2014 Titanium Stick Shift Pacific NW
Good job FL getting the Techron run through the tank before your next oil change.I'm still just enjoying the heck out of my 2020 Soul LX. And still playing with different settings on the IVT.
Last Monday I had a call from a friend, telling me that he needed to get down to Clearwater, FL. ASAP.
I said I'd do that for him. It was my first real Road Trip.
It was already dark before I got on I-75 southbound, and traffic was light so I made the trip at 80mph for the most part.
Coming back, it was around midnight and traffic on I-75 was really light. So I set the Cruise Control at 80mph and the gear selector lever was in the "D" setting. My Scan Gauge II, was registering about 27 mpg.
I put the selector lever in Manual Mode and bumped the IVT up into 8th Gear. The MPG went up to 31 mpg, still at 80 mph in cruise control.
Still just testing, I slowed down to 75 mph, while still in 8th Gear. My MPG jumped up to almost 40 mpg.
It was an interesting trip, and just proved what I pretty much already knew, , , that the 2020 Soul is capable of some really good MPG. In just a few more miles, I'll be ready for my Second Oil Change.
How time flies when you're having fun!
AS we've discussed in the past, in anticipation of my next oil change, I put a bottle of "Techron" in my gas tank yesterday. It will have a chance to do its thing, before I get my next oil change.
Cheers Mates! Have fun!
Couple of questions:
1. When you were going 80mph, do you recall what the RPM's were at?
2. What weight of oil are you going to use on the next oil change? 5w-20 or 5w-30 or something else?