is it possible to improve Pilot gas mileage?

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by Random Electron, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Random Electron

    Leftie Guest


    I have literally never worn out a set of tires. I retired a 9 year
    old set of Bridgestones with 90k on them for sheer age, and will be
    doing the same with a set of tires on another cars. You trolls should
    read up on tire maintainance.
     
    Leftie, Sep 19, 2008
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  2. Random Electron

    Justbob30 Guest

    Here's the thing about tire pressure, try it, inflate your tires to within 4
    or 5 lbs of cold sidewall pressure when they are cold, burn a couple of
    tanks of gas, how is your mileage? how is the handling? don't like it, let
    the air back out you may be out what a dollar for the air?

    Try it instead of accepting what other say, I have low rolling resistance
    tires @ 40psi (44 sidewall rating) and see a 5 mpg (12%) increase in mileage
    in MY car. There is no change in the ride (except it does not feel like the
    car is dragging) handling feel is fine, braking is great, and yes I do drive
    on dirt & gravel roads to no detriment....in fact, I even drive in the snow
    with these same "overinflated" all season tires with no problems. Oh, by
    the way, I change oil when the car tells me to, no sooner, no later.

    I don't claim to know everything, it would be far too big a burden.....I
    know what works for me, that is what I am relaying.
     
    Justbob30, Sep 20, 2008
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  3. Random Electron

    jim beam Guest


    eh?
     
    jim beam, Sep 20, 2008
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  4. Random Electron

    Tony Harding Guest

    Leftie wrote:

    The type of oil? What about the type of driving?
     
    Tony Harding, Sep 20, 2008
    #24
  5. Random Electron

    Leftie Guest


    My type of driving doesn't vary much. So I go by whether I'm using
    non-synthetic, or synthetic/synthetic blend. I've gone as much as 7500
    miles on full synthetic in the past, but nowadays that would be a full
    year's worth of driving.
     
    Leftie, Sep 20, 2008
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