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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mikeyjd, May 17, 2014.

  1. May 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM
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    StAndrew

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    Make it hard to do u-turns/parking but steering at speeds over 5mph shouldnt be too bad.
     
  2. May 29, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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    Mikeyjd

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    I wouldn't expect my little wife to manage without power steering, but I think i may actually prefer it after just a couple runs :)
     
  3. May 29, 2014 at 5:23 PM
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    If you didn't like it (Sounds like you do) you could always get a larger steering wheel like they did before power steering.
     
  4. May 30, 2014 at 6:31 AM
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    Mikeyjd

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    It'd be cheaper/easier to reinstal the PS belt, or I could loop the fluids to remove the pressure from the pump. I may do that either way.
     
  5. May 30, 2014 at 6:39 AM
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    Reinstalling the belt would be defeating the purpose of removing it... with a larger wheel you could keep it off.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    Mikeyjd

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    I'm leaving it off. I like driving it better without it.

    2014-06-01
    468.7 mi
    754.3 km
    15.944 gal (US)
    $3.85/Gallon ($61.38 total for this fill)
    29.4 mpg (US)
    8 L/100 km

    New (old) tires 245/75/16 + more under body panels. Ran 91 octane ethanol free this tank. Pretty good tank considering I hauled a trailer around for part of it.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2014 at 9:26 PM
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    Gratz! Hey, you'll never guess... I went against my instinct and tried pulse and glide this tank after getting a 21MPG tank with normal driving habits, saved P&G for this one so as to get an accurate difference.

    Normally, if I fill up my truck to the BRIM (About a gallon after the auto shut off at the pump) I will get 100 miles at 1/4, and if I behave 200 at 1/2.

    This tank, I just let it auto shut off (For accurate calculations I use the same pump and let it auto shut off) meaning about a gallon less, and I hit 125 at the 1/4!! Hoping for ~250 at the 1/2, I did a lot of city driving this weekend. Pulse and glide rocks! Goal is a +3 or +4 change with P&G.
     
  8. Jun 1, 2014 at 9:59 PM
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  9. Jun 2, 2014 at 5:25 AM
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    You should get some instrumentation. It would give you instant feedback on your different technique. I use and recommend UltraGuage.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2014 at 6:26 AM
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    I am working on it. I want to get one before I do any of the planned mods to the truck to see just how everything is affected. Why do you recommend ultraguage over scangauge? Also, do I need to buy any special part or equipment to hook it up? How easy is calibration?
     
  11. Jun 2, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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    You can have 8 gauges per page (instead of 4) with the Ultra and it's half the money. It comes with a wire to hook up to your OBDII output under your steering wheel. It's easy to calibrate.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    Sounds great! Yeah I have seen the SG... Size did not impress. What's their selling point? :confused: And I had no idea that was there. Sweet!
     
  13. Jun 3, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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    Okay, I am disappointed... I don't know what it could be but I hit 125 at the 1/4, (awesome, should have checked MPG there) and then at 202.1 miles I was about 1/8 inch from the half mark! :confused: Calculated straight from odo and pump, same pump same shutoff 22.95 MPG, adjusted for error = 22.55 MPG. So I gained about 1.8 MPG from Pulse and glide coupled with minimal idling. (When I started the truck I left within seconds, and cut it off as soon as I parked)

    Was hoping at least 24. :(
     
  14. Jun 3, 2014 at 2:01 PM
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    It's hard to learn optimal technique without some form of instrumentation. Give time. 1.8 mpg is still like an 8% increase :)
     
  15. Jun 13, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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    2014-06-13
    539.9 mi
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    This tank had 90 octane ethanol free. 90% Back roads. 40 mpg is the next tank goal.
     
  16. Jun 13, 2014 at 11:54 AM
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    Before Side Skirts
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    Old inverted running boards used as a mount

    [​IMG]
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    After
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  17. Jun 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    Nice!! Getting into the land I wouldn't go lol but sweet! You are really dedicated to this thing. Don't forget to post your gains from the ultragauge reading on the front! BTW, I have some interesting information for you... PM pending
     
  18. Jun 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM
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    I am unsure what you are doing when you say you used inverted running boards as a mount and what you did between pictures. Could you explain?
     
  19. Jun 21, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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    I removed both PS and AC along with a bunch of serpentine pulleys from my 2.7, and run just one simple short belt that only turns the alternator and water pump.

    [​IMG]

    Last fillup was 25.5 mpg. :)

    Greg
     
  20. Jun 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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    Hey Mikey, :)

    I'm one of those frugal guys too. :cheers:
    I saved up enough money over the years to built a modest home with no mortgage, and also live debt free on very little money. That's the American way. :oldglory:


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