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Old 04-03-2013, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by xzero117 View Post
on a car equipped with a double pumper carb settup

is it better to drive around at say 2000rpm in third gear at 30mph with the gas pedal pressed down 25% of the way

or to drive around at 1200 rpm in 4th gear at 30 mph with the gas pedal pressed down 50% of the way ?

in which scenario would I achieve the best mpg's

it's always recommended to stay in as high a gear as possible for fuel economy, but does that still apply if you're dogging it ?
i may be looking at it wrong?? but i don't see how u can have your peddle depressed more at a lower RPM. if u swap the throttle position in your statement i'd agree..
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