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08-06-2008, 10:24 AM
What kind of mileage are the rest of you getting? I seem to be stuck in the upper 30's on my recent trips after installing an Sg.
Any tips about best speed for this particular model would be great too.
08-06-2008, 12:39 PM
If that's an auto then you're doing well. I was able to break into the 40s (some segments in the 50s) because I had a stick shift and P&G'd the living heck out of it. It was an awesome car for HS P&G but I'm not sure I would have gone that far without the manual trans.
08-06-2008, 02:47 PM
I can get 40MPG in mine during my work commute of 10 miles highway and 5 miles suburbia.
08-06-2008, 03:40 PM
What pressure do you run your tires at? (I know sidewall pressure is probably what you'll say) but what psi?
08-06-2008, 06:00 PM
Max sidewall, 44 PSI.
08-06-2008, 07:29 PM
yeah, that's what I thought. I need to raise mine. They are currently at 35psi. Now that I have my Sg I really see the difference that the A/C makes. If it weren't 100 degrees here in the summers, I could consider going without it. But, that's just not an option on a hot day. I did try cycling it today though. It seemed to help some.
Do you two have worse FE in the city or on the highway?
08-06-2008, 07:46 PM
At the peak of my game I was able to pull 50+mpg segments in the city, which would have been impossible with all the extra drag that highway speeds involve. However, my peak highway segments were nearly as good. The best was on the order of 45mpg over ~150mi running a continuous HS P&G segment through the hills of eastern CT.
Yes, 44psi in the tires.
08-06-2008, 10:04 PM
That is amazing! That will give me a dream to aim for...
08-06-2008, 11:54 PM
I am in a 2006 AT accord VP. driving back roads over mountains on CA HWY 1 30 miles to work (60 total each day). I had been getting 29-30 before i started implimenting some hypermiling techniques. Since then I have been getting around 34 regularly with a high of 36 on one tank! (my wife must not have driven the car that week!). i just got new tires and have them at 40psi. my next purchase is a SG2.
i typically glide in neutral ice-on a lot, drive with load, and do not use breaks.
I am trying to find more info about fuel cutout....sound like that may be better than coasting in neutral.
08-07-2008, 07:37 AM
I have a 6 cylinder 02 Accord and am getting around 30 to 32 mpg right now. I have my tires at about 46 - 50 psi. I do not have the sgii yet but I found out it is in the mail so I should get it in a day or two. So I am hoping for better mileage. I drive about 500 plus miles a week with my work commute of 56 miles one way so I put a lot of miles on the road with about 85 percent of them freeway/highway but I do have to drive through downtown Atlanta and that is usually bumper to bumper at 10 to 20 mph.
08-07-2008, 01:40 PM
Mark, I'd be interested to know what your Sg says your instant Mpg is on the highway. I was amazed that with the A/C on I could only get about 31mpg on a flat road. With it off, I'm closer to 40...
08-08-2008, 08:15 AM
Alright will do. Right now I pretty much drive with the A/C off or actually just blowing hot air. Its ok in the mornings but my back, butt and lower legs get real sweaty on the drive home in the afternoon.
08-09-2008, 10:55 AM
ditto. I finally broke 40mpg for a trip last night at about 10pm (no A/C), but I thought my wife was gonna puke she was so hot. I can't believe she let me do that!!
What kind of tires are you guys running? I have 2 goodyear Assurance; then two replacements that are junk... I'm thinking of replacing my tires soon.
08-11-2008, 08:24 AM
I have just replaced the old wornout Michelns, Qty=4, with Goodyear Assurance tires. So I am running on new threads.
08-11-2008, 04:11 PM
I have enjoyed my goodyear Assurance's (I had four to begin with, but then the local construction crews left some nails in the road...).
They don't make much noise, and seem to get great traction even in a heavy downpour.
08-21-2008, 03:22 PM
Granted I only kept track for a few tanks before I sold it, but I couldn't seem to get more than 27 mpg out of my 2000 Accord. But it was an auto, and I wasn't P&Ging of FASing. But I did try to drive conservatively, DWL, DWB, anticipate stoplights, etc.
08-22-2008, 09:52 PM
Huh, Mine got 28 with me driving 80mph on the highway. ??
08-23-2008, 12:26 PM
Wow, my father in law has an 02 with a V6 and gets 32 in it!! I only introduced him to the idea about a month ago!!
08-23-2008, 02:36 PM
I just recently got a '96 Accord. 5th Gen. I've only had it long enough to do one tank but I got 34 w/o a Scangauge. I don't have my tires pressed up due to bald tires on the back that I will be replacing in the next few weeks. Mine has DFCO, if you want to know more about what I've learned so far you can so a search for "DFCO Question" and look for my topic. I don't know a whole lot about it since I just found out about a week ago that I could do it. The numbers you are getting are pretty good. In another topic I have titled "Frustrations" you can learn more about what others with Accords have been getting.
01-05-2009, 03:07 PM
I've got a 2001 Accord LX (manual), best so far is 38, last tank was 30 (hoping it was just the cold weather). Anybody done a grill block their accord?
01-05-2009, 03:35 PM
I am getting around 30 right now myself. No grill block. It is a 96 Accord. I am waiting to get a scanguage until I do that.
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