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Old 03-19-2017, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
puddleglum
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Originally Posted by HybridGates View Post
Ok, well I am definately doing all you said during the winter, short trips, not having a warm air intake, etc. I have a block heater, I just dont use it. It may be the thermostat. But unlikely.
If you are doing lots of short trips in below freezing temps without plugging in or doing any stay warm mods that is going to kill your mileage. Your thermostat is probably fine, it just never gets warm enough to open. At very least plug it in below freezing. Raising your tire pressure is going to help your mileage and hurt the ride with any tire IMO. Always a trade off. Find one with a good LRR and comfort rating and keep them at factory recommended pressure.
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Almost all my driving is done 1-5 miles at a time.
Best short trip: 2.4 l/100 km, 3.9 km
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