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Old 08-01-2014, 02:32 PM   #1
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Wink Does having a Stereo/CD On vs. No Music. Effects on Gas Mileage on Your V6s...

Seems most posts about gas mileage in city and highway are much better than what I am getting. Here in Indiana the Stereo or CD Player is always on.

Are most owners stating gas mileage with Stereo or the CD player off or on? (Maybe people actually drive without any music down?)

How much of a mpg loss using the Stereo or CD player vs. no music on V6's?

(Not looking for what mpg people get again, or how it is equipped affects mpg, only the relationship between Stereo/CD Player and No Music.

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You must be trolling.


If I scratch my nuts while I'm driving would that effect my gas mileage too?
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Unless you have massive subs, amps, alternators and batteries, the effect on engine drag is VERY minimal.
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It really depends on the music your listening to at the time. A nice soft old song will relax you and kind of slow ya down. (More MPG)
A good road tune like "Get your Motor Running will cause you to speed it up which means less MPG.
I hope this explains how music will affect your MPG.
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It really depends on the music your listening to at the time. A nice soft old song will relax you and kind of slow ya down. (More MPG)
A good road tune like "Get your Motor Running will cause you to speed it up which means less MPG.
I hope this explains how music will affect your MPG.
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It really depends on the music your listening to at the time. A nice soft old song will relax you and kind of slow ya down. (More MPG)
A good road tune like "Get your Motor Running will cause you to speed it up which means less MPG.
I hope this explains how music will affect your MPG.
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You must be trolling.


If I scratch my nuts while I'm driving would that effect my gas mileage too?
Depends on whether you like it or not and start pushing the throttle down
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That explains it... I gotta stop headbanging!
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Lol. Very small part of duel economy. It is true increasing electrical load will lower fuel economy, but the radio uses SO little, and for the value it provides, I wouldn't skip it. I run a small amp and sub, since best buy broke my radio, it's CDs only.

The only real professional MPG driver I am aware of (brilliant guy) listens to Marches. Like, bands doing marching with instruments. Supposedly it keeps him engaged, attentive to the road, and not falling asleep while still keeping him calm and settled. I was pondering of trying at my next competition, but he does LONG events, emptying tank events- otherwise he would probably just turn it off.

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I have a 10" sub and 250W amp that stays on while the car is running. I've noticed no difference from before I had it. As stated, some music will get you lower MPG lol.

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With technology nowadays, no. Run your a/c too, you wont lose gas or power either. Back in the day it would have made a difference. Its a thing of the past
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Technology doesn't make free energy. If you're using more electricity, you're increasing engine load, and decreasing MPG.

(Again, radio has been negligible and AC isn't too bad, but they do still drain.)

Does anyone know if removing the AC would free up some load? I know these are very efficient, but unless it is 100% electric or completely disconnects, it is still causing SOME resistance. I don't know the technical aspects on the unit, and it might give me a slight edge in the future if disengaging will give me something.

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It isn't so much having it on, it's more about the volume.

The higher volume will cause the car to vibrate, making it less aerodynamic.

Conversely, singing along with the music will negate this MPG drop as the hot air you're emitting will make the car lighter. Same concept as a hot air balloon.


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And farts contain methane which is flammable so can i fart in my car for nitro
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And farts contain methane which is flammable so can i fart in my car for nitro

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Ah, so funny...

So heading home from the gym, decided to look real quick what AC did to engine load. Cruise control at 50 indicated in sixth gear, flat road, radio at one bar. Engine load stayed between 44 and 47. Turned on AC on high, and it jumped to 55-59. I did this four times, and the results were the same each time. Didn't look at MPG change, or video it, just did it real quick while heading home. When my underbody is removed/fixed, I can do actual ABABA Testing and record it (video, and MPG changes).

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I prefer to drive with the ac off anyways.

Windows down with the wind blowin thru my mullet.

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Does having a Stereo/CD On vs. No Music. Effects on Gas Mileage on Your V6s...

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Engine load stayed between 44 and 47. Turned on AC on high, and it jumped to 55-59.
What are the units on this? How are you measuring that? Some OBDII tool?

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Highway driving on level ground and turn the AC on it will drop 1.5 MPG at 70 MPH and stays there until it cycles off and then drops again when it cycles back on. In town I lose about 4 MPG with the AC on.
I have had stereo that have put a load on on alternator, so there might have been MPG lose at that time, but gas was under a buck so it didn't matter as much
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Technology doesn't make free energy. If you're using more electricity, you're increasing engine load, and decreasing MPG.

(Again, radio has been negligible and AC isn't too bad, but they do still drain.)

Does anyone know if removing the AC would free up some load? I know these are very efficient, but unless it is 100% electric or completely disconnects, it is still causing SOME resistance. I don't know the technical aspects on the unit, and it might give me a slight edge in the future if disengaging will give me something.

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Like you said, any belt driven accessory is going to cause parasitic drag and thus, it will take power to spin it regardless if that particular accessory is being used or not.
Hot rodders have been deleting A/C for as long as A/C, on cars, has existed. Not so much for the horsepower gain but for the weight LOSS.
Our cars have become HEAVY! The car buying public has demanded more safety and "creature comforts" over the years and the cars have gained weight accordingly.
I won't be deleting my A/C anytime soon though... Even on the track car that I'm building.
Because it's too damned hot here!
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I was thinking for competing I should disengage it. And I use a data logger (which isn't great :/), an Ultra Gauge, and a Scanguage II. Units were on the SCii. Engine load goes by %, so WOT sits at 99%, and, if I remember correctly, idle sit in the 20s.

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I was thinking for competing I should disengage it. And I use a data logger (which isn't great :/), an Ultra Gauge, and a Scanguage II. Units were on the SCii. Engine load goes by %, so WOT sits at 99%, and, if I remember correctly, idle sit in the 20s.

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That's cool. I want to get something that will both display and record, do it well (accurately and fast refresh rate), record many parameters, and also look cool. Please let me know if you have a recommendation.

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What I've found:

-Listening to Slayer=12mpg

-Listening to Enya=24mpg


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I would think if you have a big (loud) enough system and you place your sub pointing backwards the sound waves have got to help...I suggest some Dub Step
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I would think if you have a big (loud) enough system and you place your sub pointing backwards the sound waves have got to help...I suggest some Dub Step

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That's cool. I want to get something that will both display and record, do it well (accurately and fast refresh rate), record many parameters, and also look cool. Please let me know if you have a recommendation.

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Nothing that is cheaper than $400. SCii is great for testing, but doesn't record. UG is great for monitoring, but doesn't record. Data logger is okay for basic vehicle monitoring, but does readouts when disconnected and with a computer. 150, 70, and 100. I also have two splitters, so I can run all three at once lol.

There are a lot of options, but I haven't found a good balanced unit for a reasonable price. I do this seriously, but I do it on a budget. For entry level with the plan of monitoring, UG. If you plan on testing (MPG, extended performance), then SGii. Data logger is better as a vehicle nanny. Haven't really been able to apply data yet, as it does not properly record my engine off time.

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