And of course, on your long highway trip, were you going south? If so, you
got better mileage, because you were going downhill!!!
I normally drive in an absolutly perfect environment at all times, the
"sprite in the plastic bubble" if you will. So my mileage NEVER
On 12/21/05, Robert E. Shlafer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Well then my esteemed and respected
> lister colleague, one thing is for sure....it didn't have a stock cam! :)
> With no intent toward disrespect or to argue, or to cast doubt upon your
> honor or veracity of your words, but simply to discuss....and most
> assuredly, not to lecture
> or appear all knowing or superior in any
> respect...for this is not the case.
> Such "tests" must be run under VERY
> controlled circumstances including same
> road surface and atmospheric conditions,
> etc. Outside air temp, humidity, barometer
> setting, winds...it goes on and on. The conditions for all "runs" must be
> the same...EXACTLY. And your instruments and
> procedures...exactly the same...NO variables.
> I will get slightly better gas mileage with a 5 knot tailwind component
> than I will with a 5 knot headwind component, ALL else being equal. Same
> sorta impact on results with slight differences in humidity, atomospheric
> air pressure, etc.