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Old 02-22-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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I drove from Chicago, to Watertown, NY yesterday. About 13 hours of actual driving. Weather was perfect, fairly warm and sunny the whole way. I was a little worried as this was the longest drive I've done in the miata. No problems with the car the entire way. What is even better is the 31mpg I got on the last leg of the journey. I was running VE Analyze Live just about the entire time. Works pretty damn awesome. The Memory Fab seat was pretty brutal though, might have to install the stock one next time I go that far.

Anyways mark a win up for turbo miatas getting good gas mileage.
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Welcome back to sunny upstate NY! You are aware that it's supposed to snow this week, right? At least on the eastern side, near me.
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Yesssssssss I am not looking forward to that. Sunny and warm today though, so gotta get as much work done on my 4x4 truck as possible since I will be driving that a lot more for a bit now that my accord is gone and the miata will not be driven in the snow.
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I sit on a pillow when I have to make long drives and its great.
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I sit on a ***** when I have to make long drives and its great.
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Well that might get my mind off the hard seat... Plus it will keep me even more in position on those hard turns.
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Well that might get my mind off the hard seat... Plus it will keep me even more in position on those hard turns.
I'm always hard.
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^hot

One odd thing I noticed while driving was my coolant gauge on the cluster was having a small seizure at random times. It normally stays just left of the middle, but it was jumping maybe 1/8-1/4" back and fourth sometimes.. wtf? Pockets of cool water moving past it? I don't think it would be that sensitive though... Maybe interference from somthing? Bad ground? idk.
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Sounds like my tach bounce...I don't think it would be that sensitive either. I'd say check grounds/wiring.
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Short drive for me this weekend...Columbia SC back to Atlanta...233 miles, stopping at the store and home in under 3 hours and only used 1/2 tank of gas.
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Short drive for me this weekend...Columbia SC back to Atlanta...233 miles, stopping at the store and home in under 3 hours and only used 1/2 tank of gas.
My first 1/2 tank goes about 200 miles also. The second 1/2 only gets 50-70 though! Non linear gauges suck.
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233miles on half tank? That is pretty impressive.
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My first 1/2 tank goes about 200 miles also. The second 1/2 only gets 50-70 though! Non linear gauges suck.
I was getting around 210, I think the last one where I got 31mpg I had 342 miles on a quarter and filled up 11 gallons. Cut it kinda close to empty.
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Mine did that when it had a loose connection, and when it broke.
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I averaged 32 on my way to New York from old saybrook ct. . .and that was going up the mass pike sitting on a pound or 2 of boost.

Gotta love IMPROVING your fuel millage by doubling your hp.
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233miles on half tank? That is pretty impressive.
CC activated to hold a nice 76mph...and being very careful to stay out of boost

The most I have seen was 397 miles to one tank. I'm not shitting you guys either....and if I really cared to research where in Colorado I got gas to where in Kansas I got gas...it'd be a little more believable...but I really did. With that said, I've also put 13.2 gallons of gas in a tank before (ok so I might have "topped it off" and gas was literally up to the top of the filler
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The 94-97 I think takes 12.6g... assuming you don't 'top it off' lol
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42 mpg last week on the way to Houston... in the OTM family car lol. I need to get on this TunerStudio business.
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Did this turn into a hypermile thread?

Cause I got some good **** to add in that case. But it's mostly just mumbo-jumbo, snake oil, crossing your fingers while you drive kinda ****. At least, that's what some think.
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No, more of a "my car is tuned so well with MS I can get XXX miles per tank"

Casey, didn't they put a larger tank in your '94 1.8 over my '93 1.6? I get 110 miles on my first half, and 100 on my second, but certainly not a 140 mile difference. 20mpg sucks, but it's better then my bandaid 15mpg, but it takes 5 minutes of idling/reving to warm up, and as a weekend/track toy I certainly don't set cruise control for 250 miles. The OTM gets 32mpg average
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