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    Thread: 2.5L Fuel economy thread.--UNOFFICIAL--

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      02-21-2012 08:42 PM #1
      I seem to have lost the "fuel economy thread" that we had, so i decided to make a new one.

      The idea is to post milage, and share thoughts on how to improve it.





      just got into the 400s, AGAIN! For this tank i did it on 90% hwy, and at 77mph (GPS speed) in cruise control.
      While in city i did the pulse and glide method.

      So far this year i have been averaging 28 MPGs, and 370 miles per tank. Gotta love it.
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      What about you?

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      02-21-2012 08:57 PM #2
      ive been getting around 325-350 a tank mixed city and hwy usually ~50miles everyday. it lasts a week but ive been mashing the pedal since i got tuned.
      on a 250mile trip to north carolina last week. i filled up on a tank of 93oct NO 10%ethanol added. i made it home on about 40%(in between halfway and 3/4s) of my fuel tank cruising at 70mph im guessing about 35+mpg
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      02-22-2012 11:12 AM #4
      I got 335 miles on my last tank, 23.79 MPG

      50/50 city hiway

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      02-22-2012 12:46 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      What about you?
      Having just passed 3000 miles, the car's computer indicates an average of 35mpg. However fuelly indicates a bit over 33mpg. I believe the car calculates optimistically because it excludes something like the first 300 meters of any trip that begins more than two hours after the car was last turned off. I believe fuelly is a bit pessimistic due to rounding.

      2012 estimate the number of miles left to empty. Adding that to the number already driven gives a variable number that generally climbs once underway and drops toward the need for a refill. The highest combined number I've seen is 570.

      I've not yet driven more than 453 on a single tank.

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      02-22-2012 01:00 PM #6
      I'm currently getting around 37mpg on the highway at around 60mph with good weather conditions.

      The temperature is around 0-5 degrees Celcius here these days.

      In city its obviously much less , but I try to coast in neutral as much as I can and it seams to work.

      In city i usually accelerate up to 40-45mph and then let it glide when i can.

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      02-22-2012 06:00 PM #7
      I've logged every gallon of gasoline that's passed through my 2.5L, and I can say that I've never gotten above 30MPG. I have all of the data in a spreadsheet document, I could post it up if anyone is interested.
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      02-22-2012 06:05 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by H3LVTCA View Post
      I've logged every gallon of gasoline that's passed through my 2.5L, and I can say that I've never gotten above 30MPG. I have all of the data in a spreadsheet document, I could post it up if anyone is interested.
      lol, i do it too...

      but i only starter last march... so i have only done it for barely 1 year...

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      02-22-2012 06:54 PM #9
      Welcome to Atlanta. I am always at stop on the highway, so no point of trying to get 30+ mpg.....
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      02-22-2012 09:34 PM #10
      I can hit over 400 miles anytime, easy. I just have to add more fuel after about 320-360 miles. It doesn't seem to matter whether it's all highway or mixed, I get about the same miles per tank just about every time.

      Needless to say I've given up on trying for great mileage in my bunny. Still love it.
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      02-22-2012 10:13 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by H3LVTCA View Post
      I've logged every gallon of gasoline that's passed through my 2.5L, and I can say that I've never gotten above 30MPG. I have all of the data in a spreadsheet document, I could post it up if anyone is interested.
      This. The highest I've ever gotten was 29MPG, once. Babied the hell out of it (never went above 2k RPM, aside 5th gear highway driving), usually skipped 4th or 3rd gear. Was more or less no fun at all to drive.

      I typically see ~25mpg in the winter and ~27mpg in the summer, if I beat on it a lot... 23 or so.

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      02-22-2012 11:52 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by PhAyzoN View Post
      The highest I've ever gotten was 29MPG, once. Babied the hell out of it (never went above 2k RPM, aside 5th gear highway driving), usually skipped 4th or 3rd gear. Was more or less no fun at all to drive.
      I couldn't of said it better myself. I have done these same things and have only been able to get 29MPG. It was on a long trip where I was cruising at 60MPH and just had my vent cooling on, no A/C.
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      02-22-2012 11:56 PM #13
      at 73 mph (odo) i can get 27 mpgs (6spd manual) and i discovered, byt data monitoring and logging that NO A/C= +1 mpg.

      for some reason i always thought it would be more.

      Also, i discovered that by gliding the hell out, and revving "high" (5k) i can get decent milage... ~27 mpg in the combined.

      Lastly, TORQUE is a GREAT little app for the Android, that with the right adapter can help a LOT!

      i use it to log almost ALL THE TIME. it also lets me monitor live sensors, and special calculations, such as MPG, intake temps, MAP, rpm, ODO speed and GPS speed, lambda, etc.

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      Thoughts on how to improve? Add aeromods. Buy a Prius or TDI.

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      02-23-2012 04:28 PM #16
      I can't stay off the long pedal enough to worry about gas mileage. Plus I do a lot of city driving anyway. I think my highest was 390.

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      02-23-2012 05:11 PM #17
      300 miles so far.. 1/4 tnk left

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      02-25-2012 01:38 AM #18
      With only 3500 miles on the clock, Mixed driving, i'm seeing an average of 28mpg.
      If I'm cruising the hwy at 60mph, I can get up to 34mpg.
      Interstate speeds, 70+, I can pull down 30mpg.
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      02-25-2012 02:34 AM #19
      i fueled today, 354 miles... mixed 50/50 driving.

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      02-28-2012 10:23 AM #20
      Filled up yesterday @ 90,000mi

      370 miles 50/50 hiway/city

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      02-28-2012 11:33 AM #21
      Fueled up at 346.9, I just passed 38k on the odometer. Mostly (spirited) highway driving.
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      02-28-2012 12:20 PM #22
      to get the better fuel economy, i glide a lot. i do reach the speed limit quickly... but after that is gliding time.

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      02-28-2012 01:09 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      to get the better fuel economy, i glide a lot. i do reach the speed limit quickly... but after that is gliding time.
      What exactly is this 'pulse and glide' method, just revving high and gliding?
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      02-28-2012 01:18 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Skaffles View Post
      What exactly is this 'pulse and glide' method, just revving high and gliding?
      Pulse and glide is for the hwy... In the city you only glide. Lol

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      02-28-2012 01:21 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Pulse and glide is for the hwy... In the city you only glide. Lol

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