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Old 05-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #61
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #62
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:59 PM   #63
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Best mpg under a load is achived in a taller gear, with more throttle. Obviously, the BEST mpg is going to be given with the least amount of work the engine has to perform to move the vehicle.
so wide open throttle at the tallest gear, while maintaining the same speed, = best mpgs?
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:01 PM   #64
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so wide open throttle at the tallest gear, while maintaining the same speed, = best mpgs?
If under a load, yes. If just criusing on the freeway, unloaded, then things change.
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Old 05-10-2011, 02:38 PM   #65
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #66
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Although Ive never really tested this, I have always been told that low rpm's burn less fuel regardless of load. Im going to test this in a couple hours...
I think instantaneously, you would be using less fuel. But because your engine isn't working very efficiently, you'll use more over the long run if you're trying to accelerate.

So say you're rolling along at 20 mph. If you were in 3rd and punched it, you'd quickly get up to speed to shift into the more efficient gearing (e.g. 6th). In 3rd, you'd be closer to the torque peak which is the most efficient fuel/power ratio. The instantaneous mpg would be lower than if you were in 6th at 20mph, but it's going to take much longer to get up to a more efficient speed since the engine is bogged down.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #67
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I think instantaneously, you would be using less fuel. But because your engine isn't working very efficiently, you'll use more over the long run if you're trying to accelerate.

So say you're rolling along at 20 mph. If you were in 3rd and punched it, you'd quickly get up to speed to shift into the more efficient gearing (e.g. 6th). In 3rd, you'd be closer to the torque peak which is the most efficient fuel/power ratio. The instantaneous mpg would be lower than if you were in 6th at 20mph, but it's going to take much longer to get up to a more efficient speed since the engine is bogged down.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #68
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #69
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:08 PM   #70
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:10 PM   #71
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Found this article linked from a MPG forum:
http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_110216/article.html

According to tests, the red zone gives you best MPG


The diagrams are based on a sample of 1995 model year, naturally aspirated, EFI 2-valve engines.

Quoted from conclusion of article:


So I guess low rpm, high engine loads gives you more MPG?
Interesting....You learn something new every day.
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I recently upgraded from an 2001 5 speed v6 to a 2007 v6 6 speed. I have never had a 6 speed and was wondering how you drive your manual? Not really sure what gear I should be cruising in for the best MPG. I have noticed I rarely use the 5th gear unless accelerating. Heres what I have been doing in general.

25-30mph 3rd
35-45mph 4th
50-70+ mph 6th gear

assuming no hills

This about normal? Just so used to cruising in fifth it feels so odd not to use it much at all.
The recommended shift points are listed in your manual ... I started using them as an experiment and they were a little different than what I was picking naturally by "feel".

The recommended shift points are around 2200/2200/2100/2000/1900 RPM I think but I'm guessing a little, I don't feel like going outside and looking them up. So in general shift low in the RPM range and let the low end torque accelerate you instead of revs and each shift happens a little lower than the previous one. It also seems to match up with the chart that was previously listed for fuel consumption.

Bottom line is to ignore trying to keep up with automatics off of the line, everyone that drives one seems to bury the throttle while the natural pace of these trucks is to build speed a little more slowly.
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I recently upgraded from an 2001 5 speed v6 to a 2007 v6 6 speed. I have never had a 6 speed and was wondering how you drive your manual? Not really sure what gear I should be cruising in for the best MPG. I have noticed I rarely use the 5th gear unless accelerating. Heres what I have been doing in general.

25-30mph 3rd
35-45mph 4th
50-70+ mph 6th gear

assuming no hills

This about normal? Just so used to cruising in fifth it feels so odd not to use it much at all.

I don't even look at the tach while I'm driving unless I'm hammering it. I shift in normal driving according to feel. I shift when I want to. The true beauty of a manual trans. Control.
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I don't even look at the tach while I'm driving unless I'm hammering it. I shift in normal driving according to feel. I shift when I want to. The true beauty of a manual trans. Control.
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EXACTLY!! I wish more people would understand this!

You could be going 25mph in 6th gear with your foot to the floor using WAY more gas than if you were rolling through a parking lot in 1st gear at 4k rpm
I don't buy that last statement. It's all about engine and load and gear relationship. The issue is: What is the least rpm we can have doing the work that needs to be done without overloading the engine ? First gear at 4K IS consuming A LOT of fuel. Not exactly my permanent parking lot gear,
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I don't buy that last statement. It's all about engine and load and gear relationship. The issue is: What is the least rpm we can have doing the work that needs to be done without overloading the engine ? First gear at 4K IS consuming A LOT of fuel. Not exactly my permanent parking lot gear,
lol did you read the whole discussion? a lot has been covered since that statement was made
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