the fcd. I like living in an alternate reality. What does that Mythbusters guy say? Something like, "I reject your reality and substitute my own".
 

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Ah, yeah. I guess looking at my numbers, actual is usually lower than the FCD unless it's above 70MPG lol.
 

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What was your actual fillup MPG though? It could have been at or over 70..

I've posted this before, but this is what my actual vs. FCD MPG looks like:

Code:
[B]FCD     Actual[/B]
44.1	43.153
47.2	46.321
49.1	47.582
44.8	44.328
50.7	51.102
59.2	55.113
79.4	84.427
70.5	70.471
55.9	50.836
65.0	69.913
81.7	83.924
69.0	62.597
57.3	58.068
52.6	48.406
65.3	63.342
46.0	45.633
42.7	41.820
41.8	38.809
45.3	43.731
70.2	76.185
50.2	42.899
81.3	82.601
73.7	74.933
66.0	63.984
66.9	66.519
61.8	57.690
61.8	66.929
Eli,

That looks more like variations in the pumps or ambient temperature at fill time. If you want a better test, look at a 10 tank total.

Also, are you seeing bigger numbers with your BetterBattery car?
 
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