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Clyde
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Clyde Apr 2, 6:18am - #432228 

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What do you do to save fuel?

Well, I try to short shift when im in heavy traffic, and when i come to a red light, and i know it will take a while, i always switch the engine off..btw, is there anything wrong with using say, 3rd gear if ur only doing 20 kph?
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gtscelica05 Apr 2, 6:27am - #432229 
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i shift at low rpms

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sbocaj55 Apr 2, 6:28am - #432230 

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put it in neutral to coast down big hills (I live on top of a one mile hill...and next to a lot of them)
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mrluilou Apr 2, 6:29am - #432231 

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well i try to stay at home the most i can thumbsup

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Clyde Apr 2, 6:34am - #432232 

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Yeh, i try to stay home a lot too, but i have drive everyday to skool..yeh, i shift at low rpm, except when im entering a highway..i cant pass up the opportunity to accelerate fast whilst entering..its not like i enter it everyday..anyway..im getting of the subject...

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justin Apr 2, 6:41am - #432233 
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shift before 4k rpm-thats when vvt kicks in, also stay out of lift, and gear wisely- keep in in a gear were your not at high rpm, but not so low , your stressing your high gears- better mpg thumbsup basically..keep the rpm's between 2.5 nd 3.5 rpm at all times...if your auto..keep off the gas...also having the windows down creates drag causing more gas to burn
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RetroJ84 Apr 2, 6:43am - #432234 
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dont drive with a heavy foot

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Clyde Apr 2, 6:56am - #432235 

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oh, and also check tyre pressure..

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maingear Apr 2, 6:59am - #432236 

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I broke up with my girlfriend. She weighed 300 Lbs. It's like I gained 50 HP!
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BReakinDrifTs Apr 2, 7:02am - #432237 
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I redline every gear.
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401Celica Apr 2, 7:25am - #432238 
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i shift at low rpms


and use good brand gas like shell and mobil.

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Chelica815 Apr 2, 8:16am - #432239 
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Originally Posted by Clyde
oh, and also check tyre pressure..


What is the most accurate way to check your tire pressure?

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maingear Apr 2, 8:25am - #432240 

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Before you drive the car, when the tires are the coolest, and use a tire pressure gauge with a needle -

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Chelica815 Apr 2, 8:48am - #432241 
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Thanks. And going to those gas station with the air pumps is the correct way to fill up my tires with more air right? Then use device shown above to set it to the correct pressure.

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maingear Apr 2, 10:02am - #432242 

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The tool above serves three functions it displays pressure, it delivers air (via trigger), and dumps air (via thumb valve). The biggest advantage to this is the chuck is connected once instead of back and forth checking and rechecking the pressure during inflation.

Stick gauges are the least accurate gauges anyone could use. If one is caught in a mechanics toolbox here at the airport, it is a potential violation!

any compressed air is fine.
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MUNTED Apr 2, 10:10am - #432243 

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to save fuel i would just drive less agressive trying not to go full throttle and also if manual keep the rpm's down and just cruise

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stefanoc Apr 2, 10:42am - #432244 

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have right amount of tire pressure when the tires are cold (make sure the air pump doesnt have water coming through the compressor)
shift at 3000rpm
use brake instead of downshifting and landing at high rpms.
put it on neutral on a downhill, or whenever ur idling but dont turn off the car.
if its a gts 6spd, become a good friend with gear 6.
dont use AC if not necessary.
theres also this device called turbo gas saver or something like that, i have no experience with it though
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Decelec Apr 2, 11:49am - #432245 
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Hi i see yee are talking about tyre pressure i have 215/45/17 on my 2000 vvti any ideas what is the correct pressure ? i have 30 in them now.
Thanks Dec.
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maingear Apr 2, 12:04pm - #432246 

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The tire Mfg will give you the correct PSI for the curb weight on their tires.
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MUNTED Apr 2, 1:13pm - #432247 

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i would say that 30 would be around the right pressure

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zugzug12 Apr 2, 1:18pm - #432248 

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Originally Posted by maingear
The tool above serves three functions it displays pressure, it delivers air (via trigger), and dumps air (via thumb valve). The biggest advantage to this is the chuck is connected once instead of back and forth checking and rechecking the pressure during inflation.

