Burst driving is a technique used in automobile mileage marathons
to increase the mileage by upto 15%
While it cannot be used on a continuous
basis, knowing the technique can help you get out of sticky situations
The how :
Choose two arbitrary speed limit
s for your vehicle, one high and one low. The choice
will depend much on the design
of your engine
of the auto, and the best ones can be found by trial and error
The why :
- Switch on the ignition, engage gear and floor the throttle accelerating through the gears until the upper speed limit is reached.
- Shift to neutral, cut the ignition and let the vehicle coast until it reaches the lower speed limit.
- Goto step 1.
An internal combustion engine
reaches maximum efficiency
when it is under full load
. Accelerating flat out keeps it that way, and further more, with carburetted engines
, the wide open throttle
lets the engine breathe freely
.This makes the intake mixture leaner
than it would be under part throttle
, and less gas