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2-4 MPG Improvement in HWY FE After Using NOS Octane Booster

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#21 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 02:34 PM

I find it hard to judge differences on the highway. Too many confounding factors, like wind speed. When driving Rochester to Baton Rouge, and back, mileage didn't vary with temperature (it was February), it varied by direction. To BR is against the prevailing winds, coming back, the wind was at our back.

 

I guess I'm saying, YMMV, or not.

 

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#22 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 06:37 PM

Here are the results from testing from testing with and without Grill Covers with temperature change.

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One trip going across AR about 200 miles ending up West Memphis for gas temps started at 65*F and ended up at 32*F.  It was amazing to watch my gas mileage go down 6 mpg in three hours of driving and that was a 600 hundred drop in elevation and not to windy. ;)

 

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#23 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 11:18 AM

Paul, this is GPS- and OBD-based data, right?

 

That  is, you're using your GPS as a speedometer, and the OBD scanner to measure fuel consumption simultaneously. This allows you to take accurate data over short stretches, without the confounding factors found in all trip data and tank data, like starting and stopping. That ability, in turn, allows you to select test conditions that show the greatest effect (within reason).

 

I say this because such data cannot be replicated without similar instruments. We won't see a big an effect in tank or trip mileages because of lower speeds, more fuel used overcoming inertia, starts and stops, cold engines, etc. Improvement, yes, just tempering expectations.

 

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#24 OFFLINE   okashira

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 02:35 PM

I saw that FORScan can log knock sensor readings and timing retard to due to detected knock. I'm going to log them and see if anything shows up with 87.

Knock timing retard on 87 would be the ONLY reason that the car may show better fuel mileage on 93



#25 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

Brochure C Max Hybrid Cover Set 11 13
 
I used GPS to monitor speed and used Trip Summary for distance,EV mi., Regen mi., MPG and Brake score. Used car's Temp Gauge to monitor Outside Temp.  I have a 14.2mi. FWY Loop from my shop and back.  Some of the Data Points are an average of two or more tests. I also controlled starting temp to eliminate that as variable.  I did this testing almost three years ago.  :)
 
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#26 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 11 December 2015 - 06:25 PM

I saw that FORScan can log knock sensor readings and timing retard to due to detected knock. I'm going to log them and see if anything shows up with 87.

Knock timing retard on 87 would be the ONLY reason that the car may show better fuel mileage on 93

With the ScanGaugeII I see a difference in the timing between using Reg and Premium, the more time the fuel has time to burn, the more complete combustion and better MPG's by about 2mpg. :)

 

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#27 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 04:57 PM

BTW  just a reminder that you need to use funnel in trunk to put in NOS Booster or any other fuel injector cleaners in the tank, otherwise you are going to make a mess on the ground. Expensive waste. :)

 

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