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Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by tbaleno, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. geraldc

    geraldc New Member

    Hello all from Savannah Ga.
    Old retired RR was driving 27k a year just to work, now drive to Atlanta Ga. to see kids and grand kids.
    Driving 1997 chev 1500 truck 2 wd 350 engine with 15,000 on it. 2nd engine 1st one crack both heads and block on ER trip for wife after rooster attack, she is OK rooster and truck did not do well.
    This truck now gets 13.4 mpg.
  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hi, Geraldc ,
    We have a few guys here with Chevy trucks who may be able to give you a few tips.
    Can you describe your typical drive ?
  3. Bullit

    Bullit New Member

    Hi, I'm Juergen from Germany. I drive a Toyota Yaris Hybrid. In US more know as Prius C.
    I hope that I get a lot of helpful tips for efficient driving. Also I'm interested in OBD PID's.

  4. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

  5. billkuklin

    billkuklin Member

    Joined today and ordered a scanguage with the group buy. I am driving a 97 Toyota Paseo
    with lots of mileage (222300) currently getting around 33 on the highway which is not bad but I am sure I can do better. Love the site..:)
  6. jbart

    jbart Well-Known Member

    welcome Onaroll!
    It must be tough with the temps. in Manitoba (Winnipeg?). We just got through our worst cold, windchill so far of the season but we have been -20 quite a bit so far this season already here in Ottawa.
    Plug-in, pump-up the tires and change the oil for synthetic.
    Good luck and stay warm!
  7. MartinPi

    MartinPi New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Martin and I'm from Stockholm, Sweden.

    I work in a authorized Volkswagen & Audi dealership as a Mechanic.

    I drive a HCH-II -09 Executive which a bought 4 months ago and Im really happy with the car.

    I've been completely unaware of these "hypermiling" techniques before finding cleanmpg, even though I try to challenge myself every day to lower my mpg (or l/100 km) as we say here in Sweden :).

    Love the site, great thing you got going on here, sharing all awesome ideas on how to hypermile.

    Having red all the threads on how to hypermile and improve mpg, I'm eager to see how far I can go. I'll be sure to update my status.
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Martin:

    Welcome and you have a good one when it comes to getting the most out of a gallon of petrol. I am sure some of your diesel owning friends will become a little jealous when you start telling them about your HCH-IIs latest exploits.

    Living in in a colder climate should help battery longevity as well.

  9. ht_addict

    ht_addict New Member

    Hi Everyone. My name is Kevin. I'm the proud owner of a New 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid. I had been watching this car for about a month. Slowly watching the price drop from the list price of $33k. When I finally was going to buy it, the web listing had disappeared. Kinda kicked myself for not going in sooner, but then it re-appeared a few days later. So I went in as soon as I got back from a weekend away. Took her for a test drive and signed the paper work that night. Did even have to negotiate the price. They dropped it to $20895CDN+tx. Now way I was passing that up. Had a block heater installed(good call as winter has been frigid here in Ontario). Installed a K&N filter, tinted the windows. Averaging 35MPG, looking forward to some higher numbers in the spring and summer. Saving roughly $50-75 month in gas over my Kia Soul.:woot:
  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hi Kevin and welcome to the forum. You have a good car now , the rest is up to you !
    You can learn a lot here.
  11. stevehhll

    stevehhll New Member

    Hi Everyone,

    I had an '04 Corolla for my 100 (one way commute) and was still getting pretty good Fwy mpg - over 40 mpg at 75 mph, after 225,000 miles. I bought it new and used Amsoil and Tufoil in it for its whole life. Our son went into the Marines and was not planning on getting a car - he was going to "ride his bike" wherever he needed to go. Well, he got transferred to Camp Pendleton in southern CA so you know that didn't last! So, we gave him the old Corolla and bought a new Subaru Impreza, which was rated the same 36 mpg highway.

