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Old 11-16-2007, 06:11 AM
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25MPG and 400HP?

Here is the link to a Kansas company that's retrofitting diesel trucks to use alternative fuels and to get a lot better fuel use and power.

saeenergy.com

They're supposed to make an annoucement on Nov 23 that offers conversion kits for our trucks. From what little I've heard, it'll be somewhat of a bolt-on kit and the cost might be around $5000.

Is my math wrong, or does that compute to a PayBack of only 20,000 miles if our trucks are getting 13mpg...or 30,000 miles at 18mpg?

Anybody have any more information on this? The company has been to the SEMA show for several years, so maybe one of us saw their booth?
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i read on the saeenergy site under the H Line Conversions about his plans to use an electric motor in one vehicle, in conjunction with a 4 cylinder isuzu diesel motor. the diesel is apparently there to recharge the electric motor batteries... The electric motor will produce 2,000 pounds of torque and propel the car 0-60 in less than five seconds. that seems mighty speedy to me. wow. and that's in an H3 hummer. and a neat pic in the gallery of a hummer crawling over the hood of an old station wagon.

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If you are getting 13mpg you need to do something different.

I am getting 18.4mpg now with my B code injectors. When I had stock injectors I was getting 20.7mpg.


Now back to your regularly scheduled thread........
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If you are getting 13mpg you need to do something different.

I am getting 18.4mpg now with my B code injectors. When I had stock injectors I was getting 20.7mpg.


Now back to your regularly scheduled thread........

i wish i could get somewhere close to that. i get about 11.5-13 average depending on how much i baby the truck. mine's auto with 35's. but hopefully it will be sold soon, and i can get a good ol 6 speed.

18mpg. my oh my, even that would be uh, WONDERFUL. haha
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:49 AM
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Tunes man, tunes. Stock I was getting 15.5mpg solo. Then I started modding things. Intake, exhaust, DP econo tune I was getting 17-17.5mpg. I picked up another 1mpg with big oil. Then things started to settle in and I could milk it to 20mpg on the freeway without thinking about it. Then I added B code injectors and it went to pot, down to 16-16.5mpg. I filled up today and I got 18.7 on this tank. The speedo was corrected for my 35" tires and it was all on the economy tune. And by the way, mine is an auto.
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Hmmm....The wheels are turning. Big oil helped your MPG? Would Hybrids have the same effect?
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:19 AM
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IDK, but if you had them made with small nozzles it would definitely atomize the fuel better and that is efficiency. You might be on to something there.
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can you pm me in simpler terms how to correct my speedo. i really appreciated the answer you gave me the other day i just didnt understand also that link didnt work.
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Aw Darn here I have been thinking I am only getting 13 MPG but my dumbarse forgot about mileage being off because of oversized 35" tires.What Kind of formula is out there to correct fuel mileage for tires.
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for 35's you would add 10% to your mileage. Then calculate mileage from there.
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