Several ways to make a vehicle use less gas. 1. Driver awareness- pretend egg between peddle and foot. Don't race up to a stop light and stomp on brakes. Go up hill same speed as down hill. Don't use A/C.; stop buying gas guzzlers; Keep vehicle maintenance records up to date; etc. 2. Vehicle: install hotter thermostat; Reduce vehicle weight; install EGT gage and modify carburation similar to an airplane so that the leaness is measured buy how hot the exhaust temp is; Always use about a pint of diesel per gas tank every 4th tankfull to keep things clean; Keep vehicle exterior clean and streamlined; etc.
Diesel fuel will ruin your oxygen sensor, causing you to use considerably MORE fuel. Consider going to an alternate fuel, such as propane. It's about half the price of gas (here in Canada, anyway), but bear in mind that the cost of conversion will only be offset if you put on a lot of miles. P.S. Your engine is fuel injected and does not have a carburetor.
let me elaborate a slight bit. depending on your location and your local emissions laws you may be able to bypass your o2 sensor and just add a resistor of the appropriate value. currently i'm running 12% soy in my Ford 300Ci it displaces some of the gas in my combustion chamber, not to mention it makes my engine run smoother, quieter and cooler. my o2 sensor hasn't been attached in almost 5 years nor has a cat conv.
Reduce weight (junk the back seat,get a carbon fiber hood etc.), use synthetic oils in engine (0W20 or 0W30) synthetic ATF in transmission and synthetic rear end grease, over inflate your tires, make sure front end parts are tight and align car with zero toe in, get a lockup torque converter with overdrive transmission, replace ring and pinion with a higher gear ratio. rebuild engine with better parts (lighter crank rods and pistons) balance and blueprint engine, clean up the vehicle aerodynamics or you could go out and buy one of these new VW diesels that gets 75 MPG. Just don't go left of center and hit my Suburban while I'm towing my race car. That's about 11,000 lbs of mass and there won't be much left of you. There is an upside to that too. You won't have to worry about fuel mileage anymore.
Forget about using a lighter crankshaft, this is used only for racing and performance. What it does is make a car accelerate (ramp up) and decelerate faster due to the lighter weight. Use a stock crank that has been internally balanced (balanced and blueprinted is better, as prior answer suggests). On the crank you want centrifigal force to keep the motor turning at speed. Lightened cranks won't roll down the road as far, they slow down, decelerate, quicker just as they accelerate quicker. Get Electronic Fuel Injection if you don't have it, and a manual tranny with a tall final gear. I have a 5 speed with a modified .59 5th gear. At 2000 rpm it goes 78 mph. At 65 it is using much less gas than a normal automatic. Get an aluminum drive shaft, it does not effect the ramp up or down of the engine and lightens rotating mass, freeing up horsepower and improving economy. Get dual exhaust with an x pipe configuration for better exhaust.
Gas uses less engery.
because a motorcycle uses less gas than a cars engine=)
Regular gas It's just called smart bcuz it uses less gas cuz it's smaller
A hybrid car is a car that runs on battery and gas. It uses standard unleaded regular gas.
Motorcycles are lighter, and therefore burn less gas, though smart cars probably come pretty close.
A full electric/battery powered car uses no gas.
Hybrids or tiny little 4 cylinder cars (Civic, Cobalt, Jetta, etc).
aerodynamics. a car can save A LOT on gas if it has good aerodynamics.
When an employee uses own car and company pays for the gas what is the mileage reimbursement?
A electric car is a car that only uses electric instead of gas.
They are a car that uses gas as a source of energy.
Hydrogen Fuel... you will need to modify your car to allow it to split water molecules. This splitting process called electrolysis cannot be performed by your conventional car unless you modify it.
no, it just uses your car battery
the most expensive ones
Look for a car that will suit you well. Having a expensive car doesn't make you cool. Buy a car, that you think, that will last you long enough and has 3.5L of gas. You less litters of gas, the less payment on gas.
Regular it's is a crap car and uses cheap gas
because it does not pollute as much as a normal car
A bus isn't a car, because cars need less gas and buses need LOTS OF MORE GAS
The term is HYBRID. It is a car that uses an alternate fuel for power. Such as electricity, hydrogen gas or a combination of power sources such as gas-electric.
No. A car heater gets its heat from the motor and uses no extra gas at all, unlike a car's air conditioner which does use more gas.
Hybrids are a gas powered car that uses gas to charge that battery, which drives an electric motor.
Something that runs with the desired effect, but with minimal waste or energy. In other words it basically costs a little less or uses less energy to achieve the desired outcome, versus something else that uses more energy [or money spent for that energy] to get that same outcome, which is less efficient. A car that burns 10 gallons of gas and goes a distance of 200 miles is more efficient than a car that burns 10 gallons of gas and goes a distance of 85 miles.
It depends because some ''Eco'' cars uses gas and some do. So basically, there are 2 types of ''Eco'' cars. The one that uses gas and they one that does not.