Headwinds, tailwinds, Stage 0 (tune), tire inflation, passenger and luggage and a myriad of other factors combine to give you your Volvo’s miles-per-gallon on any given trip. Here we have a Volvo Forum topic discussing all those variables and more. What are drivers doing to increase mileage per fill-up? Almost 40MPG in a Volvo S70!
… but it’s not the usual regenerative braking found on hybrid-electric vehicles. Volvo calls it KERS, and it is mechanical. The Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) developed by Volvo uses energy created during the braking of the vehicle to spin up a flywheel at speeds of up to 60,000 rpm. With the flywheel spinning at […]
Stone 36 from Logan, Utah and IVIustang (Jesse) from Saskatchewan, Canada. On Saturday I got to talk with Stone, author of XC90 Front Brake Job tutorial, for about an hour, and I checked out his very pretty 2005 XC90. He drove himself and five passengers down from Utah in his XC90 (some of them kids, […]
Tips to improve highway MPG economy with an S60 Tuneups, tire pressure, average speed changes, air filter… these are all things that affect fuel economy of our Volvos. What can you do besides these tips? Should you go all the way to an expensive performance ECU upgrade or an exhaust upgrade? improving highway mpg S60 […]
Want more power? I’ve had a bug in my head to do this ever since Pete in Australia posted his cold air intake modification years ago. Mine is really no different. Just better documented ;-). Want more power, more efficiency? Don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Don’t mind checking on your work every month or […]
Lucas Oil Fuel Treatment Specifically, Fuel Additives Generally Pro I am using it now for the second gas fill up and notice a significant change in gas saving and power. I guess it does the upper cylinder cleaning as it states on the label. Con I get 32+ without additives. There is no science behind […]
Bad Fuel Causes: Water (Plus Ethanol Discussion) I am a fuel distributor and have several repair shops and or stations. Most cars have not been affected,because fuel has been run thru the system on a regulars basis. Several older cars, we had to flush the tanks and fuel systems after they stopped running due to […]
A simple modification to the N/A (non-trubo) 850 will increase your power, decrease your gas usage and actually is better for the environment. “If you own a N/A (N/A = non-turbo) 850 or S70 (and maybe others), you may wish to check your airbox thermostat. What I discovered three weeks ago shocked me about my […]