First Long Trip with the RCD 585
Just as the title says. Left Lexington this morning for my trip this weekend to Englishtown NJ for the US Diesel Nationals. I stopping along the way to see various customers in the North East.
Well today I logged 611 miles all on the latest 585 that Brad sent me. With the said, here are my results.
All Data was gathered from my GPS and Edge Monitor
Average maintained speed 57.42mph (includes all rest stop, fuel stops, etc...)
Average highway speed 74.11mph
Average Altitude from Sea Level 1481ft.
Average MGP Hand Calculated from fuel used. 16.92mpg. (Measured this by filling up when my Edge showed 10% remaining fuel level and put exactly 25.25 gallons of fuel in) While not spot on, this is about as precise as I can get. Lie O Meter showed 24.1mpg
Average EGT's @ 75mph - 722
Average Boost @ 75mph - 8.5-9lbs.
Average RPM's @ 75mph - 1817rpm (I have 37's)
Average Rail Pressure Reading @ 75mph - 12134.82 PSI
The truck ran perfect, never missed a beat. No crazy learning after I got off the highay either. Shifts were nice and crisp just as before the long drive.
Please keep in mind that this trip was mostly through the hills of West Virginia and Eastern PA as that was the bulk of my drive. Had I been lower in elevation and had no hills I think she would have done better!
I hope you find this information helpful.
Last edited by Jesse@MBRP; 09-17-2009 at 04:14 AM.