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Apr 1, 11:18pm - #432228 
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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Apr 1, 11:27pm - #432229 
i shift at low rpms


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Apr 1, 11:28pm - #432230 
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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Apr 1, 11:29pm - #432231 
well i try to stay at home the most i can thumbsup


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Apr 1, 11:34pm - #432232 
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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Apr 1, 11:41pm - #432233 
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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Apr 1, 11:43pm - #432234 
dont drive with a heavy foot


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Apr 1, 11:56pm - #432235 
oh, and also check tyre pressure..


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Apr 1, 11:59pm - #432236 
I broke up with my girlfriend. She weighed 300 Lbs. It's like I gained 50 HP!

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Apr 2, 12:02am - #432237 
I redline every gear.

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Apr 2, 12:25am - #432238 
Originally Posted by gtscelica05
i shift at low rpms


and use good brand gas like shell and mobil.


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Apr 2, 1:16am - #432239 
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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Apr 2, 1:25am - #432240 
Before you drive the car, when the tires are the coolest, and use a tire pressure gauge with a needle -

http://ww2.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=41891

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Apr 2, 1:48am - #432241 
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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Apr 2, 3:02am - #432242 
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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Apr 2, 3:10am - #432243 
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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Apr 2, 3:42am - #432244 
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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Apr 2, 4:49am - #432245 
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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Apr 2, 5:04am - #432246 
The tire Mfg will give you the correct PSI for the curb weight on their tires.

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Apr 2, 6:13am - #432247 
i would say that 30 would be around the right pressure


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Apr 2, 6:18am - #432248 
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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Apr 2, 6:29am - #432249 
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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Apr 2, 7:23am - #432250 
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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Apr 2, 7:51am - #432251 
Lemme ask you something. Is it pronounced fun-cargo, fun-car Go, or funkergo?


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Apr 2, 1:44pm - #432252 
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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Apr 2, 1:46pm - #432253 
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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Apr 2, 1:50pm - #432254 
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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Apr 2, 2:08pm - #432255 
the best way is hide your key so you wont drive that much.


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Apr 2, 2:54pm - #432256 
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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Apr 2, 4:52pm - #432257 
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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Apr 2, 6:38pm - #432258 
I was brought to her "yard" originally by her milk shakes! rofl

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Apr 3, 12:59am - #432259 
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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Apr 3, 12:55pm - #432260 
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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Apr 3, 1:23pm - #432261 
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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Apr 3, 1:28pm - #432262 
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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Apr 3, 1:31pm - #432263 
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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Apr 3, 1:46pm - #432264 
Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
I redline every gear.
rofl


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