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Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Great article! That suggestion of keeping a daily log is a good one, and advice I have decided to take. As for the rest, it looks like an absolute gold mine to HCH-II drivers who are trying to learn the ropes. Hopefully some of the folks who recently have been asking questions over at GH will run across this. The detail presented here really adds depth to the basic advice. Congratulations on such a fine piece of work!
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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Tarabell, thank you for the great article!

I would like to print it out but I've had no luck getting it to print properly as the right side keeps getting cut off. I've tried a straight print of the article, I've changed to the "Printable version", and I've even tried setting my printer to landscape to no avail. Can anyone help me? Has anyone been able to print the article? I think it has something to do with the formatting for the photos and tables that Wayne used.

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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Hi Meggert:

___The tables and pic format might make it tough for some printers … What you can do is copy the entire article to Word and print from there. I just did this to make sure it would print properly and it did. 23 pages worth! The pics line up on top of one another vs. side by side but is still very easy to understand.

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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Hi Wayne,
Thanks for the tip. The highlight, copy and paste into Word worked fine. I did change my margins to .5" on top, left, and right and .7" on bottom (so I could add page numbers), this brought the page count down to 18 and the photos lined up side by side.

This is a valuable resource I plan on using, so it's good to have in a printed format.

Oh, on added my mpg to my posts, what is the trick?

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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Thanks for that great article Tarabell, I have some studying to do!

I've never seen the inside of a HCH-II, let alone drive one and this is about as close as it comes.
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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Hello Tarabell

Excellent article with great pics and data. You confirm many of the techniques and findings that I use and bring up some things I’ll be testing in my FEH. If CleanMPG continues to put out information like this, it will grow far beyond anyone’s dreams.

The point you stated you use the FS for reducing RPM’s was my first goal, but later I found many other uses for it. I seldom use the FS for RPM reduction now, because I control RPM’s before they start getting out of control. A member here sent me a PM with a link to a site that had the torque curves of Atkinson FEH ICE. When I accelerate, I know where to go on the RPM scale for the best torque for faster acceleration when needed. If WOT is required, of course I use that only in emergencies or if FE calls for it (Red light), I use it for a very short burst.

Very glad to see you here on CleanMPG. I’ve given you the name of Tara (terror) On Wheels because I know the other HCH owners are going to wish they could get the FE that you are and will be getting. Just when you think you’ve maxed a hybrid out, you find something that will increase your FE even more.

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Gary -- that “terror” phrase put the hugest smile on my face –great feedback on the FS too.

To all -- I’m so glad so many of you find this useful.
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Care to share said torque-curve link? It would be nice to compare
to the one for the Prius that I hang out at techno-fandom.
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Re: Adapting Basic Hypermiling Techniques to the HCH-II

Tarabell, I second what others have stated. Excellent article !!!

And most of all, a big Thank You for putting in the effort to produce a consolidated wealth of information about improving the FE on our HC-II vehicles. I thought I was actually doing OK (milleage wise) given that my car is not yet broken in. But with your observations and the tips you presented - it just got that much better.
My milleage has actually increased even more because now I have a better understanding of what's going on and what to do instead of discovering it through pure experiementation and error on my own.

Of course much of this contentment will soon disappear as in 4 to 6 months the frigid temps will hit us (in the north), and then I'll have to figure out ways of maximizing milleage in extreme cold weather. but that is another story.

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Tarabell, I second what others have stated. Excellent article !!!

And most of all, a big Thank You for putting in the effort to produce a consolidated wealth of information about improving the FE on our HC-II vehicles. I thought I was actually doing OK (milleage wise) given that my car is not yet broken in. But with your observations and the tips you presented - it just got that much better.
My milleage has actually increased even more because now I have a better understanding of what's going on and what to do instead of discovering it through pure experiementation and error on my own.

Of course much of this contentment will soon disappear as in 4 to 6 months the frigid temps will hit us (in the north), and then I'll have to figure out ways of maximizing milleage in extreme cold weather. but that is another story.

Best regards;

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msantos;

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