Yeah...I was told that if I coast to a stop instead of down shifting, that would save on gas mileage. I normally shift around 3500rpms. I also heard that if you shift to the highest gear possible, that would help...any experiences with this or anything else not listed?grouch said:shift by 4000 rpm
nothing more than 50% open throttle
coast whenever possible..down a hill, approaching a light or stop etc
do a good tuneup
This will typicallly net you a 10-25% increase in mpg, if you can mamage to drive like that for a whole tank.
or, because when our cars were produced, the double-nickel was the most common upper speed limit and yeah, the "magic number" will of course vary with displacement/power and weight of the car, along with myriad other variables. honda had a special mark for 55 on most all of their vehidles, including my mom's old prelude which i'm sure had a different "magic number" than our cars. however i don't think there's much doubt that driving 80 isn't gonna get you better mpg than driving 60akirarex said:60mph is not the magical number. ... look at your speedo 55 mph is a different color. Because after 55mph your gas mileage rolls off quick. There is a honda document that shows this fact in some old literature.
And that is mainly due to the mild stage 1 cam? I'm getting ready to purchase their stage 3 cam with springs and retainers. Hopefully the mpg sn't much lower than that.Kwicko said:Anyway, I *will* be yanking that cam out of my car. My last tank of gas, which was purely city driving and commuting, I got - get ready for this - LESS THAN EIGHTEEN MILES PER GALLON! And yes, this was on a CRX. Shameful. I hang my head.
Maybe your area is different, but gas has doubled since about 7-8 years ago here. I'm supprised nobody brings up the oil industry's record profits.sneaky_pete said:Gas has doubled in price from about 15 years ago.. but the price of pretty much everything else has also risen..
I specifically remember paying $0.98 in the fall of 2001, right before September 11. Less than five years later I am paying $2.59 a gallon.bobski said:Maybe your area is different, but gas has doubled since about 7-8 years ago here. I'm supprised nobody brings up the oil industry's record profits.sneaky_pete said:Gas has doubled in price from about 15 years ago.. but the price of pretty much everything else has also risen..
As for rising product prices... do you think that's due to inflation, or rising cost of transport?