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Old 03-18-2011, 01:09 AM
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Lately I've become OBSESSED with watching the MPG my truck gets. I'll be the first to admit that I drive like an old lady (and many people have told me this), but I can't stand when idiots floor their cars to 5000RPM just to get up to 10MPH, like at a changing red light or something, because it's a complete waste of gas, and that shit adds up.

Anyways, I've been using the tiptronic for no other reason than to try to save my brakes some extra wear and tear by downshifting to slow down a bit, like when making a turn or something. I don't really know if it helps at all, but if nothing else, it gives me something to do between playing air guitar on my steering wheel and picking my nose.

So I hit a new MPG record tonight! 18.9MPG. Not bad, eh? My previous record was 18.7, so I'm going for 19 even next

Granted, everything in the car is stock, so there's nothing in there that would bring the mileage down, but whatever, I'm happy!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:12 PM
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That's pretty good man! You should start hand calculating it so you can know exactly how good you are doing.
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Well, when you get out on a long cruise, you might see better. Best I've had was last summer hitting 21MPG, but that's with a few mods and keeping it around 110km/hr with the MDS and cruise on.
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Any time I'm in a car with a computer I always see how high I can get it.
The one in the 05 cummins is no where near right but I had it averaging 43 mpg through the mountains and hills of PA on a 420 mile round trip. No clue what the actual mpg was (usually 22-24) cause I dont use those fancy electronic diesel fuel pumps haha
In high school my friend beat the hell out of his moms jeep then we'd drive around throwing it in nuetral down hills just to get the mpgs way up so she would think he was a good driver haha
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definitally get better milage crusing the highway, i got 24 last summer going throught the mountains
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The other night I gassed up in Akron, OH and drove home. I zeroed my trip meter and gassed up again as I went through town. I got 19.8 at the pump. I thought I'd messed up so I rechecked everything but it was right. Must have been slightly down hill with a tail wind. Normal back and forth to work, (about 6 miles, up one hill then down the other side) I get around 14 Oh well, I still love this truck.
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Hand calculting is the best way to verify what your actually getting .
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