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What is the "optimum driving style" for mpg? - Page 3

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Posted by Tomes on April 25, 2008, 12:42 am
 
"Mr. G" ...

I think that this is all very well said and reflects my perspective.
Tomes

Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on April 24, 2008, 9:14 am
 


It would help to see a printout from the last alignment check. The rear
wheels are 'fixed' but can be adjusted for less toe and camber to reduce
rolling resistance. How many miles are you getting from the tires?

Also, I run my Sumitomo tires at the maximum sidewall pressure, 51 psi
but my route is on good streets at urban speeds. The oil level is about
1/2 to 3/4 between the fill and full marks.


Not necessarily so.


We don't have enough information. If you can provide two Google Map
'addresses' that show your normal commuting route, we might be able to
suggest some things to test. Route planning pays big dividends _IF_
there are fuel efficient alternatives you can use.

Bob Wilson

Posted by Lon on April 24, 2008, 11:14 pm
 Bob & Holly Wilson wrote:

Just imagine two locations six miles apart, level
ground, with four lights. Light traffic in the morning
(I arrive later than most), heavy in the evening. I
coast up to red or reddening lights, and barely touch
the brakes.

As for the alignment printout - I have no clue nor any
inclination to do it again. Seems to me that 51PSI is a
huge number! I wonder what the difference in MPG would
be using the rolling resistance at that PSI vs
prescribed, on Brown's computer.

Someone commented regarding my "careening around
corners." 50 years ago I raced for a living, and loved
it. Such driving might not save much gas, but it brings
back memories.

Thanks for the input.

Lon Ranger

Posted by Bob & Holly Wilson on April 25, 2008, 12:19 am
 

Something like this:
http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/map.jpg


As you wish.


http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prius/pri_tire_010.jpg

But whatever works,

GOOD LUCK!
Bob Wilson

Posted by e on April 25, 2008, 1:30 am
 Bob & Holly Wilson wrote:

That's impressive. I might pump 'em up until I feel a
significant difference.
Thanks!

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