    I don't know if Subaru cheated or what in their "EPA" testing, but the Corolla beats the Impreza by over 10 mpg in freeway driving! So I looked for a Civic hybrid manual xmission ('03 to '05) but couldn't find one in decent shape, and after reading reviews of the Prius found an '08 Touring that's great. I just wish I could have found one with a manual xmission . Although it only does a couple mpg better than the Corolla on the highway, it does a lot better in town. Of course the Prius has 110,000 miles on it and I have no idea what kind of oil it has had in it. I know when I took it to the dealer to make sure the hybrid system was okay, they told me they had an oil change special for $25. When I asked if that was for synthetic like the manual says, she said no...

    Anyway, on my two way measured (level) mile, I lose about a half of an mpg per mph. With gas prices the way they are, slowing from 75 to 70 gets me less than minimum wage for the extra time driving...

    So, my main interest here is how to use my Scangauge (3.17, my third...) to monitor the engine and see how I can boost the mpg's!
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Steve:

    Welcome. At those high a speeds, what is your average commute speed? You will not be getting much back at 75 mph but you will on the surface streets locally and that is what drops averages quickly.

    Put the tach up for one to verify a glide when it can occur and on the downhills, warp stealth. 996 or so on the tach. It is a nice start anyway.

  13. No Static At All

    No Static At All Active Member

    Hi, been enjoying the posts here & am looking forward to improving my driving skills. Am very pleased with my 05 Corolla, but would like to push the MPG's a bit higher.

    Just installed an SC 2 yesterday. 1st day average is incredible compared to what I have been seeing over the past year. 47.1 with mostly in town driving. May get more realistic once calibrated.
  14. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi No Static:

    About a 10% overage on most right out out of the box but pulling 40 + around town is excellent. That is real savings!

  15. No Static At All

    No Static At All Active Member

    Hi Wayne, is it normal for the SC 2 to read 9999 every so often when coasting? Can't really tell if OK from what I have read.

  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    No Static, when it reads 9999 MPG you are in DFCO ( fuel cut-off) mode. This is normal.

    With a little practice you can make it go into DFCO when you want some engine braking. But when you really want a glide , put it in neutral.

    I hope that helps.
  17. No Static At All

    No Static At All Active Member

    Thanks Edwin, you are correct as I only see the 9999 when in gear, never when coasting.

    I thought the 9999 was throwing the numbers off as I averaged 53.6 yesterday with only mild hypermiling.

  18. Jerry Liebler

    Jerry Liebler Member

    Hello to all!
    I'm a new member here and a relatively new owner of a 2012 plug in Prius. My PIP is a bit unusual in that it is 100% recycled. It has parts from 2 PIPs that were "totaled" by insurance companies. The body is from a survivor of the flooding during hurricane Sandy while the interior and all electronics and wire-ing came from a rollover. Anyway it's all together and I'm really pleased with it. I have put about 4000 trouble free miles on it and am still learning how to drive it. I live in southern Kentucky where there is no such thing as a level road and it's been brutally cold. I've taken one long trip (1600 miles) in it too Florida on which I didn't have any opportunity to charge but managed to get 52 MPG on E10 while driving 55 to 75 MPH. My local driving averages around 20% EV and I get about 60 MPGE. I have my tires inflated to 40,38 and run with grill blocking (75% lower) and use "Torque" to monitor the coolant temp etc. At home I use E0 which I'm sure glad I have available. An interesting observation is that the PIP's computers are very close to actual MPG on the E0 but optimistic by about 5% on E10. I'm sure I can get better fuel economy, especially on the highway having read of a "super highway mode" but how can I find it using "Torque"?
  19. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hi Jerry , welcome to cleanmpg ! You have a great car.
  20. hurricanewg

    hurricanewg New Member

    Hello! As of yesterday I became the second owner of an 2002 Honda Insight that was serviced from new at the original Honda dealership from which I just purchased it. I enjoy the idea of attaining the best mpg possible with this car.

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