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Old 09-01-2011, 07:30 PM   #41
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:33 PM   #42
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Every once in awhile my motor isn't running.
I wanted to try that, but I didn't want to loose power steering and run into something.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:34 AM   #43
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22.7 best mpg so far over 400miles per tank avg
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:31 AM   #44
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Slow starts. Yes
Avoid short trips. Small town-no other choice
Coast or engine brake when possible. Yes
Shift around 2k. Closer to 3K
Maintain momentum...try to avoid stopping/ braking. Yes
Highest gear @ lowest speed = best economy. (ie: 50 MPH in 5th gear) Yes
Draft/ drive with traffic on the highway. Yes
Synthetic fluids throughout. Soon @ 30K changing all
Increase tire pressure. Yes
Remove mud flaps. Yes
Etc.
There's definitely room for improvement.
You forgot to add, "drive like you have an egg between your foot and the gas pedal!
I guess I could be better based on this list, but I still do not see above 25 mpg even if I improve in areas I can?
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I wanted to try that, but I didn't want to loose power steering and run into something.
Try it, somewhere where you can hit anything. You'll find it isn't like you can't steer, just takes a little more effort at slow speeds. And for the power brakes you still have 2-3 emergency stops of vacuum left before it also gets more difficult, but even with no power brakes you can stop.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:27 AM   #46
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You forgot to add, "drive like you have an egg between your foot and the gas pedal!
I guess I could be better based on this list, but I still do not see above 25 mpg even if I improve in areas I can?
Hahaha...

I think the 3k shifts and short trips are causing most of your mileage woes.

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Try it, somewhere where you can hit anything. You'll find it isn't like you can't steer, just takes a little more effort at slow speeds. And for the power brakes you still have 2-3 emergency stops of vacuum left before it also gets more difficult, but even with no power brakes you can stop.
I'll give it a try on the highway at 1 AM or something so no one will be anywhere near me.
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Hahaha...

I think the 3k shifts and short trips are causing most of your mileage woes.



I'll give it a try on the highway at 1 AM or something so no one will be anywhere near me.
Really it's not that different, just click back from run to acc, wait 3-4 seconds while shifting into neutral, then click back to run and release the clutch. And coast away, check how the steering feels, slam on the brakes a few times and see when the power goes out.

Your engine is just a quick bump start away, shift into 4th or 5th and pop the clutch momentarily and you are running again.
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Really it's not that different, just click back from run to acc, wait 3-4 seconds while shifting into neutral, then click back to run and release the clutch. And coast away, check how the steering feels, slam on the brakes a few times and see when the power goes out.

Your engine is just a quick bump start away, shift into 4th or 5th and pop the clutch momentarily and you are running again.
Sounds like your setting someone up for a butt ram if they are not careful or not understanding your procedure?
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:36 PM   #49
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I know how to do it...I'll just wait to try it when no one else is around.
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I know how to do it...I'll just wait to try it when no one else is around.
Just didn't want you turning the key to off and locking your steering wheel.
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Old 09-03-2011, 05:55 AM   #51
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Hahaha...yes, that would be very bad.
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Mmkay, here is the 1st trip tik pic



376.4 Miles.
I got slightly bigger tires that throw that off a little.
(The math is 1:1.05)
So, 376.4x1.05

395.22 miles til the light came on.

I went further, I was on the way to pick up a bunk bed for my daughter, then had to quickly find a gas station.
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Just curious . . .different gens have different size tanks . .

I'll be posting soon.
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Yes they do.
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My best tank for miles was 751 miles on 20.401 gallons or 36.8 mpg.

My best tank for mpg was 681 miles on 18.08 gallons or 37.7 mpg, but that's a little further than when the light came on.

Maybe I should stay out of this one.
uhhhhhh?????????/ 36mpg?
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^ Awesome!!
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On a trip several weeks ago. First tank over 400! Interstate cruising about 70MPH. Ran it right down to E and put it about 18.9 gallons IIRC. Works out to about 21.1MPG. The truck has under 5K miles so hopefully it'll keep going up as it breaks in.

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