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Old 03-02-2017, 12:34 PM   #64387
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I run the Silverleaf application with the ODB II connector. Allows me to display lots of operating gauges and I pay careful attention to the manifold temp to know when it's safer to shut down (without coking up the turbo). Here's a screen shot of my layout:

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I pretty much won't drive the bus if this isn't running. That's why I noticed crazy MPG when going from Benson to Tucson that morning as the wind was westbound as my MPG going UPHILL was most unusual, around 12 which is insane. Usually going uphill I get 4!!! Something was pushing me along...
I am impressed. My recording unit is not as complicated as yours but I do have to hold close to 60 mph to achieve 8.5 mpg. Our run last winter to Tucson was the first long distant trip where Gracie was towing George. I was pleased at the 8.5 we got once in a while but the old 454 only averaged about 7.5 for the trip. Some legs way better some far worse.

But what the hell we did have fun meeting up with everyone.

BTW Carl, what is the 6 6 all about above your speed indication on your gizmo? I can't make that out in the picture.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:39 PM   #64388
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I am impressed. My recording unit is not as complicated as yours but I do have to hold close to 60 mph to achieve 8.5 mpg. Our run last winter to Tucson was the first long distant trip where Gracie was towing George. I was pleased at the 8.5 we got once in a while but the old 454 only averaged about 7.5 for the trip. Some legs way better some far worse.

But what the hell we did have fun meeting up with everyone.

BTW Carl, what is the 6 6 all about above your speed indication on your gizmo? I can't make that out in the picture.
6 6 is the target gear and the actual gear in the transmission. From a dead stop it'd read 6 1.
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6 6 is the target gear and the actual gear in the transmission. From a dead stop it'd read 6 1.
And up and down a good grade 4 3
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6 6 is the target gear and the actual gear in the transmission. From a dead stop it'd read 6 1.
And can we assume, Carl, that you were travelling at 73mph when you took that photo?
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And can we assume, Carl, that you were travelling at 73mph when you took that photo?
And with the turbo at 21.5... ???
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And up and down a good grade 4 3
I think it'd stay in target mode of 6. Unless I manually down shifted it. I've seen it jump down to 5 up bigger grades. Never saw 4 up a grade.

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And can we assume, Carl, that you were travelling at 73mph when you took that photo?
Not sure it's entirely accurate

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And with the turbo at 21.5... ???
That'd be a tail wind for sure at that speed
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Looking at all of the great pictures on this thread caused a thought to pass thru my brain.

I still can't comprehend how a multitude of folks have absolutely no urge to leave the county they live in. Ignorance is bliss??????? Seems that economics is not the major factor. They just lack interest in seeing what's out "there".
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Looking at all of the great pictures on this thread caused a thought to pass thru my brain.

I still can't comprehend how a multitude of folks have absolutely no urge to leave the county they live in. Ignorance is bliss??????? Seems that economics is not the major factor. They just lack interest in seeing what's out "there".
I believe it was Di who posted about a gene that people who contentedly sit on their jeans are missing. I have had wanderlust ever since i was a kid; you sir suffer the same malady.

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Looking at all of the great pictures on this thread caused a thought to pass thru my brain.

I still can't comprehend how a multitude of folks have absolutely no urge to leave the county they live in. Ignorance is bliss??????? Seems that economics is not the major factor. They just lack interest in seeing what's out "there".
Well... this place is full lol...
Sue and Barb would gag here but it's very nice by our standards. Huge - but we'll subdivided by golf course etc. Will get pics as we go.
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Annie is doing a walk through of the new Dutch Star...
Uh oh! Watch out Bonita B, you might get traded for Bonita D.
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Nah, it is what it is Besides, I was driving faster than usual since I had no toad so it'd probably be something I didn't want to know anyhow. I'll calculate the overall mileage once I see my Pilot statement so I know all the fuel stops are on it. You are right about the wind though, driving east was a lot easier than west. At least most of the time.
I just use the on-board display. It's close enough. After 55 mph every MPH after that will decrease the MPG by .1 (point one) mpg. I cannot go faster than 65 mph because of TOAD limitations so I only loose 1 mpg under normal conditions. Going West is not normal.
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Uh oh! Watch out Bonita B, you might get traded for Bonita D.
That decision has been made. New flooring, reupholstery and a residential fridge for Bonita B. Just idea shopping.
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