I've been doing a small experiment for mileage after I discovered a nice feature with the auto trans.
When Driving, the TC
will lock above 45ish mph. this is nice for the transfer of power, but it creates some serious drag when you let out.
I've found that simply tapping the brake pedal (just enough to light the Brake light) will do one of two things:
1: unlock the TC
Either way, rpms drop to just barely above idle. this reduces the drag and allows you to coast further on the energy you've used getting to speed.
I didn't think much of it until I looked at my EGT
gauge and realized that when I did this, the engine was still in Deceleration fuel cutoff mode- meaning I was coasting further, and still coasting without using fuel.
In my rather brief log of mileage, before this test, my tank mileages have ranged from 16.15-17.38, with an average of 17.18.
In testing this over the last two fillups, i've noted mileages of 17.45 and 18.27 respectively.
I'd probably be getting better, but it's at least once a day that I nail it from a stop and test my 0-60
thought I'd share the numbers with ya.
I'm expecting better as I get better at using this technique.