November 8th, 2010, 03:29 PM #1
Do you want to improve your car's fuel economy and you think you have tried all you can with your car?
Have you tried installing a fuel economy gauge on your car?
A simple vacuum gauge will do.
You just have to remember which values are for poor, fair, and good fuel economy.
0-5 - poor
6-10 - fair
11 - 17 - good
18 - 23 - idle
Why a vacuum gauge? Because it gives the driver a visual reference how his "foot" will result in what kind of fuel consumption. This is only a reference to the driver.
If the driver ignores the gauge, then the gauge is pointless.
BTW, this assumes your engine is in 100% working order and have no vacuum/pressure leaks from the valves, manifold, hoses, etc.
November 8th, 2010, 03:36 PM #2
November 9th, 2010, 04:36 PM #3
I think the VDO Gas Control gauge works with the same principle. My Tito used to have one in all his rides before and he is able to get quite good FC as he can see which gear useage and pedal inputs gives optimal economy. This is were i first discovered that short shifting and lugging the engine (such as what taxi drivers do) is less efficient then driving steadily and shifting at the proper rpm range (gas flow is reduced as the car gets into its optimal power band).
Borrowed the photo from an online ad:
November 9th, 2010, 07:28 PM #4
The gauge works pretty much as a feedback system to the driver. It would tell the driver if what he is doing will give good or bad fuel mileage.
where will you install the gauge?
will it tell instantly that the driver has a heavy foot, or after a period of time?
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November 9th, 2010, 08:13 PM #5
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naturally, it would confirm the #1 fuel economy tip ... a light foot on the pedal
November 9th, 2010, 08:42 PM #6
November 9th, 2010, 08:50 PM #7
GH, you planning to install one in your ride? I actually wanted to buy that VDO gauge up for sale before.
Last edited by vinj; November 9th, 2010 at 08:56 PM.
November 9th, 2010, 09:04 PM #8
November 9th, 2010, 09:19 PM #9
wala po bang vid or instructions with pics kung paano iinstall? it would help the beginners for sure.. like me..
November 9th, 2010, 09:49 PM #10
mas magbebenifit ata dito ung mga MT users.. us AT users unless modern AT/CVT na, di ata magiging accurate ang results