I'm finding myself more and more excited to hear the exact distance when this is over. GoGo!
Post 7 describes my route and speeds. Since I've been driving this route for the past 15+ years I know exactly when to let off the gas as I approach intersections and stop lights, so yes, I can spend a lot of time in DFCO.Mike your crazy.
This is awsome, 800 miles? How do you even? How fast do you drive, and how good at coasting have you gotten?
What are you driving? The US Diesels should easily be able to hit 800 miles. It's only 11.5% over the EPA highway estimate for range. I'm looking at 20% over the EPA highway estimate.800 will be a challenge but a lot of fun trying ..My current tank will be about 1120 kms with 100 to go according to DIC...I'll have to go 1280 kms to keep up with you ..lol
You know, Kermit, this is a new generation of spoiled kids we're dealing with these days... it's not uphill both ways in three feet of snow like it was in the old days, now it's downhill both ways with the wind at your back. And don't forget 0.63:1 triple overdrive transmissions, and a lack of respect...This is awsome, 800 miles? How do you even? How fast do you drive, and how good at coasting have you gotten?
Mid-90's Suburbans came with a 42-gallon tank for a 700+ mile range.What's interesting is that both my Pontiac mini-vans had 500+ mile ranges also. I think I would have a problem with some of the short ranges people are reporting.
~16 gallons. Somewhere near the top of the fill pipe is the tubing for the fuel evaporation control system however, so don't assume you can safely fill to the top of the fill pipe. The tank itself is 15.6 gallons. There is a shroud on the fuel fill indicator that prevents easily filling the top three gallons of the tank.Wait.. I've been reading through this. How much fuel does my ECO MT have including the filler pipe and all the necessary jazz.
When you first park it stays were it was. After you turn the car off and then restart it is when it changes. My driveway is steep enough that I've seen as much as a 0.2 MPG drop with the car sitting overnight.
This morning I got lucky and was able to take advantage of a gravel truck. I stayed far enough back to avoid being pelted and thus was out of his slipstream and wake, but he was doing about 50 up hills and I was able to safely drive 50 MPH during the up hill portion of my drive. I needed to really pull the average MPG up because it was too low yesterday when I got home so I used the truck to do this. Normally I drive at 60 on the freeway and sit in the right lane the whole way. Coming home today I drove 55-60 depending on traffic in the right lane.How fast do you drive, and how good at coasting have you gotten?