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Post by anglin » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:53 pm

demonfire wrote:0.5 mpg can also be attributed to things like ambient conditions.
DPDISXR4Ti wrote:Amoung other things. A .5 MPG difference across a sample size of 2 is not statistically significant.
I agree that the sample size is too small even for the student t-test. The previous MPG value is based on about a dozen tanks of fuel recorded over a period of about one month. The car gets used for one thing only - commuting to work; a commute which varies extremely little in its conditions (never stop and go, a total of two traffic lights and two stop signs going each way with 60 miles continuous highway each direction with light traffic volume... other than the fact that I blow 2 hours a day behind the wheel, I've got an enviable commute among commuters).

Tank #1 with no J3 chip showed the 3rd lowest fuel mileage out of the last dozen tanks. Tank #2 with no J3 chip showed the lowest fuel mileage out of the last dozen tanks. I'm willing to bet that the fuel mileage difference estimate I've got right now is pretty darn close to where it will be after I get a statistically significant number of data points with the J3 chip out.

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Post by anglin » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:26 pm

anglin wrote:I'm willing to bet that the fuel mileage difference estimate I've got right now is pretty darn close to where it will be after I get a statistically significant number of data points with the J3 chip out.
Three tanks.

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Average decrease now stands at 0.48 mpg.

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Post by pyropete125 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:31 pm

gas is also oxygenated in the winter which makes for crappier mileage.
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Post by anglin » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:18 pm

pyropete125 wrote:gas is also oxygenated in the winter which makes for crappier mileage.
I'm sure we've been using the winter blend since before this data starts.

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Post by Mike McCreight » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:10 am

Pop A PK ECU in there, Anglin...
I've never had better highway fuel economy.
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Post by anglin » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:37 pm

Mike McCreight wrote:Pop A PK ECU in there, Anglin...
I've never had better highway fuel economy.
Oh yeah? I wish I had known that before because I've got a PK laying around. I know what my next move is... Thanks!

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Post by John Brennan » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:10 pm

Absolutely-- that's been discussed here-- tried it myself on my last car, and there was a noticeable improvement, as much of my driving here is freeway.

Will be using an 8UA on my current car shortly-- don't know if it shares the higher Open Loop cutoff like the PK, but we'll see.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:28 pm

John Brennan wrote:Will be using an 8UA on my current car shortly-- don't know if it shares the higher Open Loop cutoff like the PK, but we'll see.
It does not, since the 8UA cars used a A4LD and thus cruise at about the same RPM as the T-5 cars. That said, over the years people have reported better mileage with the 8UA vs. the LA3 - it seems the timing is a bit more agressive and fueling a bit more lean.
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Post by anglin » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:55 pm

In January I thought my time with this car had come to an end. However, I saw a way to make it all work out.

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It's going to go back into service as my daily driver again in a few months, so stay tuned for more updates.

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Post by merkurdriver » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:57 pm

anglin wrote:
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Looks like a fun move!

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Post by hEaT » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:47 pm

I see a mini-g2g in the near future :thumb

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Post by Ray » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:50 pm

T minus 4 hours before i get to see those beasties.
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Post by BeefFajitas » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:34 pm

I may have to (finally) drive my car more than a half hour away from my house....
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Post by Mike McCreight » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Anglin is MOVING?
Dish..... :poke
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Post by anglin » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:14 pm

Mike McCreight wrote:Anglin is MOVING?
Moved, actually. Well, I am but the family is still back in Ohio. Been in CT for two months now working on establishing a landing pad for the rest of the Anglin family. The dish? Grayson and I decided to better serve out east coast customers, we set up a satellite warehouse in Connecticut. :shock:

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