Starting to hypermile

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

  1. Kacey Green

    Kacey Green Well-Known Member

    Right here at CleanMPG on the front page
     
  2. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    Yesterday I fill up again

    41.91 litters
    1018.7 Km
    4.11 l/100 Km average (4.2 in BC)

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    First time I went to 1000 Km :woot:

    Most travelling was made in Highway (60%), some country roads (35%) and City (5%) on smooth driving.
    When the reserve light appears, the odometer was showing 900Km and when the bars disappear, I made 30 Km until fill up.
    Only put 41.91 litters…how much the tank support? On the manual says 50l, but I think is a bit lower than that.
    How much do you fill up your tanks?
     
  3. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Congratulations !

    My regular fill-ups happen at 35-38 L since I don't let the fuel level go below 2 Pips.

    If I recall correctly, my tank is sized at 47.5L, but getting a 1,000km tank is very doable as long as we keep our averages at or below 4L/100km. ;)

    On a happy note, and since my weather is now improving I can now resume cranking out sub 4L/100km tanks as well. :eek:

    Cheers

    MSantos
     
  4. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    Another question.
    Witch gasoline you often use? In my 3 tanks I used regular (where is 95oct) at the same pomp.
    Do you think the 98oct is better? Its more expensive...
     
  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I think our octane is measured differently, because ours is 87 regular and 93 premium.

    Aside from that, you're probably fine with the lowest grade. Check the manual. Mine says to use at least 86. You can't even buy gas rated that low here.

    I don't think the higher grade will help your mileage.
     
  6. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Hi LionGreen;

    The general consensus is that the lowest octane gas is also the best for the HCH-II. The higher octane levels have been found to decimate FE which is particularly noticeable in a relatively heavy car with a 1.3L ICE.

    Cheers;

    MSantos
     
  7. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    The higher octane rating there could come from a higher percentage of ethanol.
     
  8. LionGreen

    LionGreen Well-Known Member

    It means that i dont need to waste money on higher octane fuel.
    Well in the end off this month I think I'll buy a new toy for my HCH.
    An Scangauge :) I find ao online store on ebay.co.uk from Greece, EU (no cost taxes). It will cost arround 150€. I'll buy because the HCH's BC dont have many options like average speed, km's to empty and many options.
    On the first time, did I have to make some calibration no the device?
     
  9. Kurz

    Kurz Well-Known Member

    Yes you have to set up
    Engine Size,
    Speed (My Trip Traveled and my Odometer was off till I did that)
    Set Fuel to Hybrid

    What else...
    Oh after 1 or 2 gas tanks you should be set.

    Btw to ensure the gas tank is full as possible,
    and to keep the differences from different pumps minimal
    I fill up the gas tank all the way to the top, until I can actually see the fuel.

    Pumps vary widely in stopping when Pumping.
     

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