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    Default How to save fuel through your driving style/habits (Hypermiling)

    I have been posting my fuel statistics on Civic 9th Generation forum. The focus from Civic diverted from its features to some other topic. That's why I decided to make a separate thread for the same purpose. I shall be explaining the methods and ways for increasing the fuel efficiency of Civic 9th Generation.

    First of all, I shall explain what actually is Hyper-Milling?
    Definition: It is a method of increasing your car's gas mileage by making skillful changes in the way you drive, allowing you to save gas and thereby have an easier time withstanding the rising oil and gas prices.

    Basics of Hyper-Milling
    1. Don't Rush
    2. Always Remain Calm
    3. Don't push accelerator HARD
    4. Always anticipate ahead
    5. Don't brake HARD
    6. Drive with flow of Traffic

    Techniques of Saving Fuel on 9th Gen Prosmatic
    1. Motorway
    I shall be mentioning the speed limits and mileage you will get against each on Motorway. However, this also variates whether going from Islamabad to Lahore, Islamabad to Peshawar and vice-versa. There are various factors like winds, terrain etc. Average will be better when going from Islamabad to Lahore than moving back because you save a lot of fuel at Salt Ranges.
    Less than 70 kmpl - The average will more or less remain same or will get bad at very slow speeds.
    70 km/hr - 22.5 kmpl
    80 km/hr - 21.5 kmpl
    90 km/hr - 20.5 kmpl
    100 km/hr - 19 kmpl
    110 km/hr - 17 kmpl
    120 km/hr - 15 kmpl
    130 km/hr - 14 kmpl
    140 km/hr - 13 kmpl
    150 km/hr - 11.5 kmpl
    These are my calculated averages so there may be variation at different locations at different conditions.

    2. G.T. Road
    The driving at GT Roads is a bit tricky. I try to maintain 80 or I drive with the flow of traffic. Here is a thumb rule. Always Anticipate. Neither accelerate hard nor brake hard. Whenever you see any slow traffic, leave accelerator from far distance instead of going very close and then braking hard. It wastes a lot of fuel. Whenever you see clear road, always take use of Cruise Control.

    3. Express Highway, Islamabad
    Thumb Rule; Always drive between 60-80 with Cruise Control. And feel the difference in average.

    General Points
    1. Drive your vehicle on Econ Mode.
    2. Set the temperature on auto and select the temperature which is reasonable
    3. Always make use of Cruise Control
    4. Tyre play an important role in saving fuel so keep 30 psi in all tires. Whenever you fill the air in any Tyre, ask the person to check all tires because you will always find difference in every other gauge. The reason is that gauges here are never collaborated.
    5. Don't slide down the windows. Instead of saving fuel, they decrease the fuel efficiency.
    6. The maximum fuel one can save is during acceleration. Always accelerate with light foot. Initially it will irritate you. Once you get used to it, you will start enjoying your driving.

    Benefits of Hyper-Milling
    1. You save fuel
    2. Obviously you save money
    3. You drive safe
    4. You feel relaxed
    5. You don't get stressed
    6. You feel relaxed and enjoy your drive

    Can you become a Hyper-Miller?
    Obviously YES. I used to be a rashhhhhh driver. I used to drive my accord at 180 on G.T Roads. I used to participate in races. I have set records of driving from one place to another. YES, I WAS A FOOL. If I can change myself, definitely You can too. Its just that you need a WILL.

    Last Point
    People always say that if you have 2.5 million car, then why to save money on fuel. People also say that why should one drive Civic so slow, Civic isn't meant for that. Well, its you who has to decide whether to behave maturely, and save your precious money, precious energy i.e. fuel, save lives of yours and others or do otherwise what others say. Decide yourself.

    Happy & Safe Driving!

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    Yesterday, I travelled from Isb to Multan on Civic 2013 VTI Oriel Prosmatic. Car trunk was completely full. 2 adults and 2 children. Some luggage on back seats. Total 585 kms from Petrol station to petrol station and 28.9 litres consumed out of which almost 1 litre was wasted as the auto stop function did not work and it spilled down. IMID was showing 20.5 average. I will add pictures through laptop as mobile app has some issues.

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    Total cost of fuel was 2200 only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashkeel View Post
    Total cost of fuel was 2200 only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DANY_KHANN View Post
    na krrr :-O
    It could have been 2000 if there was no traffic jam in Multan and the fuel was not wasted by Pump guy. But I drive very carefully and economically.

