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Posted 8/22/08 , edited 9/1/08
How do you save on fuel? Can you share a tip on it? Moreover this is a thread on how to save on fuel so anything on it can be discussed and posted here...
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Posted 8/22/08
Less weight in the car.
lighter rims
manual transmission
maintain your vehicle
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drive less and plan errands/trips. take it easy on accelerating and braking - use both pedals as little as possible and try to maintain a constant cruising speed. i found out driving slower does indeed improve mileage but it may cost you your sanity.
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I've netted 30mpg in the city in my Integra by

Being easy on the throttle
2500 rpm shifts
Dumped unnecessary weight
-rear seats
-spare tire
-scissor jack
35psi all around tire pressure

I'd drive slower but I can't do that any longer than 10 seconds.
Posted 8/22/08
Go N fool if you on auto, it saves an assload of gas
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Idling is a big gas saver. Try driving at times when the roads are empty or very free. My friends calls me a bat cuse i do almost everything during the night like groceries and errands and sleep during the day. Saves me a ton of gas and having the roads to yourself is nice.
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Gunguru wrote:

Idling is a big gas saver. Try driving at times when the roads are empty or very free. My friends calls me a bat cuse i do almost everything during the night like groceries and errands and sleep during the day. Saves me a ton of gas and having the roads to yourself is nice.


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So exactly, how is idling a big gas saver? How many miles do you travel while idling? Zero.

Coasting is a gas saver, only if your in gear. It sounds stupid but it's true. Your injectors turn off when coasting and uses the rotating wheels to keep the engine running.
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Posted 8/22/08

revolutionofone wrote:


Gunguru wrote:

Idling is a big gas saver. Try driving at times when the roads are empty or very free. My friends calls me a bat cuse i do almost everything during the night like groceries and errands and sleep during the day. Saves me a ton of gas and having the roads to yourself is nice.


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So exactly, how is idling a big gas saver? How many miles do you travel while idling? Zero.

Coasting is a gas saver, only if your in gear. It sounds stupid but it's true. Your injectors turn off when coasting and uses the rotating wheels to keep the engine running.


I meant not idling in traffic man. You grading my thread posts for grammar and spelling? Talk about no life....
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Posted 8/23/08 , edited 8/23/08
1) inflate tires to CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE; CAR MAINTENANCE
2) keep your weight minimal
3) don't "jackrabbit", keep your foot steady, don't have a "leadfoot"
4) reduce amount of cargo stored on the outside, prevent storing cargo on roof
5) manual transmission (no joke); or if automatic, shift to neutral during stops
6) prevent roads that require lots of stopping, use backroads to avoid heavier traffic
Posted 8/23/08

AWDfreak wrote:

1) inflate tires to CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE; CAR MAINTENANCE
2) keep your weight minimal
3) don't "jackrabbit", keep your foot steady, don't have a "leadfoot"
4) reduce amount of cargo stored on the outside, prevent storing cargo on roof
5) manual transmission (no joke); or if automatic, shift to neutral during stops
6) prevent roads that require lots of stopping, use backroads to avoid heavier traffic


number 5 isnt always true. some new cars will yield worse mpg by slamming it into neutral or coasting when stopping or have stopped. always make sure this isnt the case or else it would look silly

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Posted 8/23/08

Gunguru wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


Gunguru wrote:

Idling is a big gas saver. Try driving at times when the roads are empty or very free. My friends calls me a bat cuse i do almost everything during the night like groceries and errands and sleep during the day. Saves me a ton of gas and having the roads to yourself is nice.


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So exactly, how is idling a big gas saver? How many miles do you travel while idling? Zero.

Coasting is a gas saver, only if your in gear. It sounds stupid but it's true. Your injectors turn off when coasting and uses the rotating wheels to keep the engine running.


I meant not idling in traffic man. You grading my thread posts for grammar and spelling? Talk about no life....


LOOOOOL

So I correct one of your posts on false information and all of a sudden I have no life and I'm grading your posts on grammar and spelling. Hold on. This is picture worthy.




Note: Subway is an awesome place to eat sometime.
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Posted 8/23/08

revolutionofone wrote:


Gunguru wrote:


revolutionofone wrote:


Gunguru wrote:

Idling is a big gas saver. Try driving at times when the roads are empty or very free. My friends calls me a bat cuse i do almost everything during the night like groceries and errands and sleep during the day. Saves me a ton of gas and having the roads to yourself is nice.


[email protected]

So exactly, how is idling a big gas saver? How many miles do you travel while idling? Zero.

Coasting is a gas saver, only if your in gear. It sounds stupid but it's true. Your injectors turn off when coasting and uses the rotating wheels to keep the engine running.


I meant not idling in traffic man. You grading my thread posts for grammar and spelling? Talk about no life....


LOOOOOL

So I correct one of your posts on false information and all of a sudden I have no life and I'm grading your posts on grammar and spelling. Hold on. This is picture worthy.




Note: Subway is an awesome place to eat sometime.


Posted 8/23/08

thunderstrikez wrote:

Go N fool if you on auto, it saves an assload of gas


Lol you should just go manual, your rice rocket Honda Civic sucks. Plus changing to Neutral screwed up your transmission so many times already I'm surprised you still do it
Posted 8/23/08

J0hNNy2 wrote:


thunderstrikez wrote:

Go N fool if you on auto, it saves an assload of gas


Lol you should just go manual, your rice rocket Honda Civic sucks. Plus changing to Neutral screwed up your transmission so many times already I'm surprised you still do it


Shut up! I don't have 4 years of driving experience like you, I only changed my transmission once too!
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Posted 8/23/08

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AWDfreak wrote:

1) inflate tires to CORRECT TIRE PRESSURE; CAR MAINTENANCE
2) keep your weight minimal
3) don't "jackrabbit", keep your foot steady, don't have a "leadfoot"
4) reduce amount of cargo stored on the outside, prevent storing cargo on roof
5) manual transmission (no joke); or if automatic, shift to neutral during stops
6) prevent roads that require lots of stopping, use backroads to avoid heavier traffic


number 5 isnt always true. some new cars will yield worse mpg by slamming it into neutral or coasting when stopping or have stopped. always make sure this isnt the case or else it would look silly



Uhh, can you please explain? I don't really understand how shifting into neutral at a standstill worsens one's MPG....
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