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What do you do to save fuel? #432228 Apr 1, 10:18pm Apr 1, 10:18pm
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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?

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: Clyde] #432229 Apr 1, 10:27pm Apr 1, 10:27pm
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i shift at low rpms


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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: gtscelica05] #432230 Apr 1, 10:28pm Apr 1, 10:28pm
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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)

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: sbocaj55] #432231 Apr 1, 10:29pm Apr 1, 10:29pm
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well i try to stay at home the most i can thumbsup


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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: mrluilou] #432232 Apr 1, 10:34pm Apr 1, 10:34pm
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: Clyde] #432233 Apr 1, 10:41pm Apr 1, 10:41pm
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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

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: justin] #432234 Apr 1, 10:43pm Apr 1, 10:43pm
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dont drive with a heavy foot


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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: RetroJ84] #432235 Apr 1, 10:56pm Apr 1, 10:56pm
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oh, and also check tyre pressure..


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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: Clyde] #432236 Apr 1, 10:59pm Apr 1, 10:59pm
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I broke up with my girlfriend. She weighed 300 Lbs. It's like I gained 50 HP!

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432237 Apr 1, 11:02pm Apr 1, 11:02pm
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I redline every gear.

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: gtscelica05] #432238 Apr 1, 11:25pm Apr 1, 11:25pm
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: Clyde] #432239 Apr 2, 12:16am Apr 2, 12:16am
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: Chelica815] #432240 Apr 2, 12:25am Apr 2, 12:25am
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432241 Apr 2, 12:48am Apr 2, 12:48am
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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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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.

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432243 Apr 2, 2:10am Apr 2, 2:10am
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: MUNTED] #432244 Apr 2, 2:42am Apr 2, 2:42am
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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

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: stefanoc] #432245 Apr 2, 3:49am Apr 2, 3:49am
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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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The tire Mfg will give you the correct PSI for the curb weight on their tires.

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432247 Apr 2, 5:13am Apr 2, 5:13am
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i would say that 30 would be around the right pressure


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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432248 Apr 2, 5:18am Apr 2, 5:18am
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: zugzug12] #432249 Apr 2, 5:29am Apr 2, 5:29am
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: combatc87] #432250 Apr 2, 6:23am Apr 2, 6:23am
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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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Lemme ask you something. Is it pronounced fun-cargo, fun-car Go, or funkergo?


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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432252 Apr 2, 12:44pm Apr 2, 12:44pm
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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

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: GTSdrifter] #432253 Apr 2, 12:46pm Apr 2, 12:46pm
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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

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: combatc87] #432254 Apr 2, 12:50pm Apr 2, 12:50pm
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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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the best way is hide your key so you wont drive that much.


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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: GTSdrifter] #432257 Apr 2, 3:52pm Apr 2, 3:52pm
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: jyboygenius] #432258 Apr 2, 5:38pm Apr 2, 5:38pm
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I was brought to her "yard" originally by her milk shakes! rofl

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: maingear] #432259 Apr 2, 11:59pm Apr 2, 11:59pm
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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

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: GTSdrifter] #432260 Apr 3, 11:55am Apr 3, 11:55am
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Quote:

[b][i]Originally posted by maingear]
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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: lpfan076] #432261 Apr 3, 12:23pm Apr 3, 12:23pm
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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.

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: celi4me] #432262 Apr 3, 12:28pm Apr 3, 12:28pm
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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.

Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: celicat23] #432263 Apr 3, 12:31pm Apr 3, 12:31pm
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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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Re: What do you do to save fuel? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #432264 Apr 3, 12:46pm Apr 3, 12:46pm
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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
I redline every gear.
rofl


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