Starting to hypermile

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by LionGreen, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    gee, wayne, drive around here for a while and you would think that's already been done. not only don't drivers stop, half the time they pull right out in front of whomever is already in that lane.
  2. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    Hi there :)
    It's been a while since my last post here :(
    Recently I trade my 98 Honda Civic for an 06 Honda Civic Hybrid :D and I love the car :Banane03:

    Yesterday I made a trip arround 350Km and I was able to pull 4.2l/100Km in the end of journey ;) even without knowing the car very well...

    Heres my machine


    Best Regards
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    Good to hear from you again, and excellent choice of vehicle for an upgrade! :thumbs_up:
  4. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Congratulations !!! This 06 HCH is in an immaculate condition. Wow.

    If I recall the Palmela/Setubal area well, I would say you're going to hit the 3.6-3.9 l/100km in no time !!! ;)


  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    4.2 l/100km = 56 mpg. Nice!
  6. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    I have a question :confused: some times i have um drive in early morning (five, six am). The temperature is arround 6/7 degrees Celcius. I start the car and go. Its better if i wait a few minutes to warm up the engine?
  7. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

  8. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member


    Today I took my car to work

    In way back (work to home) I was able to manage the Pulse and Glide technique.
    First the commute…
    44Km from work to my home
    2.2Km on City
    27.4Km on Highway
    14.3Km on country roads and into some rural roads

    On Highway I try to manage the Pulse & Glide technique…accelerating to 100Km/h and glide into 75Km/h…tried to avoid the regeneration of the batteries, but it was difficult…I lift my foot from the gas pedal and the green bars appear…again I press the gas pedal a bit, but only a few times I was able to avoid the regeneration bars…:(
    I only tried this time…it was difficult.
    In country roads I drive on dwl and take advantage from some downhills do glide…

    The result
    3.4l/100Km in this 44Km journey



    I think it was pretty good :)
  9. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist


    Wait until you lock in the SAHM mode while on those smooth highways, then you'll do even better. Give it a shot. It should be much better on you, the pack and the CVT than the P&G technique... especially over longer distances.

    Here's the link:
    HCH-II - SAHM "Super Highway Mode" (70-90 MPG / 2.6 -3.3 l/100km)


  10. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    Need a ScanGauge :p awesome article. I'll try as soon as I bought the SC :)
  11. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    Finished my first tank :)

    981.1Km for 40.44l, average of 4.1l/100Km (4.4 in BC)
    That's a really good numbers for a first tank...


    (i also updated my signature ;))

    Now the chalange is maintaining these numbers and get better :p

    Best Regards :)
  12. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    That is indeed excellent mileage. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
  13. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    Awesome job on that tank. We joined this site the same time, however I still have my car because the resale value is poorer than a hummer's Fuel economy :(
  14. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Since you're off to a great start I don't think that will be a big challenge. ;)

    In any case, just let the IMA gauges be your best friend and enjoy the never ending game. :D


  15. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    how much pressure you use on your tires? i use the max side wall value 51psi.
    is this safe to use? i have discuss this in some forums and most people said that its bad for the tires and for my own safety and behave of HCH. :confused:
  16. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    You shouldn't have any issues at all with your tires at that level. I have mine significantly higher without any problems. ;)
  17. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    Hello :)

    Again I have some questions about up hill’s … :confused:
    What is the best method to win an up hill?
    Maintaining the speed before the hill and let the speed drop?
    Accelerate a bit before the hill and try not to lose much speed?

    TI have this question always above me :eyebrow:
  18. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    Try to speed up before going up a hill
  19. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist


    In fact if you monitor the iFCD graph, you should accelerate at a consumption of 4-5 L/100km before the climb and then try to lock the consumption at 3-4 l/100km on the climb itself. Depending on the duration and steepness of the climb as well as the minimum speed you set, you may have to adjust the target climb consumption rate up a bit so that you avoid getting/falling into speeds lower than 36km/h. Below this speed marker things change rather dramatically with regard fuel consumption rates on the HCH-II.


  20. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    Hello Msantos:
    Do you know where I can purchase a scangauge in Canada?

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