I did some reading around and found that this is the type of CVT that our CVT Cubes utilize...
It looks shockingly simple dosn't it?
Here is the Wikipedia page for the CVT, it is kind of interesting...
The CVT is a lot of the reason that I won't be doing any engine mods to mine. I'd be real careful about how much extra HP is put through that transmission. I may
put in a K&N air filter a little later but that is it.
My gas mileage is going downhill too, a little bit since I'm on my third tank so far.
The first tank 33.2 MPG, average speed: 39 MPH
Second tank: 30.32 MPG average speed: 34 MPH
Third Tank: 29.0 MPG average speed: 34 MPH
I think that a lot of the reason for this is that as the engine breaks in, so do I. I'm learning how to drive it and be more comfortable with it. In other words, I'm driving it a little harder than when I got 33.2mpg for that first tank. I still haven't floored it or anything near that as I am being very careful about the breakin though.
So far, the computer aveage miles per gallon display has been off by an average of +.076 MPG. Basically it reads too high.