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Old 09 Jul 2007, 04:56 am
vcpjitwanhwe@yahoo.com
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Default Simple Techniques To Increase Gas Mileage of Your Car

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Old 09 Jul 2007, 06:16 am
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Default Re: Simple Techniques To Increase Gas Mileage of Your Car

SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM

On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 02:56:21 -0700, vcpjitwanhwe@yahoo.com wrote:

>You can have a huge potential saving of your car fuel consumption
>without paying one extra penny in expensive Car Modification or
>hunting for best Fuel-Saving Vehicle. It's easy if you can learn the
>mechanics of driving efficiently..
>Here are some of the priceless tips you should arm yourself with:
>Discover why gas stations may be overcharging you and learn what to do
>to avoid overpaying for the gas you did not use.
>How to ensure your basic starting mechanism top notch. The common
>starting mechanism to check before starting a long journey and can
>easily backfire and cost you money if these mechanisms are being
>mishandled.
>How to save fuel even while you are driving.
>How to detect bad braking habit and learn to brake the 'Pro' way.
>Learn how bad driving skill can affect your car. What can you learn
>from a good driving skill you ask? Trust me, grasp this concept and
>tips and you will laugh once you see how easy it is to learn.
>How to save fuel even when your car is not even moving.
>Why being a "cool" driver might churn out large chunks of your fuel.
>Using Space Rocket to understanding a common fuel mileage saving
>technique.
>What does DOE tell you that might help you to improve your fuel
>consumption?
>The common misconception about driving on empty tank. Are you making
>this mistake as we speak?
>The common driving habit we used to that might potentially backfire
>and actually cost you more money on fuel.
>How a simple change of an important car component that might improve
>gas mileage as much as 10%.
>The one thing we often overlook after pumping up fuel that will
>potentially lose out 176 pounds of gasoline.
>Understanding how car emission waste may improve your gas consumption.
>What not to put on your car that will increase your air drag.
>The Power of Internet and how Internet may tell if you are paying more
>than the rest of the drivers out there. The only requirement for this
>is that you don't have to be IT savvy.
>http://fuelpricedkn.blogspot.com/#


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Old 09 Jul 2007, 10:45 pm
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Default Re: Simple Techniques To Increase Gas Mileage of Your Car

JRL wrote:
> SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM




Badly-written spam at that. Some free, effective techniques:


* Get tuneups (or do them) at the suggested intervals, and replace the
air filter as often as needed - at *least* every 7500 miles or annually.

* Keep the tires inflated to about 5 psi (cold) below the maximum
rating on the tires, not to the pressure written inside the car. The
latter is for a soft ride, not fuel efficiency. It is also often meant
for tires that haven't been produced in years, if you have an older car.

* Accelerate as slowly as is safe. Going 65 doesn't waste as much gas as
getting there in 10 seconds.

* Coast when possible and safe, rather than going back and forth between
the gas and brake pedals.

* If you have a newer car, use 0W-30 or 5W-30 oil. If you have an older
engine that might burn oil, use 10W-20.

* Try to avoid using the A/C when going up hills or accelerating up to
speed on the highway. Turn it on once you are at cruising speed.

* Use the cruise control on the highway, especially if the terrain is
fairly flat.








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Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:15 am
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On Jul 9, 8:45 pm, "mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"
<"mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"@verizon.net> wrote:
> * Coast when possible and safe, rather than going back and forth between
> the gas and brake pedals.


What's up with all the advice to brake using downshifting instead of
coasting (manual tranny, of course)? I even heard this Sunday the two
clowns at cartalk claiming that downshifting is the way to braking
instead of bleeding off speed by only friction (when possible, of
course). Is there a downside to coasting?

I remember trying braking using downshifting and my mileage went down
by about 15% (city driving, from 35 to 30). Why would I want this?

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Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:28 am
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gigelus2k3 wrote:

> On Jul 9, 8:45 pm, "mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"
> <"mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>>* Coast when possible and safe, rather than going back and forth between
>>the gas and brake pedals.

