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Old 09-21-2005, 09:01 PM   #11
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i never ran hot, though the a/c wouldn't run as cold (mine runs cooler when air is flowing).
i usually judge being in a "good" draft by rolling down the windows, and when it starts to get quiet, i know i am in the "pocket". it is quite effective...as jack said, you can sometimes let off the gas, put it in neutral and get pulled along. i am also a cyclist, and i've had friends allow me to draft their vans when biking...also very effective
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i never ran hot, though the a/c wouldn't run as cold (mine runs cooler when air is flowing).
i usually judge being in a "good" draft by rolling down the windows, and when it starts to get quiet, i know i am in the "pocket". it is quite effective...as jack said, you can sometimes let off the gas, put it in neutral and get pulled along. i am also a cyclist, and i've had friends allow me to draft their vans when biking...also very effective
Ditto on the quiet in the "pocket thing", it'* such a cool feeling going so fast with sound of the turbo off the diesel in front of you
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got over 500 miles out of that tank (400 of those miles were drafting miles)
wonder what kind of mileage I would get doing that. I get over 500 miles on a tank driving normally.
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what? how do you do that?
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technically, if you have an 18 gal tank...and you average 25-29 mpg...BEST case scenario would be a little over 500 miles...i average 23 mpg...so getting nearly 600 miles on the tank was a nice surprise.
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I never let it get that low. most gallons I've put in is 16. I've only heard the low fuel dingy once or twice.
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Be careful!!! All it takes is quick stop from the trucker and that money you save on gas is going to the replacement of a front end.
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what? how do you do that?
Travis' car is some kind of GM phenomenon.... it doesn't follow the normal rules of wear and tear. I will never cease to be amazed how well that car runs. Brand new Bonnevilles from the factory don't have anything on his ride. Travis.......... you have a freak on your hands
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what? how do you do that?
I've pulled over 35 mpg with straight highway driving on a trip back from North Carolina, without the aid of drafting
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what!? my buick can only SQUEEZE out 28 in absolute, no nonsense granny mode. during that mode, i don't even let the rpms get above 1800 before the car shifts into the next gear. takes about 45 minutes to get to 60 mph...but it saves gas course, i have 173,000 miles on the beast...but still.
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