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Owner: cfg83
1999 Saturn SW2: 1999 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Displacement: 1.9 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2456 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.36
Frontal area: 21.3 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: ScanGauge
Description: 1999 Saturn SW2 (Wagon)
1.9 liter DOHC Engine
12.10 U.S. Gallon Gas Tank
5 Speed Manual

Frontal Area taken from 1993 Saturn Wagon http://www.mayfco.com/saturn.htm
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Old EPA vs New EPA MPG Figures :
Old: 27 City/38 Hwy = 31 Combined
New: 23 City/34 Hwy = 27 Combined
See http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorSelectYear.jsp

My Aerodynamic + RR settings :
http://ecomodder.com/forum/tool-aero...ToStep=5-120-5

-------- MOD SHORT LIST --------
- ScanGauge v1.0
- Taller 5th Gear
- Tires one-size-up from stock
- Warm/Hot Air Intake
- Denso Iridium Performance Spark Plugs
- Side skirts (attached to rocker panel)
- Racing disk style wheel covers
- Heated 02 sensor
- Digital Air/Fuel Ratio (AFR) Gauge
- Rear wheel skirt
- Driver side view mirror downsize
- Passenger side mirror delete


------ DETAILED MOD LIST (NEW TO OLD) ------

2010/01/12 - Serving Tray Racing Disk ...
2009/11/08 - Upgrade to Heated 02 Sensor
2009/10/26 - Rain Gutter Side Skirts
2009/07/08 - Wheel Covers using bicycler DIY ...
2009/03/25 - Spring mounted Grill Block
2009/01/21 - Smog Test Result Comparison
2008/08/11 - Rear Wheel Skirt
2008/07/09 - Alloy wheels + Tape = Racing Disk
2008/04/09 - Using ElmScan for data logging
2008/03/25 - Original Radiator replaced with non OEM version at 154,947 miles.
2008/03/07 - Side View Mirror Downsize
2008/03/07 - My Eagle Research EFIE
2007/12/21 - EFIE OFFLINE to test MPG without it.
2007/12/02 - Installing AirTabs, on rear roof so far.
2007/09/xx - Rotated tires.
2007/09/24 - Raised Tires to 50 PSI.
2007/08/31 - Swap to taller 5th gear
2007/08/22 - EFIE being used conservatively, when TPS is zero.
2007/08/08 - EFIE online and in testing state.
2007/08/02 - Digital A/F ratio gauge online
2007/08/01 - Switched to Wix air filter.
2007/07/30 - Control Button for "steady state" CC Cruise Control (failed)
2007/07/05 - Starting FFT fuel treatment test
2007/06/29 - IAT back to normal
2007/06/27 - IAT Resistor Mod. 220 Ohm for steady 200 IAT reported to ECU/PCM.
2007/06/03 - New Tires one size up from stock
2007/05/30 - New Tires : Continental Contact-Pro 195/65 R15, one size up from stock. Rated at 51 PSI, running 40 PSI.
2007/05/27 - El Cheapo (Ultra Cap?!?!) Battery/Electric Stabilizer
2007/03/18 - Installed Manual Fan Radiator Switch, don't need to turn on AC to engage electric cooling fan.
2007/03/05 - Constricted cold air intake from 2" diameter to 1" diameter. This increased IAT temperatures to about 140+ degrees F on the freeway. Previous average was maybe 121 degrees F.
2007/02/28 - Removed Grill Block
2007/02/27 - Full Grill Block
2007/02/24 - Replaced my 2 narrow-band 02 sensors, pre and post catalytic converter. Replaced Engine Coolant Temp sensor. Switched from 20W50 to 10W40 engine oil. Why the thick oil to begin with? I thought I had a tappy valve problem that turned out to be a loose headlight adjustment screw. Go figure.
2007/02/16 - 1/2 Grill Block
2007/02/04 - Reduced to 37 PSI for coming week of rain
2007/02/02 - Disabled DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) for saving up to 10 Amps on daylight commutes.
2007/01/31 - Hydrogen Generator online. Supplemental components pending.

2007/01/27 - Hydrogen Generator installed, full function pending
(I got the generator from www.hydrogen-boost.com)
2007/01/08 - Warm(er) Air Intake online

2007/01/04 - Warm Air Intake offline
2006/11/28 - Experimenting with Warm/Hot Air Intake, fiddling to get it right.
2006/10/28 - Front wheel spoilers (modest aerodynamic upgrade)
2006/09/30 - Switched to 192-195 Coolant Thermostat (Napa Part #THM268)
2006/09/10 - Removed Air Dam

Planned Mods: The Neverending TODO List ...

- Front aerodynamics/grill block mods
- Fuel Injector (Momentary?) Kill Switch
- Convert to Manual Steering
- DONE: Racing wheel covers (retrofit over alloys) : http://www.vassfamily.net/ToyotaPriu.../RimsCaps.html
- Block Heater?
- Alternator On/Off Switch?
- Kammback?
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Websites I Use :

The wheel and tyre Bible
http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

Saturnalia - Saturn Car Care
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/

Convert US gallon of gasoline to kilowatt hour
http://www.convertunits.com/from/gal...kilowatt-hours

Miata.net Tire Size Calculator
http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

DEAD LINK: Graphical Transmission Gear Ratio Calculator
http://www.fatboyraceworks.com/gears/

Transmission Gear Ratio Calculator
http://www.cargister.com/calculator-gear-ratio

How to Use and Interpret a Vacuum Gauge
http://www.secondchancegarage.com/public/186.cfm

Flow Illustrator
http://chernyshenko.sesnet.soton.ac.uk/FIHome.htm

Traffic Waves
http://www.amasci.com/amateur/traffic/traffic1.html

EPA Fuel Economy
OLD Cars: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorSelectYear.jsp
NEW Cars: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymake/bymanuNF.shtml

Russian Car Styling website
http://www.carstyling.ru/en/

TireRack
http://www.tirerack.com

GM Powertrain Website
http://www.gm.com/experience/technology/gmpowertrain/

Emission Test Requirements in California
http://www.bar.ca.gov/pubwebquery/cu.../ShowMake.aspx

Horsepower Calculator
http://www.cprparts.com/HPcalculator.html

El Mirage Dry Lake Bed
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...nia-12053.html

Coefficient of Drag for Selected Vehicles (Mayfield)
http://www.mayfco.com/tbls.htm

My Saturn Template Overlay explained by Aerohead
http://ecomodder.com/forum/243094-post138.html
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 23 mpg(US)
EPA highway 34 mpg(US)
EPA combined 27 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 42.57 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 39.92 mpg(US)
90 days 40.49 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Mar 05, 2014

Trip Log
home to work 59.8143 mpg (US)
work to home 54.92 mpg (US)
Car Modifications 1 mpg (US)

(Created: 2007-12-09 02:17:49 / Modified: 2014-03-06 03:08:16)


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