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Fuel economy (was Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries)
On Aug 2, 12:19pm, Richard McIntyre, APS Engineering 223-2379 ML05-2/ wrote:
> Subject: Re: Pressure Acummulator Discoveries
> >If my trip computer is to be believed, I get 25-26 mpg around town
> >(includes some highway driving). .......
> The 32 mpg on the road seems high to me. My trip computer says I get 30-31
> max at an average open road speed of ~40mph. Trip averages seem to come in
> at 26/27 mpg. This is a 4000CSQ, which isn't as slippery as a 5000, but
> What kind of pressure do you keep in your tires?
>-- End of excerpt from Richard McIntyre, APS Engineering 223-2379 ML05-2/
Also, my trip-computer is clearly *not* to be believed. When I said
I got only around 21-22 mpg, I was quoting actual fill-to-fill averages
-- my trip computer consistently over-estimates by about 2 mpg.
Well, I filled up yesterday, and I'm going to try and keep my speed
down to around 65 and drive more sedately. Horribly difficult
sometimes: there's always some guy on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge
just *asking* to be blown away :-). Let's see what happens.
By the way, what kind of "tune-up" could one do on these cars
('85 5000ST)? I've put in new (Bosch Platinum) plugs and an new
filter (it may have been easy for some folks, but it was a real
pain in mine ..) but I can't think of anything else that I could
easily do. If it ain't broke ... etc., I suppose.