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Forum: Fuel Efficiency & Emissions

Discuss tips and techniques for getting the most from a gallon of gas. And share your concerns about what comes out of the tailpipe.

  1. Designing small SI engine for hybrid project

    Hi! We are a group of 3 swedish students who are doing a project in our university. We wish to design a fuel efficient and low friction four...

    Started by laui‎, 09-25-2007 02:40 PM
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  2. Hybrid electric-petroleum vehicles

    This is the most commonly used hybrid vehicle.A petroleum-electric hybrid most commonly uses internal combustion engines (generally gasoline or...

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-02-2008 07:09 AM
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    06-21-2011 01:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Tornado Air System and K&N Air Filter

    I have a HCH II with under 200 miles on it. Has anyone tried to improve MPG by installing either or both the Tornado Air System and K&N Air Filter?

    Started by ‎, 05-25-2006 03:54 AM
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    12-10-2010 07:39 PM Go to last post
  4. What portion of your total driving in your hybrid car is driven on highways at speeds of 55 mph or higher?

    I would like to know if many hybrid car owners drive on highways or urban expressways that allow them to drive at 55 mph or higher, and what sort to...

    Started by susansimonecofriendly‎, 10-10-2009 02:29 AM
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  5. MPG Display in Dashboards

    The way I see it, the real "problem" with hybrid cars with respect to mileage, is that they show you immediately and over time what your actual gas...

    Started by ‎, 12-25-2004 12:38 AM
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    03-05-2009 08:36 PM Go to last post
  6. Premium fuel

    Has anyone compared their mileage with premium vs. regular gasoline? In my Civic Hybrid, I estimate that I get almost 10% better mileage with...

    Started by ‎, 05-28-2005 06:39 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-29-2009 01:02 AM Go to last post
  7. Better fuel milage and lower emissions

    have you guys ever heard of STM3 or cerma or ceramic engines? This stuff is great!!!! I heard of a product that can lower emissions coat your engine...

    Started by fastcerma‎, 11-21-2008 04:10 AM
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  8. 05 HCH MPG decrease

    My wife has a 05 Civic Hybrid that we bought new. It has had all of its scheduled maintenance performed at the same dealership. For the last three...

    Started by Red 5‎, 07-25-2008 09:43 PM
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    11-02-2008 07:52 PM Go to last post
  9. A European Perspecitve - Want 65 mpg?

    As a Brit, working for a German powertrain design consultancy and servicing the US auto industry, i`m intrigued about many things in the American...

    Started by Tom Reedy‎, 06-09-2007 08:36 PM
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    10-19-2008 07:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Continuously outboard recharged battery electric vehicle (CORBEV)

    This provides the advantage, in principle, of virtually unrestricted highway range as long as you stay where you have BEV infrastructure access....

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-02-2008 07:10 AM
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    10-06-2008 04:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Hybrid Vehicle Emissions

    Hybrid Vehicle emissions today are getting close to or even lower than the recommended level set by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The...

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-02-2008 07:12 AM
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  12. Fluid power hybrid

    Hydraulic and pneumatic hybrid vehicles use an engine to charge a pressure accumulator to drive the wheels via hydraulic or pneumatic (i.e....

    Started by manojjonam10‎, 10-01-2008 05:53 AM
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    10-01-2008 07:32 AM Go to last post
  13. Hybrid Owner Interview

    I'm a writer with a national personal finance magazine. I'm looking for folks to interview about their experiences with their hybrids--whether the...

    Started by daren‎, 08-05-2008 12:49 AM
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    09-29-2008 07:58 PM Go to last post
  14. Improving Fuel Economy as per Lexus

    http://www.lexus.com/assets/models/hybrid/pdfs/driving_performance_guide.pdf Lexus suggests using premium fuel vs. regular. Does this in fact...

    Started by ‎, 09-13-2005 06:26 AM
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    09-01-2008 03:57 AM Go to last post
  15. 2005 VW Beetle TDI (diesel)

    My New Beetle Diesel just achieved 46.06 mpg. I am now driving 55 mph on the highway and turning off my engine at "known" long red-lights and have...

    Started by blakesocal‎, 07-09-2008 05:51 PM
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  16. Acetone

    Does anyone here use Acetone to increase MPG? If so... How long have you been using it? Why do you feel comfortable using it? Also, does anyone...

    Started by ‎, 12-15-2005 08:25 AM
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    07-09-2008 07:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Refueling at the Pump

    Has anyone seen valid information on techniques for putting gas into our cars (any kind of car). I've seen a email that states various percentages of...

    Started by Mrock‎, 03-21-2008 04:45 AM
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    07-04-2008 12:18 AM Go to last post
  18. Are some brands of gas better than others?

    I recently filled my Nissan Altima Hybrid with Shell gas vs. my normal "bargain brand". I have seen an increase in over 2mpg on this tank. (according...

    Started by steved28‎, 03-18-2008 06:26 AM
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    06-26-2008 07:44 AM Go to last post
  19. CAFE standards for Hybrids

    A hybrid naysayer said that hybrids are not required to comply with CAFE standards. Supposedly this is because the low emission level of the...

    Started by preineil‎, 06-26-2008 02:25 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  20. Driving strategy for better gas mileage

    I bought my '05 civic hybrid about one month ago and have driven almost 1000 miles. I have been getting around 40mpg (regularly registering 41-42mpg...

    Started by ‎, 12-02-2004 01:33 AM
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