Hypermiling and Engine rpm ?

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Re: Hypermiling and Engine rpm ?

Postby frv » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:48 pm

There's still time for a record tank. I actually got my best result last year in October but that may have been due to me improving my hypermiling techniques. The temperature being higher definitely helps. Below 7°C I get loooooong engine warm up times and resort to grill blocking. I'm getting a new bigger garage with an insulated door later this year but it may not be ready before the colder weather sets in.
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Re: Hypermiling and Engine rpm ?

Postby sophiawhite » Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:01 pm

What is your optimum speed? I've found my optimum speed when not on the highway is about 42 MPH. I bring the car up to about 48 where my overdrive kicks in and then reduce to 42. My tach reads about 1300 RPM's. On the highway, I stay at 72 MPH. That's 2300 RPM's. I figure a piston engined airplane optimum cruise speed is at 2300 RPM's. I'll do the same. The V6 Accord should get 19 and 29 MPG. I am achieving 26 and 34. I've found myself going an extra 100 miles per tank of gas! Try it, it works!

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Re: Hypermiling and Engine rpm ?

Postby frv » Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:40 pm

I would think 72mph is too fast. It may be closer to the optimum brake specific fuel consumption but the drag effect would be greater, better to go slower. I reckon 45 - 50 is best speed in my car. My max. speed is 60 on highway (motorway).
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