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Old 17 Sep 2008, 11:50 am
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Default is it possible to improve Pilot gas mileage?

Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...

tia
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 11:55 am
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Random Electron wrote:
> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>


Add-ons are snake oil. Gas mileage is most affected by the way you drive.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:20 pm
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Random Electron <re@hotmail.com> wrote in
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> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>




I guarantee that carburetor add-ons will do exactly zero for your Pilot's
gas mileage.

The best thing you can do is keep up your maintenance, and follow the fuel-
mileage driving tips that are easily found with Google.



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Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:35 pm
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On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:50:07 +0000, Random Electron wrote:

> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...


Yes.

Trade it in for a Civic.


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Old 17 Sep 2008, 04:19 pm
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Random Electron wrote:
> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...


10.3%:
"http://www.jcwhitney.com/DYNO-TAB-FUEL-POWER-BOOSTER-TABLETS/GP_2006289_N_111+10201+600002066_10101.jcw"

34%:
"http://www.jcwhitney.com/FITCH-CUSTOM-FIT-BOLT-ON-CATALYST/GP_2019710_N_111+10201+600002066_10101.jcw"

24%:
"http://www.jcwhitney.com/TORNADO-PERFORMANCE-BOOSTER/GP_2005683_N_111+10201+600002066_10101.jcw"

11.6%:
"http://www.jcwhitney.com/FUELBOSS-FUEL-SAVERS-MAGNETIC/GP_2005684_N_111+10201+600002066_10101.jcw"


8.2%:
"http://www.smartsynthetics.com/articles/8.2_milage_increase.htm"

10%:
"http://www.bestmilagechip.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products _id=68"


So far you're up to 98.1% savings.


Let us know how it works out.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 05:22 pm
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Random Electron wrote:
> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>
> tia



You can probably get 10% by inflating the tires to 2-4psi below the
maximum pressure that's printed in the tires, and by accelerating a
little more slowly. If you want to spend money, though, look for more
fuel efficient tires. You'll get more savings that way than by trying to
improve on an already efficient engine.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 07:45 pm
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Random Electron wrote:
> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>
> tia

Hmmm,
Practise hypermiling.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 09:57 pm
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Errrr no, try SOME hypermiling techniques, some are just insane.....
I would suggest inflating your tires, as mentioned earlier, within about 4
or 5 psi of sidewall rating, a little less if in a hot climate (az).
Try to keep your RPM below 2,000 (if it doesn't make you a menace on the
road) slow down sooner try to gauge stoplights so you don't come to a
complete stop, use brakes sparingly, let Newton's law help you (0-20 SUCKS
gas) coast a much as possible.
Reduce a/c usage (park in the shade) minimize short trips, remove any
"stuff" that doesn't belong in the car.
Drive the speed limit (also saves tickets).
Don't let the car sit and idle either warming up or going through drives
troughs.
Walk (good for you & great for reducing the gas bill each month) ride the
bus or other public transportation.
Plan your trips, eat lunch at work.
Insure your car is in good tune and repair.
Pay attention to traffic around you, anticipate don't react.

Hypermiling techniques to avoid: impeding traffic, turning your engine off
while the car is moving (EVER), taking corners too fast, driving in a 100
degree car in a hot climate.....my use less a/c involves using shade and
turning on the a/c above 75 or so....Drafting or tailgating (don't be
stupid!) don't run yellow lights, don't speed up to "make the light"

"Tony Hwang" <dragon40@shaw.ca> wrote in message
news:3xhAk.9590$wr1.3885@newsfe02.iad...
> Random Electron wrote:
>> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at least
>> 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>>
>> tia

> Hmmm,
> Practise hypermiling.


