Re: [DML] Gas Mileage
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Re: [DML] Gas Mileage



Gus Schlachter wrote:

>Oddly, I think the best thing you can do for your mileage is to increase
>your horsepower.
>
>I will double-check my travel logs to be certain, but I'm pretty sure that
>I get about 30MPG on long trips with my DMCH Stage II engine.  And that is
>while travelling in the left lane with the speedometer pegged (we drive
>fast here in Texas).  In city driving I usually get about 220 miles from a
>tank of about 11 gallons.  Not bad considering that I drive it like I
>stole it.
>
>
>Gus Schlachter
>VIN #4695
>Austin, Texas
>
>
>
>
This is easy to explain..  when dealing with the exact same engine
block, (same displacement, etc)  the only way to boost HP, at least
naturally aspirated,  is to increase the engine's  efficiency (Which is
what porting/polishing the heads, free flowing exhaust, etc does) A more
efficient engine will do more work for the same amount of gas, or use
less gas to do the same amount of work.. depending on how you look at
it.   Though a 5mpg boost or so is quite a jump.. Makes me wonder even
more what DMCH does to the engines..

--

Chris
VIN# 03209
http://badger.brazi.net/delorean


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