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    Excellent work! You can do much better; if I could do 22 without a 5th gear and i-VTEC, you can cross that easily.
    _ 22 km/l from '03 VTi automatic, with plenty of room for improvement
    _ How to hypermile: http://www.cleanmpg.com/community/index.php?threads/1510/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashkeel View Post
    Total cost of fuel was 2200 only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZainMahdi View Post
    Excellent work! You can do much better; if I could do 22 without a 5th gear and i-VTEC, you can cross that easily.
    Which vehicle do you have? I have done 25 with 2 door Mira on same route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usmanuetian View Post
    ok, in your case two, even if wheels are moving pistons up and down, even then injectors are not completely off.
    lets wait for some experts' answer.
    faiz is quite right, your fuel is cut off in the overrun - car in gear, foot off accelerator - the injectors actually shut off, they will only re-engage when required. e.g. fast idle speed (engine about to come to idle), driver accelerates (you press the pedal)

    old carby cars had constant fuel flow anytime there was a suction signal at the carby venturis.
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    I think in 7th Gen civic the fuel does not cut off when you release accelerator for smooth driving. Thus giving low mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead View Post
    I think in 7th Gen civic the fuel does not cut off when you release accelerator for smooth driving. Thus giving low mileage.
    If it didnt do that - that ECU would not be passable anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead View Post
    I think in 7th Gen civic the fueldoes not cut off when you release accelerator for smooth driving. Thus giving low mileage
    flywheel ensure that engine doesn't stall while ecu cut oof fuel while deaccelerate

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashkeel View Post
    Which vehicle do you have? I have done 25 with 2 door Mira on same route.

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    7th gen VTi auto; "dass cross naheen karti" according to most pakwheelers.
    _ 22 km/l from '03 VTi automatic, with plenty of room for improvement
    _ How to hypermile: http://www.cleanmpg.com/community/index.php?threads/1510/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    If it didnt do that - that ECU would not be passable anywhere.
    Passable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saboor73 View Post
    flywheel ensure that engine doesn't stall while ecu cut oof fuel while deaccelerate
    Its different in 7th Gen atleast.
    The dashpot function in carby setup is simulated by a slight throttle controlled by idle air control valve.
    If you disengage clutch at that time you will notice that the rpm will be higher than idle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZainMahdi View Post
    7th gen VTi auto; "dass cross naheen karti" according to most pakwheelers.
    Amazing... is it really possible?
    Mine EXi does 12.5 with normal driving. I'm OK with it. Should I try to improve it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xulfiqar View Post
    faiz is quite right, your fuel is cut off in the overrun - car in gear, foot off accelerator - the injectors actually shut off, they will only re-engage when required. e.g. fast idle speed (engine about to come to idle), driver accelerates (you press the pedal)

    old carby cars had constant fuel flow anytime there was a suction signal at the carby venturis.
    Is it then a good idea to crack the throttle a little before releasing the clutch on up-shifting; will it result in a smoother shift? Do the injectors stop firing as soon as the TPS returns to zero position?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalhead View Post
    Amazing... is it really possible?
    Mine EXi does 12.5 with normal driving. I'm OK with it. Should I try to improve it?
    Yes its possible with hypermiling; hypermiling is much more than "keep light foot, RPM below 2k".
    _ 22 km/l from '03 VTi automatic, with plenty of room for improvement
    _ How to hypermile: http://www.cleanmpg.com/community/index.php?threads/1510/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullahnasruddin View Post
    Is it then a good idea to crack the throttle a little before releasing the clutch on up-shifting; will it result in a smoother shift? Do the injectors stop firing as soon as the TPS returns to zero position?
    You can try double declutching for smoother shifts - that will lead to sloppy shifts, however.

    Single clutch transmission aren't meant for whipped cream shifts anyways, no matter if the clutch is operated manually, or it is automated. BMW SMG owners report that every time they shift feels like the car has been rear ended.

    Injectors don't stop firing immediately; they take a few hundred milliseconds at the very least.
    _ 22 km/l from '03 VTi automatic, with plenty of room for improvement
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    Very informative article!

    I get 15 KPL in my Civic hybrid (the the 8th Gen) with a very heavy foot. It does give 18 KPL in the city if driven properly but that rarely happens because of our infamous "Pindi boy" bikers. They deliberately get in front of you and slow you down even on the GT road, they keep changing lanes like its their duty lol . One day I was playing around with the cruise control in my Civic hybrid while driving it in DHA-2 Islamabad. I turned on cruise control at exactly 45 KPH and it was showing an average of 30 KPL
    The hardest part about moving forward is not looking back.

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    With Cruise Control
    Run # 30 mph 40 mph 50 mph 60 mph
    1 84.3 mpg 89.3 mpg 69.1 mpg 56.4 mpg
    2 86.5 mpg 89.0 mpg 64.8 mpg 48.5 mpg
    3 85.1 mpg 90.7 mpg 67.3 mpg 50.5 mpg
    Average’s 85.3 mpg 89.7 mpg 67.1 mpg 51.8 mpg
    Without Cruise Control
    Run # 30 mph 40 mph 50 mph 60 mph
    1 109.6 mpg 95.4 mpg 70.9 mpg 57.9 mpg
    2 99.2 mpg 96.0 mpg 71.4 mpg 56.0 mpg
    3 97.6 mpg 87.4 mpg 70.2 mpg 52.9 mpg
    4 140.0 mpg 92.2 mpg 68.8 mpg 53.8 mpg
    Average’s 111.6 mpg 92.2 mpg 68.8 mpg 53.8 mpg
    _ 22 km/l from '03 VTi automatic, with plenty of room for improvement
    _ How to hypermile: http://www.cleanmpg.com/community/index.php?threads/1510/

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