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Old 01 May 2006, 11:47 pm
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Default Easy Ways to improve feul economy for 92 Accord?

I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
economy please!

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Old 01 May 2006, 11:57 pm
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http://home.earthlink.net/~honda.lioness/id11.html lists
tips and comments on the cheaper ones and more expensive
ones.

"accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com> wrote
>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily
>commute. Would
> like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to
> improve my feul
> economy please!
>



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Old 02 May 2006, 12:24 am
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Waiving the right to remain silent, "accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com>
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> I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
> like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
> economy please!


Honda makes some nice motorcycles...

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Old 02 May 2006, 01:50 am
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"accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
> like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
> economy please!
>

It may be too obvious, but speed is a major factor in fuel economy. Our
Prius has a fuel economy display, and while it showed barely 40 mpg at 75
mph on a recent trip; when we came to 65 mph roads the economy was much
closer to 50 mpg.

You are driving 160 miles; at 75 mph that takes 2 hours and 8 minutes. At 65
mph it takes 20 minutes longer. If you get 30 mpg at 75 mph and 35 mpg at 65
mph you burn 5 1/3 gallons at 75 mph and 4 1/2 gallons at 65 mph. The
question is: at what speed is the time worth more than the money?

Beyond that, find out how much air you really can put in your tires.
Obviously you can't exceed the maximum inflation on the sidewall, but often
the inflation called for is the minimum for the rated load of the vehicle.
Higher pressures mean a harsher ride but less rolling resistance.

Mike


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Old 02 May 2006, 10:01 am
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push it to work....

accordmpg wrote:
>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
>like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
>economy please!


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Old 02 May 2006, 10:47 am
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"accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
> like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
> economy please!
>


Move closer.You'll save time,too.

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Old 03 May 2006, 06:19 am
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On 1 May 2006 21:47:51 -0700, "accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com>
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>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
>like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
>economy please!



Change jobs or move closer to work.
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Old 03 May 2006, 07:50 am
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<rob> wrote in message news:6c4h529fshbj58pp5ajd1uh996l3jalhei@4ax.com...
> On 1 May 2006 21:47:51 -0700, "accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
>>like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
>>economy please!

>
>
> Change jobs or move closer to work.


That isn't a bad idea, if practical. My wife's boss lives about that far
away and has a rooming arrangement during the week. He goes home on weekends
and saves the expenses (not just gasoline) of about a thousand miles of
driving every week. Since he is only there four nights a week he worked out
a pretty sweet deal with an older couple who had a spare bedroom.

Mike


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Old 03 May 2006, 11:28 am
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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><rob> wrote in message
>news:6c4h529fshbj58pp5ajd1uh996l3jalhei@4ax.com.. .
>> On 1 May 2006 21:47:51 -0700, "accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
>>>like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my
>>>feul economy please!

>>
>>
>> Change jobs or move closer to work.

>
> That isn't a bad idea, if practical. My wife's boss lives about that
> far away and has a rooming arrangement during the week. He goes home
> on weekends and saves the expenses (not just gasoline) of about a
> thousand miles of driving every week. Since he is only there four
> nights a week he worked out a pretty sweet deal with an older couple
> who had a spare bedroom.
>
> Mike
>
>
>


Consider the cost of having a 320 mile round-trip commute.
(besides the loss of your time)

Maybe it's time for those Japanese-style "hotels" where you rent a
refrigerator-sized box during the week,that has few amenities,with communal
shower and toilet facilities.

Or get a small camping trailer.IIRC,there's a model that can be towed even
by a compact car.Live in that during the week,shower at the company's gym.
(or get a gym membership)


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Old 03 May 2006, 01:55 pm
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On 1 May 2006 21:47:51 -0700, "accordmpg" <mla_ca520@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>I have a 4 cyl 92 Accord and a 160 mile one way daily commute. Would
>like to know of any easy and not very expensive ways to improve my feul
>economy please!


Simplest of all - learn how to drive economically. Thats how you save
money on ANY car, not just on one. You can drive like a tit and get
8mpg, or economically and get 40
some are naturally better at it than others. i saw a clip last year of
a special economy run, featuring M schumey and barrachello. the two of
them, and the presenter of the piece went out in this special
economy-run car, and tried to get the best mpg they could arond a
track. schumey got about 280mpg, barachello got around 220, and the
presenter (who is a woman, and a licensed race driver herself, and
lighter than either) got about 235. All 3 were in the same identical
car, on the same track.


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