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Going for 1,000 mile tank

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As some of you may know, I have had several 900+ mile tanks over the last few months. I am flirting with the 1000 mile tank and figured I would start logging my stats.

I will add more details as to tricks and techniques as I have time.

I have 18 gallons of useable fuel onboard, so 55.6 mpg average will be required. (I will not entertain fuel capacity arguments)

Currently I can maintain 56+ mpg for 700+ miles on my weekly commute. The weekend errands have been what has kept me from the 1000 mile tank. I started this week with a 230 mile head start as I filled up in Ohio on the way back from Lordstown.


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I was able to get 800 once, but my driving is too varied and I have a lead foot when taking off.
 
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I left for wildwood, nj from near Indy about a week ago, it was cool, about 55 degrees, and a small amount of tail wind, was getting in mid 50s but having to stop for bathroom breaks and some hills took me down a bit. Went 803 miles and DIC said I could go another 150 or so plus I ran out of highway and began doing some starts and stops. I think if I were driving west and not in a hurry I might be able to get close to 1000 miles. 900 wouldn't be a problem at all.

on my return trip I drove faster and stopped a couple times more, went 811 miles or so but the low fuel light was on and then it said low fuel on DIC and I was in Indy and know I burn more fuel in city so I fueled up, plus it was just 1.96 so why not.

i don't really expect I will do a 1000 tank, but prolly 850 to 900. Not sure I want to get my car that close to empty. But you sure can make it. Plus my CTD only has 12.6k miles. I don't know how long it takes for it to be fully broke in?
I drove mine like I stole it from day 1. Absolutely no "proper" break in procedure. The result? Great power and 0 oil consumption 170,000 miles later. As for running low, I have run over 100 miles with the low fuel light on without issue. YMMV. I figure once the light comes on you have about 2 usable gallons of fuel remaining.

By the way, I think you still have a possibility of making 1000.
 
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Awesome job on 1000 miles. Thanks for deciding to go for that goal and for posting the steps along the way. These are truly amazing cars.
 
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I go into DFCO a lot.

I have been experimenting with coasting in neutral under certain circumstances.

Also I have been trying a pulse-n-glide on some hills. On the down hills I accelerate while keeping the instant mpg above 65. I try and gain a few MPHs on the downhill and coast over the next hill. Mixed results so far.


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I have found that the cruise control does a better job of getting better fuel economy than my attempts to do the same thing manually.
 
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during my record mpg ohio run i would give it some gas down the hills to keep me at 75 but just barly then on the up hill hold the throttle around 18% to keep some speed on the uphill then the car gradually slowed to 45 50 mph and then just keept it there. seemed to work well for me
I tried similar things and it always seemed like the cruise control still did a better job over the same stretches.
 

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How far are the diesels going when the distance to e goes to "LOW"?
I've gone about 100 miles, but I was driving like 62 MPH and averaging in the mid 50's. I was still sweating it lol
 
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