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How to Drive a CMAX Hybrid/FFH to get Great Gas Mileage

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#121 OFFLINE   joshg678

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 09:06 AM

I assume that's what I'd get as well. But with 640 miles to drive, I wasn't going to do 65. Especially riding with people who needed to stop every hour or so. Plus the backup in Wytheville. Ugh. 

I've done enough long drives now that I'm just tired of it and just want to get to my destination. Screw the MPGs! Unless I'm going somewhere close by. Then I'm all about them <3

I know how you feel, i'm the same way.  38MPG at 80MPH is pretty good anyway.  I drive through Wytheville from time to time on my way to Tennessee, been lucky no major issues for me.


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#122 OFFLINE   grege

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:26 AM

For me, doing 15-20mpg better than my previous vehicle is a huge personal victory.  That, and because I don't burn any extra fuel while being stopped in traffic makes me happier for some weird reason.  So far, I'm averaging 45.9 mpg for my weekly commuting.  Not sure I'll be able to do much better, but we'll see.

 

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#123 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 11:49 AM

Just filled up and got 58.3 mpg/ 770 miles / 13.2 gal. and 50% Hwy with some A/C, temps 70-95*F and have averaged 55.1 mpg for last 10 fill ups.  YouTube views are up to almost 10k now. :)

 

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#124 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:34 PM

I drove up to Silver Comet Depot to bike ride about 49 miles on State routes (50-55 mph) and got 63.4 mpg.  Going Home 43 miles, 27 mi. FWY, 16 mi. SR's got 61.9 mpg with speeds 75-45 mph. Every is working great with temps 75-85*F and 208K miles on the car. :)

 

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#125 OFFLINE   joshg678

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Posted 01 September 2018 - 02:54 PM

Good to know you’ve done another 100k and haven’t needed a trans again!

I did a few trips down to the good will the other week and did about 50.3 when it was 98 degrees out with high (93%) humidity and the A/C on 72 with Highway driving at 63MPH. It’s about 22 miles each way.
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#126 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:38 AM

Well my Fuelly average went up to 49.1 mpg now and  this is some encouragement for others that even with 208k miles your average can still go up. Last Tank I got 61.3 mpg. :)

 

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#127 OFFLINE   SnowStorm

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:14 PM

So Paul, isn't it about time you go for that 1000 mile tank? :)  Better do it before the new tires go on.



#128 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:24 PM

Interesting idea, but I replaced my rear tires because I got a hole in the sidewall of one of them. :sad:  Practically speaking to do it you would have to look for favorable winds, temps 75-85*F and watch the elevation changes. The most efficient way to drive for MPG's is to drive non stop, don't let the ICE cool off when you stop.   1,000 miles is a long ways, about half way across the Country. Preferably you want to use 93 octane Pure Gas and then add NOS Octane Booster, I've used 90 octane Pure Gas and NOS Octane Booster. :) My wife says she doesn't want to go on anymore MPG Record breaking trips so I guess I will have to do it by myself. :sad: You need to average atleast 72 mpg to do it, so I was 4 mpg short on my last Record Breaking Run of 68 mpg/950 miles. :gaah: LOL :)

 

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:52 AM

Hey I finally had an MPG worth reporting, yesterday.  I drove 1.2mi total and 1.1mi of that was on EV, according to car I had 153 instantaneous MPG!!   I didn't take a photo, I think it's just the universe trying to tempt me to buy a Tesla but I'd rather pay my house off first.


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 10:25 AM

Attached File  170MPG.JPG   65.15KB   0 downloadsI'll help you out. :)  You can have some fun with this by having your HVB regen charged up to the top when you turn off the car.  Let it cool off for a few hours so when you go to start it up the HVB charge should be maxed out and should be able to go around 2 miles without starting the ICE if you stay below 35 mph. The ICE will automatically start the first time when you get to 35 mpg to lube the trans. If you stop before the ICE starts you will get 999 mpg for that distance. :)

You will be amassed how powerful the motors are when you stat out with high charge and cool HVB..

 

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