[200q20v] Re: [V8] V8 and 200q20v difference
robert at s-cars.org
Tue Feb 5 17:49:40 EST 2002
At 05:23 PM 2/5/02, Michael L. Riebs wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>
> > steady 70 mph on the freeway always gave me 30-32 mpg. Could tires make a
> > difference?
>I'm sure a taller-than-stock tire might either
>a) increase the fuel mileage, and increase acceleration times,
>b) give false readings for the mileage, indicating that the car has gone
>further than what it actually has, on the gas measured at the pump, thereby
>increasing mileage calculations.
Ya got this last one backwards, Mike. Taller tires will make fewer
revolutions giving an indicated fewer miles traveled as compared to actual
miles traveled. This will increase the consumption of fuel per indicated
mile and will give lower than actual calculated mpg figures.
Now, let's talk about inflation pressures... A significant portion of the
soft "boulevard ride" of Murkin arn is due to drastically under inflated
tires (as recommended by the dealer/manufacturer/etc.) The car will ride
softer but will get poorer fuel mileage.
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