Originally Posted by jr's3800
Charlie Bonn, how about we get more detailed... I like the idea of this spred sheet...
In detailed I'm think we have a series of diffrent cars here that all sport the 3800 powerplant... we should get an idea of what all of these cars will do as for effiency, and from there we may be able to get a good average.. I think it should be listed as so..
Make - ( Pontiac, Buick, Olds )
Model - Bonneville, Bonneville LE, SE, SLE, SLE SC, SSE, SSE SC, SSEi .... Or buick olds or what have you...
Engine - LG3( vin 3 ), LN3( vin c ),L27( vin L ),L67( Vin 1, 92-95 ), L67( Vin 1 96-03 )
Trans/Gear ratio - (4T60- 440-T4 ) 4T60-E or 4T65-E / 2.84,2.85,2.93,2.97,3.06, 3.33 etc etc )
Highway Milage -- MPG @ -- Mph
City Milage --MPG
Something like that as all of these will in some way make a diffrence in overall milage...
Agreed, .... JR'* 3800...!
Problem is .....how to get the data from people.
Alot of folks won't know all the info.
Some may be mistaken, or enter it incorrectly.
It'* difficult, and time consuming to extract data from an post filled with conversation
(was that 3.8 his low mileage or engine size?)
Yes the responses would have to be just for this topic, without extraneous comment
We could ask for their VIN without the last six digits.... and interpolate it ourselves,
But that'* a strategic nightmare of manhours....
Who typed in a J when they thought they typed K.... Or the letter O for a zero, or an I for a one.....
Just off the top of my head, I think the best way might be to set up a database form where data could be entered in a specific format... such as the VIN
( where if the digit is a number, the form wouldn't accept a letter,
and vice versa) and what was "unknown" ( i.e. left blank) wouldn't be calculated.
But that, gets away from a simple spreadsheet idea.
I was thinking of just a Bonneville spreadsheet, but It wouldn't be difficult to make one for the Buicks, and Olds' too, and then average the three on a separate sheet
I'll give it some more thought,
Anyone caring to add their $.02 is welcome to brainstorm.