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Old 17 Sep 2008, 11:24 pm
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Justbob30 wrote:
> Errrr no, try SOME hypermiling techniques, some are just insane.....
> I would suggest inflating your tires, as mentioned earlier, within about
> 4 or 5 psi of sidewall rating, a little less if in a hot climate (az).
> Try to keep your RPM below 2,000 (if it doesn't make you a menace on the
> road) slow down sooner try to gauge stoplights so you don't come to a
> complete stop, use brakes sparingly, let Newton's law help you (0-20
> SUCKS gas) coast a much as possible.
> Reduce a/c usage (park in the shade) minimize short trips, remove any
> "stuff" that doesn't belong in the car.
> Drive the speed limit (also saves tickets).
> Don't let the car sit and idle either warming up or going through drives
> troughs.
> Walk (good for you & great for reducing the gas bill each month) ride
> the bus or other public transportation.
> Plan your trips, eat lunch at work.
> Insure your car is in good tune and repair.
> Pay attention to traffic around you, anticipate don't react.
>
> Hypermiling techniques to avoid: impeding traffic, turning your engine
> off while the car is moving (EVER), taking corners too fast, driving in
> a 100 degree car in a hot climate.....my use less a/c involves using
> shade and turning on the a/c above 75 or so....Drafting or tailgating
> (don't be stupid!) don't run yellow lights, don't speed up to "make the
> light"



I've found, over many years, that the A/C only hurts fuel economy
significantly when used while accelerating or climbing hills and grades.
It takes some practice, but if you run it only while slowing or cruising
on level or downhill roads, it makes little difference - less than 1
MPG. I agree that many 'hypermiling' techniques are dangerously crazy. I
get 41 mpg in mixed driving without them.




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> "Tony Hwang" <dragon40@shaw.ca> wrote in message
> news:3xhAk.9590$wr1.3885@newsfe02.iad...
>> Random Electron wrote:
>>> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at
>>> least 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>>>
>>> tia

>> Hmmm,
>> Practise hypermiling.

>

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Old 17 Sep 2008, 11:35 pm
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Leftie wrote:
> Justbob30 wrote:
>> Errrr no, try SOME hypermiling techniques, some are just insane.....
>> I would suggest inflating your tires, as mentioned earlier, within
>> about 4 or 5 psi of sidewall rating, a little less if in a hot climate
>> (az).
>> Try to keep your RPM below 2,000 (if it doesn't make you a menace on
>> the road) slow down sooner try to gauge stoplights so you don't come
>> to a complete stop, use brakes sparingly, let Newton's law help you
>> (0-20 SUCKS gas) coast a much as possible.
>> Reduce a/c usage (park in the shade) minimize short trips, remove any
>> "stuff" that doesn't belong in the car.
>> Drive the speed limit (also saves tickets).
>> Don't let the car sit and idle either warming up or going through
>> drives troughs.
>> Walk (good for you & great for reducing the gas bill each month) ride
>> the bus or other public transportation.
>> Plan your trips, eat lunch at work.
>> Insure your car is in good tune and repair.
>> Pay attention to traffic around you, anticipate don't react.
>>
>> Hypermiling techniques to avoid: impeding traffic, turning your engine
>> off while the car is moving (EVER), taking corners too fast, driving
>> in a 100 degree car in a hot climate.....my use less a/c involves
>> using shade and turning on the a/c above 75 or so....Drafting or
>> tailgating (don't be stupid!) don't run yellow lights, don't speed up
>> to "make the light"

>
>
> I've found, over many years, that the A/C only hurts fuel economy
> significantly when used while accelerating or climbing hills and grades.
> It takes some practice, but if you run it only while slowing or cruising
> on level or downhill roads, it makes little difference - less than 1
> MPG. I agree that many 'hypermiling' techniques are dangerously crazy. I
> get 41 mpg in mixed driving without them.
>
>
>
>
>>
>> "Tony Hwang" <dragon40@shaw.ca> wrote in message
>> news:3xhAk.9590$wr1.3885@newsfe02.iad...
>>> Random Electron wrote:
>>>> Are there any aftermarket products that improve gas mileage by at
>>>> least 10%? Computer chips, carbuerator add ons...
>>>>
>>>> tia
>>> Hmmm,
>>> Practise hypermiling.

>>

Hi,
Not really. In those conditions a/c compresoor clutch is disengaged.
And inflate tires too much, you lose handling and good ride.
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