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Posted 8/25/08

veyron1001 wrote:


J0hNNy2 wrote:

Lol don't drive a car with a Vanquish V12 engine on Quad Turbos, it cost me 400 dollers to drive to Las Vegas


The Vanquish does not have 4 turbos.


Nope it doesn't, I fail to see your point
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Posted 8/25/08

J0hNNy2 wrote:


veyron1001 wrote:


J0hNNy2 wrote:

Lol don't drive a car with a Vanquish V12 engine on Quad Turbos, it cost me 400 dollers to drive to Las Vegas


The Vanquish does not have 4 turbos.


Nope it doesn't, I fail to see your point


I am calling bullshit on your statement
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1. That is a hazard to you and the other drivers
2. Leave it in D. Unless using a manual. You will use more fuel from the auto up shift. Cruise control is prefered.
3. This will use more fuel. Just maintain a constant speed
4-5. Should be done at the same time.
6. You actually want to increase your speed on the downhill if you are going back uphill so you can be at the speed limit at its peak. If no uphill just get your foot off the gas pedal.
7. Wrong inflate to maximum tire rating printed on the wall of the tire. Not to some general number.
8.Correct
9. Wrong. Running under 2k rpms will damage your engine from extra stress.
10. Having to go to the gas station 4 times as often will cost more money than filling up all at once. Get rid of more weight inside the car.
11. Correct


1. BS, on any road or freeway you can find slow drivers (big trucks, old people, etc.) Just follow them.
2. Wrong. I've done it and it works better than leaving it in D. And if you find the right stretch of freeway you can go for miles on neutral behind a big rig.
3. Wrong again. If you know your environment you can easily tell when it's the right time to use this method.
4-5. True.
6. That's what I thought at first. But I see more benefit rolling downhill then powering uphill when needed. Works for my xB, Benz, and rx7. Not so much for my truck though =/
7.The maximum pressure printed on the tire is by no means the absolute maximum the tire can handle. Most plain tires can handle well over 40psi.
8. Thanks
9. lol who the hell told you that?
10. That depends on how often you drive. I can easily get away with 1/4 tank for a week. You may be different.
11. Thanks again.

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Posted 8/25/08

killar wrote:


veyron1001 wrote:



1. That is a hazard to you and the other drivers
2. Leave it in D. Unless using a manual. You will use more fuel from the auto up shift. Cruise control is prefered.
3. This will use more fuel. Just maintain a constant speed
4-5. Should be done at the same time.
6. You actually want to increase your speed on the downhill if you are going back uphill so you can be at the speed limit at its peak. If no uphill just get your foot off the gas pedal.
7. Wrong inflate to maximum tire rating printed on the wall of the tire. Not to some general number.
8.Correct
9. Wrong. Running under 2k rpms will damage your engine from extra stress.
10. Having to go to the gas station 4 times as often will cost more money than filling up all at once. Get rid of more weight inside the car.
11. Correct


1. BS, on any road or freeway you can find slow drivers (big trucks, old people, etc.) Just follow them.
2. Wrong. I've done it and it works better than leaving it in D. And if you find the right stretch of freeway you can go for miles on neutral behind a big rig.
3. Wrong again. If you know your environment you can easily tell when it's the right time to use this method.
4-5. True.
6. That's what I thought at first. But I see more benefit rolling downhill then powering uphill when needed. Works for my xB, Benz, and rx7. Not so much for my truck though =/
7.The maximum pressure printed on the tire is by no means the absolute maximum the tire can handle. Most plain tires can handle well over 40psi.
8. Thanks
9. lol who the hell told you that?
10. That depends on how often you drive. I can easily get away with 1/4 tank for a week. You may be different.
11. Thanks again.



1. Trucks by law have to drive slower with the extra load and drive on the right side of the freeway. Seniors are a hazard to younger people on the road.
6. The force of gravity is working with you when going downhill why not take advantage of it?
7. If they explode from the extra tire pressure your warranty wont cover it. You want the tread to have equal contact not the middle or the outside touching the road.
9. Having a car in a lower gear and running it under 2000rpms all the time will damage the engine over time. You may not know this from driving an automatic car.
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Posted 8/27/08
lol..
just mob on the gas and dont worry about the price..
it can get a lot worse.


i'd rather not look stupid to try to "save gas"
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I took a short trip a few days ago using the techniques I posted above and the whole 61 mile trip burned one gallon of gas in my xB. That fuckin rocks
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choke the cars carburetor
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Posted 11/15/08
there's alot you can do
proper maintenance, inflate your tires to specs, keep in low rpm, take highways over stop and go, clean air filter, and just go at a steady mph/kmh
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Many already gave good advices; proper maintenance, proper tire pressure, driving technique, making unnecessary trips, cargo weight, get yourself a cold intake. Take care of your car like you would yourself...logic.

I got a battery stabilizer for my car and some pulseplugs. They did good to my car. The battery stabilizer enhanced the sound quality of the stereo, brighten my lights, and the engine sounds better. The pulseplugs definitely gave me more torque and hp in which I can feel it through the exhaust and the engine's revs.
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Posted 12/27/08

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.


Idling is rape on your transmission if you coast like that. specially downhill
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Posted 12/28/08

Milchae 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.


Idling is rape on your transmission if you coast like that. specially downhill


thats why u rock a manual trans and shift out on the down hill lol

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Posted 12/28/08

Shabbernigdo wrote:


Milchae 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.


Idling is rape on your transmission if you coast like that. specially downhill


thats why u rock a manual trans and shift out on the down hill lol



i was talking about manual transmissions...
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Posted 12/28/08

Milchae wrote:


Shabbernigdo wrote:


Milchae 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.


Idling is rape on your transmission if you coast like that. specially downhill


thats why u rock a manual trans and shift out on the down hill lol



i was talking about manual transmissions...


ive done it for years and have never had any problems with any of my transmisions.

car motorcycle or truck.

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Posted 12/28/08
Uh.. buy a monthly bus pass..? Besides, it's a good place to stare at people.
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Uh.. buy a monthly bus pass..? Besides, it's a good place to stare at people.


You can go ride the bus and get aids from the hobo sitting next to you while I am driving my own vehicle.
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