Ever try getting the best mpg possible? results? I wasnt really trying , but i did a little 40 mile run yesterday,and was surprised to see i averaged 27.4 mpg. 60 mph on basically a straight flat surface.
2012 Wrangler Sport (crush) sold!
2010 Carolla S
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650
1965 Oldsmobile 442
Basic principles, yes. Roll off the throttle uphill, accelerate downhill. Gentle acceleration and letting off the throttle in advance for stops that are planned. Try to lock the speed to 55 on flat ground. Gets me 15 average mpg, which is excellent all things considering.
Advanced principles? I'm not push starting at red lights and stop signs, or cutting the engine off at them ether.
In my Jeep, I'm not usually in a hurry to get anywhere.
Basic principles, yes. Roll off the throttle uphill, accelerate downhill
Used to do this provided there was 2 lanes so people could get around. Just got a $100 speeding ticket for the acceleration downhill so that I could coast up hill. That's 30 gallons of gas right there. No more hypermiling for me. Without it tho I average about 19-20 all day so that's not bad
With OEM Duelers and 3.73/auto I managed above 27mpg on several 250 mile journeys.
Kept at speed limit on freeway, used CC and avoided traffic jams, as well as drafting where safely possible behind the giant 18 wheelers. Amazing what regular intervals of 20 minutes of steady 1800rpm will do for overall mpg.
With new Kelly Safaris of same circumference it's hard to get 25 under same conditions.
My ECO and Garmin 'at the pump' GPS tend to report within a few .tenths of mpg.
On the 5 mile 'speedo check' on the freeway, I register .2 miles off from the standard markers....which is 2% error in 100 miles, adequate for my purposes.
get in--buckle up--hang on
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