>
>
> What's up with all the advice to brake using downshifting instead of
> coasting (manual tranny, of course)? I even heard this Sunday the two
> clowns at cartalk claiming that downshifting is the way to braking
> instead of bleeding off speed by only friction (when possible, of
> course). Is there a downside to coasting?
>
> I remember trying braking using downshifting and my mileage went down
> by about 15% (city driving, from 35 to 30). Why would I want this?
>



Using engine braking will virtually shut of the flow of fuel to the
injectors, making the engine use less fuel than in coasting. What the
above-mentiuoned clowns don't take into consideration is that unless you
are going down a pretty steep hill, engine braking will slow the car too
fast to save much gas. Coasting is the way to go on level roads or
gentle downhills. The main downside is that coasting in neutral is
illegal in many places, but when done carefully I think it's safer than
much of the legal stuff that people do while driving, and I've never
been stopped for it...
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Old 10 Jul 2007, 12:39 am
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On Jul 9, 10:28 pm, "mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"
<"mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"@verizon.net> wrote:
> Using engine braking will virtually shut of the flow of fuel to the
> injectors, making the engine use less fuel than in coasting. What the
> above-mentiuoned clowns don't take into consideration is that unless you
> are going down a pretty steep hill, engine braking will slow the car too
> fast to save much gas. Coasting is the way to go on level roads or
> gentle downhills. The main downside is that coasting in neutral is
> illegal in many places, but when done carefully I think it's safer than
> much of the legal stuff that people do while driving, and I've never
> been stopped for it...


What? I never heard of this... Where is coasting illegal? Man, you
learn something everyday (and still die dumb)!

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Old 10 Jul 2007, 02:58 am
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"gigelus2k3" <popescu.serban@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1184044534.276448.53530@x35g2000prf.googlegro ups.com...
>
> What's up with all the advice to brake using downshifting instead of
> coasting (manual tranny, of course)? I even heard this Sunday the two
> clowns at cartalk claiming that downshifting is the way to braking
> instead of bleeding off speed by only friction (when possible, of
> course). Is there a downside to coasting?


It's against the law in most if not all jurisdictions. It also lessens
the amount of control one has over their vehicle.

> I remember trying braking using downshifting and my mileage went down
> by about 15% (city driving, from 35 to 30). Why would I want this?


Then you're not doing it correctly.


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Old 10 Jul 2007, 04:25 am
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Default Re: Simple Techniques To Increase Gas Mileage of Your Car

On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 03:45:08 +0000, mjc13<REMOVETHIS> wrote:

> * Accelerate as slowly as is safe. Going 65 doesn't waste as much gas as
> getting there in 10 seconds.
>
> * Coast when possible and safe, rather than going back and forth between
> the gas and brake pedals.



Where's the fun in that?

Of course, when you own a Supra, you don't really *care* about fuel
economy!


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Old 10 Jul 2007, 04:26 am
Hachiroku ハチロク
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On Tue, 10 Jul 2007 05:15:34 +0000, gigelus2k3 wrote:

> On Jul 9, 8:45 pm, "mjc13<REMOVETHIS>" <"mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"@verizon.net>
> wrote:
>> * Coast when possible and safe, rather than going back and forth between
>> the gas and brake pedals.

>
> What's up with all the advice to brake using downshifting instead of
> coasting (manual tranny, of course)? I even heard this Sunday the two
> clowns at cartalk claiming that downshifting is the way to braking instead
> of bleeding off speed by only friction (when possible, of course). Is
> there a downside to coasting?
>
> I remember trying braking using downshifting and my mileage went down by
> about 15% (city driving, from 35 to 30). Why would I want this?



Also,brakes are cheaper (and easier) than a clutch.

Of course, I downshift 90% of the time...


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Old 10 Jul 2007, 04:47 am
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gigelus2k3 wrote:
>
> On Jul 9, 8:45 pm, "mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"
> <"mjc13<REMOVETHIS>"@verizon.net> wrote:
> > * Coast when possible and safe, rather than going back and forth between
> > the gas and brake pedals.

>
> What's up with all the advice to brake using downshifting instead of
> coasting (manual tranny, of course)? I even heard this Sunday the two
> clowns at cartalk claiming that downshifting is the way to braking
> instead of bleeding off speed by only friction (when possible, of
> course). Is there a downside to coasting?
>


Why people take these entertainers seriously continues to baffle me. I gave
up on them one day a long time ago after they told one caller that the
problem with their '84 Prelude was their clutch slave cylinder (the car uses
a cable) and they told another caller that he could go ahead and turn any
screw on his '84 Civic's carburetor in order to adjust it (the adjustment
screw for the auxiliary barrel is set at the factory with a special tool and
rarely needs to be adjusted during the life of the car even during a carb
overhaul).

Eric
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