Stick gauges are the least accurate gauges anyone could use. If one is caught in a mechanics toolbox here at the airport, it is a potential violation!

any compressed air is fine.


I've been searching for a good gauge like that one, thanks for posting! thumbsup

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combatc87 Apr 2, 1:29pm - #432249 

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I shift real low, probably too low. I also throw it into neutral if the light turns red and let the car slow itself down a little, saves gas and brakes.

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celicat23 Apr 2, 2:23pm - #432250 

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I drive my 1.3L toyota funcargo most of the time, and leave the slightly more thirsty 1.8 celica in the garage smile
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combatc87 Apr 2, 2:51pm - #432251 

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Lemme ask you something. Is it pronounced fun-cargo, fun-car Go, or funkergo?

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GTSdrifter Apr 2, 8:44pm - #432252 

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Originally Posted by maingear
I broke up with my girlfriend. She weighed 300 Lbs. It's like I gained 50 HP!


DAYAM 300 pounds. Thas a BIG girl
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GTSdrifter Apr 2, 8:46pm - #432253 

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i thought the proper setting for our tires is 32psi. Well that is if you have stock wheels n tires but it might b the same for other wheels n tire combinations
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celicat23 Apr 2, 8:50pm - #432254 

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Originally Posted by combatc87
Lemme ask you something. Is it pronounced fun-cargo, fun-car Go, or funkergo?


I donno. The car's name here in europe is "yaris verso". Does that help? :-)
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kmlgts Apr 2, 9:08pm - #432255 

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the best way is hide your key so you wont drive that much.

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e_degala Apr 2, 9:54pm - #432256 

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shuffle 'round your budget.

reallocate funds from other expenses to your gasoline allowance and reduce expenditures from other frivolous wastes.

or, just get a job and make more money.

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jyboygenius Apr 2, 11:52pm - #432257 
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Originally Posted by GTSdrifter
Originally Posted by maingear
I broke up with my girlfriend. She weighed 300 Lbs. It's like I gained 50 HP!


DAYAM 300 pounds. Thas a BIG girl


ROFL!!

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maingear Apr 3, 1:38am - #432258 

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I was brought to her "yard" originally by her milk shakes! rofl
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GTSdrifter Apr 3, 7:59am - #432259 

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Originally Posted by maingear
I was brought to her "yard" originally by her milk shakes! rofl


i guess fat girls need lovin too, they jus gotta pay for it iamstfu
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lpfan076 Apr 3, 7:55pm - #432260 

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Quote:

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i guess fat girls need lovin too, they jus gotta pay for it iamstfu


that reminds me of that deuce bigallow movie with the really fat girl rofl rofl

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celi4me Apr 3, 8:23pm - #432261 

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Use cruise control whenever I can. I work at night, when there are no cars on the freeway. I commute 30 miles to work. Cruise control all the way. To bad I can't do that in the morning.

I read most gas is wasted from changing speeds constantly. Your foot constantly moves on the gas pedal. Opening the throttle, then closing it, then opening it again. Going faster, slower, then faster again.

When you use cruise control the computer keeps the throttle open at a constant. You can't do that manually with your foot. Saves you gas.
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KickScrew Apr 3, 8:28pm - #432262 

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I put it in neutral and coast to red lights and stop signs. Also down big hills. And I stay in 6th gear no matter how slow I go, as long as I dont stall.
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combatc87 Apr 3, 8:31pm - #432263 

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Originally Posted by celicat23
Originally Posted by combatc87
Lemme ask you something. Is it pronounced fun-cargo, fun-car Go, or funkergo?


I donno. The car's name here in europe is "yaris verso". Does that help? :-)


Yeah, it does. Let's call it that. And celi4me, your avitar is hilarious.

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RetroJ84 Apr 3, 8:46pm - #432264 
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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
I redline every gear.
rofl

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