Last updated Sunday July 22, 2012
Fuel Saving Tips
For those of you who still drive gas burning cars and trucks, this section is full of tips on how to reduce your fuel consumption.
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Check out the Energy Saving Tips link at the top to find out how you too can learn to save money through energy efficiency.
Remember Rule#1: Save energy without sacrificing convenience and luxury.
Ways to reduce fuel consumption and increase gas mileage.
Before I gave up gasoline and started exclusively driving my electric truck, I was getting over 50 mpg in my 1992 Honda Accord. This is a 108% increase in gas mileage above the 24mph that this vehicle originally got.
This is how I did it.
Inflate tires to max sidewall pressure (44psi)
Replace ICM, distributor cap, new wire-set and spark plugs.
0W30 synthetic oil, (efficiency gains are minimal) and new air filter.
Larger exhaust system 2" diameter
Rremoved trunk weight, (carpet, trim)
Added vacuum gauge.
Drive like there is an egg between my foot and the pedal.
Drive 55mph on highway (commuting).
Power steering delete.
A/C condenser, compressor, lines delete
Cooling fan delete-- August commuting, so far no overheating.
Ignition Kill Switch on the fuel injector relay (I am able to coast with the engine off a total of 8 times in my 40 mile commute).
Straiten dinged up heat shields around exhaust pipe. Decreased aerodynamic drag.
Planned Mods: Never came to fusion since I performed the ultimate modification, converting a pickup truck to all electric.
Block Heater (300-500 watt) on a timer.
Lower viscosity transmission fluid
Use preheated intake air from engine compartment instead of cooler air at wheel well.
Lower rolling resistance tires.
Alternator delete and install on-board solar battery charger
Deep cycle battery
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