i drive mine like I stole it now at least once a day and did so several times on my 800 mile tanks. I took my oil life monitor to ZERO for the first time on any car I ever have driven, Never done that before. It was like 7500 miles, dealer is using Mobil 1 Xe 5w 30. I like to drive it hard on a big hill or mountain. I used no oil between changes but only 12.6k miles. Not that it makes a huge difference but I had a tint done recently and my ac doesn't run nearly as much as it did prior. I would assume on a hot day it may make a difference. Now I can get free oil changes at 18k, then 24k and get to 30k or so and either have dealer do changes or myself. I am very happy with this CTD.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.
Do you fill your fuel tank to brim or just stop near the click on the ECO with the reduction in fuel capacity with ECO tank. I have to say that was a feature of the ECO setup that I really didn't like so much. Unless I filled to brim it never seemed to feel like I was putting the same amount of gasoline in.I hit 80 miles every tank. For 800, the link is in my signature. I ended up at 813.9 miles.
i fully understand, with my CTD I guess it's similar but just get more than Eco. Sometimes with the diesel the knozel is larger in diameter and it just fills too fast and or it won't let me trickle it in, I don't like wearing diesel fuel or gas and if pump doesn't let me trickle it in no need to try, just makes a royal mess. I like big numbers for distance but not that big of deal.I started with 16.0 to 16.1 gallons in my tank and averaged over 50 MPG the entire tank. I don't have the modified fuel pump. My normal fill is to the first dollar after first click off, which does give me some really strange tank to tank MPG numbers but it averages out over time. Interesting thing is that the station I did this at I can no longer trickle fill. It appears they have replaced the underground pumps. Here's the full thread: http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/27-fuel-economy/22778-800-mile-eco-mt-tank-range.html.
I have gone close to 900. I wouldn't over inflate tires ever. Fill diesel to neck, slow down, no city driving, and ideal would be the wheels don't stop and on freeway. That would be what I would do. I think it's awesome, just have to have the correct trip to achieve it. I am confident mine would do it but not willing to drive 60 mph or so to do it.What are some of the tricks that you guys are doing to get your 1600km/1k mi tanks?
I see 55psi in tires, filling the tank to the neck, speeds seem to vary but i guess that depends on the mileage of your car?
I have to drive from Vancouver to Fort Mc Murray ~1600km once every 2 weeks , id fly it but i still need some wheels at home and it will probably be cheaper to drive than fly anyways!!!
Also has anyone made an FAQ on hypercruzing?
I just traded in my '11 Silverado HD with a 6L gas for a used 14 CTD.