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Old 03-09-2017, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bought a new Spark.1.4 4 banger.So far I like it alot as far as power and handling.Much better than the 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage.Gas mileage not as well.I searched the site to find a proper thread to keep this in but could not find.

Very curious what others have done with this car to increase mileage? Is this the best place to start a 2017 Spark thread?..If not please send me or I can go to another thread?

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Old 03-10-2017, 08:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Absolutely this is the best place to start a thread, unless you are going all-out aero, then the aerodynamics forum might be better. Lets start with the basics, what is your commute like?
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grille block, wheel covers, lower belly pans, partial kammback, ya know, all that stuff I still have to do to my car!!!
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For sure I went with the manual.Knowing it would never do as good as my Mirage for mpg I wanted to get every bit of mileage I could out of it.

What is a partial kammback?
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How about a block heater as well?
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What do I need a block heater for?..It`s not a diesel!
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What do I need a block heater for?..It`s not a diesel!
Warm engines are more efficient! I use a block heater all year.
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Warm engines are more efficient! I use a block heater all year.
When crunching numbers does this have a greater return than expense?
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When crunching numbers does this have a greater return than expense?
I think it costs around 15 to plug in my block heater for a couple of hours. The block heater was around $20. I've never bothered to crunch any numbers. The only number I care about is MPG! The more cold starts you have per tank, the more the block heater will help.
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From what I understand a block heater can get you to temperature for pennies, were as if your not up to temp your usually loosing about 30-40% of your economy!!

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