View Full Version : Some Ideas on gas mileage????

Surfvan 1972
06-02-2008, 06:58 PM
Starting to see articles on "Hyper-Miling". Maybe worth a look? Just a thought.........
One article of many. http://www.cleanmpg.com/cmps_index.php?page=hypermiling

06-02-2008, 10:07 PM
I use some of those techniques, such as slowing down well before traffic lites to allow them to change before I get there, and keeping my speed under 50.
I can get up to 25 more miles per tankful just by turning off the engine at stop lites, because after all, if you are idling you are getting LESS THAN ZERO MPG!

06-03-2008, 05:21 AM
tv, of the video i've seen of your van, i havn't seen that van travelling under 50 mph unless you were in a 25 mph zone. lol, i couldn't resist! john

06-03-2008, 09:21 AM
If I had that thing there is no way i could keep it under 50 either! http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif

I have a standard car and I almost always throw it in neutral down every hill and try to go slow up to stop lights instead of stopping completely. it does help.
It is 22 miles to where I work, down hill the whole way, no stop lights and only about 7 stop signs. one day I was basically out of gas before even leaving for work and I made it the whole way just running on fumes. had the car off and in neutral down every hill. My cars fuel mileage computer (which I was suprised to find was pretty acurate when I checked it against computing it myself) said I averaged around 64 mpg that morning. but with a standard v-6 in a 2 door coupe I have a hard time driving it economically most of the time haha http://www.vcvc.org/ubb/wink.gif

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06-03-2008, 09:50 AM
I'm looking at a Isuzu Diesel to place in my early. the 5.2 L has 203 HP. with 521 LB-FT at 1,500 RPM's. it 41/2" shorter then the stock 6. and is about 29 LBS lighter then the 6. with a stock 3 speed and a gear vinder and 373 gears it schould get abot 34 mpg. or that is what it works out to on paper. the cost will be around $3,200.00 for the motor and $480.00 for the over drive. all in all i will have under $5,000.00 in the drive train. and that will include a bio fuile setup as well.

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06-12-2008, 11:05 AM
Heres a video on hypermiling that was on yahoo